Heard on the Hill

It's an eclipse!

Jonathan Kealing

The first truly visible lunar eclipse in three years will happen in the early hours of [Tuesday morning][1].The eclipse should begin at 3:51 a.m., as this [ chart (which is not adjusted for daylight savings time)][2] will show. The eclipse will reach its peak at 5:37.With moon slated to set ...

The twisted world of the Border Showdown

Jonathan Kealing

There's not much to say here.There's a maze.Made out of corn.And it's [cut in the shape of the KU and MU logos.][1] OK, it's actually two mazes. One of the KU logo and one of the MU logo.For just part of a tank of [gas][2] and a $9 for adults, ...

Get lost in the Border Showdown

Jonathan Kealing

There's not much to say here.There's a maze.Made out of corn.And it's [cut in the shape of the KU and MU logos.][1] OK, it's actually two mazes. One of the KU logo and one of the MU logo.For just part of a tank of [gas][2] and a $9 for adults, ...

Dole Institute announces fellows

Jonathan Kealing

Jennifer Schmidt, former chief of staff to the speaker of the [Kansas House of Representatives][1] and an advisor on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., and Jerry Austin, a campaign consultant who ran Jesse Jackson's [1984 presidential campaign][2] will be the two fellows at the Dole Institute of Politics this semester.Schmidt ...

Kemper award roundup

Jonathan Kealing

Two Lawrence campus professors received the two most recent William T. Kemper fellowships.The winners, [Michael Roberts][1], professor of applied behavioral sciences, and [Charles Epp][2], associate professor of public administration, were the last two winners on the Lawrence campus.That brings to 16 the total number of awards handed out. Four more ...

KU Hospital, state job growth, hot topic at Regents meeting

Jonathan Kealing

HESSTON -- The [Kansas Board of Regents][1], along with its [System Council of Presidents][2], spent a lot of their meeting Wednesday discussing how to create jobs around the state.In discussing the matter, a lot of effort was focused on the need for certain technical jobs that may not require a ...

Regents want $130 million in new money; KU and other schools would create new programs

Jonathan Kealing

HESSTON -- Kansas higher education institutions are asking for an extra $130 million over five years in order to bring the funding level to the 75th percentile nationally.While there's no indication this money will become available any time soon, the institutions outlined their plans for that money. But even if ...

WSU's success talk of Regents' meeting

Jonathan Kealing

_Jonathan Kealing is covering the Regents meeting in Hesston._HESSTON -- Someone at Wichita State University knows a thing or two about PR.The [front page of today's Wichita Eagle][1], features a huge package on the success of a new scholarship program that targeted 40 of the top Wichita high school students, ...

An end to an era at GSP?

Jonathan Kealing

In addition to being Kansas University's two oldest [residence halls][1], Gertrude Sellards Pearson Hall and Corbin Hall share something else in common.They're both home to [women only][2]. But that may soon change.In an interview with the Journal-World, housing director Diana Robertson said that after GSP is renovated, it may be ...

KU's Fine Arts dean steps down

Jonathan Kealing

Photo courtesy of KU Kansas University will again begin a national search to replace one of its deans.Steve Hedden, dean of the School of Fine Arts, announced today that he would [step down][1] as an administrator in order to return to teaching.Hedden received three degrees in music education from KU, ...

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