News Briefs: Nov. 15

The sun sets over west campus from above Anderson Lawn on Oct. 15, 2016. (File Photo by Nathan Jones | The Collegian)

THE NEXT PRESIDENT of Kansas State will likely be approved at a meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents today at 10:30 a.m. in the K-State Student Union’s Forum Hall, according to a Regents press release. The Collegian will report live from the meeting. For the fastest updates on the meeting, follow the Collegian on Twitter at @kstatecollegian.

KANSAS GOV. Sam Brownback may be the next U.S. agriculture secretary in president-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet, according to the New York Times. Brownback, a K-State alum, was one of 64 people in August named to then-candidate Trump’s agricultural advisory committee, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

KRIS KOBACH, the Kansas secretary of state, told KWCH he is on Trump’s immigration policy transition team. He said he does not a expectation a full-time job in the Trump Cabinet and would not speculate. “There’s no question the wall is going to get built,” Kobach told KWCH. “The only question is how quickly will it get done and who pays for it?”

OVER 4 MILLION people have signed a petition on calling for the electors of the Electoral College to switch their votes to Hillary Clinton on Dec. 19. “We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton,” the petition states.

K-STATE CLAIMS an impact of $882.1 million on the Manhattan-area last year, according to the Manhattan Mercury. That does not include the $428 million in annual economic activity claimed by K-State Athletics in September.

SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES after the election announced various ways to help students cope after Trump’s victory, according to USA Today. These universities included the University of Kansas, which on social media reminded students of the available therapy dogs. The Daily Kansan reported there would be several post-election events to offer students “emotional support and processing space.”

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.