The Kansas Board of Regents selected Wichita State University provost Rick Muma as the university's interim president. Wichita State needed an interim president after former President Jay Golden resigned unexpectedly in late September. Since then, Muma has been the school's acting president. Muma spent more than 30 years as a professor and physicia...
Governor Laura Kelly and KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee Norman should be providing comprehensive information that puts COVID in context but instead, they're fearmongering and manipulating data to scare Kansans into submission. They treat people like children who need to be told how to behave. Last Friday, Norman told media that Kansas is 'losing the battle...
 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced that it was extending authorization for all schools to offer free meals for students through the 2020-21 school year. The move is intended to allow districts the flexibility in offering either in-person or off-site meal programs for students as the country continues to recover fro...
LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas researcher is writing a book on the proliferation of zombie TV shows, scheduled to come out in 2022 in publisher McFarland’s Contributions to Zombie Studies series. “We deal with our fears by having it on screen,” said Paul Scott, associate professor of French.  Earlier this year, Scott published the article “From ...
Colleges across the country are using new surveillance tools and following movements of students to blunt the spread of COVID-19. But while school administrators say the actions are necessary, civil libertarians fear the measures may last far beyond the pandemic. At Albion College in Michigan, students are tracked by an app they are required to dow...
HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State University and the Kansas Army National Guard have embarked on a new partnership to assist new and current service members in completing the process to become commissioned officers. The partnership, the only one of its kind in the state of Kansas, is scheduled to start in the fall 2020 semester. To enroll in this Office...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies –  today issued the following statement after President Trump released the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget request for FY2021: “If the United States is going to accomplis...
TOPEKA –  Kansas should integrate the naturalization test administered to all new U.S. citizens into civics education in Kansas, Attorney General Derek Schmidt testified yesterday before the House Education Committee. "I sometimes reflect on how much we demand of those who wish to become American citizens by their own choice," Schmidt said. "I...
Nervous liberal arts professors. Stagnant enrollment. Costs rising faster than state funding. These are the challenges Kansas' universities must decide how to handle. And the man making those decisions for Wichita State University is its new president, Jay Golden. Golden officially took over near the end of 2019, leaving his former position as vice...
MANHATTAN — The Carnegie Foundation today named Kansas State University as one of 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for the university's commitment to community engagement. K-State is one of 75 institutions to be reclassified by the Carnegie Foundation this year. This classification ...
How long should Kansas schools continue remote education?
Many Kansas students are taking their lessons online from home. But this is causing some parents to struggle with child care, and many wonder if the isolation from peers is more harmful than the risk of covid. Should schools stay remote to slow the s...
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Posted on October 14, 2020
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