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‘They’re trying to silence people’: University of Kansas group rallies in support of Iranian women
LAWRENCE — Members of the University of Kansas Iranian Community Association gathered Wednesday in front of Wescoe Hall to rally in support of Iranian women. People across the globe held International Women’s Day rallies to highlight recent violence against Iranian women and demand equal rights. Iranians started protesting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s regime following […]
Advocates gather to support former University of Kansas professor following his sentencing
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Supporters of former University of Kansas professor Franklin Tao gathered in the cold wind and rain Wednesday outside the Robert J. Dole Federal Courthouse. The group assembled to show support for Tao, who was the first person arrested under former President Donald Trump’s discontinued “China Initiative” in 2019, and to voice […]
University of Kansas faculty, academic staff prepare for vote on forming collective bargaining unit
University of Kansas faculty and academic staff are engaged in organizing work to form a collective bargaining unit to seek better working conditions.
‘Why me?’: University of Kansas physicist thought $800,000 MacArthur genius grant was a prank
LAWRENCE — The MacArthur Foundation has named a physicist and assistant professor at the University of Kansas a 2022 fellow and awarded him the reputable “genius grant.” The MacArthur Foundation recognized Steven Prohira for his creative work in the advancement of detecting ultra-high energy neutrino particles. According to the MacArthur Foundation, Prohira’s work includes expertise […]
University of Kansas begins efforts to return American Indian ancestral remains and sacred objects
LAWRENCE — A Kansas state legislator who is a member of the Navajo Nation said she was not surprised when she learned of the American Indian human remains and funerary objects in the University of Kansas’ possession, 32 years after Congress enacted the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Democratic Rep. Christina Haswood of […]
University of Kansas kicks off 15-year expansion of business incubator with new lab, office space
KU opens $24 million laboratory and office complex at Innovation Park, which is launching a 15-year expansion to serve high-tech and bioscience companies.
University of Kansas athletics administrator taking run at Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate
University of Kansas athletics administrator Paul Buskirk is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, a seat held by Republican Jerry Moran.
Protests at University of Kansas show culture shift on campus sexual violence
LAWRENCE — For two nights this week, hundreds of outraged students showed up at a University of Kansas fraternity house, demanding answers. With signs reading “no mercy for rapists” and “hold frats accountable,” the students crowded the fraternity’s lawn and chanted from its steps, protesting an alleged sexual assault at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house […]
University of Kansas researcher says hostile policies impact wellbeing of LGBTQ youths
LAWRENCE — When the Kansas Senate debated and then passed the bill aimed at preventing transgender girls from participating in sports, a focus of the 2.5-hour debate was whether or not this kind of legislation harms transgender and LGBTQ children. Sen. Renee Erickson, a Wichita Republican, was outspoken in opposition to the idea suggested by […]
University of Kansas research: County mask mandates stall major rise in COVID-19
University of Kansas researchers say countywide mask mandates — not popular with people — can prevent dramatic expansion of COVID-19.