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KU won’t release report it cites as evidence against NCAA allegations

Amid allegations that the University of Kansas basketball program committed recruiting violations, the university has cited a report to argue that its record of compliance with NCAA rules was on par with “the industry standard.” However, when the Journal-World requested a copy of the ...

‘Divine Nine’ Plaza honors black Greek-letter organizations at KU

A dedication ceremony Wednesday night celebrated a permanent spot on the University of Kansas campus that honors the nine historically black Greek-letter organizations. In the Burge Union courtyard, nine monuments dedicated to the nine organizations in the National Pan-Hellenic Council have ...

KU coach Bill Self defends texts that led to notice of allegations

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday defended his text message conversations with now-convicted former Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola. Without providing new details about the text exchanges that were entered as evidence during the recent federal trial on ...

Stolen KU fossils were plant items that visitors could touch at museum

The three fossils stolen from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum over the weekend are plant fossils that visitors were allowed to touch when on display. Lori Schlenker, collections and facilities coordinator for the museum, said in an email to the Journal-World late Tuesday that ...

3 fossils stolen from KU’s Natural History Museum

Updated story - Oct. 23 — Stolen KU fossils were plant items that visitors could touch at museum Three fossils were apparently stolen from a display case at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. The fossils were reported missing about 9 a.m. Monday from the museum, which is in ...

Parkland shooting survivor’s Lawrence lecture pushed back one week

The Lawrence lecture of Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control activist David Hogg has been pushed back a week. The student who survived the Feb. 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., will now speak at the Lied Center Nov. 15. Don Haider-Markel, ...

KU putting on ‘science fair for the humanities’ with Halloween twist

Ghosts of Lawrence suffragists will be in Abe & Jake’s Landing Wednesday night, sharing facts about their work in the women’s suffrage movement, which celebrates 100 years in 2020. But don’t worry, there won’t really be trapped spirits haunting the venue. The “ghosts” will be ...

Students walk between classes at the University of Kansas on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Presentation dates, but not names, announced for KU provost candidates

Four candidates for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas will give public presentations at the end of October and early November. The identity of the candidates, however, will not be released until 48 hours before their visits. Each candidate ...

In court, former KU professor alleges policy violations led to her termination

A former tenure track professor at the University of Kansas claimed during a hearing Tuesday that violations of faculty evaluation policy and procedures led to her being terminated. A lawyer for the university, however, argued that her allegations of policy violations were “harmless errors, ...

KU scientist, mathematician win $10K Chancellors Club Awards

Bruno Hagenbuch, a scientist specializing in transport proteins, and Jack Porter, a mathematics professor, have been named the 2019 University of Kansas Chancellors Club Award recipients. Hagenbuch, originally from Switzerland, started working at the University of Kansas Medical Center in ...