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Sexual battery reported at KU’s Jayhawker Towers

The Kansas University Public Safety Office received a report of a sexual battery that allegedly occurred in KU’s Jayhawker Towers campus apartments early Sunday.A caller alleged that “forcible fondling” had occurred between 3:30 and 5 a.m. Sunday, according to a narrative of the incident ...

KU Endowment commits up to $8.1 million to buy new university airplane

Kansas University Endowment is bankrolling a new airplane for KU, at a cost of up to $8.1 million. The new plane will replace one that KU purchased 17 years ago.The plane is a large purchase, KU Endowment President Dale Seuferling said. But not unlike a family car, its usefulness will be spread ...

Renowned hip-hop dancer to teach public classes at KU this week

Renowned hip-hop dancer Rodney Hill will teach a series of master dance classes at Kansas University this week as part of a partnership between the Lied Center of Kansas and KU's department of dance. Hill has been active in the hip-hop scene since 1988, and has performed with artists such as ...

KU chancellor remains mum about UNC academic fraud

After years of rumors and allegations, a recently released investigation confirmed there was widespread academic fraud at the University of North Carolina involving thousands of students, many of them athletes, who received high grades for fake classes over a period of 18 years.The academic ...

Lawmakers to address new veterans tuition benefit

Topeka ? A legislative committee learned Friday that lawmakers will need to pass a bill next session authorizing state colleges and universities to charge in-state tuition to all recent military veterans, regardless of their current residence status.Wayne Bollig, deputy director of the Kansas ...

Police arrest masked men who disrupted classrooms at KU

Kansas University Public Safety officers arrested two men who disrupted at least two classes on campus Wednesday while wearing Guy Fawkes masks, events that led students across campus to fear for their safety.KU public safety spokesman Capt. James Anguiano said officers took the men in for ...

KU to hold forum on Ebola outbreak

The Kansas University African Studies Center will sponsor a panel discussion on the current Ebola outbreak at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union.The panel will be composed of Ebenezer Obadare, associate professor of sociology; Glenn Adams, associate professor of ...

KU receives $2.9 million grant to help vulnerable youth

Researchers in Kansas University's School of Social Welfare have been awarded a $2.9 million grant for partnering with agencies across the state to serve young, vulnerable children and strengthen families affected by substance abuse.The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...

KU Hospital dedicates in-house broadcast studio and Medical News Network

When Kansas University Hospital admitted a man being testing for Ebola last month, it didn’t take long for media calls to start pouring in.First local TV stations, then national outlets, hospital spokeswoman Jill Chadwick said. “It just went whoosh, like a grass fire.”The situation called ...

Expelled for Twitter posts, former KU student fights university’s decision

A former Kansas University student is in enrollment limbo as the university continues to fight Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild's ruling that KU did not have jurisdiction to expel the student for a series of berating social media posts he made about an ex-girlfriend.Navid Yeasin, ...

KU Hospital announces event celebrating new broadcast studio

Kansas University Hospital has announced a public event to celebrate the hospital’s new television broadcast studio and Medical News Network. The new Dolph C. Simons Jr. Family Broadcast Studio is home of the Medical News Network, described as a news feed exclusively for media worldwide. A ...

KU names first Feaster physics scholars

Two Kansas University juniors have been named the first Gene R. Feaster Physics Scholars.Emily Ann Smith, majoring in physics and interdisciplinary computing, and Daniel Rhodes, majoring in physics, were awarded the scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarship covers tuition ...

KU’s Student Health Services changes name to Watkins Health Services

Kansas University’s Student Health Services is now called Watkins Health Services. The new name will match the program’s location at Watkins Memorial Health Center, 1200 Schwegler Drive. It’s also hoped that it will clear up confusion — revealed through research by KU journalism ...

Visiting professor, author to talk race, gender politics at KU

Ayesha Hardison, Kansas University’s current Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will speak about race and gender politics today at the Kansas Union. Hardison, an associate professor of English at Ohio University, will give her presentation, titled "Of Maids and Ladies: The Ethics of Living ...

KU launches student-run strategic communications agency

News and Information majors in Kansas University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications have practiced their crafts for years at a working student newspaper, radio station and TV station.Now Strategic Communication majors have a similar opportunity for real-world experience in The ...