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University to pause vaccine mandate after federal injunction

Earlier today, a federal judge issued an injunction halting implementation of the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal government contractors and subcontractors. As a result, the University of Kansas will pause its employee vaccine mandate process.

Remembering Senator Robert J. Dole

Colleagues, Yesterday we learned of the passing of Senator Robert J. Dole, a towering figure in American politics who leaves behind a legacy of leadership and public service. On behalf of the entire university, I offer my condolences to Senator Dole’s family, friends and colleagues.

KU to implement employee vaccine mandate to comply with federal order

Last month, President Joe Biden issued an executive order requiring employees of institutions that contract with the federal government to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Dec. 8. Per this order, the University of Kansas will now require all KU employees to submit proof they are fully vaccinated…

Changes to our compliance and risk management functions

We want to provide an update on our compliance and risk management functions that will help us identify and respond to risks that can affect our ability to achieve our university’s objectives.

Audrey Coleman named director of Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

I am excited to announce that Audrey Coleman, a nine-year veteran of the Dole Institute leadership team who has led some of the institute’s most important initiatives, will become the institute’s new director. Audrey will begin her new role November 29.

Remembering Burdett Loomis

This weekend we were saddened to learn of the passing of Burdett Loomis, a beloved professor emeritus of political science, a devoted mentor and a pillar in our community for more than 40 years.

Information regarding a reported sexual assault in our community

Last night, many of you gathered in response to a reported instance of sexual assault within our community.

Campus events to commemorate 9/11 anniversary

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on our country, and I would like to take a moment to reflect on this occasion with you.

A message regarding recent social media activity at KU

I am writing you regarding a recent Twitter post by our student body president that many Jayhawks – myself included – found to be disappointing and concerning. I would like to share a few thoughts on this.

Erica Terry named director of Dole Institute of Politics

Erica Terry, a seasoned executive leader who has guided some of the region’s most respected organizations, will join KU as director of the Dole Institute, beginning October 4.

Media Contacts

Joe Monaco
Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs

Andy Hyland
Assistant Director of Communications

Erinn Barcomb-Peterson
Director of KU News