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Students urged to consult syllabi for professors policies on AI usage in classwork. Library Student Guide offers resources for navigating ChatGPT usage at UMKC.

UMKC Students Navigate ChatGPT Policy Amidst Evolving AI Landscape

Jack Venable and Ben Springer
February 11, 2024

  The University of Missouri (UM) system implemented a policy in late October regarding the use of ChatGPT. This policy affects all four campuses in the UM system, including UMKC.   The policy restricts the use of ChatGPT for writing assigned papers and other graded assignments....

After a small fire on Jan. 24, students question why they werent informed.

UMKC Alert System Doesn’t Notify Students of Small Campus Fire

Jack Venable, Staff Writer
February 8, 2024

  The UMKC alert system, designed to notify students of campus dangers, issues or closures, has left some students confused after a recent incident left some students uninformed.   A small fire broke out in Flarsheim Hall on Jan. 24, prompting a swift evacuation. However,...

Professor Darin Mercury poses while in costume.

The Annual KC Renaissance Festival Comes to a Close

Jack Venable, Staff Writer
October 12, 2023

  Renaissance festivals are beloved annual events that allow patrons to step back in time to the 16th century European Renaissance.    Festival-goers are transported to an immersive historical recreation filled with characters, performances, food, and old-world crafts....

With an increased focus on community, the Chancellor hopes this change will create a space for students to gather together

51 and Done

Jack Venable and Tim Williams
October 3, 2023

Edit: While the 51st Street has not closed yet, there will be a city planning meeting on Nov. 7 to discuss alternate driving routes.   UMKC announced plans to turn 51st Street into a pedestrian zone closed to vehicle traffic. The change aims to improve walkability and create...

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