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KU schedules another public meeting regarding budget cuts

Carl Lejuez, interim provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas, will host the university's final budget conversation of the fall semester on Wednesday. Lejuez has been hosting the meetings since the announcement of a $20 million across-the-board budget cut at the end ...

KU’s Lawrence campus plans to be wind-powered by 2020

The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to have its Lawrence campus powered nearly 100 percent by wind energy by 2020. The Kansas City Star reports the 20-year agreement is expected to lower the university's utility bills about 22 percent, from 2.3 cents per ...

Special memorial display at the Dole Institute to honor late President Bush

The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a special memorial display honoring the legacy of former President George H.W. Bush. The display, which will run through Dec. 31, will focus on the 41st president, who died Friday, and on his relationship with former U.S. ...

From $20M budget cuts to a Magic 8-Ball, a look at KU’s interim provost

Walking into Strong Hall at 7:30 a.m. on a dark November morning, Carl Lejuez had already finished one of the back-to-back meetings that fill his day. For decades, he thought of himself as a night person, even scheduling the classes he taught for later in the day. But moving to Kansas from the ...

KU professor wins Germany’s highest science award

University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor Christophe Royon won the Humboldt Research Award, the highest scientific award given by the German government, Carl Lejuez, KU's interim provost and executive vice-chancellor, announced in a tweet Thursday night. “His work in Germany ...

3rd candidate for dean of engineering to visit KU

The third and final candidate for the dean position at the University of Kansas' School of Engineering will be on campus Friday for interviews, KU announced Tuesday. David Hahn, chair of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Florida, will make a public ...

65 faculty members at KU expected to take retirement incentive

Out of 267 eligible tenured and tenure-track faculty, 65 are now expected to leave the University of Kansas Lawrence campus in the next two years. To qualify, applicants have to be 62 years old by the date they will retire. The deadline for signing the final paperwork for the Voluntary ...

Longtime student center near KU converts part of its building to thriving Airbnb

As cars lined the circular drive at The Oread hotel on a recent Friday, Dan and Paige Metsch were checking into their room just across the street at Hospitality House. It’s not that the couple from San Diego didn’t want to stay at The Oread, but it was a busy weekend at the University of ...

Kansas Supreme Court upholds dismissal of KU assistant professor

TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court this week upheld the University of Kansas' dismissal of an assistant professor in molecular biology in 2010 due to insufficient academic research and publishing. Edina Harsay began teaching at KU in 2004 when she was hired for a tenure-track position in the ...

Texas flag flies over Fraser Hall during KU-UT football game

Story updated 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2018: Yes, that was the Texas state flag flying over the highest and most iconic roofline on the University of Kansas campus on Friday. For fans who looked uphill in the middle of KU’s home football game against the University of Texas, there it was. ...

Over a year into campus carry at KU, first gun-policy violation reported

If gun toting is flourishing at the University of Kansas since campus carry began, people are concealing their firearms well. In the first 15 months of the controversial policy allowing concealed guns on campus, one violation has been reported, the Journal-World found, and no gun crimes have ...