Heard on the Hill

Outgoing KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, in her own words

Sara Shepherd

In 2009, a few days after the University of Kansas announced that Bernadette Gray-Little would be its 17th chancellor, a Journal-World reporter made some calls and even traveled personally to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill — where Gray-Little had worked more than 30 years, most recently as provost — ...

Former KU executive vice chancellor dies

Sara Shepherd

A man who had been executive vice chancellor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean and an English professor — among other roles — at the University of Kansas died this month. Robert “Bob” Cobb died June 7 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., according to his ...

KU Crime Blotter: May 29-June 11

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, May 29, and Sunday, June 11. 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 ...

KU Crime Blotter: May 15-28

Sara Shepherd

School’s out for the summer, as of May 12. The KU Crime Blotter isn’t out for the summer, but it is moving from once a week to once every two weeks until students return to campus in August. The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of ...

KU names new vice provost of faculty development

Sara Shepherd

'Tis the season for new administrative appointments at the University of Kansas. Here’s another one, which KU just announced this week. Professor J. Christopher Brown will be KU’s new vice provost of faculty development beginning July 1. Brown, who’s been at KU since 2001, has joint appointments in KU’s department ...

Group concludes state universities are falling behind in Title IX investigations, need more money for staff

Sara Shepherd

A year ago — inspired in part by one state university filing a court brief against another in a Title IX-related lawsuit — the Kansas Board of Regents ordered a work group to create more uniformity in the way schools address Title IX. The work group, made of Title IX ...

KU Crime Blotter: May 8-14

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, May 8, and Sunday, May 14. 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 ...

KU Crime Blotter: May 1-7

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, May 1, and Sunday, May 7. 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 ...

Lots of space, nowhere to sit: Fundraiser aims to improve Wescoe hallway

Sara Shepherd

The new buildings on the University of Kansas campus these days are all about built-in gathering and study spaces. I think the buzz-phrase for these is “touchdown stations,” and they're everywhere — think nooks or common areas with tables and chairs, charging stations, maybe even a nearby coffee bar like ...

Trump nominates KU graduate for federal judgeship

Sara Shepherd

Last year, national media outlets included University of Kansas alumnus David Stras on a [shortlist][1] of potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. That did not happen — Neil M. Gorsuch has since been nominated and confirmed to the vacancy. However, Stras is on a new list of Trump nominees. ...

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