Heard on the Hill

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] ...

Paleontology grant, Latin American research awards and other January accolades from KU

Sara Shepherd

Being the end of the semester, December was a particularly [big month for awards][1] at the University of Kansas. In January, KU announced one of its highest honors — an [honorary degree recipient for 2017][2], alumnus and Marine veteran William McNulty — and a few other accolades. Here’s a roundup ...

KU Crime Blotter: Jan. 23-29

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 29. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported. **Jan. 27** • Someone left a bag of marijuana on a KU bus on Jan. 19. **Jan. 26** • ...

KU Crime Blotter: Jan. 16-22

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Jan. 22. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported. **Jan. 20** • Police arrested someone in possession of a simulated controlled substance, marijuana and drug paraphernalia about 1 ...

KU’s official chancellor search web page is live, with contact info for submitting applications

Sara Shepherd

Names of candidates for the next chancellor of the University of Kansas have already started coming in to search leaders, the [search committee chairman said][1] a few days ago. I’ve even received a nomination myself, via Twitter: https://twitter.com/gblanstonku/status/823596195335598082 If Barack Obama would like to apply, I can now direct him ...

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