Heard on the Hill

How to get $5,000

Jonathan Kealing

Be honest. When you hear the words "Prize Patrol," you think [Publishers Clearing House][1], don't you.Well, there won't be millions handed out, but [KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway][2] and [Provost Richard Lariviere][3] will be handing out checks for $5,000 to 20 KU professors, starting with six on Thursday.The checks are part ...

Differential tuition dead in CLAS

Jonathan Kealing

Joseph Steinmetz, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at KU, citing concerns over the rising cost of a college education and the needs to the student body, said that differential tuition on classes in the college is dead - for now.Differential tuition is an extra fee, which ...

Free food abounds during Hawk Week

Jonathan Kealing

It's now a reported [fact][1] that Hawk Week is about "Food. Free food."So with that in mind, here's a quick and dirty list of some of the events on campus this week that include tables of edible goodies. A word of caution though. Next time, start early. A lot of ...

KU takes down UFS ad

Jonathan Kealing

The Web site of the Kansas University Athletics Department no longer contains an ad for University Financial Services, a company that is under investigation by the New York Attorney General's office.According to KU associate athletics director Jim Marchiony, Host Communications, a company that contracts with KU to oversee the university's ...

Freshmen walk up the hill to open college careers

Joel Mathis

More than 80 freshmen showed up on campus at 8:30 this morning to take part in the 11th annual Mount Oread Scholars walk up the hill.Organizers hope that taking part in the walk will serve as a symbolic start to an education at Kansas University, which ends with the walk ...

KU administrators oppose efforts to end academic exchanges with Israel

Joel Mathis

Kansas University sent out [the following press release][1] today:_University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Lariviere today joined with hundreds of other American and Canadian colleges and universities to condemn an effort in Britain to block academic exchanges with Israeli scholars.__"We are all students ...

Disaster-affected students can defer tuition, fee payments

George Diepenbrock

State university students from 43 Kansas counties that were affected by natural disasters the past few months now have the option to defer tuition and fee payments, which are normally due next month, the Kansas Board of Regents announced today.Currently included in the plan are students from Greensburg, which was ...

Cancer Center gift surprises KU leaders

Joel Mathis

Philanthropist and civic leader Annette Bloch has announced a $1 million gift to the Kansas University Hospital's new Cancer Center, scheduled to open Aug. 6, a week from today.KU Hospital spokesman Dennis Minich said Bloch announced the gift as a surprise Thursday during a series of ceremonies with KU leaders ...

KU unveils plans to expand law enforcement training center

Joel Mathis

Kansas University on Monday revealed plans for a new dormitory and additional training space at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Hutchinson.Treanor Architects of Lawrence [released a rendering of the what the center would look][1] like after completion of the $16 million capital improvement project.The training center is a ...

Chief Justice to speak at Kansas University

Joel Mathis

[KU sent out the following press release today:][1]John G. Roberts Jr., chief justice of the (United States) ... will deliver the 2008 Vickers Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Business. He will be the first sitting chief justice to speak at the university.The public lecture, which ...

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