Best of Manhattan: Winners, runner-ups announced for Purple Apple Award

Readers picked Purple Apple Awards in Collegian's Best of Manhattan.

Kansas Board of Regents appoints new president of K-State

The board voted 9-0 to appoint Richard Myers' successor.

Associate vice president of diversity and multicultural student affairs leaving K-State

Adrian Rodriguez will start as vice president of student engagement and success at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on Aug. 2, 2021.

Masks now optional on all K-State campuses, at university events

Effective immediately, masks and social distancing are no longer required for students, faculty, staff or visitors.

COVID-19 surge prompts scaled-back commencement plans

Guests are invited to attend virtually rather than in-person, and no speeches will be delivered.

Bar, restaurant shift screenings now “strongly recommended” after vote by county commissioners

The records don't have to be made available to the Riley County Health Department. Bars or restaurants who want to voluntarily submit screenings can contact the health department.

Supporting public health and safety: Riley County phased reopening announced

The Riley County Health Department announced a phased reopening plan to go in effect at 12:01 a.m. May 4.

Riley County restrictive movement order to be announced this evening, two new positive cases...

Riley County reports two new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 51. A patient from Pottawatomie County has returned home from Ascension Via Christi.

Riley County reports 40 confirmed COVID-19 cases, three hospitalizations

Three individuals are hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi, one of which is on a ventilator. One patient is from Riley County, but the other two are from different counties.

Remote teaching, learning model to continue with summer classes

Classes taught during the May intersession and summer will continue to be done remotely and reduced rates will be implemented. Provost Chuck Taber said this decision was made to provide certainty to students about their summer plans.

Ninth positive case of COVID-19 in Riley County announced this morning

RCHD said one case is currently being treated at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. There are currently 13 pending tests, 28 people being monitored and 75 negative tests in the county so far. The most recent positive cases are all traveled related.

Summer study abroad programs canceled in compliance with travel advisory

All Kansas State summer education abroad programs are canceled in order to comply with the U.S. State Department's Level 4 — Do Not Travel Global Health Advisory. Students currently abroad are advised to return to the U.S.

Big 12 Tournament cancelled after Kansas City mayor declares state of emergency

The cancellation follows Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas's state of emergency declaration asking all events over 1,000 people in attendance to cancel.

News Briefs: March 3

Today's headlines include Washburn University's precautions for the novel coronavirus, more deaths from the virus in Washington state and a bill introduced that would forbid Kansans from owning wolves and primates.

Three football players arrested over the weekend in Manhattan in separate incidents

Two arrests were for driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol and one was for failure to appear.

Three football players arrested over the weekend in Manhattan in separate incidents

Two arrests were for driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol and one was for failure to appear.

Lighting fixture causes small fire at K-State Rec Center, no injuries reported

A light in the multipurpose gym at the Peters Recreation Center caught fire and ignited a gym mat.

News Briefs: Feb. 25

Headlines today feature debates on Medicaid expansion, sentencing in the 2018 rape of a K-State student, the arrest of a volunteer firefighter for alleged arson and new warnings about COVID-19 spread in the United States.

News Briefs: Feb. 19

Top headlines include the regulation of raw milk in Kansas, the novel coronavirus's effect on the economy and Michael Bloomberg qualifying for the Democratic Debate in Las Vegas.

News Briefs: Feb. 10

In the headlines today is a new tally in coronavirus infection worldwide, an upset victory at the Oscars, an update in the abortion debate in Kansas, a shooting near Aggieville and more.