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COVID-19 testing options for the remainder of the fall semester

As we approach the end of the fall semester, we want to update you on our COVID-19 testing plans through the end of this year and into next semester.

Our salary reduction plan and paid leave during winter break

We write you today with an update on our salary reduction plan and news regarding paid leave during winter break for Lawrence and Edwards campus employees.

An update on our current fiscal year shortfall and the challenges ahead

Earlier this year, we announced the Lawrence and Edwards campuses face an estimated revenue shortfall of $120 million for the current fiscal year. Today we are able to report an updated shortfall of $47.6 million.

Search process for a new director of the Dole Institute of Politics

I am writing today to let you know that, in consultation with Senator Bob Dole, we have established the search committee that will lead the process of finding the next Dole Institute director.

Our latest enrollment numbers and the challenges ahead

I write to share a few thoughts about our annual 20th day enrollment numbers, which were released today in coordination with the Kansas Board of Regents, and to describe how recent enrollment trends will impact KU.

An update on attendance at Kansas Athletics events

I am writing to let you know we will begin allowing fans to attend Kansas Athletics competitions, starting with the October 3 football game against Oklahoma State, with attendance limits and robust health and safety protocols in place.

Remembering Reggie Robinson

It is with a heavy heart that I write you regarding Reggie Robinson, one of our most accomplished and beloved Jayhawks, who passed away this weekend at the age of 63.

Introducing our weekly short-term forecast of COVID-19 cases

Last Friday, we launched a new COVID-19 dashboard to share metrics such as positive cases, positivity rates, and Student Housing quarantine and isolation data. Today I am writing to present another new tool: a short-term forecast that projects total positive cases and new positive cases within the…

New tools for sharing COVID-19 data

Last Wednesday, I wrote you regarding our latest COVID-19 testing results and explained how we are pivoting from mass entry testing to a new testing strategy for the rest of the semester. In that message, I also explained that we would launch a new approach to share testing results and related data…

Remembering Chancellor Budig

I am sad to report that former Chancellor Gene Budig has passed away at the age of 81. He leaves behind his wife, Gretchen, their three children and five grandchildren, and countless Jayhawks whose lives he touched.

Media Contacts

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

Andy Hyland
Assistant Director of Communications
785-864-7100
ahyland@ku.edu

Erinn Barcomb-Peterson
Director of KU News
785-864-8858
ebp@ku.edu