While many students were away for the summer, Kansas State police responded to: multiple one and two-vehicle, non-injury accidents; thefts and criminal damages to property under $1,500; driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol; minors in consumption/possession of alcohol/CMB; criminal trespassing; possession of marijuana; burglaries and warrant arrests.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many students' plans last summer by forcing employers to cancel, postpone or move student internships and jobs.
The shockwaves of the pandemic altered the graduate experience for both incoming graduate students and those already here at K-State.
Kansas State police responded to multiple one and two-vehicle, non-injury accidents; criminal damage to property under $1,500; driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol; counterfeiting/forgery and a warrant arrest.
The student senate passed a bill to transfer funds from a surplus account to a debt reduction account, which will help alleviate financial pressure caused by low-privilege fee collections.
With COVID-19 restrictions lifting and buildings staying open later, some for 24 hours, some people believe the university needs to reanalyze its need for more lights.
The Kansas Legislature will likely lower the age to carry a concealed weapon from 21 to 18 in May, overriding Gov. Laura Kelly's veto, making many more college students eligible to carry a concealed weapon on campus with a provisional license.
Brisa Silvestre-Castillo, a resident of Boyd Hall, said COVID-19 only made it more difficult to meet people in the dorms.
“The first step in preventing and eradicating violence on our campus is acknowledging that we are not immune," Jessica Henault, sexual and relationship violence prevention specialist, said.
Dr. Kyle Goerl, Lafene's medical director, said K-State isn't currently considering a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for the fall 2021 semester.
The effects of the pandemic also led Creighton Glasscock, senior in computer science, and Nick Saia to introduce a bill opposing the GPA requirements for many students' scholarship renewals. Saia said they wanted to analyze how scholarships are brought forth and give students a second chance in the future.
Student permits will increase by $18 — $180 to $198. Faculty and staff permits have three tiers to reflect benefits levels. The tiers will have just shy of a 10 percent increase.
The Rec continues to follow the same guidelines as the rest of the Manhattan campus.
Kansas State Police responded to multiple thefts under $1,500; a vehicle burglary; one and two-vehicle, non-injury accidents; a warrant arrest; and a minor in possession of alcohol/CMB and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Adrian Rodriguez, associate vice president for student life, said Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation is part of a national movement to create sustainable changes in communities.
“Legislation writing is an intimidating process, even for experienced senators,” Saia said. “Every idea deserves its day in court.”
Kansas' decision to suspend its use of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine over concerns of a rare blood-clotting disorder shouldn't impact vaccine clinics run through Lafene Health Center, director Jim Parker said.
The show was held via zoom and showcased students from the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth, Iranian Graduate Students Association, Sri Lankan Students Association, African Students Union and KSU Tatsumaki Yosakoi.
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Michelle Le, secretary for AASU and junior in civil engineering, said it is important for AASU to have these conversations as one of the larger APIDA organizations on campus.
Niehoff said he will miss K-State and the duties he held, as the university gave him more than he could ever dream of.