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KU Edition 2007: KU Today

Ten pressing issues facing Kansas University
August 11, 2007
The past year at Kansas University has been marked by new leadership, a heated hospital dispute, a growing focus on the importance of research and a struggle to find ways to update the campus’ aging buildings.
KU medical school pushes $800M life science initiative
August 11, 2007
Kansas University officials say their 10-year plan for KU’s medical school is what is needed to lift the school to the “next level.”
KPR health series funding renewed
August 11, 2007
Kansas Public Radio’s weekly health segment, “Kansas Health: A Prescription for Change,” has received funding to continue for another 2 1/2 years.
Alternatives researched to head off fuel costs
Electric car, energy audit among experiments
August 11, 2007
At Kansas University - like most everywhere else - there’s a fair amount of head-scratching going on about rising fuel prices.
Cleaner-burning buses among KU’s green-friendly endeavors
August 11, 2007
The cloud has been lifted.
Emergency notification system to be launched
August 11, 2007
Kansas University administrators are confident students, faculty and staff will be able to receive emergency text messages starting this month.
Storm victims given extension to pay tuition
August 11, 2007
Kansas University is giving students affected by recent natural disasters some extra time to pay their tuition.
Provost touts rankings but cautions perspective
August 11, 2007
Kansas University Provost Richard Lariviere admits that it’s interesting and sometimes fascinating to look at rankings on anything.
Report includes KU Hospital in rankings
August 11, 2007
Kansas University Hospital is ranked nationally as having the 30th-best heart care and heart surgery program in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” issue.
No timeline set for hospital affiliation deal
August 11, 2007
Consider this the waiting room.
Crisis management’ planned for deferred maintenance
August 11, 2007
Jim Modig, director of design and construction management for Kansas University, spends a lot of time thinking about future problems.
Tuition cap draws mixed responses
August 11, 2007
The recent decision to lock-in tuition rates for four years for each new class of freshmen at Kansas University has received praise but also raised concerns.
University boosting minority enrollment
August 11, 2007
A concerted effort begun a few years ago to increase diversity among students and faculty is paying off at Kansas University.
Manhattan’s finalist status for biodefense lab site spells potential for KU
August 11, 2007
Kansas University has no hard feelings that its in-state rival is still in the running to house a $451 million biodefense laboratory.
KU Endowment boosts acquisitions for habitat research
August 11, 2007
In northeastern Douglas County, a variety of rural habitats are being preserved for research and public viewing through donations made to the Kansas University Endowment Association.

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