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KU's law, business schools rate on latest Princeton Review lists

Jonathan Kealing

Kansas University's law school was listed [among the 170 best][1] in the nation and its business school found a home on a list of the [290 best business schools][2], KU announced today.Princeton Review cited the [School of Law's][3] affordability, beautiful campus and the quality of faculty. The diversity of certificate ...

KU student senator admonished for holding closed meeting

Jonathan Kealing

Kansas University's Student Senate [tonight will discuss][1] one of its members choosing to close a committee meeting, in violation of Senate rules and regulations and perhaps in violation of the [Kansas Open Meetings Act][2].Student Senator Mason Heilman Oct. 24 asked all nonmembers of the Student Rights committee to leave the ...

KU creates, shares new privacy policy

Jonathan Kealing

In the wake of last month's [unauthorized document dump][1], Kansas University has created a new privacy policy.It was approved today and immediately [e-mailed to all Lawrence-campus faculty, staff and students][2]. The privacy policy spells out what is expected of all members of the university community in terms of information retention ...

KU Alumni Association asks for blue-out on Saturday

Jonathan Kealing

The [Kansas University Alumni Association][1] is working with KU's [Homecoming Steering Committee][2] to encourage Kansas fans to wear mostly blue to this Saturday's football game [against Nebraska][3].In a press release, Homecoming's co-director, Meghan Easter, said "Important occasions for the university like KU's homecoming and the fact that our team is ...

KUMC picks up $11 million NIH award

Jonathan Kealing

The [National Institutes of Health][1] today announced that [Kansas University Medical Center][2] would receive an $11 million grant to fund research on the regulation of cell development and differentiation.The award is being given to [Dale R. Abrahamson][3], an internationally known kidney researcher. Abrahamson will be the principal investigator. The funding ...

KU professor to conduct Treasury Department study

Jonathan Kealing

[Susan Scholz][1], a professor in the KU School of Business, will study how and [why publicly traded companies restated][2] their earnings.In the past several years, a number of companies including [Apple Computers][3], [Research in Motion][4] and [UnitedHealth][5] have had to restate earning because of irregular option grants, but restatements have ...

E-mail to KU students a big misunderstanding

Jonathan Kealing

An e-mail [circulating among KU students][1] late Monday night was the result of a band promoting it's new CD, said KU spokeswoman Lynn Bretz.According to Bretz, a student saw someone drawing symbols on the sidewalk outside Lewis Hall, accompanied by the date 10-23-07. The student concluded the symbol was related ...

Regents direct university presidents to examine background checks

Jonathan Kealing

In respose to stories in the [Lawrence Journal-World][1] and the [Kansas City Star][2], Kansas Board of Regents CEO Reggie Robinson asked the Council of Presidents to examine whether faculty background checks are warranted at regents universities.The newspaper stories followed a change in policy at the University of Missouri system, where ...

End Global Poverty Day arrives at KU

Jonathan Kealing

As part of "End Global Poverty Week," a group of KU students are [taking to Wescoe Beach][1] for 24 hours to raise money and awareness.Chancellor Robert Hemenway, a major proponent of implementing the [Millennium Development Goals][2], even stopped by to lend his name to the fight against poverty. He signed ...

Recording industry files suit against 14 KU students

Jonathan Kealing

The [recording industry][1] filed suit late last month against 14 anonymous Kansas University students for illegally downloading or uploading music that is protected by copyright.The lawsuit comes about two months after the RIAA sent pre-litigation lawsuits to [23 universities, including KU.][2] As a policy, KU does not forward those letters ...

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