UM board rejects mask mandates for spring semester

A decision from the UM System Board of Curators has voted down campus mask mandates for students within the UM System. With the start of the new semester, universities such as MU recommend wearing masks indoors but will not require… more

Q&A with Richard Linton, KSU President

Q: What made the K-State opportunity the right fit for you at this point in your career? A: I’ve been strategically thinking about my career for long time. Fifteen years ago, when I was a part of the Food Systems… more

KSU President Myers to retire


KC area colleges make Best Value Colleges Missouri list

A recent study by financial technology company, SmartAsset, calculated what it considered to be the Best Value Colleges in Missouri when weighing factors such as college tuition, starting salary, student living costs and more. SmartAsset publishes articles, guides, reviews, calculators… more

UCM to phase out charter school sponsorship program

The University of Central Missouri is moving away from sponsoring charter schools, which will affect seven schools in the Kansas City area. The university made the decision public on Thursday, saying it will end the sponsorships by June 30, 2022.… more

$220.8M NextGen health facility on MU campus eyes fall 2021 grand opening date 

Nearly a year after the University of Missouri's announcement of a $2 million donation to NextGen Health Institute, rollout plans have been decided. The university started building the NextGen Health Institute in June 2019. While the building is still under construction, the internal… more

Q&A with Dr. William Tsutsui

Q: What made this role, at this time, the right fit for both you and the University? A: From my perspective, I was really excited by the growth, momentum and dynamism of OU. Most private colleges are struggling; they are… more

University of Kansas School of Medicine among Top 10 schools for primary care in nationwide ranking

Among the top 10 medical schools for primary care in the U.S. is one right in the region's backyard: The University of Kansas School of Medicine. The school made No. 9 on U.S. News and World Report's rankings of medical… more

$73M bond approved for Platte County schools 

A Platte County bond initiative pushing to approve $73 million in funding for the Platte County School District passed Tuesday. Around 62 percent of voters approved the bond, a measure which proposed a no-tax-increase bond to generate about $73 million… more

Kansas bill requires schools to offer in-person learning option

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill this week requiring all unified school districts to provide the option for full-time in-person learning. According to Kelly's office, every school in the state has already returned to offering an in-person option due… more