Heard on the Hill

KU, Jayhawks featured on CBS' 'Early Show' in Greensburg

Jonathan Kealing

![][1] Sunday marks the first anniversary of the massive tornado that wrecked Greensburg, and the CBS "Early Show" is in town this week showcasing the revival that's going on there.As part of this morning's episode, CBS spoke with Kansas University architecture professor Dan Rockhill, who is leading a group of ...

Report raises questions about synthetic blood tests, like one conducted in Douglas County

Jonathan Kealing

[The Associated Press is reporting][1] that testing of synthetic blood replacements at hospitals around the country "may have led to unnecessary heart attacks and deaths." One such study was conducted [aboard Douglas County ambulances in 2006][2].In that test, [PolyHeme was placed on ambulances in Douglas County][3] and administered to patients ...

KU journalism professor dies

Jonathan Kealing

[Christy Bradford,][1] a lecturer in the School of Journalism at KU, died Thursday morning of what is believed to be a heart attack.The former managing editor of the [Detroit News][2] came to KU in 1999 after overseeing coverage that led to the paper's [1994 Pulitzer Prize][3], awarded for uncovering corruption ...

KU campus, Jayhawk Blvd. restrictions announced

Jonathan Kealing

While Kansas University is inviting fans to Allen Fieldhouse to watch tonight's game against the University of Memphis for the national title game, KU is making preparations for how to handle potential crowds.In a statement e-mailed to media this afternoon, the university announced parking on Jayhawk Boulevard and behind Strong ...

One bet made, another in the offing

Jonathan Kealing

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is betting some Kansas City steaks that the Jayhawks will bring home a men's basketball national championship tonight.In a statement released by her office today, Sebelius said she and Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen had agreed to put Memphis ribs and Kansas steaks on the line as ...

Bob Dole gets out of dog walking and other Final Four notes

Jonathan Kealing

When everyone thought the University of North Carolina would wallop Kansas University - N.C. Sen. Elizabeth Dole included - former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole took up the challenge in defense of his alma mater.And he [put it all on the line][1]: dog walking responsibilities for the fan of whichever team ...

NCAA tourney ratings down; KU-Davidson game an anomaly

Jonathan Kealing

If only the Jayhawks played in every NCAA tournament game...Mediaweek magazine [is out with its latest analysis of NCAA tournament ratings][1], and it turns out this year's slate of games has been a clunker. Apparently, people don't want to watch higher seeds run over lower seeds.Who knew?According to Mediaweek, ratings ...

Interim Fine Arts dean named; other administrative changes made at KU

Jonathan Kealing

[John Gronbeck-Tedesco][1], a professor in Kansas University's department of theater and film, will become interim dean of fine arts starting July 1. The position is open because current dean Steve Hedden announced he would be returning to teaching.A national search recently was suspended after it failed to produce candidates that ...

Jayhawks scheduled to leave fieldhouse by 3 this afternoon, Forbes Field by 4

Jonathan Kealing

The Kansas Jayhawks are expected to leave Allen Fieldhouse by 3 p.m. today for their Sweet 16 match with the Villanova Wildcats.After that, they're bound for a charter flight out of Forbes Field in Topeka. The Jayhawks are expected to leave Topeka by 4 p.m. Fans who would like to ...

Bracket Buster edition

Jonathan Kealing

We've been collecting news and notes from across the country relating to Kansas in the NCAA tournament. Here's a smattering of items, leaving the best piece of news for last, so read all the way to the bottom. Or skip ahead, whatever is your pleasure.Starting with politics:[Barack Obama has KU ...

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