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KU employees will get pay raises next fiscal year

Updated at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday University of Kansas employees will see a salary increase in the next school year, interim Provost Carl Lejuez said on Tuesday. Lejuez announced in a message to campus that the university was able to include funding for raises of up to 2.5% for faculty and ...

KU selects new executive dean for School of Medicine

The University of Kansas selected a new academic leader for its School of Medicine system. KU on Monday named Dr. Akinlolu O. Ojo as executive dean of the School of Medicine, which has campuses in Kansas City, Kan., Salina and Wichita. Ojo will take over the position on Aug. 26, replacing ...

KU chancellor waiting for news on NCAA investigations like everyone else

The top official at the University of Kansas, like everyone else, is waiting to see whether the KU athletics program will receive allegations of major recruiting violations. KU Chancellor Douglas Girod told the Journal-World Wednesday at a Kansas Board of Regents meeting in Topeka that the ...

KU garden of native medicinal plants to hold summer solstice tour on Friday

On the longest day of the year, a University of Kansas research program is inviting the public to get outdoors and learn more about some plants that only bloom in the summer. The KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden will host a summer tour at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The event, which is free and ...

KU architecture dean leaving to become president of Boston Architectural College

A University of Kansas dean is leaving his post to become the top official of another institution. Mahesh Daas, leader of KU’s School of Architecture and Design, will leave to become the next president of Boston Architectural College, interim provost Carl Lejuez said in a message to campus ...

Tuition for in-state undergrads will not increase at Regents universities in Kansas

Updated at 5 p.m. Wednesday Tuition for in-state undergraduate students at Kansas universities will not increase next school year. The Kansas Board of Regents gave final approval to tuition rate proposals for the 2019-2020 school year during its regular meeting on Wednesday, forcing all of ...

KCMO voters elect KU law instructor as new mayor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial ...

KU’s Audio-Reader accepting donations in preparation for annual benefit sale

Audio-Reader is asking for people to dust off their old vinyl LPs and other items to benefit a worthy cause. The University of Kansas program, a reading and information service for blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals, is accepting donations of used records, CDs, gently ...

KU cuts institutional funding support to athletics program by about $120,000

The University of Kansas cut the amount of funding the academic institution will send to its athletics program next school year. But former faculty leaders say the cut is still not enough. Recently the Kansas Athletics Inc. board of directors approved a 2020 fiscal year budget, which begins in ...

KU selects former faculty member, alumnus to serve as pharmacy school dean

The University of Kansas selected a former faculty member and university alumnus to lead its School of Pharmacy. Ronald Ragan, who served in several positions at KU from 1997 to 2012, will return to the university on Aug. 1 to become the new dean of the school, according to a KU news release. ...

KU chancellor serves on Douglas County jury

The University of Kansas chancellor reported for jury duty first thing Monday morning at Douglas County District Court — and got picked. Chancellor Douglas Girod wasn’t pulled away from his usual day job for weeks on this case, though. The defendant was charged with a single ...

KU to bring back former staff member to serve as director of Emily Taylor Center

To lead its office focused on fostering gender equity on campus, the University of Kansas selected a candidate with previous experience at the university. The university recently named Bulaong Ramiz-Hall, who currently serves as the director of the Multicultural Resource Center at Amherst ...

KU pays $40K to settle mold lawsuit by former student-athlete

The University of Kansas is paying a former student-athlete $40,000 to settle her lawsuit against the school, in which she claimed mold in vents to her dorm room made her sick. Though the university still denies her claims, it will pay Laine R. Evans $20,000 and her attorneys $20,000 to settle ...