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KU debate honored for top rankings this season, over past 20 years

The University of Kansas debate program has been honored for its performance not just this season but over the past 20 years. The Cross Examination Debate Association awarded KU its top team ranking, based on points earned at tournaments, for the 2018-2019 season during the recent CEDA ...

Photo gallery: Herman Cain speaks at KU

Former Republican presidential candidate and businessman Herman Cain on Wednesday delivered the J.A. Vickers Sr. and Robert F. Vickers Sr. Memorial Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Business. Photos by Ashley Hocking/Lawrence Journal-World Related coverage - More on Cain's ...

KU golf hall of famer, LPGA founder Marilynn Smith dies at 89

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Marilynn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. She was 89. She died in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends, the ...

Former Adidas executive agrees to pay KU for his part in illegal pay-to-play scheme

A former Adidas executive has agreed to pay the University of Kansas restitution as part of a federal fraud case involving college basketball recruiting. ESPN reported Monday evening that James Gatto has agreed to pay $342,437.75 in restitution to KU and North Carolina State for his role in ...

Fans of ‘Queer Eye’ show raise more than $90K for Lawrence woman

A Lawrence woman whose experience of being kicked out of her home as a 16-year-old because of her sexual orientation was highlighted on the Netflix show "Queer Eye" has a fresh shot at college after fans of the show raised enough to pay off her student loans. The show tells the story of ...

$500K gift establishes KU professorship for military history

Through a $500,000 gift to KU Endowment, a University of Kansas alumnus established a new professorship at the university focused on military history. David Pittaway, of Naples, Fla., donated the gift to create the professorship because he thinks vital military history, including the study of ...

KU’s new ‘angry white male’ course receives national attention

A University of Kansas course focusing on angry white men received some national attention on Wednesday. The course Angry White Male Studies is listed as a Humanities and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies course in the KU catalog for the 2019-2020 school year. Conservative higher education ...

Acclaimed novelist Jesmyn Ward to speak in Lawrence

Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward will speak at two Lawrence events next week as part of the University of Kansas' Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series. Ward, the author of “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” which won a 2017 National Book Award, will deliver a lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 11 at ...

Lawrence crowd breaks attendance record for Kansas Supreme Court road trips

An unusual opportunity to see the Kansas Supreme Court in action proved popular among Lawrence area residents. Just over 800 people attended the court’s special session Monday night at the Lied Center, according to Lisa Taylor, the court’s public information director. She said the ...

Carly Fiorina to deliver 2019 Dole Lecture

A former business leader and recent Republican presidential candidate will deliver the University of Kansas' prestigious Dole Lecture later this month. Carly Fiorina, who was a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, will speak 4 p.m. April 14 at the Dole Institute, 2350 ...

Refugee forced to flee his country will tell his story at Lawrence Public Library

A University of Kansas doctoral student who was forced to flee his country will share his story Wednesday night at the Lawrence Public Library. The student, Samuel Dermas, began working on a second doctoral degree this semester at KU. He is originally from Eritrea, a country in east Africa ...

KU doctoral student’s discovery shows snapshot of day when asteroid wiped out life

WASHINGTON — New research released Friday captures a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid smacked Earth, fire rained from the sky and the ground shook far worse than any modern earthquake. It was the day that nearly all life on Earth went extinct, ...

CBS News correspondent to speak at KU about Trump’s presidency

A journalist with an up-close view of Donald Trump’s presidency will speak at the University of Kansas next week. Major Garrett, chief White House correspondent for CBS News, will discuss his career covering national politics and his new book, “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride,” during an event ...

KU appoints new interim dean for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The University of Kansas’ largest academic unit will have a new interim leader beginning this summer. Carl Lejuez, KU's interim provost, announced the appointment of John Colombo as interim dean in a memo to the campus community on Thursday. Colombo currently serves as a psychology ...

Lawrence artist Roger Shimomura’s new exhibit touches on U.S. immigration policy

A renowned Lawrence artist will soon display many newly created images, some of which were inspired by U.S. immigration policies under President Donald Trump. Roger Shimomura, 80, will open his three-part exhibit called “American Muse” at the Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art gallery in Kansas ...