News Briefs: Nov. 3

The sun sets behind Anderson Hall on April 14, 2015. (file photo by George Walker | The Collegian)

THE 2016 INSTITUTE for Student Learning Assessment/Diversity Summit will be held today from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Topics to be discussed include “The present and future of diversity at K-State” and “K-State 8: Human Diversity in the U.S. Discussion.”

INTERIM PRESIDENT Gen. Richard Myers in an open letter Tuesday addressed four requests made in a letter from the Black Student Union. Included among the requests were: “A more intentional approach to creating a space for multicultural students on campus;” “More need-based scholarships to assist with tuition and fees;” “Add anti-racism policy in the student code of conduct;” and “Expand K-State 8 in the area of cultural competency.”

THE REVISED WEAPONS draft policy was approved by interim president Gen. Richard Myers and the President’s Cabinet, according to a Wednesday open letter from Cindy Bontrager, vice president for administration and finance. The Kansas Board of Regents Governance Committee will not take action until after it has reviewed the policies for all six universities at its meeting Nov. 16. “Overall, there weren’t substantial changes made to the draft weapons policy, though many of the comments have helped identify topics for training and educational materials,” Bontrager wrote in the letter.

STUDENTS WERE encouraged to vote in an open letter Tuesday by Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students. “Please remain engaged in learning about the issues that face our country and let’s come together in true K-State family fashion,” Bosco wrote in the letter.

K-STATE BASEBALL announced their schedule Wednesday. There the 33 home games, one of which is the April 25 game against Arkansas at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.