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Local Día de los Muertos celebration invites all to participate

There is a long tradition behind the painted skulls, cheerful skeleton dolls and tissue-paper flowers of Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Those who want to learn more about Día de los Muertos and participate in an authentic celebration of the holiday with traditional Mexican food, ...

House built by James Naismith in need of new owner

Just south of the University of Kansas campus, on a quiet tree-lined street where the leaves are ablaze with fall colors, stands a house James Naismith built. Along with inventing the game of basketball and serving as director of physical education at KU, Naismith was handy with a hammer and a ...

Man arrested at KU Visitor Center on suspicion of trespassing

University of Kansas police arrested a man at the KU Visitor Center, 1502 Iowa St., on suspicion of trespassing Thursday, according to jail records. Ian A. Slater, 27, of Phoenix, was booked into the jail about 11 a.m. and later released on bond with an order to appear next month in Lawrence ...

3 convicted of fraud in college basketball corruption trial

Updated 6:55 p.m. Wednesday NEW YORK — An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport. A federal jury in Manhattan found former ...

Director of Dole Institute plans gradual retirement over next five years

Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics for the past 14 years, announced Tuesday that he would begin a modified retirement plan with the university beginning in January 2019. Lacy plans to remain director of the Dole Institute for up to five years. “It reflects my view that ...

Big 12 commissioner says he hasn’t talked to Self about recruiting allegations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said at the conference’s media day Wednesday morning that he spoke with KU coach Bill Self Tuesday evening but did not ask him about allegations that families of University of Kansas players received cash payments to attend KU. In recent ...

Silvio De Sousa will not play in KU’s exhibition opener

Story updated 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018: Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas sophomore Silvio De Sousa will not play in Thursday’s exhibition opener against Emporia State in Allen Fieldhouse and a timeline for his return remains unknown. KU coach Bill Self on Wednesday morning announced ...

City and university transit recommending a new contractor to operate buses

After working with MV Transportation for the past 18 years, members of both the city of Lawrence and University of Kansas transit systems are recommending a change. They now want First Transit Inc. to be the contracted service provider for both services. The proposal will be presented at the ...