Heard on the Hill

Big Event means big groups of volunteers across town on Saturday

You may see an unusually large number of people with rakes, clippers, paint brushes and such around town Saturday — like, thousands of them. They're participating in the University of Kansas Big Event. The annual day of volunteering starts with volunteers gathering at 9 a.m. in KU’s ...

Professor who founded KU’s Latin American studies center dies at 96

Italian born, American-educated and Latin American- and Caribbean-focused in his academic career, University of Kansas professor emeritus of geography John Augelli was a student — and teacher — of the world. Augelli, who founded KU’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, died ...

KU Crime Blotter: March 20-April 2

Criminals at the University of Kansas mostly took a vacation over Spring Break (March 20-24), so the KU Crime Blotter did, too. This post includes the two crimes reported that week. The following incidents were reported to the KU Office of Public Safety between Monday, March 20, and Sunday, ...

Jayhawks in Kansas City for the Sweet 16: What to know if you go

The University of Kansas Jayhawks have about as close as it gets to a homecourt advantage for their Sweet 16 matchup against Purdue on Thursday: the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Besides being less than an hour’s drive away, there’s even a Johnny’s Tavern right across the street. ...

KU grad, Uber exec moving back to Lawrence to ‘explore politics’

One of the University of Kansas’ more well-known — and most tech savvy — alumni is moving back to Lawrence from the Silicon Valley area, and it appears he may be eyeing a political run. Brian McClendon’s last day at Uber, where he is vice president of maps and business platform, ...

KU Crime Blotter: March 6-12

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, March 6, and Sunday, March 12. Incidents are listed by date reported. This list may not include all crimes reported to police during the date range, as incidents occasionally are posted ...

NCAA tournament First Round in Tulsa: What you need to know

For the 28th consecutive time, the University of Kansas Jayhawks are heading to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament. In case you didn’t hear earlier this week, [that’s now the longest streak in tournament history][1]. KU, the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region, ...

KU Crime Blotter: Feb. 27-March 5

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Feb. 27, and Sunday, March 5. Incidents are listed by date reported. This list may not include all crimes reported to police during the date range, as incidents occasionally are posted ...

KU Crime Blotter: Feb. 20-26

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 26. Incidents are listed by date reported. This list may not include all crimes reported to police during the date range, as incidents occasionally are posted ...

KU Crime Blotter: Feb. 13-19

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 19. Incidents are listed by date reported. This list may not include all crimes reported to police during the date range, as incidents occasionally are posted ...