Heard on the Hill

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 ...

A homecoming for MacArthur ‘Genius’ known for combatting violence against American Indian women; Sarah Deer to join KU faculty

Sara Shepherd

A scholar whose academic work led to legal change for victims of sexual and domestic violence in Indian Country will return to the University of Kansas, her alma mater, as a professor. Starting this fall, Sarah Deer will join KU’s department of women, gender and sexuality studies and the School ...

KU Crime Blotter: April 3-9

Sara Shepherd

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 online longer than ...

Accusations throw wrench into final days of campaigning for $45 million Union renovation

Sara Shepherd

At the end of the day, the Kansas Union referendum that supporters have campaigned for since last fall will remain on the ballot for this week’s University of Kansas student elections. Students are to vote Wednesday and Thursday on [whether to authorize an additional $50 per semester required campus fee ...

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

Sara Shepherd

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. They’ve all ...

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