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KU to play host to Campus Greens national convention
July 17, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A student group formed from Ralph Nader’s 2000 run for the U.S. presidency will have its national convention Aug. 8-11 at the Kansas Union. The Campus Greens event is expected to draw more than 400 high school and college students from across the nation.
Regents endorse tuition increases
June 28, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved a 25.2 percent tuition increase for resident, undergraduate students at Kansas University, part of a package of increases that KU officials promise will improve the school but some students say will produce a barrier to higher education. The new rates, which will be in effect for the fall semester, will increase the tuition for a full-time, resident undergraduate to $1,460 per semester from $1,166 per semester, an increase of $294.
New map would split Lawrence, put KU in 2nd District
March 12, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 11:08 a.m.) A new congressional redistricting map would not only split the city of Lawrence, but it would put Kansas University’s Lawrence campus in the 2nd District.
Chancellor describes impending KU cuts
March 8, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Several programs and 275 jobs must be eliminated at Kansas University if state policy-makers can’t find a way to fend off proposed cuts in higher education spending. That was the warning Thursday from KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway to members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
House tentatively approves higher education research bill
March 7, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:23 p.m.) The Kansas House on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would authorize the issuance of $110 million in bonds to build research facilities at three public universities, including Kansas University.
KU officials say plan step in right direction
January 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University officials on Tuesday applauded Gov. Bill Graves’ proposal to restore funds for higher education, saying that cuts envisioned in a no-new-taxes budget would cause serious harm.
KU prepares for cuts
December 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Chancellor Robert Hemenway ordered contingency plans Thursday to reduce spending at Kansas University. In a memo distributed to faculty and staff, Hemenway ordered the university to find ways to cut spending by 2 percent in the current fiscal year and 5 percent in the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.
Professor makes state politics his specialty
January 8, 2001
By Erwin Seba Among political reporters in Kansas, there really isn’t a name for it, but they might call it the Burdett Loomis problem. It happens sometime during an election season or legislative session.
Banker, advocate for arts center, dies at age 90
George Ryan warmly remembered
January 6, 2001
By Erwin Seba A local banker instrumental in the establishment of the Lawrence Arts Center died Jan. 3 at his son’s home in Austin, Tex. Friends and colleagues recall George H. Ryan, 90, as a careful businessman who gave a lot to his community.
Enjoy your age,’ advises Lawrence’s oldest resident, 107
January 5, 2001
By Erwin Seba When Elspeth Boyd was born, Grover Cleveland was president and the Wright Brothers were nine years away from take off. Boyd, Douglas County’s oldest resident, turned 107 Thursday. The quiet birthday celebration with family and a few friends was in marked contrast to other events she’s witnessed.

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