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Chancellor: KU has not received rules violation allegations from NCAA

The University of Kansas Athletics program is prepared to receive allegations of rules violations from the NCAA, but so far the university has not received anything from the organization, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod said Friday. However, Girod said he wouldn’t be surprised if a notice came ...

Lawrence and KU activists join global Climate Strike Walkout

Activists converged on Lawrence City Hall on Friday to demand action on climate change — in solidarity with other activists around the world. The Climate Strike Walkout, organized in part by Lawrence branches of the Sunrise Movement and The Sierra Club, united hundreds of people who left ...

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg to speak at KU

A student who survived the Feb. 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., will deliver a lecture on Nov. 8 at the Lied Center. The lecture by gun control activist David Hogg is titled "Putting the USA over the NRA: What we must do to end gun violence." It's ...

Panel to discuss 3 upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases that originated in Kansas

Experts on Thursday will discuss the three cases involving Kansas that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this fall. The University of Kansas' Dole Institute is hosting "Kansas in the Supreme Court" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Stephen McAllister, U.S. attorney for the District of Kansas, will join other ...

KU center offers workshop on being an ally to undocumented immigrants

The University of Kansas' Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies will host "Allyship with Undocumented Immigrants: A Community Workshop" on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Spencer Museum of Art. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, has limited space. Advance ...

KU to shut down Center for STEM Learning and UKanTeach program, citing budget cuts

The University of Kansas' Center for STEM Learning and UKanTeach program will be shutting down at the end of the academic year, program director Steven Case announced Friday — a move being criticized by some as detrimental to education. The center and program will close because of budget ...

KU improves by 2 spots in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Kansas’ standing among public universities improved by two places per U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings, released on Monday. KU came in at No. 59. Among national universities — designated as public or private institutions that offer a full range of ...

KU to celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment with suffrage series

In celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the University of Kansas is hosting a series of women’s suffrage events for the 2019-2020 school year. The Centennial Celebration will educate people about women’s suffrage, celebrate the progress that has been made and emphasize the ...

EEOC lawsuit accuses KU Medical Center of age discrimination

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A federal lawsuit filed Friday accuses the University of Kansas Medical Center of discharging an employee who reported age discrimination practices by a department head. The lawsuit against the Kansas City, Kansas-based medical center was filed by the U.S. Equal ...

3 KU professors receive Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships

Three University of Kansas professors have received the Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship, which recognizes longtime excellent educators at the university and comes with a $10,000 bonus every year for the next five years. This year’s honorees are Karen Nordheden, Robert Parsons and ...

2 alumni to receive Fred Ellsworth Medallion for extraordinary service to KU

The University of Kansas Alumni Association on Thursday will honor two recipients of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion, an annual award for extraordinary service to the university. This year's winners — Dr. Don Brada and Jeff Kennedy — will be recognized at a celebratory dinner at 7 p.m. at the ...