Heard on the Hill

Athlete graduation rates: Men’s basketball, women’s golf teams had highest of all KU sports

Sara Shepherd

If you don’t count the ones who transferred or otherwise left the university in good academic standing (i.e. went pro), every University of Kansas men's basketball player who came to KU between 2006 and 2009 went on to graduate in six years or less, according to newly released stats from ...

University governance taking stance on campus carry; Multicultural Student Government plans new request

Sara Shepherd

University of Kansas administration continues working on weapons policy updates with the assumption that beginning July 1, 2017, the university must allow legally carried concealed guns on its campus — as current law dictates. The latest step forward was Wednesday, when a Kansas Board of Regents [recommended KU’s proposed weapons ...

KU Crime Blotter: Week of Nov. 7 through Nov. 13

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 13. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported. **Nov. 13** • Someone stole an XBox 360 between Nov. 11 and Nov. 13 in Jayhawker Towers. Loss was ...

An omen for KU chancellor search? In announcing new K-State president, Regents praise closed process

Sara Shepherd

If the presidential search over at Kansas State University is any indicator — and it probably is — the Kansas Board of Regents appears as likely as ever to choose a closed process for hiring a new chancellor at the University of Kansas. Finalists for K-State's presidency remained confidential until ...

More views of just how different KU's Central District looks already

Sara Shepherd

Thursday marked a milestone in the $350 million Central District redevelopment project at the University of Kansas. KU had a ["topping out" ceremony for the new $117 million Integrated Science Building][1], considered a keystone of the entire district, in which the final beam was signed by stakeholders and hoisted by ...

A KU symposium on how kids can pay for college; ex-provost to be inaugurated as chancellor at Ole Miss

Sara Shepherd

Paying for college — or, if you don’t pay for college, paying off student loan debt later — has been a big topic of conversation in higher ed and the country, on a political and a personal level. University of Kansas researchers working on solutions in the form of Children’s ...

KU Crime Blotter: Week of Oct. 31 through Nov. 6

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Oct. 31, and Sunday, Nov. 6. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported. **Nov. 6** • Someone vandalized the Alumni Place Fountain, leaving it broken in several pieces, between Nov. 4 and ...

National free speech group says KU is among schools with codes that ‘violate’ the First Amendment; University Senate free speech committee continues meeting

Sara Shepherd

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, has included the University of Kansas on a list (a rather large list) of public colleges and universities it says have speech codes that violate the First Amendment and student and faculty rights to free speech. KU was among 111 schools ...

KU's Multicultural Student Government proposing new path to governing-body status

Sara Shepherd

The University of Kansas student organization that calls itself Multicultural Student Government is still active this semester, and is now trying a new path in hopes of becoming a separate governing body with standing equal to KU’s existing Student Senate. On Thursday, MSG leaders asked the University Senate to establish ...

KU Crime Blotter: Week of Oct. 24 through Oct. 30

Sara Shepherd

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 30. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported. **Oct. 30** • Police found someone in possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and a fake drivers license about 2:40 a.m. ...

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