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New KU football coach Les Miles wants to finish career with ‘championships’

9:39 p.m. Update: Two weeks after Jeff Long first stood in Hadl Auditorium and detailed what he hoped to accomplish in his Kansas football coaching search, the first-year athletic director returned Sunday night with an old colleague in tow. Just as the buzz throughout the past several days ...

KU involved in discovery of massive crater in Greenland formed by ancient asteroid

Researchers at the University of Kansas had a hand in uncovering what might have been about a mile-wide iron asteroid that crashed into Greenland perhaps as recently as 12,000 years ago. Details of the impact crater beneath the Hiawatha Glacier in remote northwest Greenland were published last ...

Report: KU and Les Miles negotiating contract

The search for the University of Kansas football program’s next head coach may be all but through. According to a Friday report from Sports Illustrated, KU and former LSU head coach Les Miles are in the final stages of negotiating a deal that would bring Miles to Kansas. SI’s Ross ...

Second candidate for dean of engineering visits KU

Arvin Agah, the interim dean at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, made his presentation to campus Thursday, as a candidate for the dean of engineering position. He is the second of three finalists scheduled to present. On Nov. 9, JoAnn Browning, dean of the College of Engineering ...

KU forum explores issues of anti-Semitism

There is a growing sense for those in the Jewish community of not recognizing the country they have known for generations, a rabbi told an audience at the University of Kansas’ law school on Wednesday. “It feels like something is going on in this country. What's happening?" said Rabbi ...

Emmy winner to screen 2 films at KU as part of International Education Week

Andrew Tkach, an award-winning news director and producer, will be participating in screenings of his films on Wednesday as part of International Education Week at the Office of International Programs at the University of Kansas campus. "Hunger for Truth," a 76-minute film, explores the ...

Living a creative life second nature to KU lecturer of architecture

Anne Patterson has been known to walk around town with a reproduction of the Trinity Episcopal Church steeple atop her head. The steeple, which she created and wears for Halloween, is just a fraction of the creativity that exudes from this University of Kansas lecturer of ...

Rape reported at KU dorm

Story updated at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9: A University of Kansas student has reported to police that she was recently raped in a campus residence hall. The woman reported to police on Nov. 2 that she had been raped a week earlier, between midnight and 1 a.m. Oct. 26 in Hashinger Hall, 1632 ...

Former KU Provost Vitter stepping down as Ole Miss chancellor after 3 years

OXFORD, Miss. — Jeffrey Vitter will step down in January after serving three years as chancellor of the University of Mississippi, state higher education officials said in a news release Friday. After leaving the chancellor's post Jan. 3, Vitter will remain on faculty as a tenured ...

Task force created to examine changes to greek life at KU

With greek organizations facing criticism across the nation, a new task force has been created to evaluate and strengthen the greek community at the University of Kansas. KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced the task force, which met for the first time Thursday, through a message on his ...

KU to begin search for new dean of pharmacy

Kenneth Audus, dean of pharmacy at the University of Kansas, will be stepping down from his post, KU Provost Carl Lejuez announced Wednesday during a meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents. While the timeline for Audus to leave the dean’s position has not been established, Jackie Hosey, ...

Olympian, art historian and CEO to receive honorary degrees from KU

The University of Kansas on Wednesday announced the names of those who will receive honorary degrees at KU’s 147th Commencement on May 19, 2019. Billy Mills, an Olympic gold medalist, will receive the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters for his outstanding contributions to improving the lives ...