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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 ...

KU to begin beer, wine sales at football games this fall

Head coach Les Miles won’t be the only new attraction coming to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium this fall. University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long announced Wednesday that fans attending KU home games now will be able to buy beer and wine, beginning with the Jayhawks’ Aug. 31 ...

Man who was initially arrested and released now charged with sex crime on KU campus

A man who was arrested last fall but released at that time has now been charged with a sex crime reported on the University of Kansas campus. Hayden B. Gragg, 19, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., was arrested on the charges this week, released on $500 bond and ordered to appear in court later this ...

If you thought vaping was safe, KU researchers have bad news

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Many people figure vaping spares their health because it lets them inhale nicotine in aerosols instead of sucking in smoke from burning cigarettes. New research from the University of Kansas casts doubt on that, raising the specter that vaping nicotine may cause some of ...

Governor appoints 3 members to Kansas Board of Regents

Gov. Laura Kelly has appointed three new members to the Kansas Board of Regents, the governing body of the state's six Regents universities and other educational institutions. The three appointees are Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Jon Rolph and Shellaine “Shelly” Kiblinger, according to a news ...

KU program helps Kansas City, Kan., teens ‘see their future self’

Kansas City, Kan. — Now that it’s July, Wyandotte High School senior Tahj Harris said he hears gunshots every day. “I’m used to it,” he said. “I don’t think much about it.” For many teens in the northeastern corner of Kansas City, Kan., violence feels normal. Wyandotte junior ...