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KU graduate continuing on to medical school is also a poet, advice columnist

At the end of high school, Aroog Khaliq had the option of going straight into an accelerated medical school program or first attending a four-year university. The high school senior was pretty sure she wanted to be a doctor, but she also wanted to study a variety of subjects and take ...

Former Sen. Pat Roberts to participate in virtual Dole Institute event

A Dole Institute of Politics exhibit about Bob Dole's early years in Congress will include a virtual event on Tuesday featuring former U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts. The exhibit, "Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968," focuses on Dole's role as a congressman representing the western half of the ...

KU announces budget cuts by school, unit; impacts vary from zero to 12% reductions

Updated at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday The University of Kansas announced varying budget cuts for academic and administrative units on Wednesday — ranging from zero to 12% — to address its structural deficit. The units with the largest cuts are the School of Music and the School of Engineering, ...

KU hires Lance Leipold to take over Jayhawks’ football program

A little more than three weeks after taking over an athletic department with no head football coach in place, new University of Kansas AD Travis Goff filled the high profile vacancy, hiring Lance Leipold to lead the Big 12’s perpetually rebuilding program. The former head coach at Buffalo in ...

KU says construction of new $200 million facility would depend on securing funding

The University of Kansas has submitted a proposal to the Kansas Board of Regents to construct a nearly $200 million science building, a move that ‘appalled’ a group of faculty members concerned about KU’s budget. But a KU spokesperson said the university’s proposal was procedural and ...

KU’s Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute demonstrates extrication tools

The Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute showed off some of its extrication tools Friday morning in Lawrence, demonstrating how they can be used to help firefighters remove victims of car accidents from wreckage quickly and safely. The extrication tools KFRTI purchased include a ...

Annual Dole Lecture to be delivered by the ambassador of Belgium

The University of Kansas' Dole Institute of Politics announced Monday that a foreign ambassador will deliver the annual Dole Lecture. Jean-Arthur Régibeau, the ambassador of Belgium to the United States, will discuss the 2020 U.S. presidential election and the COVID-19 pandemic. He will ...

KU Endowment ended year with $137M that could plug KU budget holes. But should it?

In the fundraising world, there is nothing quite like a check without strings. Think of a check that doesn’t come with any instructions on a particular building it should construct, a specific academic field it should support, or even a desire to see more wins on the football field. It is ...

KU appoints its first director of tribal relations

The University of Kansas has created a position aimed at addressing the needs of Native American students and fostering engagement with Haskell Indian Nations University and tribal nations. Melissa Peterson was named KU's director of tribal relations on Thursday. Peterson was born and raised ...