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K-State, ESU join KU in preparing to shift to online classes

Kansas State University and Emporia State University are joining the University of Kansas and other colleges across the country in shifting classes online to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus. All three campuses are on spring break this week. The University of Kansas announced ...

KU’s Edwards Campus evacuated after fire reported in basement of building

All activities at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park have been canceled Wednesday after a fire was reported in the basement of Regnier Hall. KU spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson said the fire was reported at 3:05 p.m. An emergency alert was sent to the university community shortly after ...

NCAA announces upcoming basketball tournaments will be played without fans in attendance

Story updated at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday NCAA tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that he made the decision to conduct both the men's and women's tournaments, which begin next week, ...

Kansas Senate committee advances student-athlete compensation bill

The state of Kansas is one step closer to a law that would allow student-athletes in the state to profit off the use of their name, image and likeness while in school — provided 15 other states pass legislation first. Members of the Kansas Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday easily ...

KU public safety releases 2019 crime stats, says reports dropped 22%

The 483 crimes reported to the University of Kansas' Public Safety Office in 2019 were the lowest in the last decade, KU announced in a news release Friday. Theft and vandalism remain the most reported crimes on the Lawrence campus, but those numbers also dropped in 2019. The office received ...

In response to NCAA, KU argues evidence does not support allegations of violations

Updated at 9:36 p.m. The University of Kansas on Thursday responded to NCAA allegations of recruiting violations by arguing that the organization’s evidence in the case is not credible, and it did not acknowledge that any violations took place in its men’s basketball program. The ...

University of Kansas settles age discrimination suit

The University of Kansas has settled an age discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of a former employee who said he was ousted in retaliation for raising the alarm that his department was told to fill job openings with mainly millennials and other young people. Under a consent decree agreed ...

Panel discusses key Kansas voter information ahead of 2020 elections

Updated at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday As final votes were being cast in Super Tuesday presidential primary contests across the country, a panel discussion at the University of Kansas highlighted important trends and tips that voters in the Sunflower State should be aware of as the 2020 election ...

KU names interim director to permanent role in research institute

The University of Kansas on Thursday announced economics professor Donna Ginther as the permanent director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research — a role which she'd held on an interim basis since May 2019. Ginther will be only the second director IPSR has had since it opened in ...

A bus passes in front of Strong Hall on Nov. 16, 2015, on the University of Kansas campus. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KU says China remains only travel-restricted country amid coronavirus outbreak

The University of Kansas on Wednesday said it had no active plans to update its list of restricted travel areas in light of growing concerns that the coronavirus could spread in the United States. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a national media briefing ...