Heard on the Hill

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 ...

Big Event means big groups of volunteers across town on Saturday

Sara Shepherd

You may see an unusually large number of people with rakes, clippers, paint brushes and such around town Saturday — like, thousands of them. They're participating in the University of Kansas Big Event. The annual day of volunteering starts with volunteers gathering at 9 a.m. in KU’s Ambler Student Recreation ...

Professor who founded KU’s Latin American studies center dies at 96

Sara Shepherd

Italian born, American-educated and Latin American- and Caribbean-focused in his academic career, University of Kansas professor emeritus of geography John Augelli was a student — and teacher — of the world. Augelli, who founded KU’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, died March 20 at home in Lawrence. He ...

KU Crime Blotter: March 20-April 2

Sara Shepherd

Criminals at the University of Kansas mostly took a vacation over Spring Break (March 20-24), so the KU Crime Blotter did, too. This post includes the two crimes reported that week. The following incidents were reported to the KU Office of Public Safety between Monday, March 20, and Sunday, April ...

These Jayhawks are still in the running for national titles: a KU debate team and a KU-exclusive sandwich

Sara Shepherd

After a rough loss to the University of Oregon Saturday night, the University of Kansas men’s basketball team is out of the running for a national title this year. However, they weren’t the only Jayhawks competing for national championships over the weekend, and — at least as of this afternoon ...

Jayhawks in Kansas City for the Sweet 16: What to know if you go

Sara Shepherd

The University of Kansas Jayhawks have about as close as it gets to a homecourt advantage for their Sweet 16 matchup against Purdue on Thursday: the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Besides being less than an hour’s drive away, there’s even a Johnny’s Tavern right across the street. Here’s ...

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 ...

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