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Devoted KU basketball fans stand by their team; psychologists not at all surprised

At Ladybird Diner in downtown Lawrence, Susan McCarthy was perusing the newspaper Thursday morning, trying to keep up with the latest news on the college basketball corruption trial underway in New York. A devout KU basketball fan, McCarthy, has had season tickets for decades. But, at the ...

Sebelius optimistic about future of public service, despite current conditions

Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius told a Lawrence audience Thursday that she is optimistic about the next generation of public leaders, despite what she sees as a disturbing trend of growing disrespect for public service. "I think we have a generation of public-minded younger people who see ...

Defense attorney argues Bill Self knew about payments to families of KU players

Updated at 5:30 p.m. Thursday A defense attorney in the trial on corruption in college basketball argued Thursday that University of Kansas coach Bill Self knew about payments from Adidas to highly sought recruits to get them to play for KU, according to an ESPN report. Michael Schachter, ...

Founder of #MeToo movement to speak at KU

Tarana Burke was so busy after the #MeToo movement took off in 2017 that she was forced to cancel a speaking event at the University of Kansas last spring. Now she has rescheduled and is set to speak at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the ...

KU schedules another public meeting regarding budget cuts

A public meeting focusing on the role that Kansas Athletics and KU Endowment play in the University of Kansas budget is scheduled for this week. The meeting, hosted by interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez, is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday in 120 Budig Hall, 1455 Jayhawk Blvd. ...

‘A meaningful service’: KU bus driver never tires of the scenery

Kait McNeely steered the 40-foot bus alongside the curb and pressed her foot on the air brake, quickly opening the door. “Thank you,” called out several college students as they stepped off Bus 38, like appreciative passengers to an airplane pilot after a smooth flight. McNeely, who keeps ...

College basketball corruption case expected to go to jury early next week

A trial aiming to tackle corruption in college basketball is expected to conclude in a matter of days. In a letter filed in federal court on Saturday, Robert S. Khuzami, a U.S. attorney, notified presiding Judge Lewis A. Kaplan that both the prosecutors and the defense attorneys think they ...

50th anniversary exhibit highlights gems of KU’s Spencer Research Library

The work of William S. Burroughs, Kurt Cobain and King James of England don’t generally coincide, other than when exhibited side-by-side at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Burroughs and Cobain’s 1992 collaboration “The ‘Priest’ They Called Him,” and the 1616 edition of “The ...

Police search for suspect on KU campus following car chase; man still at large

Story last updated at 2:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 State and local law enforcement units searched for a suspect on the University of Kansas campus Friday morning following a car chase, but by Friday afternoon the search had ended and the man was still at large. Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Dennis ...

KU campus water outage planned for Saturday

Those planning a trip to the University of Kansas' Lawrence campus Saturday won’t find many buildings open, according to a news release from KU. More than 40 buildings, including the Kansas Union, Spencer Research Library and Spencer Museum of Art, will be closed for about 11 hours while KU ...

KU student jailed on suspicion of rape, released

A University of Kansas student was booked into jail early Thursday morning on suspicion of rape, but later released without being charged, pending further investigation. On Wednesday, a female student reported to KU police that she’d been sexually assaulted a few weeks earlier, in the early ...

Gift benefits Hispanic women in engineering at KU

Instead of offering a typical scholarship for a student in school, a gift to the University of Kansas School of Engineering will provide money to eligible female Hispanic students to help pay off student loans. The E.E. Carter Foundation Opportunity Award will provide $20,000 annually to pay ...