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Former KU chancellor remembered for excelling as teacher, scientist, leader

At a memorial Saturday for one of his predecessors, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Delbert Shankel earned the trust of the university community through the integrity he brought to the many positions he held during his 50 years on campus. “His superpower was his ...

Newest Jayhawks move in, get settled at KU’s dorms

Healy Young was doing the heavy lifting as she pulled suitcases from the back of the car and hauled them up to the fourth floor of Naismith Hall. That’s where her daughter Brittany Huang, 18, was unpacking. Mother and daughter had flown from New Jersey to Kansas City so Brittany could ...

Aging flower children gather at KU to remember Woodstock

The hippies arrived promptly at 10 a.m., even though 49 years ago most of them wouldn’t have begun partying until 10 p.m. Wearing tie-dyed shirts and headbands, they dressed Wednesday like the “flower children” they once were as they celebrated the 49th anniversary of the legendary ...

KU police identify driver allegedly committing lewd acts on campus

University of Kansas police say they now know the identity of a man who was allegedly driving around campus committing lewd acts this week. The suspect — who has no affiliation with KU — has been identified and served in person by law enforcement officers with a notice to appear in ...

Kevin Willmott talks truth, humor and success of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ film

It doesn’t matter where Kevin Willmott watches "BlacKkKlansman." Whether it’s at the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood, New York or Lawrence, in every theater, the ending is always met with dead silence. The award-winning film with the arresting finish — relax, no spoilers below — opened ...

Lewd act reported on KU campus; police seek suspect

University of Kansas police say a woman walking on the KU campus Monday was the victim of lewd and lascivious behavior. The woman reported that just before 11:30 a.m. she was walking east on Memorial Drive when a man in a white truck stopped to ask her a question and she saw that he was ...

KU’s Hall Center for the Humanities appoints associate director

Sarah Bishop has been appointed the associate director of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. She had previously served as interim associate director from November 2017 to June 2018. Prior to coming to the University of Kansas, Bishop was the chief communications ...

What you need to know to see this weekend’s big meteor shower

The moon won’t be making an appearance this weekend, but about 50 meteors per hour will light up the sky, offering stargazers a dazzling show between midnight and dawn. The 2018 Perseid meteor shower, a popular summer stargazing event, should be more vibrant than in other years. However, ...

KU stem cell research lab loses director, space

Kansas City, Kan. (ap) — The University of Kansas Medical Center’s adult stem cell research lab is facing major obstacles after the departure of its director and size reductions. The Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center’s former director Buddhadeb Dawn left this summer, The Kansas City Star ...

KU sees increased demand for student mental health services

Some have called the situation a “crisis.” But Michael Maestas, director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Kansas, wouldn’t go that far, at least in describing conditions on his campus. But you certainly can describe his department as very busy. Look ...

Changes coming to some city-KU bus routes, including more evening routes

Those hoping to catch a bus during the evening hours in Lawrence will soon have some additional options. The city of Lawrence coordinates its bus service with the University of Kansas, and seven routes that include campus stops will soon run later into the evening, according to a city news ...

KU releases federal subpoenas in college basketball investigation

Story updated: 6:46 p.m., July 24, 2018 The University of Kansas was ordered to turn over text messages from coaches, contracts with Adidas and recordings of internal investigations related to the eligibility of, presumably, a student-athlete, newly released federal subpoenas show. KU ...

‘Black Panther’ comics author Okorafor to visit Lawrence this fall

Award-winning author and “Black Panther” scribe Nnedi Okorafor will visit Lawrence this fall as part of the Lawrence Public Library’s Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series. The library, in partnership with the University of Kansas’ Hall Center for the Humanities, will host “An ...