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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. ...

KU Student Senate, greek groups create fund for sexual assault victims

Sara Shepherd

The University of Kansas now has a pot of money to help sexual assault victims with related expenses. Outgoing student body president Stephonn Alcorn and vice president Gabby Naylor recently announced the creation of the University of Kansas Sexual Violence Survivor Fund for students who have experienced or are experiencing ...

University governance update: KU senates all name new presidents

Sara Shepherd

The past month has brought the annual changing of the guard for the various university governance bodies at the University of Kansas. As I’ve already reported, [students in mid-April elected juniors Mady Womack and Mattie Carter as student body president and vice president][1], respectively. In that role, the pair represent ...

KU Crime Blotter: April 24-30

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, April 34, and Sunday, April 30. 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 student election results now final: 56.7 percent said no to proposed Union renovation

Sara Shepherd

University of Kansas spring election results are now — finally — final, and margins shared by the KU Student Senate Elections Commission show that almost 57 percent of students said no to adding a 30-year, $50-per-semester fee to pay for a $45 million Kansas Union renovation. Voting took place April ...

KU Crime Blotter: April 17-23

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, April 17, and Sunday, April 23. 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: April 10-16

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, April 10, and Sunday, April 16. 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 ...

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