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KU gets approval to raze 2 vacant buildings on Lawrence campus

The Kansas Board of Regents has given the University of Kansas a green light to raze two vacant buildings on its Lawrence campus. At the board's November meeting on Wednesday, KU was granted approval to raze its Facilities Administration Building and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab. The ...

KU researcher who was subject of FBI investigation denies working for Chinese university

WICHITA — An associate professor in Kansas accused of secretly working for a Chinese university contends in a court filing that a visiting scholar fabricated the allegations against him after unsuccessfully trying to extort him for $300,000. Attorneys for Feng “Franklin” Tao filed a ...

KU to form varsity esports team, compete in League of Legends

The University of Kansas has announced that, come January, it will have a varsity esports team that will compete in League of Legends through the National Association of Collegiate Esports. League of Legends is a multiplayer online video game developed and published by Riot Games. In a news ...

Final KU provost candidate emphasizes listening, personalized learning

University of Kansas provost candidate Barbara Bichelmeyer said Thursday that if she got the job, she would first listen to KU community members and then create and implement a shared vision for the university. “I know that I don’t know very much about KU,” she said, noting that she’s ...

3rd provost candidate promises stable leadership, dedication to KU

University of Kansas provost candidate Dave Cook emphasized in his Tuesday presentation the importance of stability, making it clear that he does not view the provost role as a mere means to an end. “Provost positions tend to be a stepping stone,” he said, adding that it drives him nuts. ...

Barbara Bichelmeyer

UMKC provost announced as fourth and final candidate for KU provost position

The provost and executive vice chancellor for the University of Missouri-Kansas City is the fourth and final candidate for the position of provost at the University of Kansas, KU announced Tuesday morning. Barbara Bichelmeyer, who has served as UMKC's provost and executive vice chancellor ...

Schools, coaches more willing to fight NCAA allegations

The ink on the NCAA's notice of allegations was but a few hours old when officials at Kansas huddled with Jayhawks coach Bill Self and crafted a strongly worded response that not only disputed the claims but went on the offensive. The tradition-rich program, which found itself in the ...