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KU engineering professor wins HOPE Award

Matt O'Reilly, an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the HOPE Award. HOPE stands for "Honor for Outstanding Progressive Educator." It's the only award given to a ...

In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

KU’s Self calls California’s Fair Pay to Play law ‘a very positive step’

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday spoke favorably about the new law in California that allows student-athletes in the state to profit on their name, likeness and image, calling the law “a very, very positive step” that puts the pay-for-play issue “on the front porch of ...

Bill Self: Late Night performance not intended to taunt NCAA

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Wednesday that it was not his intent to taunt the NCAA or anyone else with the promotional video and performance by Snoop Dogg at Late Night last week. The rapper’s performance, which featured pole dancers, profanity-laced lyrics and fake $100 bills ...

Snoop Dogg says KU shouldn’t be surprised by his Allen Fieldhouse show

Snoop Dogg may have two G’s in his name, but the hip-hop artist said he certainly didn’t make any promises to make his recent show at Allen Fieldhouse G-rated. Snoop Dogg was on the Howard Stern radio program on Tuesday and was asked about his Late Night in the Phog performance that led ...

Kansas’ secretary of commerce to deliver KU’s Chandler lecture

The Kansas secretary of commerce will return to his alma mater on Oct. 22 to deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture. The secretary, David Toland, graduated from KU in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in political science and returned for a master's degree in ...

KU athletic director apologizes for risque Snoop Dogg show at Late Night in the Phog

Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long apologized Friday for a Late Night in the Phog performance by rapper Snoop Dogg that included stripper poles on the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money shot over the heads of prospective recruits. “I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting ...

Snoop Dogg’s performance more than KU officials expected

With legendary hip hop artist Snoop Dogg bringing the bulk of his tour show to Allen Fieldhouse for Late Night in the Phog on Friday, the Kansas men’s basketball program got a little more than it bargained for in terms of the props and theatrics that were included. With dancers, a money gun ...

KU denies open records request seeking more information about NCAA allegations

While the University of Kansas has publicly released the list of recruiting allegations the NCAA has made against the school’s basketball program, it is declining to release other basic information about the case. The University of Kansas on Thursday denied a Journal-World records request ...

Loud war planes flying low over Lawrence rattle residents

The appearance of multiple low-flying military jets over Lawrence Friday morning rattled many residents. One caller — of many — to the Journal-World said the planes were so low that he could see details of the cockpit’s underside. He said he saw four jets make two very loud passes over ...

Enrollment on KU’s Lawrence campus falls for third straight year

Story updated at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019: For the third consecutive year, enrollment on the University of Kansas’ Lawrence campus has declined, according to numbers released by the school on Wednesday. Both KU and the Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday released enrollment ...

Public tour of KU’s Medicinal Garden set for Saturday

The fall public tour of the University of Kansas' Medicinal Garden is scheduled for Saturday. At 10 a.m., botanist Jennifer Moody will lead attendees through the garden, which features a research area made up of rows of about 50 feet that include 15 to 20 species. There is also an interpretive ...