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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.
Kansas State University to lead climate change food-strengthening initiative
TOPEKA — Kansas researchers will turn their focus to wheat, millet and other crops in a federally funded attempt to tackle world hunger. The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded Kansas State University $22 million to research how best to promote the growth of crops as climate change and global instability continues to derail the […]
Kansas public university, college enrollment grows despite 12.5% plunge at Emporia State
Enrollment at Kansas public universities and colleges increased this fall by 2%, while Emporia State University endured a 12.5% enrollment collapse.
Emporia State University forges new identity with $9M earmark from Kansas Legislature
TOPEKA — Emporia State University’s new structure, underwritten by a $9 million earmark in the state budget, comes with a new marketing slogan and a new explanation for last year’s dramatic upheaval. Legislative leaders and university administrators describe the so-called “ESU model,” which involved the firing of tenured faculty members under the guise of a […]
Kansas State University president diagnosed with throat, tongue cancer
Kansas State University President Richard Linton discloses cancer diagnosis and will receive daily treatment at KU Cancer Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
Black joy and better health: Florida university course highlights Kansas women
TOPEKA — Sitting beside a camera in 2020, listening to Black women recount their stories of finding strength while battling health disparities, Chris Omni knew Black joy not only needed to be celebrated but brought to the forefront of health conversations. The women telling their stories were part of Omni’s “Chocolate Sunshine: Shining a Light […]
Emporia State University, Kansas Board of Regents members ‘unfit to lead,’ investigation finds
TOPEKA — An investigation into Emporia State University’s realignment plan, which included the firing of tenured professors, faults the university for “shifting and incoherent rationales” and concludes university administrators and Kansas Board of Regents members are “unfit to lead.” The American Association of University Professors released its findings Monday following months of interviews and review […]