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KU announces 2019-20 Common Book: a collection of work from 36 writers

A collection that includes essays, short stories and poems from 36 acclaimed writers will serve as the University of Kansas' 2019-2020 Common Book, KU announced Thursday. "Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation," which was edited by John Freeman, was chosen because it ...

KU adds new internet connection to help avoid another massive outage

By placing a new fiber internet cable on campus, a University of Kansas official hopes KU can avoid another crippling internet outage like the one it suffered in 2016. Mary Walsh, chief information officer for KU, told the Journal-World on Monday that the university recently installed a third ...

Choctaw historian at KU restoring cultural knowledge through food, fiction, family

The published works of Devon Mihesuah fill a wide space between two bookends in her office at the University of Kansas. The prolific author juggles her time between being a professor, writing (both fiction and nonfiction), and advocating for healthy eating in the Native American community, ...

KU junior from Topeka becomes university’s 20th Truman Scholar

University of Kansas junior Sam Steuart, of Topeka, is one of 62 students nationally who have been awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Steuart becomes the 20th KU student to receive the scholarship since 1981, according to KU. The award includes $30,000 toward graduate ...

KU debate honored for top rankings this season, over past 20 years

The University of Kansas debate program has been honored for its performance not just this season but over the past 20 years. The Cross Examination Debate Association awarded KU its top team ranking, based on points earned at tournaments, for the 2018-2019 season during the recent CEDA ...

Photo gallery: Herman Cain speaks at KU

Former Republican presidential candidate and businessman Herman Cain on Wednesday delivered the J.A. Vickers Sr. and Robert F. Vickers Sr. Memorial Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Business. Photos by Ashley Hocking/Lawrence Journal-World Related coverage - More on Cain's ...

KU golf hall of famer, LPGA founder Marilynn Smith dies at 89

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Marilynn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. She was 89. She died in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends, the ...

Former Adidas executive agrees to pay KU for his part in illegal pay-to-play scheme

A former Adidas executive has agreed to pay the University of Kansas restitution as part of a federal fraud case involving college basketball recruiting. ESPN reported Monday evening that James Gatto has agreed to pay $342,437.75 in restitution to KU and North Carolina State for his role in ...

Fans of ‘Queer Eye’ show raise more than $90K for Lawrence woman

A Lawrence woman whose experience of being kicked out of her home as a 16-year-old because of her sexual orientation was highlighted on the Netflix show "Queer Eye" has a fresh shot at college after fans of the show raised enough to pay off her student loans. The show tells the story of ...

$500K gift establishes KU professorship for military history

Through a $500,000 gift to KU Endowment, a University of Kansas alumnus established a new professorship at the university focused on military history. David Pittaway, of Naples, Fla., donated the gift to create the professorship because he thinks vital military history, including the study of ...