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After 50 years, KU homecoming and Alumni Band a real family affair for Bob Foster

Thanks to COVID, it had been nearly two years since former director of bands Bob Foster had climbed that ladder with baton in hand to conduct the KU Alumni Band on the football field. Not that Foster was particularly worried about the layoff. The organizers, after all, had given him the song ...

KU conference to examine Kansas’ economic recovery from the pandemic

Economic leaders from across the state will gather at the University of Kansas next week as part of a conference examining the COVID recovery in the state. The 2021 Kansas Economic Policy Conference is slated from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Burge Union on the KU campus. The ...

KU celebrates reinstallation of Indigenous artwork that was vandalized

With drum and flute, musician Ron Brave paid respects Thursday to the first inhabitants of the land now known as Kansas to help celebrate a piece of Indigenous artwork that was recently put back on display at the University of Kansas after being vandalized. About 100 people gathered outside ...

Military fighter jets to fly over Lawrence on 2 days as part of KU Homecoming

Four F-16 aircraft are scheduled to fly over the University of Kansas at Saturday's home football game, KU announced Thursday. The aircraft are from the 149th Fighter Wing out of San Antonio, Texas. Two of the F-16s will be piloted by KU graduates. KU will host Texas Tech University for the ...

KU’s Dole Institute of Politics hires 9-year employee to take over directorship

The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it has made an internal hire for the directorship — after a director hired just two months ago abruptly left. The new director, Audrey Coleman, is a nine-year veteran of the Dole Institute leadership team — ...