Emporia State University
Statehouse scraps: Catholic lobby’s stance on abuse bill, Medicaid losses, fentanyl frustration
News officially overflowed this week. Not only did Kansas Reflector reporters chase a multitude of stories around the Statehouse, but events we already covered unwound in unpredictable ways. You’ll see how throughout today’s roundup. In the middle of this all, we managed to speak to audiences in Hutchinson and Valley Falls. Thanks to the 200 […]
Emporia State demands ransom for public records. You deserve to know what they’re hiding.
We asked Emporia State University a simple question. After breaking the law in responding to us, the school now wants a preposterous ransom to answer it. You can complicate the matter one way or another, but that’s the situation we face here at Kansas Reflector, as our editors and reporters continually pursue stories that powerful […]
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 […]
Emporia State University graduate encourages student leaders, laments school’s ‘debacle’
EMPORIA — House Minority Leader Vic Miller regaled members of the Emporia State University student government Thursday with tales of his early 1970s escapades on campus — while lamenting the school’s elimination of tenured staff and programs last year. He pointed to himself and his Republican counterpart, House Speaker Dan Hawkins, as examples of accomplished […]
National faculty group to investigate layoffs, finances and academic freedom at Emporia State
TOPEKA — The American Association of University Professors says it will investigate the dismissal of tenured faculty members at Emporia State University, a move that could result in adding the university to a list of censured institutions. The university in September took emergency action to eliminate the jobs of 33 faculty members, most of whom […]
Emporia State cuts have ended prestigious debate program. Everyone in Kansas will pay the price.
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. Scott Anglemyer is a 1985 graduate of Emporia State University. He was a member of the Emporia State University debate team for four years. Earlier this year, […]
Former interim Emporia State president condemns mass firing of tenured faculty
Former Emporia State University interim president Ed Flentje says firing of 33 faculty will brand ESU a "pariah institution" in higher education.
AAUP asserts faculty dismissals at Emporia State a ‘grave’ threat to academic freedom, tenure
AAUP urged Emporia State University administrators to rescind dismissal of up to 33 faculty and end the ongoing assault on academic freedom and tenure.
Emporia State receives green light to move rapidly with faculty, program realignment
Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approves request by Emporia State University to implement policy for speedy faculty, program overhaul.
Emporia State University seeks authority to begin campus workforce restructuring
Emporia State University administrators will seek approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to deploy a controversial workforce management policy.