News Briefs: April 29

Richard Myers speaks in between Dennis Mullin and Zoe Newton after he was announced the 14th President of Kansas State on Nov. 11, 2016 in Forum Hall. (File Photo by Evert Nelson | The Collegian)

THE INAUGURATION of President Richard Myers will be held today at 10 a.m. in McCain Auditorium. Myers is the 14th president to serve at Kansas State. The inauguration will also be streamed online at Following the ceremony, a reception will be held on Anderson Hall lawn.

THE MCCAIN PARKING LOT, or A2 lot, will be closed to the general public today. It is reserved for off-campus inauguration attendees who don’t have a regular parking permit.

K-STATE FACES a fifth sexual assault inquiry, according to the Manhattan Mercury. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights opened the fifth investigation on how K-State handles off-campus sexual assault reports on March 27. K-State is tied for second-most with Indiana University-Bloomington for the number of ongoing investigations. Cornell leads the country with six ongoing investigations.

AN UNLOADED HANDGUN was found in a Manhattan High School student’s backpack on Thursday, according to the Manhattan Mercury. MHS principal Greg Hoyt said the school contacted the Riley County Police Department and took the student into custody. No ammunition was found on school grounds.

Hi, I'm Kaitlyn Alanis, former news editor for the Collegian and a May 2017 graduate in agricultural communications and journalism. I have never tried a hamburger and I hate the taste of coffee, but I love writing stories and sharing what I learn with our readers. By writing for the Collegian, I can now not only sing along when the K-State Band plays "The Band is Hot," but I also know that most agriculture students did not grow up on a farm, how to use an AED to save someone's life and why there is a bust of MLK Jr. outside of Ahearn Field House. Thanks for reading!