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KU Creating Policy to Reduce Drone Use on Campus

(Photo credit: University Relations, KU)
(Photo credit: University Relations, KU)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is working on a new policy to reduce the use of drones on campus. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the policy is intended to ensure anyone who wants to fly a drone on campus has Federal Aviation Administration approval. Amy Smith, policy office director, says concern was raised because drones were flying over the last commencement. Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, a professor of aerospace engineering, says the policy is being formed without any consultation with the university's aerospace faculty. He's concerned it would hamper research and violate academic freedom. The draft policy would require anyone wanting to operate an unmanned aerial system on or over campus to have written approval from the university.

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