University of Kansas

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June 08, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly has nominated a University of Kansas vice provost DeAngela Burns-Wallace for secretary of administration. Kelly announced her pick Friday. Burns-Wallace will replace Duane Goossen, who is retiring after serving in the secretary position on an interim basis throughout the...
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June 05, 2019 - 6:12 pm
The University of Kansas is paying a former student-athlete $40,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming she became ill because of mold in the vents of her dormitory room. The university denies the claims but agreed to pay Laine Evans $20,000 and her attorneys $20,000 to settle the lawsuit. The agreement...
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May 21, 2019 - 8:16 pm
The University of Kansas plans to put a building that has been vacant for two years on the market. A budget bill signed Monday by Gov. Laura Kelly includes a provision allowing the university to sell Oldfather Studios, which formerly housed the school's Film and Media Studies Department. The...
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May 18, 2019 - 9:46 am
The University of Kansas plans to award a posthumous master's degree to a 30-year-old student who died in class. Mahmoud Samak, a graduate student from Cairo, will receive the award from the university's Religious Studies Department. Campus police Deputy Chief James Anguiano said Samak died in a...
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April 25, 2019 - 8:07 pm
A University of Kansas graduate has donated $4.2 million to fund education for the school's nursing students. The KU Endowment on Thursday announced the gift from the estate of Margaret Ann Zimmerman, who received her nursing certificate from the university in 1947. The money will be used to create...
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April 10, 2019 - 10:13 pm
Kansas guard Quentin Grimes announced Wednesday that he will enter the NBA draft, skipping his final three seasons after a rocky and inconsistent freshman year with the Jayhawks. The five-star prospect struggled to live up to expectations, averaging just 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. He scored 23...
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April 10, 2019 - 3:36 am
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz launched a heartland tour in reliably GOP Kansas on Tuesday, saying he can win the presidential race as an independent candidate by drawing much of his support from disaffected Republicans. Schultz spent part of a town hall meeting on the University of Kansas...
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April 06, 2019 - 10:23 am
The University of Kansas plans to establish a new professorship focused on military history with a $500,000 gift from a 1972 graduate. The university says in a news release that David Pittaway, of Naples, Florida, made the donation because he thinks history departments do not adequately acknowledge...
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April 04, 2019 - 1:41 pm
A congressman is chastising the University of Kansas for offering a course titled "Angry White Male Studies." Kansas Republican Rep. Ron Estes was among those turning to social media, lamenting in a tweet that the university has "decided to offer a class that divides the student population." The...
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March 30, 2019 - 10:25 am
A woman who was raped on the University of Kansas campus in 1981 says she won't stop returning to Kansas to oppose her attacker's release on parole. Jean Rhea, who has lived in California for more than 30 years, was 25 when a man grabbed her as she jogged, held a knife to her throat and repeatedly...
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