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KU AD Jeff Long announces departmentwide furloughs, pay cuts

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Wednesday announced staffwide furloughs and pay cuts for all Kansas Athletics employees, including coaches, from June 1 through the end of 2020. An email sent to KU’s donors on Wednesday afternoon outlined four tiers of the department’s ...

KU CFO to retire at end of calendar year, university announces

Diane Goddard, the chief financial officer at the University of Kansas and a university employee of nearly four decades, will retire at the end of the 2020 calendar year, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Wednesday. During her tenure as KU's top finance official, Goddard was responsible ...

Girod, Long discuss what a fall semester could look like for KU academics, sports

An overarching theme of the COVID-19 crisis, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Tuesday, is that it’s been much easier to shut down operations than to open them back up. Girod, appearing at the KU Health System’s daily media briefing, acknowledged that many things would ...

Lawn equipment stolen from KU chancellor’s garage

Someone reportedly stole an estimated $1,400 worth of lawn equipment from a garage at the University of Kansas chancellor’s residence Thursday, according to Deputy Chief James Anguiano of the KU Public Safety Office. The equipment, including a weed trimmer and leaf blower belonging to KU ...

How a famous true-crime journalist and podcast host honed his calling at KU

Billy Jensen had never visited the state before he accepted a scholarship at the University of Kansas to get his master’s degree in religious studies. For the short time he lived in Lawrence, though, the now-famous true crime journalist and podcaster was able to hone his interest in crime ...

Lawrence pilot to honor graduates with flyover on Sunday

Lawrence pilot Al Stuber will honor all high school and college graduates will a flyover on Sunday at noon. Stuber will take off from the Lawrence Municipal Airport and fly south over Massachusetts Street, turn west to go over the University of Kansas' Memorial Stadium and then go south over ...

KU names interim vice provost to permanent role overseeing academic success

The University of Kansas on Tuesday launched a revamped office dedicated to academic success for both undergraduate and graduate students. Susan Klusmeier, who was the interim provost for undergraduate studies over the past 11 months, was named vice provost for academic success in conjunction ...

KU Native American scholar selected for prestigious $200K Andrew Carnegie fellowship

Sarah Deer, a nationally recognized writer and researcher on the intersection of Native American law and violence against women, was awarded one of 27 Andrew Carnegie fellowships on Tuesday. The prestigious $200,000 scholarships, created in 2015, are dedicated to research in the humanities and ...

Kansas colleges make plans to reopen amid coronavirus

WICHITA — Universities across Kansas are making plans to reopen their campuses, although classes will look a little different. Universities in Kansas and across the county closed their campuses in March and moved classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic. State officials have now tasked ...