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KU helps K-State recover after damaging library fire

After a fire caused smoke and water damage to Kansas State University’s Hale Library, including damage to much of the university’s information technology infrastructure, University of Kansas officials stepped in to help get systems back online and recover data. Kansas State uses the data ...

Rock Chalk Park started as $39 million deal for KU; now it may top $100 million

Former Kansas Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger agreed to a contract change that could cost KU tens of millions of dollars in additional lease payments at Rock Chalk Park, a review by the Journal-World has found. Zenger, who was fired on Monday, agreed in 2013 to void a lease Kansas Athletics ...

Chancellor Girod fires KU Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger; search firm hired

University of Kansas Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger has been fired, effective immediately, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Monday, citing a lack of progress and a need for new leadership. "This morning I met with Sheahon and relieved him of his duties," Girod said in a news release ...

Man who was expelled for stalking female students files 2 lawsuits against KU

A man whom the University of Kansas expelled after finding he sexually harassed and stalked female students is now suing KU, claiming the university overstepped its bounds, and is asking a judge to nullify KU’s discipline. The same man also filed a second lawsuit alleging he was ...

Girod: Athletics important to KU, but there is a “disconnect” too

When University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod thinks about his university’s athletic department, a number sometimes comes to mind. It is not one you’ll find on the scoreboard or in the record books, though. Rather, look through enrollment records. The number is 40 percent, and that ...

On KU’s campus, the new question is: What does that bike rack spell?

The University of Kansas has drawn some unexpected attention on social media in recent days, not for its basketball team or the bigwigs in Strong Hall but for, of all things, a bike rack. If you’re unfamiliar with the jokes circulating around Facebook, here’s the gist: Last week, students ...

KU student who hacked computers and changed his grades is convicted of 4 felonies

A former University of Kansas student who used a keystroke logger to steal professors’ passwords, hack into KU’s computer system and change his grades is now a convicted felon for those crimes. At the court hearing, he promised he had removed keystroke logger software from all of his ...

Thousands to walk down hill Sunday in KU commencement ceremony

Nearly 4,000 members of KU’s class of 2018 will have their chance to walk through the Campanile and into Memorial Stadium on Sunday. It’s graduation weekend in Lawrence, and the University of Kansas has picked Mother’s Day as the backdrop of KU’s 145th commencement, slated for 10:30 ...