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KU concrete canoers hit the water, heavy

Oars dipped choppy water. Billy Hirchert’s tan slacks were wet up to the knee and his feet bare as he cheered on his canoe team on the shore of Lone Star Lake on Saturday. Hirchert, a Kansas University senior in civil engineering, is captain of the KU concrete canoe team. His team’s canoe, ...

KU professor named one of first Carnegie fellows

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has selected a Kansas University professor as one of the first recipients of its new fellowship for social sciences and humanities, KU announced this week. Greg Cushman, associate professor of history and environmental studies, is one of 32 scholars chosen ...

KU symposium addresses race and sports in America

Hundreds of people crowded into Maceli's, 1031 New Hampshire St., on Thursday evening for a Kansas University symposium on race and sports in American culture.Shawn Alexander, an associate professor of African and African-American studies at KU, moderated the event meant to spark a dialogue ...

Big Event organizers learn from last-minute cancellation: Plan ahead for rain

The 4,000 or so pairs of unused work gloves will keep until next year, at least. But the time that went into planning this year’s Big Event at Kansas University, the thousands of volunteers at the ready and hundreds of property owners who were counting on their help won’t.Organizers say ...

KU offering online MBA program starting this fall

The Kansas University School of Business will offer a fully online Master of Business Administration program starting this fall.The program is designed for working professionals who want to advance their careers or make a career change, even from across the state or the world, according to an ...

Douglas County awards incentives package to Australian animal health company

The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday approved an incentives package for an Australian-based animal health company that is moving its headquarters to Lawrence.In a unanimous vote, the commission approved the requested $110,000 forgivable loan and three-year, $115,000 lease subsidy for ...

Searchlight over campus to figuratively shed light on issue of sexual assault

What’s up with the searchlight over campus? It’s there to “Light the Night” and create awareness about sexual assault and resources for combatting it.“Light the Night,” a Sexual Assault Awareness Month event, is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday on the Kansas University ...

KU crime report: Drug offenses jump 65 percent; overall crime up 26 percent

Drug offenses went up 65 percent last year at Kansas University, according to annual crime statistics the university released Wednesday. There were 177 drug offenses reported on campus in 2014, compared with 107 in 2013, according to the numbers. KU police don’t think there are drastically ...

Student’s motion in Hall v. KU case trumpets ‘academic transparency’

The Kansas University student trying to obtain a business teacher’s emails has submitted a formal motion in the lawsuit over her records request, urging the court to let her have the documents. Schuyler Kraus, president of the group Students for a Sustainable Future, argues that Douglas ...

KU, K-State leaders criticize proposed tuition freeze

Topeka ? The Kansas University chancellor and Kansas State University president are speaking out against a proposal to freeze college tuition in the state.KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, in a letter Monday to faculty and staff, called the proposal a “curious move by legislators.” She ...

KU dining halls work to be sustainable, reduce food waste

Dozens of Kansas University students line up in dining halls to have their plates piled with the foods of their choice. For some, this is the second or third plate. When they are done eating, the plates go on a conveyor belt and are whisked off to be cleaned, often with food still covering the ...

KU to host symposium on race and sports

Kansas University will present a community symposium, “Race and Sports in American Culture”, on Thursday at Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire St.If you goWhat: Race and Sports in American Culture: A KU SymposiumKeynote address: William Rhoden of the New York TimesPanel members: Darrell ...

Faculty diversity ekes up at KU

Kansas University professors are still mostly white, but slightly less white than they were a few years ago.Administrators say it’s a sign that a recently revamped and more exhaustive hiring process is helping KU meet a long-term — and highly challenging — goal of increasing faculty ...

See/Saw Film Festival to take viewers back to childhood

“What does it mean to grow up in the 21st century?”That’s the tagline for the See/Saw Film Festival, April 24-26 at the Lawrence Public Library, which has an intriguing and distinctly different slant than other film festivals I’ve seen before. Once I saw the top-tier lineup of movies ...

KU to host seventh annual Mini College

For Robert Rowland, a Kansas University professor of communications studies, nothing is more exciting than ideas.For the past six years, Rowland has spent a few days each summer lecturing and sharing that excitement with students, alumni and community members at KU's Mini College. "It's a ...

Bad weather forecast prompts cancellation of KU’s Big Event

The Kansas University Big Event, scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled because of a bad weather forecast, organizers announced Friday. The annual volunteer event will be canceled altogether — not rescheduled — because, well, it’s too big.“We have talked for hours about the service ...

Pringle, George elected to lead KU student body next year

Jessie Pringle and Zach George will be the 2015-2016 Kansas University student body president and vice president.The duo of Pringle and George, of the Advance KU coalition, took 68 percent of the vote during Student Senate elections Wednesday and Thursday on the KU campus, according to a ...