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25 years ago: KU Council endorses selective admissions policy

December 11, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 11, 1987:

  • Kansas University's University Council this week endorsed a selective admissions proposal which would require Kansas students to complete a recommended high school curriculum to qualify for admission into any Kansas Board of Regents university. If the new policy were approved by the board, the Kansas Legislature would have to repeal the state's open admissions law, then 72 years old, before the changes could take effect. The plan would require that students would need a minimum 2.0 GPA in a curriculum that included English, mathematics, natural sciences, social studies, and foreign language.
  • KU athletic director said today that he was "very hopeful" that the Jayhawks would soon announce a new head football coach. Former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce was mentioned in today's Journal-World as a possible candidate, along with former USC coach Ted Tollner. Money was a bit of a problem in the search, as the Jayhawks had finished last in the Big Eight in attendance last season and was also facing the burden of paying off the two remaining years on former coach Bob Valesente's contract.

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