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KU starting research center to study addictions, treatment

A center that will study addictions and how to treat them is being created on the University of Kansas campus. The university says in a news release that graduate Daniel Logan and his wife, Gladys Cofrin, donated $2 million to start the Cofrin-Logan Center for Addiction Research & ...

5,000 miles and counting for KU’s new bike-share program; expansion planned

With 12,000 documented rides and more than 5,000 miles ridden, the University of Kansas is celebrating a successful rollout of its fledgling bike-share service. KU’s Center for Sustainability released those numbers — and a few other interesting figures on the new program — earlier this ...

Former chancellor Shankel remembered for his devotion to KU, students

Just call him “Mr. Jayhawk.” That’s how Heath Peterson describes former two-time University of Kansas Chancellor Delbert “Del” Shankel, who died Thursday, July 12, at age 90. It was Shankel who convinced KU Alumni Association leadership to promote Peterson, then a part-time ...

Civil liberties groups now demanding that KU put flag art back on flag pole

Three civil liberties groups have come together to demand the University of Kansas return a controversial artwork to its original display on the KU campus. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released a statement Monday asking that “Untitled (Flag 2)” be restored to its ...

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 ...