Heard on the Hill

How’d a Jayhawk sweatshirt get in that Coke commercial, and how much money is KU making off it?

Sara Shepherd

Twenty seconds left in the big game against rival University of Kansas, and the power goes out on a roomful of University of Kentucky basketball fans. They wring their hands, grab flashlights, burst outside, run to the only porch they see with the lights on, and ring the doorbell in ...

KU grad, Uber exec moving back to Lawrence to ‘explore politics’

Sara Shepherd

One of the University of Kansas’ more well-known — and most tech savvy — alumni is moving back to Lawrence from the Silicon Valley area, and it appears he may be eyeing a political run. Brian McClendon’s last day at Uber, where he is vice president of maps and business ...

KU Crime Blotter: March 6-12

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, March 6, and Sunday, March 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 ...

A Rock chalk rap titled 'Bill Selfish'; Steinways for sale; business school noted for beauty

Sara Shepherd

The NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament is here, and as usual the Jayhawks are in it as a No. 1 seed. That’s worth an original rap to help get KU fans pumped up, a trio of local underground artists decided. Technically, the guys at Neostar Music decided to remake a ...

NCAA tournament First Round in Tulsa: What you need to know

Sara Shepherd

For the 28th consecutive time, the University of Kansas Jayhawks are heading to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament. In case you didn’t hear earlier this week, [that’s now the longest streak in tournament history][1]. KU, the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region, kicks off the tournament ...

University Senate asks KU to post campus carry link on main websites; new name for vet center; police sweep popular student bars

Sara Shepherd

After mulling [ideas as detailed as][1] demanding advertisements of certain sizes and placements in the student newspaper and door signs of certain colors and measurements, the University of Kansas University Senate agreed Thursday on how it wants KU to notify people about the state law allowing concealed handguns on campus ...

KU Crime Blotter: Feb. 27-March 5

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Feb. 27, and Sunday, March 5. 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 ...

Elizabeth Dole donates papers to KU, will visit campus to launch new Women in Leadership lecture series; Discussion groups break down Trump’s first 100 days

Sara Shepherd

Former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole has gifted her career papers to the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, KU announced this week. Along with that news, the Dole Institute also announced it is creating an annual lecture called the Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture in her ...

Dozens seek help from KU law expungement clinic; another new diversity administrator job on campus; alumnus’ visual effects team wins Oscar

Sara Shepherd

I checked with organizers this week and learned that more than 40 people hoping to expunge items from their criminal records sought help from a University of Kansas School of Law event last weekend. The KU Legal Aid Clinic’s Feb.“Clean Slate” Expungement Clinic, which I wrote about beforehand (see that ...

KU Crime Blotter: Feb. 20-26

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 26. 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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