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State gives KU authority to sell vacant Oldfather Studios

An old University of Kansas facility will soon be on the market. On Monday, Gov. Laura Kelly signed a budget bill that provides $18.3 billion of state government funding, including a $33 million increase of funding to higher education. Along with the budget, the bill included a provision ...

KU rededicates WWI memorial ‘Victory Eagle’ in new location on campus

For the third — and likely final — time, the University of Kansas on Monday dedicated “The Victory Eagle” statue in honor of the Douglas County residents who lost their lives fighting in World War I. “Monuments like this ‘Victory Eagle,’ commissioned to honor those from Douglas ...

KU says proposed private medical school might overburden state

WICHITA — The dean of the University of Kansas' School of Medicine in Wichita is warning that a private medical school proposed in the city could overburden the state's health care system and its capacity to train medical students. Dean Garrold Minns told the Wichita Eagle that the planned ...

Estate of librarian, KU alumna donates $1.4 million to university

The estate of a University of Kansas alumna recently donated $1.4 million to the university to support its library system and provide scholarships to students in financial need. Martha “Matt” Mueller, who died in 2018 at 83, retired in 1994 as a librarian at the New York State College of ...

Recent KU football player arrested after reportedly pointing gun at woman on campus

A recent member of the University of Kansas football team was arrested overnight after a woman reported that he pointed a gun at her on campus. Kenny E. Bastida, 19, was arrested early Wednesday morning at Stouffer Place Apartments, 1835 Ousdahl Road, on suspicion of aggravated assault, ...

KU student killed in car wreck on K-10 in Johnson County

A University of Kansas student was killed Tuesday in a car wreck in Johnson County. Dylan Garnett, of Shawnee, was driving west on Kansas Highway 10 at 1:30 p.m. when a semitrailer in front of him slowed down because of traffic, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report. Garnett was ...

KU’s Studio 804 ready to show off 2 new homes in eastern Lawrence

Two new sleek and minimalist homes built in eastern Lawrence's Brook Creek neighborhood are ready to join a long list of homes designed by University of Kansas students. Since August, 15 KU architecture students participating in the Studio 804 program have been building the two new homes and ...

Actor Alan Alda to headline Hall Center for the Humanities 2019-2020 lecture series

A well-known Hollywood actor is set to headline a series of lectures at the University of Kansas next school year. KU's Hall Center for the Humanities on Monday announced Alan Alda, who may be best known for portraying Hawkeye Pierce in the TV show “MASH,” as one of the five speakers lined ...

KU chancellor names committee for provost search

The University of Kansas’ search for a permanent provost will begin later this month, Chancellor Douglas Girod said in a message to the campus community. Girod on Friday named Michelle Mohr Carney, dean of KU’s School of Social Welfare, and Steven A. Soper, a foundation distinguished ...

Uncontested race in KU Student Senate elections suggests continuing apathy

A low turnout for Student Senate election at the University of Kansas is nothing new. But this year, the government organization achieved a new low in lack of student involvement. The 2019 Student Senate election, which took place in early April, was the first uncontested race for student ...