Heard on the Hill

What other pools could KU chancellor candidates be swimming in? A list of other universities advertising for CEOs right now

Sara Shepherd

As the University of Kansas is recruiting candidates and taking applications for its next chancellor, it’s not the only school looking for a qualified leader right now. For one, fellow Big 12 conference mate Baylor University is advertising for a new CEO. So is the University of Missouri-Columbia. Other farther-away ...

KU chancellor reflects on meeting with DeVos; Ironing boards with a message: Common Work of Art creator speaks Wednesday at KU

Sara Shepherd

Along with 10 other Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) presidents and chancellors, University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little met last week with the new U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, in Washington, D.C. Gray-Little shared some takeaways from that meeting in her latest [Chancellor’s Message][1], shared with campus ...

Campus carry: KU elected leaders wonder, would insurance pay if they were shot on campus?

Sara Shepherd

Some University of Kansas Senate representatives have suggested that the body demand that KU provide employees and students with insurance that would pay for injury, long-term disability or death should they get shot on campus. It’s possible that existing KU insurance already addresses workplace injury coverage including bullet wounds, but ...

KU Crime Blotter: Feb. 13-19

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 19. Incidents are listed by date reported. This list may not include all crimes reported to police during the date range, as incidents occasionally are posted online longer than ...

Professor to lecture on Dreamers; free lunch courtesy of CLAS; Allen Fieldhouse as seen through a GoPro on a trombone

Sara Shepherd

Dreamers and their futures here in the United States have been in the news a lot recently, usually more as a collective than individually, it seems. A University of Kansas professor is planning a lecture about the immigrant group Tuesday evening on campus as part of the new(ish) KU Center ...

Should KU be required to actively advertise that it’s a concealed carry campus? University Senate execs discuss

Sara Shepherd

I should start by saying that this suggestion, brought forward by some University Senate Executive Committee members, failed to gain endorsement by the full committee. But it did elicit debate during Tuesday’s committee meeting and is on the agenda to be discussed by full University Senate next week. How far ...

KU Crime Blotter: Feb. 6-12

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Feb. 6, and Sunday, Feb. 12. Incidents are listed by date reported. This list may not include all crimes reported to police during the date range, as incidents occasionally are posted online longer than ...

Chief diversity officer leaves KU; university now searching for three new vice provosts

Sara Shepherd

The University of Kansas’ chief diversity officer has left the position. Provost Neeli Bendapudi shared the news in a message to campus, in which she said she would search internally — specifically for a tenured faculty member — to find a replacement. E. Nathan Thomas had been KU’s vice provost ...

KU Crime Blotter: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Jan. 30, and Sunday, Feb. 5. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported. **Feb. 4** • Domestic battery occurred between 3 and 6:30 a.m. Feb. 4 at Ellsworth Residence Hall. Someone caused ...

KU scholarship hall donor, professors emeritus among recent deaths in KU community

Sara Shepherd

The man who donated $4.4 million to build and maintain Krehbiel Scholarship Hall at the University of Kansas has died. Carl Krehbiel, 68, of Moundridge, died from an accidental fall Dec. 12, 2016, at his home in San Francisco, according to his [obituary][1]. KU announced in 2007 that Krehbiel’s [donation][2] ...

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