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Hashinger Hall rape case dismissed; judge rules affidavits will remain sealed

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday dismissed the rape charges against two men, both 21 and one a Kansas University student, which stemmed from two women’s allegations that they were sexually assaulted at Kansas University’s Hashinger residence hall.The women alleged ...

KU center releases report saying state of banking in Kansas is greatly improved

The state of banking in Kansas is greatly improved, a newly released report by the Kansas University Center for Banking Excellence indicates. The report examines the current financial condition of Kansas commercial banks as well as trends over the past decade and the industry’s recovery from ...

KU Hospital undergoing major reorganization

Topeka ? Kansas University Hospital and the clinical practices of the physicians who practice there are on the verge of a major reorganization, a move made necessary by rapid changes in the health care marketplace.But officials told the Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday that even those changes ...

KU sanctions Kappa Sigma fraternity, gives two years’ probation

Kansas University put Kappa Sigma fraternity on probation for two years after finding that it violated the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities, the university said in a news release Wednesday afternoon.The sanctions follow an investigation of reports of sexual assault at the fraternity ...

Book of unseen portraits to shed new light on Burroughs

Kansas University student Patrick Clement is the author and curator behind a new book that he says will offer a fresh perspective on Beat Generation writer (and former Lawrencian) William S. Burroughs. “7786-Burroughs, Wm.,” explores identity performance and the public image of the ...

Third candidate for vice chancellor for KU research on campus this week

The third and final candidate for vice chancellor for research at Kansas University will visit campus Wednesday through Friday.Jim Tracy, special assistant for research compliance at the University of Kentucky and professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry within the UK ...

KU prof accepts job as dean of law at University of Tennessee

Melanie Wilson of the Kansas University School of Law will be the next dean of the University of Tennessee College of Law.Wilson will begin her job at University of Tennessee July 1, UT recently announced. At KU, a successor to take on Wilson’s administrative duties will be announced in the ...

KU liberal arts dean named next president of Trinity University

Danny Anderson, dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is leaving KU to become president of Trinity University in San Antonio.Anderson earned a doctorate in Spanish from KU in 1985 and has worked at KU as a teacher and an administrator for 26 years. KU announced his ...

KU partners with regional entrepreneurship program

Kansas University is partnering with a regional entrepreneur development program to translate more KU technologies into new products and startup companies, the university recently announced.Pipeline describes itself as "an elite organization of the Midwest’s most successful, high-performance ...

Key administrator in sex assault, hazing investigations no longer at KU

Kansas University’s first director of Student Conduct and Community Standards has left KU for a leadership position at another large university.Nick Kehrwald is now associate dean of students at the University of Kentucky. KU began interviewing candidates to replace him this month, and the ...

KU announces visit by second finalist for vice chancellor of research

The second of three candidates for the position of vice chancellor for research will visit Kansas University next week.Mary J.C. Hendrix is president and scientific director at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and ...

Over 100 KU students come out to voice concerns at multicultural forum

Over 100 students packed into Alderson Auditorium on the Kansas University campus Wednesday night to voice frustrations about how they think KU's Student Senate handles multicultural programs and how issues important to students of color aren't highly represented. According to its Facebook ...

Fall graduation events scheduled for this weekend at KU

Kansas University expects about 1,250 students to earn degrees this semester, and many will celebrate with recognition ceremonies this weekend. The schools of engineering, business and education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences all have events planned. Engineering will celebrate at ...

KU announces historic $58 million gift from alumni

A historic $58 million gift from the estate of Madison “Al” and Lila Self will benefit Kansas University students seeking scholarships and fellowships in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business and economics, KU officials announced Tuesday.The Selfs, who met on the KU campus ...