University of Kansas students are pressuring the school to improve its response to sexual assault reports.
More than 200 people attended a forum on the subject yesterday, hours after a student group called September Siblings posted a video telling people that the school is not safe.
The group's effort is in response to recent reports from a university student who said she was raped in 2013 and that her assailant was given a lenient punishment. University officials have declined to comment on the case, which Douglas County District Attorney Charles Bronson is reviewing.
A report by a Kansas school board association finds the increase in children receiving free or reduced-price meals is tied to poverty rates and isn't a ploy to boost school funding.
Over the past 15 years, the number of students eligible for the meals had grown from 33 percent to 50 percent.
State lawmakers have raised questions about why there's an increase in students eligible for the meals and whether the growth in applications is linked to schools misusing the formula to get more funding.
A fine-arts degree program that Emporia State University says is unique in the country is being enhanced with a gift from the company that helped start the program.
The university partnered with Emporia-based Glendo Corporation in 2005 to establish a four-year degree program in engraving arts. Glendo produces a range of engraving tools that are sold in more than 100 countries.
Reports this week indicate that some educators in the Topeka school district have had illegal access to data that identifies students from low-income families. This is legally protected as confidential.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that principals and other educators were able to see the data through the district's student information platform called PowerSchool. The data is used to determine which students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.
Wichita State University outlined a plan on Friday to bring private companies onto campus for the sake of innovation. The presentation, which was held on campus, included designs for a number of new buildings.
The fairways of Braeburn Golf Course on Wichita State’s campus will soon have a far different look. The links will be the site of Innovation Campus, a 20-year expansion that will include more than a dozen new buildings.
Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research recently opened a new Ballistics and Impact Dynamics Research Lab within the former Britt Brown Arena at the Kansas Coliseum.
The new ballistics lab, part of NIAR’s environmental Test Labs, uses a custom built ballistic firing device to propel 22-50 caliber rounds into components inside a concrete containment building. The test is designed to simulate the impact of a structural failure on the aircraft.