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Kansas Supreme Court dismisses Emporia State University professors’ request to intervene in firings
TOPEKA — Amanda Miracle was leading a field trip for 100 students Sept. 15 on the Emporia State University campus when she received an urgent email. The tenured professor was about to be fired under an emergency policy authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to help ESU avoid financial failure. A couple of weeks […]
Kansas State University president reimagining land-grant mission one scoop at a time
Kansas State University president Richard Linton seeks to reshape the land-grant institution to meet education, science and economic needs of all Kansans.
Emporia State University professors ask Kansas Supreme Court to halt ‘sham’ hearings
TOPEKA — Two Emporia State University professors have asked the Kansas Supreme Court to intervene in “sham” appeals hearings over the firing of tenured professors. The court declined to take immediate action to stop the hearings but ordered ESU, the Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas Office of Administrative Hearings to respond within two weeks […]
Kansas public university, community and technical college headcount declines 1%
Kansas public university, community and technical college enrollment dips 1%, despite 5% surge at WSU and 10% bump at Barton Community College.
Kansas Board of Regents extends deadline for university action on employee dismissal policy
Kansas Board of Regents grants state university officials until Dec. 31 to implement policy on dismissal of campus employees, including tenured professors.
Former Fort Hays State University president running for Kansas House seat
Edward Hammond, former president at Fort Hays State University, files as a Democrat for a seat in the Kansas House currently held by a Republican.
Final Kansas budget locks in public university tuition freeze, but fee hikes are still on table
Action by Kansas Legislature and Gov. Laura Kelly raised state university operating budgets by $37.5 million and locked in a one-year tuition freeze.
Kansas legislators, university researchers have eyes on the state’s meat and milk production
TOPEKA — New research from Kansas State University shows interest in purchasing Kansas-raised beef from farms has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey of 198 consumers and 66 beef producers looks more closely at the dynamics of marketing beef to help farmers capitalize on strong consumer interest in locally produced foods. According to the results, 61% […]
Board of Regents selects N.C. State dean as next president of Kansas State University
The Kansas Board of Regents selects the agriculture dean at North Carolina State University as the next president of Kansas State University.
Kansas State University simplifies inquiry of religious beliefs for anti-vax employees
TOPEKA — Kansas State University has simplified its religious exemption form, based on new guidance from the federal government, for employees who don’t want to get a required COVID-19 vaccine. The change follows criticism leveled by lawmakers on a “government overreach” committee who complained about the university’s approach to “playing God” and interrogating employees for […]