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Drone at KU football game raises concerns
October 1, 2014
Kansas University authorities say they are taking seriously an incident Saturday in which an unauthorized drone flew around Memorial Stadium right before the Texas-KU football game. By Scott Rothschild
KU health program executive wins Crumbine Medal
October 1, 2014
The Kansas Public Health Association recognized Dr. Won Choi as the 2014 winner of the Samuel J. Crumbine Medal.
KU places Kappa Sigma fraternity on interim suspension based on ‘disturbing and serious’ sexual assault allegations
10:58 a.m., October 1, 2014 Updated 05:29 p.m.
Kansas University has suspended a fraternity after allegations surfaced that multiple instances of sexual misconduct occurred during a party at the house over the weekend. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little approved placing the KU chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity, 1045 Emery Road, on interim suspension Tuesday night, and the fraternity was notified Wednesday.
Moran likes Republicans’ chances in taking over Senate
September 30, 2014
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, who is leading the Republican effort to take over the Senate, said he thinks it will happen. “At the moment, I think that the trend is in our favor,” Moran said Tuesday during a visit to Kansas University. By Scott Rothschild
Monuments Woman’ to deliver lecture on protecting the arts during wartime
September 30, 2014
For Kansas University alumna Corine Wegener, saving the arts has a literal application in her profession as a cultural heritage preservation officer. A modern-day “monuments woman,” Wegener travels into war-torn countries, and much like the Monuments Men who traveled to Europe to recover Nazi stolen art, she helps museum staff reclaim and protect cultural treasures.
KU planning new $51 milion residence hall
September 29, 2014
The $51.2 million building will be built adjacent to Oliver Hall, near the intersection of Naismith Drive and 19th Street. By Scott Rothschild
KU police seek six men in connection with strong-arm robbery on campus
September 29, 2014
Kansas University police are looking for multiple suspects after a strong-arm robbery on campus early Sunday morning. The victim was on foot on Lilac Lane, east of Fraser Hall, about 2:15 a.m. when six men approached, punched him in the face and stole his phone and wallet. By Sara Shepherd
PhotoNote wins first ever Lawrence Startup Weekend
September 28, 2014
A global movement helping entrepreneurs launch new businesses has gotten off to a good start in Lawrence.
2014 ExCEL Award winners announced
September 28, 2014
Two Kansas University seniors received the 24th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards during halftime of the KU-Texas homecoming football game Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
KU hoping to get a bigger piece of the research pie from the Department of Defense
September 28, 2014
Kansas University officials are hoping to tap into a rich vein of federal research funding: the U.S. Department of Defense. By Scott Rothschild
KU teacher’s natural, human encounters reflected in 35 years of sculpture
September 27, 2014
In the 35-year span of his work on display at the Lawrence Arts Center, David Vertačnik’s inspiration hasn’t always been local to Lawrence, but it’s always been local to him. By Sara Shepherd
KU student wins national contest for unique book collection
September 27, 2014
This year’s National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest first-place winner is a Kansas University student.
KU endowment board elects new chair
September 26, 2014
Deanell Reece Tacha, a former federal appeals court judge and currently the dean of the Pepperdine University School of Law, has been elected chair of the Kansas University Endowment’s board of trustees.
Thousands flock downtown Lawrence for KU homecoming parade
September 26, 2014
Kansas University’s 102nd homecoming celebration made its way downtown Friday, where thousands of people, many of them dressed in Jayhawk-blue, lined Massachusetts Street for the annual parade.
Two KU professors join Chancellors Club
September 26, 2014
Two Kansas University scientists have been recognized for their distinguished careers in teaching by receiving the prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship.
KU growing slightly; community colleges lose enrollment
September 26, 2014
Enrollment at Kansas University and the other regents institutions increased this year, but systemwide there was a slight decrease in the number of students at public post-secondary institutions. By Scott Rothschild
KU sexual assault task force sets goals
September 26, 2014
“We have a very good opportunity to make some positive changes,” said task force co-chair Alesha Doan. By Scott Rothschild
Task force reviewing KU sexual assault policies to meet
September 25, 2014
A Kansas University task force charged with reviewing the school’s policies on sexual assault will meet for the first time Friday.
Flapjacks, floats and football mark end of Homecoming Week
September 25, 2014
Kansas University’s 102nd Homecoming Week will culminate with flapjacks, floats, football and a clothing drive.
KU visual art grad students put work on display
September 24, 2014
Part one of a two-part show featuring work by Kansas University visual art graduate students is now open at KU.
Audio-Reader benefit makes nearly $28,500
September 24, 2014
The benefit sale earlier this month for the Kansas Audio-Reader Network grossed a record of nearly $28,500, beating last year’s sale by $2,000, officials said.
KU mourns death of longtime English professor William Scott
September 24, 2014
Scott was a specialist in the writings of William Shakespeare and was also known for his support of faculty rights.
KU professor among team analyzing data from Mars explorer
September 23, 2014
Now for the next Earth year, Cravens, a professor in the department of physics and astronomy, will be among a number of interdisciplinary scientists analyzing and interpreting data collected by MAVEN about Mars’ atmosphere. By Scott Rothschild
KU students raise funds to pay for records request
September 23, 2014
A student who was told by Kansas University it would cost $1,800 to provide records about the financial relationship between the school and the billionaire Koch brothers said Tuesday she has raised the money. By Scott Rothschild
KU research will more accurately predict sea-level increases
September 23, 2014
Kansas University researchers say they have discovered new details below two glaciers that will help provide more accurate predictions about rising sea levels caused by climate change.
KU spokesman discusses importance of getting KU’s message to the world
September 22, 2014
Speaking on Monday to the Rotary Club at Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive, KU’s Tim Caboni said his job has been to establish KU in the minds of Kansans as the state’s flagship university and get the school mentioned — in a positive way — in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal as many times as possible. By Scott Rothschild
KU Endowment provides record $124.1 million in private donations to KU
11:16 a.m., September 22, 2014 Updated 03:20 p.m.
The funds are used according to donors’ specifications and include scholarships, fellowships and awards to more than 6,000 students, and numerous other academic pursuits.
For Jewish KU students, local Rosh Hashana celebrations make Lawrence feel like home
September 21, 2014
KU’s roughly 2,000 Jewish students, as well as as the Jewish community in Lawrence as a whole, will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate Rosh Hashana later this week. KU Chabad, KU Hillel and the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation are all having activities to kick off the Jewish new year, which is Thursday. By Giles Bruce
For KU, land gifts bring revenue, research
September 21, 2014
For Kansas University, donations of land equal funding and research. The KU Endowment, which is the nonprofit fundraising arm of the university, owns approximately 45,000 acres of land in 47 counties in Kansas and even parts of Oklahoma, Colorado and Wyoming. By Scott Rothschild
Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra make Lawrence first stop on fall tour
September 20, 2014
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by trumpet player Wynton Marsalis already had planned its fall touring route when it tacked on a Lawrence performance at the beginning. That was thanks to the Lied Center’s new executive director’s connections. By Sara Shepherd