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KU chancellor remains mum about UNC academic fraud

After years of rumors and allegations, a recently released investigation confirmed there was widespread academic fraud at the University of North Carolina involving thousands of students, many of them athletes, who received high grades for fake classes over a period of 18 years.The academic ...

Lawmakers to address new veterans tuition benefit

Topeka ? A legislative committee learned Friday that lawmakers will need to pass a bill next session authorizing state colleges and universities to charge in-state tuition to all recent military veterans, regardless of their current residence status.Wayne Bollig, deputy director of the Kansas ...

Police arrest masked men who disrupted classrooms at KU

Kansas University Public Safety officers arrested two men who disrupted at least two classes on campus Wednesday while wearing Guy Fawkes masks, events that led students across campus to fear for their safety.KU public safety spokesman Capt. James Anguiano said officers took the men in for ...

KU to hold forum on Ebola outbreak

The Kansas University African Studies Center will sponsor a panel discussion on the current Ebola outbreak at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union.The panel will be composed of Ebenezer Obadare, associate professor of sociology; Glenn Adams, associate professor of ...

KU receives $2.9 million grant to help vulnerable youth

Researchers in Kansas University's School of Social Welfare have been awarded a $2.9 million grant for partnering with agencies across the state to serve young, vulnerable children and strengthen families affected by substance abuse.The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...

KU Hospital dedicates in-house broadcast studio and Medical News Network

When Kansas University Hospital admitted a man being testing for Ebola last month, it didn’t take long for media calls to start pouring in.First local TV stations, then national outlets, hospital spokeswoman Jill Chadwick said. “It just went whoosh, like a grass fire.”The situation called ...

Expelled for Twitter posts, former KU student fights university’s decision

A former Kansas University student is in enrollment limbo as the university continues to fight Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild's ruling that KU did not have jurisdiction to expel the student for a series of berating social media posts he made about an ex-girlfriend.Navid Yeasin, ...

KU Hospital announces event celebrating new broadcast studio

Kansas University Hospital has announced a public event to celebrate the hospital’s new television broadcast studio and Medical News Network. The new Dolph C. Simons Jr. Family Broadcast Studio is home of the Medical News Network, described as a news feed exclusively for media worldwide. A ...

KU names first Feaster physics scholars

Two Kansas University juniors have been named the first Gene R. Feaster Physics Scholars.Emily Ann Smith, majoring in physics and interdisciplinary computing, and Daniel Rhodes, majoring in physics, were awarded the scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarship covers tuition ...

KU’s Student Health Services changes name to Watkins Health Services

Kansas University’s Student Health Services is now called Watkins Health Services. The new name will match the program’s location at Watkins Memorial Health Center, 1200 Schwegler Drive. It’s also hoped that it will clear up confusion — revealed through research by KU journalism ...

Visiting professor, author to talk race, gender politics at KU

Ayesha Hardison, Kansas University’s current Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will speak about race and gender politics today at the Kansas Union. Hardison, an associate professor of English at Ohio University, will give her presentation, titled "Of Maids and Ladies: The Ethics of Living ...

KU launches student-run strategic communications agency

News and Information majors in Kansas University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications have practiced their crafts for years at a working student newspaper, radio station and TV station.Now Strategic Communication majors have a similar opportunity for real-world experience in The ...

Longtime pediatrician remembered for helping kids, community

Mary Loveland knows it’s an invented word but said it’s the best way to describe her late husband, Chuck: “He was the goodest man I ever knew.”Chuck Loveland, a longtime Lawrence pediatrician who donated his time to many professional and community organizations, died Friday at Lawrence ...

MSNBC reporter Melissa Harris-Perry to lecture on sexual violence

MSNBC reporter and scholar Melissa Harris-Perry will speak Monday at Kansas University in connection with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Harris-Perry’s lecture will cover sexual violence from a personal and broad-based perspective, looking at current trends and the role of race and ...

Trees lost outpace trees planted at KU; effort aims to bridge gap

Help plant treesReplant Mount Oread is planning a fall tree-planting event for 10:30 a.m. Friday between Marvin and Lindley halls on the Kansas University campus. Sign up to volunteer at sustain.ku.edu/replant/volunteer. To donate money for the Replant Mount Oread effort, go online to ...