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Major road projects set to begin near 19th and Iowa

Street closures will greet motorists Monday near the southwest corner of the University of Kansas campus as a multimillion-dollar pedestrian tunnel and road reconstruction project gets underway. Iowa Street near 19th Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and access from Iowa to ...

Student reports being raped in KU dorm

A University of Kansas student has reported to police that she was raped in her dorm last summer by a man she knew. The woman reported on Feb. 20 that she was raped by an acquaintance in August 2018 at Oliver Hall, 1815 Naismith Drive, said Deputy Chief James Anguiano of the KU Office of ...

Author to share memories of watching movies with President Reagan

Mark Weinberg, a longtime White House assistant to Ronald Reagan, spent weekends at Camp David in the 1980s watching movies with the first couple. While Ronald and Nancy Reagan lost themselves in popular box-office hits of the time, from “Chariots of Fire ” to “Back to the Future,” ...

Gatto, others in NCAA basketball scandal sentenced to months in prison

Story updated at 4 p.m. Tuesday The three men who were convicted of fraud for their schemes in a college basketball recruiting scandal — which included the University of Kansas program — were sentenced on Tuesday to months in prison. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan sentenced former Adidas executive ...

KU expands health care for transgender students

The University of Kansas is expanding care for transgender students at its health center so students no longer have to leave campus to seek hormone therapy. Transgender students will now be able to start and continue hormone therapy through the university's student health center, Watkins ...

KU campuses closed until 10 a.m. because of icy conditions

The University of Kansas campus in Lawrence will be closed until 10 a.m. today because of icy conditions, according to a 6:30 a.m. text alert from KU. The Edwards and Leavenworth campuses will also be closed. Only weather-essential staff should report to work while campus is closed. "KU ...

KU budget meeting turns into protest and criticism of administrative salaries

In a meeting meant to focus on plans to adopt a new budgeting process at the University of Kansas amid a $20 million budget cut, interim provost Carl Lejuez ended up dealing with a protest and fielding questions about the university’s administrative salaries. Lejuez said during a Dec. 5 town ...

KU professor Kevin Willmott wins Oscar for best adapted screenplay

University of Kansas professor Kevin Willmott has won an Oscar for his contribution to the film “BlacKkKlansman.” Willmott, who co-wrote the film with Spike Lee, won the best adapted screenplay award during the 91st Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday. Willmott is at least the second Oscar ...

150 volcanoes to erupt on concluding day of annual KU Engineering and Science Expo

Julia Velasco had an appreciative audience with whom to share her interest in astronomy Sunday at the annual University of Kansas Engineering and Science Expo. A family day crowd filed past the Cordley Elementary School fifth-grader’s science fair project and the 10 others set up on a long ...

KU Endowment raises more than $1 million in 24-hour campaign

In one day, KU Endowment raised more than $1 million to benefit the University of Kansas. In its second 24-hour fundraising event — known as “One Day. One KU.” — the organization received gifts from 2,635 donors, totaling $1.08 million, between midnight Wednesday and midnight Thursday, ...