Heard on the Hill

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

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 ...

Former KU executive vice chancellor dies

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 obituary. ...

KU Crime Blotter: May 29-June 11

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 ...

KU Crime Blotter: May 15-28

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 Public Safety ...

KU names new vice provost of faculty development

'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 ...

KU Crime Blotter: May 8-14

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 ...

KU Crime Blotter: May 1-7

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 ...

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

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 ...

Trump nominates KU graduate for federal judgeship

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 ...

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

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 ...

University governance update: KU senates all name new presidents

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], ...

KU Crime Blotter: April 24-30

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 ...

KU Crime Blotter: April 17-23

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 ...

KU Crime Blotter: April 10-16

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 ...

KU Crime Blotter: April 3-9

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, April 3, and Sunday, April 9. 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 ...

Meet the candidates running for KU student body president, vice president

The annual student elections at the University of Kansas are Wednesday and Thursday. In addition to a [referendum for a $50 per semester fee][1] to fund a $45 million renovation of the Kansas Union, the ballot features no fewer than four contenders for KU’s student commander in chief. ...