News Briefs: Mumps at K-State, sexual assault at KU, California bans tax dollar-funded travel to Kansas


LAFENE HEALTH CENTER confirmed one student case of mumps at Kansas State Wednesday. Julie Gibbs, director of health promotion, said Lafene nurses diagnosed one student with mumps, which prompted an email from her department to students who may have been exposed to the student. No more information was available by 5 p.m.

FIVE MEMBERS of the Kansas men’s basketball team were named by KU police as witnesses of an alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl the night of Dec. 17, 2016, the Kansas City Star reported. The alleged rape occurred at McCarthy Hall, which houses the KU men’s basketball team and other male students. A suspect description was not provided because the investigation is ongoing. K-State plays KU on Feb. 6 in Manhattan.

A CALIFORNIA law bans tax dollar-funded travel to Kansas, including California state universities and their athletics teams, the Wichita Eagle reported. The California law considers Kansas a state whose laws discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, thus forbidding California government agencies and state universities to use tax dollars to travel to Kansas. University athletic teams could likely use revenue from TV contracts and ticket sales to fund travel. K-State baseball hosts the University of California, Riverside March 10-12 in Manhattan.

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.