News Briefs: Dec. 1


DANIELLE DEMPSEY-SWOPES, a former senior investigator for the Office of Institutional Equity, wrote a letter in August 2015 to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights describing how she was told not to investigate off-campus assaults and to stall investigations. After the Collegian tried to contact her for comment, her lawyer responded Tuesday in an email saying she “is not seeking to draw attention to the events she experienced personally during her employment at Kansas State University.”

THE ARRAIGNMENT for Jared Gihring, a former K-State student, will be Dec. 19. He is charged with three felonies for the rapes of two students in 2014 and 2015. Those incidents led to a Title IX lawsuit against the university.

THE USD 383 BOARD of Education held a meeting Wednesday for students and the community to discuss a possible change to the Manhattan High School mascot. A decision will be made at the Dec. 7 board meeting, but public comment will not be allowed. It will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center at 2031 Poyntz Ave. The meeting will be broadcast on Cox Channel 20.

A NEW GOVERNMENT report says the student debt-relief plan would forgive at least $108 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.

LAWRENCE saw almost 2 million gallons of raw sewage overflow from a manhole Monday night and Tuesday morning, according to the Kansas City Star.

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.