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The 9-month, $710K consulting contract that could alter how KU operates

The University of Kansas in June entered into a nine-month contract with a Maryland-based higher education consulting firm tasked with examining virtually every aspect of KU’s operations, from academics to administrative offices. The bill — footed by KU Endowment, the university’s ...

Les Miles to skip WVU trip in wake of COVID-19 diagnosis

After contracting COVID-19 more than a week ago, Les Miles won’t be coaching the Kansas football team at West Virginia after all. KU announced Friday morning that Miles received clearance from Kansas Team Health to travel with the Jayhawks, as was the plan all along. But in a statement Miles ...

KU receives $7.8M federal grant to expand Bioscience and Technology Business Center

Local and state leaders hope a multimillion-dollar federal grant awarded Thursday could help create hundreds of bioscience jobs in Lawrence and help launch a new innovation district on the University of Kansas' west campus. Government officials gathered Thursday at KU's Bioscience and ...

KU students Denniel Correa and Petricia Hall

Seeing KU’s campus through students’ eyes — and Plexiglas screens

Life on campus at the University of Kansas looks different these days. Signs on buildings tell visitors which doors to use to enter, and which to exit. White tents across campus offer people an outdoor place to rest or study. Red stickers on floors say “Thank you for practicing social ...

Kansas football coach Les Miles tests positive for COVID-19

Kansas football coach Les Miles found out Thursday he tested positive for COVID-19, the university announced. “I am beginning the isolation process at my home,” Miles stated in a release from KU, “and will continue to fulfill my head coach responsibilities remotely.” The 66-year-old ...