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Racist comments flood online Kansas State diversity event

Oct. 15, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A virtual diversity event at Kansas State University was flooded with racist comments after a white student who caused an uproar with a racist tweet about George Floyd earlier this year shared a link to the livestream and Zoom call with his followers. The executive board of the KSU...

Kansas colleges and universities see 8.1% drop in enrollment

Oct. 1, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Uncertainty caused by the COVID—19 pandemic contributed to an 8.1% decline in enrollment at Kansas universities and colleges this fall, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Thursday. Most leaders of the state's universities, colleges and technical colleges had predicted a drop...

A restaurant prepares delivery meal orders during lockdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in Melbourne, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Victoria state, Australia's coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Australian hot spot extends state of emergency

Sep. 1, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hot spot Victoria state on Wednesday extended its state of emergency for another six months as its weekly average of new COVID-10 infections dipped to 95. The Victorian Parliament’s upper chamber passed legislation by a 20-19 vote to extend the state of...

Colleges, public schools battle COVID-19 as classes resume

Sep. 1, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas athletes must play without fans, Kansas State University is battling four new coronavirus outbreaks and a Topeka-area school district has halted in-person classes just days into the fall semester. Kansas Department of Health and Environment has reported 19...

COVID-19 hits fraternities, sororities hard in Kansas

Aug. 29, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The coronavirus is hitting fraternities and sororities in Kansas particularly hard, with 10% testing positive at the University of Kansas and outbreaks linked to four sororities at Kansas State University. The University of Kansas said Friday in a news release that it has conducted...

Kansas reports highest 7-day spike in new COVID-19 cases

Aug. 26, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials on Wednesday reported the highest seven-day jump in new COVID-19 cases since the state confirmed its first positive case, albeit with a declining death rate. The state Department of Health and Environment reported 1,536 new cases since Monday, an increase of 4%, to...