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Leaders working on return of Sacred Red Rock to Kaw Nation to speak at Lawrence event Saturday
Leaders of the project to return the Sacred Red Rock to the Kaw Nation will provide updates on the process and take questions from community members at an event coming up Saturday afternoon in Lawrence.
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Kids regularly run away from Kansas foster homes. Some have died. The state hopes to improve
More than 50 foster kids are missing in Kansas at a given time. The state said it is making progress to fix the problem, but critics say it could do more.
Poet, essayist Ross Gay to deliver lecture at Liberty Hall
People will soon have the opportunity to hear award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Ross Gay speak in person at a free event downtown.
Kansas teacher shortage prompts calls for higher salaries, paying student teachers
A group of education deans from public universities in Kansas say the state needs to raise teacher pay, elevate the profession and offer student teachers a paycheck — rather than just another tuition bill — while they work in classrooms.
KU School of Music announces Paul Popiel as interim dean
The University of Kansas School of Music announced Paul Popiel as its interim dean Wednesday.
Kansas public universities finalizing plan in response to shortage of K-12 teachers
Education deans at public universities in Kansas working on solutions to a K-12 teacher shortage want to dramatically expand over three years state financial aid for college students in education programs and to implement a partnership to uniformly compensate student teachers.
Dole Institute political analysts: Biden v. Trump rematch likely in 2024, neither a lock to win
The Dole Institute of Politics at KU recently assembled a panel to explore potential of a Trump-Biden contest, weigh the standing of alternative candidates for president and consider issues that could factor into the outcome of the election.
‘Black Beyond Borders’ literary exhibit shows diversity of Black populations
Oftentimes, Black people are lumped into one box. An online literature exhibit by KU students works to show the range of cultures and lived experiences among Black people across the western hemisphere.
KU forms committee to repatriate Indigenous ancestors, shares other efforts in progress
KU has created a committee to administer the repatriation of Indigenous remains in its possession and is working to reconcile with the university’s Indigenous communities, according to a campus update.
15 undergraduates from Douglas County earn research awards from KU
The University of Kansas has selected 54 students for undergraduate research awards, including 14 students from Lawrence and one from Lecompton.