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K-State Today

April 27, 2020

Help Manhattan win in Census competition

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

As we continue to work remotely and adjust during these challenging times, there's still an important way we can help our community. By completing the 2020 Census, you could help Manhattan win the Census challenge: Manhattan versus Lawrence issued by Mayor Usha Reddi.

As of April 25, Manhattan has a 56.3% response rate and Lawrence has a 59.5% response rate. If by May 15, the Manhattan self-response rate is higher than the Lawrence self-response rate, Mayor Jennifer Ananda will have to wear a K-State jersey at the next Lawrence City Commission meeting. But, if Lawrence's response rate is higher than Manhattan's response rate, Mayor Reddi will wear a KU jersey at the Manhattan City Commission meeting. 

"Manhattan, I know you don't want to see me in a KU jersey, so do your part and take the Census," Reddi said. 

The Census Bureau recommends that students be counted in their university community where they would normally be living. With recent campus changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students may have left their campus home for the academic year. Please share this information with your students