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KU students and faculty react to Ferguson decision

Black Kansas University students, some shaking or in tears, said they were so hurt and angry about the Ferguson verdict that they struggled to get out of bed and focus in class on Tuesday. Those students were among more than 80 students, faculty and community members who gathered to share ...

UNC academic fraud can’t happen at KU, some regents say

After revelations about the worst case of academic fraud in the history of collegiate sports at the University of North Carolina, several members of the Kansas Board of Regents said they don't believe such deceit could happen here.Revelations about fake classes at UNC place Kansas University in ...

Contest seeks sculpture designs for KU engineering building

The Kansas University School of Engineering and A. Zahner Company will give one KU student the chance to see their design become the inspiration for a new sculpture on the KU campus. A competition will be held to determine the winner, whose entry will be adapted into a large-scale hanging ...

KU Jazz Ensemble to perform at Kauffman Center

Kansas University's Jazz Ensemble I and vocalist Deborah Brown will host an evening of big-band jazz Dec. 1 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. The 7:30 p.m. performance is sponsored by Reach Out Kansas, Inc. In addition to arrangements featuring jazz vocalist ...

Creativity not just for creative types, KU business students learn

Cindy Maude believes creativity is the most important trait of an entrepreneur. People often associate the term with art or design. But creativity is really problem-solving, she said, and that’s the key to success in today’s ever-changing and increasingly competitive business market.“To ...

Sex assault task force agrees KU needs formal partnership with victim agencies

Kansas University should have a formal partnership with local victim support agencies, KU’s Sexual Assault Task Force members agreed Friday.The task force’s next step will be to draft a memorandum of understanding among KU, GaDuGi SafeCenter and the Willow Domestic Violence Center and ...

KU to offer military mental health training

The University of Kansas is offering a military mental health first aid course.The course is designed to help active military members, veterans, their families and people who work with them recognize and respond to signs of mental illness. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the free class ...

Universities to seek increase in room and board rates

Topeka ? State universities in Kansas are seeking an increase in their room and board rates for student housing in the 2015-2016 academic year.The Kansas Board of Regents heard a first reading of the various proposals Wednesday and plans to vote on a final package at its monthly meeting in ...

KU Hospital announces major gift for expansion project

Kansas University Hospital on Wednesday announced a $10 million challenge grant for its new expansion project, the Cambridge North Tower. Philanthropist and Kansas City civic leader Annette Bloch, president of the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, is donating the $10 million to support cancer ...

Disabilities advocate chosen for this year’s Dole Leadership Prize

The 2014 Dole Leadership Prize will go to the leader of a network of nonprofit groups with a mission of educating, employing and empowering children and adults with disabilities. John Kemp, who himself uses four prostheses, is president and CEO of The Viscardi Center based in Albertson, N.Y. ...

KU, fraternity leaders at odds over progress of sexual assault investigation

Kansas University officials this week underlined the severity of sexual assault allegations at a fraternity and said that members’ lack of cooperation was drawing out KU’s investigation.KU and police continue to withhold details — even from fraternity leaders — about what reportedly ...

KU says fraternity’s lack of cooperation is hindering sexual assault investigation

Kansas University officials on Tuesday cited lack of cooperation by a fraternity accused of sexual assault as the reason KU’s investigation is taking so long. KU previously has said only that because of the "complexity” of the investigation the university did not expect it to be completed ...

Rockefeller biographer to speak Sunday at Dole Institute

Former Dole Institute of Politics director, historian and author Richard Norton Smith will discuss his new biography, "On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller" Sunday in Lawrence. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Kansas University's Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish ...

KU, K-State to help national climate change study

Kansas University and Kansas State University will allow some field sites to be used for a national study on climate change.The two universities said in news release Monday that the National Science Foundation will use the sites to study climate change, land use and invasive species.The ...

Self-study in works as KU reaccreditation closes in

Submit commentsThe public may submit comments regarding Kansas University to the Higher Learning Commission. Comments will be accepted until Jan. 9, 2015.Comments must be in writing and address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.Write ...

Installation of Sol LeWitt wall drawing underway at Spencer Museum

Over the next week at Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art, a team of workers will transform a blank gallery wall into a large-scale, vibrantly hued work of art by Minimalism and Conceptualism pioneer Sol LeWitt.When it’s finished, the 80-by-11-foot piece, entitled “Wall Drawing ...

Appeals court upholds KU medical school’s denial of admission to disabled student

Topeka ? The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday said the Americans with Disabilities Act does not require Kansas University's School of Medicine to admit a student whose physical disabilities would prevent her from performing many of the basic duties of a doctor.Emily McCulley, whom ...

Big 12 water conference to feature public panel discussion on aquifer depletion

Recent Journal-World coverage of state's water situationOgallala water continues to pour onto farm fields despite decades of dire forecastsDredging lakes, building aqueduct may be part of Kansas’ 50-year water planReservoir sustainability is key focus of long-term water policy plan ordered by ...