On Jan. 7, the University of Kansas named Jennifer Roberts, a KU professor and chair of geology, as its new vice provost of graduate studies. Roberts will start the role in February.
The University of Kansas will rename the Integrated Science Building after former Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, effective spring 2020.
Interim Provost Carl Lejuez announced in an email Monday morning that the University of Kansas will close its Confucius Institute in January 2020. Lejuez attributed the program's closure to restricted governmental funding.
Despite concerns raised by Faculty Senate, the University of Kansas recently signed a contract with data analysis company Academic Analytics, which reviews the University and its professors based on aggregated data.
The University of Kansas named an interim vice chancellor for public affairs Monday in an email to faculty and staff from Chancellor Douglas Girod.
University of Kansas administrators still leave unanswered questions regarding Student Senate's proposed resolution requesting Chancellor Douglas Girod to reopen a sexual assault task force.
Barbara Bichelmeyer, a former provost at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was named the next provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Friday.
Carl Lejuez, the interim provost and a provost finalist at the University of Kansas, is also a finalist candidate for the University at Buffalo provost position. Lejuez will give a presentation for that position Thursday in New York.
The University of Kansas has reevaluated its international enrollment goals with third-party recruiter Shorelight Education after the partnership has failed to double international student enrollment as it originally suggested in 2014.
Last week, Chick-fil-A announced it would stop donating to anti-LGBTQ+ organizations. However, some in the KU community have doubts about the company's intentions.
KU Against Rising Tuition, the Kansas chapter of the AAUP, and LiUNA Local Union 1290PE held a press conference to present to the public three bills they are drafting for the State Legislature before the next legislative session. The organizations say the bills will increase transparency and stamp out waste.
Moody's Investors Service changed the University of Kansas' credit rating from "negative" to "stable" in May 2019, after five years of being negative.
Student Senate hosted a forum Tuesday night to discuss the concealed carry campus policy, which passed two years ago. Faculty and staff brought up concerns of safety they still feel in their classrooms.
During a presentation at the Adams Alumni Center Thursday, provost candidate Barbara Bichelmeyer stressed the importance of diversity on campus and equal opportunities for every student at the University of Kansas.
Provost finalist Dave Cook outlined his plans for the University of Kansas in a presentation Tuesday. Cook touched on issues ranging from teamwork to mental health to research.
The University of Kansas named University of Missouri, Kansas City Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer as the fourth provost finalist. Other candidates include Margaret Raymond, Carl Lejuez and Dave Cook.