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Independent committee agrees to hear, rule on KU’s NCAA infractions case

A new panel designed to handle the most complex rules in collegiate sports has officially agreed to hear the University of Kansas' case surrounding serious pay-for-play allegations in the men's basketball program, the sport's governing body announced Wednesday. Over a month after KU's case ...

KU relaxes requirements for instructors wishing to teach remotely in fall semester

The University of Kansas has decided to give its instructors more flexibility to decide whether they’re comfortable with teaching in-person courses in the fall, just days after hundreds of faculty members signed a letter protesting KU’s policies related to COVID-19 and the reopening ...

Faculty leaders blast KU’s return-to-campus policies, and a few refuse to comply

Dozens of department leaders at the University of Kansas are demanding more transparency from administrators about plans to reopen campus after a COVID-19-induced shutdown, and a few of them have refused to comply with a mandate that requires instructors to document their health conditions in ...

After student petition, KU backs off doubling fee for international students

Days after a student-generated petition garnered nearly 2,500 signatures asking the University of Kansas to keep flat a required fee for international students that quietly doubled during a June meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents, KU Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer announced Friday afternoon ...

Prosecutors file more charges against KU professor

BELLE PLAINE — A Kansas researcher accused of concealing work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas defrauded the U.S. government and the university, according to revised federal charges filed Thursday. The new indictment charges Feng “Franklin” Tao of ...

University of Kansas leaders challenge in-class mandate

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Many department chairs at the University of Kansas are pushing back against the school’s plan to have classroom instruction in the fall, saying they should have the option to teach online. On Monday, a letter signed by 38 department heads was emailed to Provost Barbara ...

KU international students upset after required fee quietly doubles

International students at the University of Kansas were in for a surprise last week after initially believing the Kansas Board of Regents voted to keep tuition and student fees flat for the coming academic year. Instead, the fee which applies only to international students quietly doubled, ...

Kansas football program announces first positive COVID-19 test

The University of Kansas football program announced Saturday that one player has tested positive for COVID-19 and another had a positive test for the COVID-19 antibodies. The two positive tests came after 86 players and 110 KU staff members were tested during the past couple of weeks as KU's ...

KU announces mandatory mask policy for all of campus, effective immediately

All individuals on the University of Kansas campus, effective immediately, will be required to wear a face covering to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, KU Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer said Thursday. The KU policy office is in the process of drafting new personal safety requirements for ...

KU AD Jeff Long optimistic about prospects of 2020 college football season

Months of planning and projecting have left University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long cautiously optimistic about hosting a full college football season this fall. Long said as much on multiple occasions during Tuesday night’s online discussion, “College Sports in the COVID-19 ...