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Kansas State University professor fights climate change with soil, carbon sequestration
MANHATTAN — Two carts nestle in a corner of Throckmorton 2209. As she lets the door close, Tiffany Poydras, a master’s student in agronomy at Kansas State University, stops speaking abruptly. “I almost said the D-word,” she said. Dirt. The carts were filled with small, round, foil containers holding what many people would call dirt. […]
Kansas public college, university enrollment increase of 1% obscures bleak five-year trend
Kansas Board of Regents reports 1% increase in student enrollment for fall 2021, a respite from savage 14,000-student loss in first year of pandemic.
‘We’re in unprecedented times’: Kansas university looks to new curriculum for climate change era
In light of the catastrophic climate change that has produced devastating wildfires, rising oceans and sweltering summer heat, education that is siloed by students’ chosen fields is no longer workable, says a Kansas professor. “We’re in unprecedented times, so in that context, we cannot have an education like we used to have because the same […]
Kansas State University president Myers retiring at end of 2021
Richard Myers, a retired four-star Air Force general, plans to retire at the end of the year as president of Kansas State university.
Kansas House proposes state university tuition rebates for online courses, skipped academic days
Kansas House committee wants state universities to give 100% tuition refund for online classes and 50% refund for every day cut from calendar during pandemic.
Why Kansans must not allow budget cuts to close the University Press of Kansas
The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Danny Caine is the owner of The Raven Book Store in Lawrence. Here at the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, we felt a sense of deep pride […]
Kansas Board of Regents endorse policy to speed university staff, tenured faculty dismissals
The Kansas Board of Regents will consider a 1-year policy making it easier to dismiss employees, including tenured faculty, amid a budget crisis.
Kansas Board of Regents to seek restoration of $35 million cut from university budgets
The Kansas Board of Regents will ask lawmakers to restore $35 million cut from state aid to universities despite a looming budget crisis.
Unique Kansas coalition encourages thousands with disabilities to open ABLE savings accounts
Kansas officials and Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities will work together on a campaign to convince disabled Kansas to open ABLE saving accounts.
Kansas governor listened on license plate. She wants lawmakers to listen on Medicaid expansion.
TOPEKA — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly gave the people what they wanted. Now, she wants Republicans to follow her lead. The governor’s chief of staff, Will Lawrence, sent a letter Tuesday to Rep. Nick Hoheisel, a Wichita Republican who had sent Kelly a letter complaining about the new license plate design and trumpeting the concerns […]