University of Kansas

Bill Kurtis addresses an audience in Chicago
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AP News Staff
December 23, 2019 - 6:53 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Broadcaster Bill Kurtis is getting an honorary degree from the University of Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas Board Board of Regents voted this week to give degrees to Kurtis and longtime KU faculty member Roger Shimomura. The university says Kurtis, 79...
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Exterior of Chick-fil-A restaurant with American flag on flagpole
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AP News Staff
August 29, 2019 - 7:12 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Faculty advocating LGBTQ rights are denouncing the University of Kansas' more visible relationship with Chick-fil-A and calling for a boycott of the restaurant chain. The Kansas City Star reports they are upset that a Chick-fil-A outlet moved this year from the basement of one...
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Marc LaVoie
November 05, 2018 - 6:48 am
University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long announced Sunday that the school's football coach has been fired, effective at the end of the season. David Beaty arrived to find a football program in disarray. So far, he has compiled a record of six wins, 39 losses. While the team has shown...
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Kara Marxer
September 19, 2018 - 6:48 am
A new study out this week shows that while millions of Americans are worried about developing Alzheimer's disease, they do not know how to get involved in medical research that may help find a cure for it. Doctors have dozens of experiments underway at the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease...
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Kara Marxer
August 16, 2018 - 7:54 am
A new study says telling your children they were unwanted or unplanned could cause serious psychological damage. University of Kansas Psychology Professor Omri Gillath started to notice a pattern among his patients who struggled with anxiety about their relationships. "Basically, their parents...
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Dan Weinbaum
July 12, 2018 - 5:59 am
An art display on the University of Kansas campus raised the ire of the governor Wednesday, and the school removed it not long after. The art installation is called "Pledges of Allegiance." It is part of a privately-funded nationwide public art project that began last year. Sixteen flags, each...
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July 06, 2018 - 5:14 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas will hire former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to lead its athletics department. Kansas announced Thursday that Long will replace former athletic director Sheahon Zenger, who was fired May 21. Long was athletic director at Arkansas from 2008 to...
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Bill Grady
June 19, 2018 - 5:12 am
The pressure is on for students in a new homeland security masters program at the University of Kansas. Tuesday is the second and final round of testing for students in the program. Those who make the cut receive masters of science degrees. Table top exercises involve everything from losing the...
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School leaders from community colleges, high schools sign a deal to formalize the "Degree in Three" program with the KU Edwards campus
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Kara Marxer
June 12, 2018 - 5:22 pm
School leaders from across the area gathered at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus on Tuesday to formalize an agreement for the new "Degree in 3" program. It offers an accelerated path to a bachelor's degree. "High-achieving high school students who are taking concurrent enrollment courses who...
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Michael Ronnebaum
March 28, 2018 - 6:25 am
A report co-authored by researchers at the University of Kansas suggests a majority of American banks fail to offer affordable checking options that include identity protection. A checking account is a necessity and some low-income families are forced out of the financial mainstream and into...
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