Archive for Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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12:22 a.m.
Work continues on the Rock Chalk Park sports complex near Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. The track and field stadium, far left, is the furthest along, with a projected opening set for spring 2014. The concrete pad for the city's eight-gym recreation center, top center, also has been poured. The center is expected to open in  summer 2014.  The concrete pads along the right edge of the photo are parking lots to serve the entire complex. In the center of the site are a soccer field and a softball stadium for Kansas University. 
City looking to replace part of Rock Chalk Park roadwork after contractor disregarded warning from inspector
January 6, 2014
City engineers are recommending a portion of the roadwork at the Rock Chalk Park sports complex be torn out and rebuilt after crews employed by Lawrence contractor Thomas Fritzel disregarded warnings that the project wasn’t being built correctly. By Chad Lawhorn
2:48 p.m.
Concern raised about cost of proposed $17.5 million “Fieldhouse Apartments”
January 6, 2014
A proposed $17.5 million apartment building for students, including student-athletes, near Allen Fieldhouse, has raised the concern of one member of the Kansas Board of Regents. KU is seeking authorization for a two-story, 49,500-square-foot building, which would be built along the west side of Naismith Drive, starting on the south end of the parking lot north of Oliver Hall and running north from there. All the parking spots taken up by the building would be replaced west of Oliver Hall. By Scott Rothschild
4:43 p.m.
Robert Simari Mayo clinic professor picked as new KU medical school dean
1:58 p.m., January 7, 2014 Updated 5:22 p.m.
Kansas University has named a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic as the new executive dean of the KU School of Medicine, the university announced Tuesday. KU picked Robert Simari to replace Barbara Atkinson, who retired from the dean position in the summer 2012. Douglas Girod, KU Medical Center executive vice chancellor, has been serving as interim dean. Staff Reports

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