From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 25, 1987:
Administrators and faculty members from both Kansas University and Kansas State University had met recently to discuss strategies for improving cooperation between the two schools. The report, given to the Kansas Board of Regents last week, was titled "The KU-KSU Connection -- A Model of Cooperation Within the Regents' System of Kansas." Already-existing programs mentioned in the report were a cooperative civil engineering master's degree offered in Topeka; joint research on respiratory diseases; the Center for Architectural Studies in Kansas City, Mo.; joint hazardous waste research projects; an archaeological field school; a Chinese internship program; and a joint doctoral program in computer science. KU Chancellor Gene Budig pointed out to the Regents that many of the programs were in high-cost disciplines and that the cooperation agreements were saving the state considerable amounts of money. Budig and KSU President Jon Wefald also both voiced their support for a high-speed telecommunications link between KU, KSU, and KUMC that would support voice, data, and video communication.