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The Commons, Spencer Museum release first statement since flag artwork’s removal

The Spencer Museum of Art and The Commons have released a joint statement on the controversy surrounding "Untitled (Flag 2)," the American flag-inspired artwork they brought to the University of Kansas as part of a nationwide public art project. Their joint statement marks the first time the ...

Former KU Chancellor Del Shankel dies at age 90

Former KU Chancellor Del Shankel died Thursday at the age of 90, according to an announcement from the University of Kansas' chancellor's office. Delbert M. “Del” Shankel was the only person to serve as KU’s chancellor twice, according to the university. He was acting chancellor for the ...

Kansas governor orders 19 extra flags flown at Statehouse after KU art flap

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has ordered additional American flags flown outside the Statehouse in response to a university's now-relocated public art display featuring an altered flag. Colyer spokesman Kendall Marr said the Republican governor ordered the 19 additional flags to go up Wednesday ...

KU alumni construct mini Allen Fieldhouse for their chickens, in painstaking detail

What hatched as a rather bird-brained plan has become something of a slam-dunk for a pair of University of Kansas fans. KU alumni Jarrod Williams and Kate Neely Williams have a lot to be proud of. Their efforts to construct a miniature replica of Allen Fieldhouse — for their chickens — ...

Jeff Long hired as KU’s new athletic director

The search for the next athletic director at the University of Kansas is over. KU Chancellor Douglas Girod officially named former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to the position on Thursday afternoon, a day after Long signed a five-year contract. Long, 58, brings more than two decades ...

KU committed to diversity, despite recent Trump announcement on affirmative action

University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod has weighed in on the recent decision by President Donald Trump's administration to revoke Obama-era guidance on affirmation action in college admissions, assuring KU colleagues of the university’s commitment to diversity. On Tuesday, the same ...

KU computer hacker granted probation, ordered to apologize to professors

A former University of Kansas student who hacked into the school's computer system and changed his failing grades to A’s was granted probation for the resulting felony convictions. He also must write letters apologizing to the professors he fraudulently signed in as. As the prosecutor and ...

KU gave unique rights deal to Fritzel despite fraud investigation being underway

The University of Kansas on Friday provided an explanation of why it gave a booster the rights to prominently use the Jayhawk name and brand despite the fact that he was actively being investigated for fraud. That booster, Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel, was indicted by federal prosecutors ...

Girod indicates search for new KU athletic director drawing to a close

The search for a new athletic director at the University of Kansas is on pace to be done by the end of summer, but could wrap up as shortly as two weeks, Chancellor Douglas Girod said Wednesday. At a Wednesday board meeting for Kansas Athletics Inc., Girod told board members that he was ...