ksal.com

Salina, KS

Now:  °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 49 °F | Lo: 33 °F

Saturday

Hi: 54 °F 

Lo: 33 °F

Sunday

Hi: 50 °F 

Lo: 25 °F

Monday

Hi: 52 °F 

Lo: 36 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 54 °F 

Lo: 28 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 40 °F 

Lo: 24 °F

Mowery Clinic
KSN

University of Kansas Seeks Dismissal of Newspaper Cuts Suit

Associated Press - March 22, 2016 1:12 pm

Students at the University of Kansas will face at least a 3 percent increase to live on campus next year.

The University of Kansas is seeking the dismissal of a federal lawsuit that alleges administrators allowed the Student Senate to illegally cut the student newspaper’s funding based on its content.

The school says the case lacks merit, noting in a court filing that the University Daily Kansan now prints two days a week instead of four. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the filing says the reductions were the reason given for cutting the newspaper’s student fee revenues to $45,000 from $90,000.

In February, the newspaper’s current and former editors-in-chief sued Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and the vice provost for student affairs. The suit cites a number of former Senate members’ statements that indicate their decision to cut funding was based on dissatisfaction with the newspaper’s coverage of the Senate.