University of Kansas shortens its in-person fall semester

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas announced Monday it will shorten the time students are on campus for the fall semester as it seeks to block a coronavirus wave.

Under the plan, classes would begin in person as scheduled on Aug. 24 and in-person instruction would end just before the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that after Thanksgiving, there will be a week to study for finals, which will be done remotely. As of Monday, Kansas has at least 11,304 positive cases and 246 coronavirus-related deaths.

Wichita State and Kansas State University also announced shortened times students will be on campus.

You can read more about KU’s plan here.

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