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Former KU Medical Center employee pleads guilty in $500K embezzlement scheme

A former University of Kansas Medical Center employee has pleaded guilty to charges related to an embezzlement scheme that resulted in the theft of more than $500,000. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Kansas announced in a news release Tuesday that Michael Tae Kim Ahlers, 49, of ...

University Press of Kansas under review ‘amid significant financial challenges’

The future of the University Press of Kansas is uncertain, according to an email sent to authors it has worked with. The trustees of the University Press of Kansas have initiated an independent review of the press to propose direction for its future "amid significant financial challenges," an ...

Mark Richter, KU professor who died of COVID-19, remembered as mentor to many

On the wall of Mark Richter’s intensive care room, where he lay sedated as he fought COVID-19, hung two pieces of paper. On one was a bulleted list of facts about his life — that he was a professor, that he had four kids, that he enjoyed a competitive match of croquet — and on the other ...

KU faculty, students protest administration’s budget strategy outside Allen Fieldhouse

Faculty and students at the University of Kansas stood in shadows of Allen Fieldhouse to blow the whistle Tuesday night on the administration’s plan to deal with massive budget problems by shedding tenured professors from the payroll, undervaluing work of graduate teaching assistants and ...

A tour of campus with KU’s former university architect

The University of Kansas’ Learned Hall and the Earth, Energy and Environment Center are connected by a glass walkway over Naismith Drive. It’s a detail passersby likely notice, but one whose significance might not always be understood. Jim Modig, KU’s previous university architect, ...

Douglas County district attorney resigns from KU, criticizing university on way out

Updated at 4:46 p.m. Friday Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez resigned Thursday from her job at the University of Kansas School of Law, the DA's office said in a news release Friday. Valdez, a Democrat who was sworn in as the district attorney earlier this month, was put on ...

‘Educated’ author Tara Westover to speak at KU Common Book event

An acclaimed memoir about a woman's journey to education and autonomy will be the University of Kansas' spring Common Book, and the author, Tara Westover, will participate in a related event. Every year, KU chooses a Common Book to create a shared academic experience for students, faculty and ...

KU to require COVID-19 testing prior to spring semester

Updated at 3 p.m. Wednesday The University of Kansas will once again mandate COVID-19 testing prior to the start of the upcoming semester, a mitigation measure that proved "crucial" prior to the fall semester, according to the chancellor. Chancellor Douglas Girod wrote in a Wednesday morning ...