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KU architecture students win international honor for eco-friendly house

Keeping with the simplicity of the sleek, glass-walled house, a plain wreath hangs from the front door at 1224 E. 12th St. In September Chad and Elissa Turner moved into the East Lawrence house that was designed and built by KU School of Architecture students enrolled in Studio 804. Months ...

KU police still investigating mystery of Texas state flag flying over Fraser Hall

The University of Kansas police are still trying to find the person who raised a Texas flag above Fraser Hall in November. “The case is still open,” said Deputy Chief James Anguiano with KU's Public Safety Office. On Nov. 23, the Texas flag was spotted flying in place of the KU flag on ...

A garden in winter: KU students work during break to finish courtyard project

While the University of Kansas campus was almost deserted Wednesday for winter break, two students were hard at work finishing a fall semester project. Azra Krdzalic and Lake Giron, both third-year students in the School of Architecture, were with their professor, Keith Van de Riet, who ...

Lawrence rabbi honored as one of the 50 most influential Jewish leaders in 2018

A prominent Jewish culture magazine recently honored a Lawrence rabbi for his work with the University of Kansas community. The Forward magazine named Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel as one of the magazine’s 50 most influential American Jews in 2018. Tiechtel and his wife, Nechama, have led Chabad of ...

Report: Lawrence author sells rights to debut novel for at least $1 million

A local author is likely to make a splash with her debut novel. Kate Russell, who teaches creative writing and composition in the University of Kansas English department, sold the publishing rights to her novel “My Dark Vanessa” to William Morrow, an imprint of the publishing company ...

‘BlacKkKlansman,’ co-written by KU prof, nominated for 4 Golden Globes

“BlacKkKlansman,” a film co-written by a University of Kansas film professor, was recently nominated for four Golden Globes Awards, including best motion picture drama. Kevin Willmott, a director, screenwriter and KU professor, co-wrote the screenplay with Spike Lee. Lee was nominated ...

Demolition of Horejsi Family Athletics Center underway at KU

The claw of the CAT excavator began its destructive work Friday morning, yanking apart the Horejsi Family Athletics Center, home of KU volleyball. Pulling pieces of the 20-year-old building to the ground, the excavation crew from McPherson Wrecking of Topeka should only have a cement slab ...

KU faculty, staff and students blast administration at open forum

A day after University of Kansas Interim Provost Carl Lejuez announced that roughly 30 people would be laid off to deal with a $20 million budget hole, members of the KU community vented their frustrations with the university's leadership during an open forum sponsored by the University ...

KU police: At least $750 of apparel, other items stolen from KU athletic facilities

University of Kansas police are investigating after hundreds of dollars of KU gear and other items were stolen from university athletic facilities. KU Police Deputy Chief James Anguiano said a series of thefts occurred at various dates starting in late October. In early November, a suspect ...

KU to shed more than 150 positions, lay off about 30 people, interim provost says

The University of Kansas will be shedding more than 150 positions to deal with a $20 million budget hole, and about 30 people will be laid off as part of that process, a university leader said Wednesday at a town hall meeting. Interim Provost Carl Lejuez said the university would eliminate ...