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An update on a new KBOR policy

Earlier this week, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a temporary policy that gives universities flexibility in suspending, dismissing or terminating employees in light of the historic financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy requires that any university intending to…

Governor Kelly’s budget recommendations for KU

Last Wednesday, Governor Kelly released her budget recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year. The Governor recommends a $13.6 million cut to KU’s base appropriation, which comprises a $7.6 million cut for Lawrence and a $6 million cut for KU Medical Center.

KU completes transition of Watkins Health Services oversight to regional healthcare partners

After months of hard work, we are pleased to share that The University of Kansas Health System and LMH Health will assume responsibility for medical management and oversight of Watkins Health Services beginning this month.

COVID-19 tests required for students, faculty, staff returning to Lawrence campus this semester

Given how entry testing helped us identify people who may have been unaware of their COVID-19 status and take action to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we will again be mandating COVID-19 tests for students, faculty, and staff who plan to be on campus any time before Feb. 12.

Announcing the retirement of University Architect Jim Modig

Jim Modig, our university architect, will be leaving KU after a remarkable 41-year career with the university. This is his final week with the university.

A statement on violence at the U.S. Capitol

This morning we join our colleagues across higher education in condemning the shocking violence that unfolded yesterday at the United States Capitol. We should all be horrified and humiliated by what happened in the very seat of our American democracy.

Attendance at Kansas Athletics events during the second week of December

Kansas Athletics will begin hosting fans Monday, December 7 through Monday, December 14. This time period comprises three men’s basketball games, two women’s basketball games and our final home football game.

Reflecting on the fall semester

As the semester winds down and we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to take a moment to say how thankful I am for your efforts. This has been a semester of great challenges — but also great successes, thanks to you.

Attendance at Kansas Athletics events in early December

I write today to inform you that we will continue to not host fans during the first week of December, which includes all events through and including Saturday, Dec. 5. For contests after that week, we will make decisions about attendance on a week-by-week basis so we can be responsive to the most…

Attendance at Kansas Athletics events and the spread of COVID-19 across the region

In light of the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the region, we have determined we will not host fans at any Kansas Athletics home competitions for the rest of November. This includes volleyball matches this Thursday and Friday, our football game this Saturday, women’s…

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Joe Monaco
Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
785-864-7100
jmonaco@ku.edu

Andy Hyland
Assistant Director of Communications
785-864-7100
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Erinn Barcomb-Peterson
Director of KU News
785-864-8858
ebp@ku.edu