From Julie Adam on December 13th, 2020
Kirita James is a custodian for the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is tasked with keeping Stauffer-Flint Hall clean and safe for students, staff, and faculty. Each day, she sanitizes classrooms to ensure they are safe for students on top of her typical custodial duties, such as mopping and dusting.
The rest of the School of Journalism knows what a critical role James plays in keeping Jayhawk Journalists safe. They all treat James kindly and with respect, just as they always have. Because of this happy relationship, James misses the students that she used to see throughout the day but is more concerned for their safety and wants to stay the course until the number of cases decreases. To keep her spirits up during the pandemic, James focuses on wearing masks and doing her part to try and flatten the curve.