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KU computer hacker granted probation, ordered to apologize to professors

A former University of Kansas student who hacked into the school's computer system and changed his failing grades to A’s was granted probation for the resulting felony convictions. He also must write letters apologizing to the professors he fraudulently signed in as. As the prosecutor and ...

KU gave unique rights deal to Fritzel despite fraud investigation being underway

The University of Kansas on Friday provided an explanation of why it gave a booster the rights to prominently use the Jayhawk name and brand despite the fact that he was actively being investigated for fraud. That booster, Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel, was indicted by federal prosecutors ...

Girod indicates search for new KU athletic director drawing to a close

The search for a new athletic director at the University of Kansas is on pace to be done by the end of summer, but could wrap up as shortly as two weeks, Chancellor Douglas Girod said Wednesday. At a Wednesday board meeting for Kansas Athletics Inc., Girod told board members that he was ...

KU research: No proof probiotics ease anxiety

A University of Kansas study released last week showed that probiotics can reduce anxiety in rodents, but not humans. Graduate students and Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of psychology, reviewed data from 22 preclinical studies and found that probiotics had no significant effect on ...

Regents approve tuition and fee increases for state universities in Kansas

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents approved a package of tuition and fee increases for the six state universities, including the University of Kansas, saying they are needed to keep pace with rising costs and declining state support. For full-time resident undergraduate students attending ...

Is KU’s construction boom coming back to haunt its budget?

Anyone who has walked around the University of Kansas campus for the last three years knows that the university has been on a construction spree. A new building for the School of Business, new additions to the Engineering School, a new Earth, Energy and Environment Center and new residence ...

KU team one of 10 global winners in Boeing’s rotorcraft design competition

Flying cars may not be so far off, if the Mamba is any indication. A team of aerospace engineering students and faculty at the University of Kansas on Friday unveiled their winning design, titled “Mamba,” for Boeing’s international GoFly competition. The KU entry was recently named one ...

Natural History Museum to launch fundraiser for replacement of iconic grotesques

For the first time in 115 years, the public will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the mythical beasts that have long stood guard along the University of Kansas Natural History Museum roofline. Dyche Hall’s eight grotesques — like gargoyles but without water spouts ...

Report: KU paid $200,000 in settlement related to sexual harassment claim

The University of Kansas paid a $200,000 sexual harassment settlement last year, but who received it and why isn’t known, according to a report published Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal. KU made that payment in August 2017 to “students or other alleged victims of harassment or ...

Retired Kansas teacher leaves $7.4 million to KU

A retired high school teacher in Concordia has left a $7.4 million estate gift to benefit students majoring in the arts, humanities and education at the University of Kansas, according to a news release from KU. The teacher, Lavon Brosseau, grew up on a farm without electricity or plumbing and ...

KU begins budget streamlining by consolidating some high-ranking financial positions

In an effort to “flatten the financial administrative structure” at the University of Kansas, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod recently announced, two of the university’s high-ranking financial positions will soon be consolidated into one. Starting July 1, the responsibilities of KU’s vice ...

Interim provost: After $20M budget cuts, KU will need to ‘say no’ more often

If the University of Kansas is to remain financially healthy in the years ahead, KU leaders must learn to say “no,” interim Provost Carl Lejuez told the Journal-World earlier this week. On Tuesday, KU announced plans to trim $20 million from its Lawrence campus budget for the fiscal year ...