Ahead of the Kansas Department of Education’s anticipated guidelines for reopening schools, the Manhattan-Ogden school district is working on the aspects it can address in the meanwhile, administrators told the school board Wednesday.

After K-State announced its 11-step action plan to address racism and discrimination on campus, top university leaders acknowledged that the tension goes back beyond a student tweet that erupted the campus community.


K-State officials are enacting an 11-step action plan in response to calls for them to do more on the issues of racism and discrimination on campus, president Richard Myers announced Wednesday.

The Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday will review a request to buy $10,300 in annual workbooks for the district’s math and English language arts students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

K-State will reopen Hale Library’s second floor on Wednesday for the first time since the building suffered extensive fire, smoke and water damage in May 2018, officials announced Friday.

Ahead of the planned resumption of in-person classes, the K-State Student Union will reopen Aug. 3 with additional health precautions in place, officials announced Wednesday morning.

Effective immediately, people on K-State’s campus — including students, faculty, staff members and visitors — will be required to wear face coverings over their mouths and noses at all times while in public spaces, classrooms and other common areas, the university announced Tuesday.

To make K-State a more diverse and inclusive campus, members of the community must do more to ensure the culture doesn’t accept racism in any form, a panel said Thursday afternoon.

Kansas State University has been named on LendEDU’s list of top 50 financial literacy programs at colleges and universities across the United States.

After having gone to the National Speech and Debate tournament last year, Sam Delong, Trinity Brockman, Ryan Ward and Tanya Singh had made up their minds: they would qualify to return to the forensics national tournament this year.

Despite the pandemic disruption, more than 300 children still registered for the Kansas 4-H Discovery Days, which was held online for the first time this year.