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Estate of librarian, KU alumna donates $1.4 million to university

The estate of a University of Kansas alumna recently donated $1.4 million to the university to support its library system and provide scholarships to students in financial need. Martha “Matt” Mueller, who died in 2018 at 83, retired in 1994 as a librarian at the New York State College of ...

Recent KU football player arrested after reportedly pointing gun at woman on campus

A recent member of the University of Kansas football team was arrested overnight after a woman reported that he pointed a gun at her on campus. Kenny E. Bastida, 19, was arrested early Wednesday morning at Stouffer Place Apartments, 1835 Ousdahl Road, on suspicion of aggravated assault, ...

KU student killed in car wreck on K-10 in Johnson County

A University of Kansas student was killed Tuesday in a car wreck in Johnson County. Dylan Garnett, of Shawnee, was driving west on Kansas Highway 10 at 1:30 p.m. when a semitrailer in front of him slowed down because of traffic, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report. Garnett was ...

KU’s Studio 804 ready to show off 2 new homes in eastern Lawrence

Two new sleek and minimalist homes built in eastern Lawrence's Brook Creek neighborhood are ready to join a long list of homes designed by University of Kansas students. Since August, 15 KU architecture students participating in the Studio 804 program have been building the two new homes and ...

Actor Alan Alda to headline Hall Center for the Humanities 2019-2020 lecture series

A well-known Hollywood actor is set to headline a series of lectures at the University of Kansas next school year. KU's Hall Center for the Humanities on Monday announced Alan Alda, who may be best known for portraying Hawkeye Pierce in the TV show “MASH,” as one of the five speakers lined ...

KU chancellor names committee for provost search

The University of Kansas’ search for a permanent provost will begin later this month, Chancellor Douglas Girod said in a message to the campus community. Girod on Friday named Michelle Mohr Carney, dean of KU’s School of Social Welfare, and Steven A. Soper, a foundation distinguished ...

Uncontested race in KU Student Senate elections suggests continuing apathy

A low turnout for Student Senate election at the University of Kansas is nothing new. But this year, the government organization achieved a new low in lack of student involvement. The 2019 Student Senate election, which took place in early April, was the first uncontested race for student ...

Former poet laureate saying goodbye to Kansas

Kansas poet Denise Low will be pulling up stakes and heading west this summer. In preparation for a move to California, she has been decluttering her life. It helped that the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas accepted 20 boxes of her papers, manuscripts, letters and ...

KU psychiatry researchers in Wichita develop new treatment for depression

Researchers for the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita have developed a new depression treatment that aims to help people who don't respond to medications like Prozac and Zoloft. Drs. Sheldon Preskorn and Matthew Macaluso, who are psychiatry researchers for the school, helped ...

KU moves ‘Victory Eagle’ sculpture to Memorial Drive

Story updated at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday A University of Kansas eagle has been on the move. The World War I commemorative sculpture “The Victory Eagle,” previously displayed on Jayhawk Boulevard near the front of Dyche Hall, has been moved closer to other war memorials on campus, the university ...