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New weekly programs at KU focus on care and well-being

Finding ways to incorporate self-care into a hectic daily life was the topic of brainstorming by University of Kansas faculty and students during the first session of a new series called “Spotlight on Care,” which kicked off at The Commons Wednesday. Following the brainstorming, those in ...

Gov. Kelly appoints longtime KU public safety employee to 911 Coordinating Council

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has appointed six members to the 911 Coordinating Council, including the University of Kansas’ assistant director of public safety, Elizabeth Phillips, in an attempt to include more nontraditional agencies. The 911 Coordinating Council monitors the delivery of 911 ...

K-10 Connector bus service changes its stops in Lawrence

The K-10 Connector bus service has changed the stops it makes in Lawrence and is no longer serving the bus stop at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. The bus route, which runs along Kansas Highway 10 and includes stops at the University of Kansas' Lawrence and Edwards campuses and Johnson County ...

FBI conducts investigation on KU’s campus, research facility in west Lawrence

Updated story - Aug. 21 — KU researcher indicted for fraud for failing to disclose conflict with Chinese university Story updated at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation on the University of Kansas campus Tuesday and also was at the home of a ...

Damage to gate at KU chancellor’s residence estimated at $1,500

It’s not clear exactly how, but a gate to the University of Kansas chancellor’s residence was damaged over the weekend. Deputy Chief James Anguiano, of KU police, said Tuesday that someone had caused an estimated $1,500 in damage to a gate leading to 1532 Lilac Lane from Louisiana Street. ...

Judge denies motion to dismiss lawsuit by former KU football coach David Beaty

Story updated at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8: A federal judge on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that former University of Kansas football coach David Beaty filed against Kansas Athletics Inc. Mike Lyons, an attorney representing Beaty, told the Journal-World that he would let ...

Some KU students to see health insurance costs more than double

Some University of Kansas students will see their health care premiums more than double for the coverage period that includes the 2019-2020 school year. KU Interim Provost Carl Lejuez announced the changes to student insurance plans recently in a memo to the KU community. He said an increase ...

KU football player arrested on suspicion of DUI

A Kansas football player has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log. KU police arrested Malcolm Charles Lee, 20, at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at 1034 Mississippi St., according to jail records. The address is less than a block from ...

Tensions between U.S., Iran causing ‘a scary time’ for Iranian students at KU

As the relationship between the United States and Iran becomes increasingly hostile, some students at the University of Kansas are living in uncertainty, an Iranian student told the Journal-World recently. However, a KU political scientist thinks the tension will eventually subside without a ...

Solar car team at KU aims to build a vehicle and race by next summer

Zoning out during an engineering lecture, KU student Michael Srimongkolkul and his friends were distracted on their laptops in November 2017 when one of Srimongkolkul’s friends shared some information he found on a solar car competition. They were instantly hooked. “I had no prior ...

Study: K-State ranked best value for higher education in Kansas; KU comes in 2nd

The two largest universities in Kansas are again ranked as the best value for higher education in Kansas. But the local university is looking up to its land-grant cousin to the west for the fifth year in a row. A study by SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently ranked K-State as ...