The middle of the country has an ugly history of "sundown towns." That is, towns where black Americans knew they were not welcome once the sun went down. According to a KU expert, former "sundown towns" played a decisive role in Donald Trump's dominance in Wisconsin last November. Read The Christian Science Monitor deep look into "sundown towns" and where it cites Foundation Professor David...
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'Sundown towns' role in the election

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How does the First Amendment intersect with the primary responsibilities of a public university? Tomorrow, panelists will explore how the First Amendment protects students, faculty and staff, facilitates the dissemination of research and offers opportunities for activism and advocacy on campus.

Additionally, members of the KU community will deliver responses to the discussion, and there will...
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Public Event: Understanding Free Speech on a University Campus

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Even with black and white filters, beauty can still be found when you explore KU.

Click through each photo to experience life on the Hill this past week through Brenna, Chris, and Kelly's point of view. Want to be featured? Use #exploreKU when you share photos on Twitter or Instagram.
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If you've ever wanted to bike in the formation of our beloved mascot now's your chance, Jayhawks. We hope you have a Happy #EarthDay. Check out the following resources to live a more sustainable life on the Hill.

Read KU's Sustainability Plan: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Follow these KU accounts focused on sustainability:
KU Center for Sustainability
Bike KU
Replant Mount Oread
Monarch Watch
Eco-Reps:...
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Once Mount Oread blooms, Jayhawks embrace the outdoors. Outside class time, they search for optimal hammocking locales, study spots, and moments of beauty. As Jayhawks follow their varied paths toward the end of the semester there is a lively sensation on campus that we love. ❤

Spring on the Hill: a seasonal reminder that there is no place like KU. Scroll through to experience the season of...
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#KUtbt: Monday, April 24, marks the 62nd anniversary of the dedication of the Chi Omega fountain, a beautiful campus landmark.

Discover more about the dedication, including coverage by LJWorld.com: goo.gl/rTB4zn
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You know what they say –– imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Be sure to say "happy #NationalLookalikeDay" to anyone also wearing crimson & blue today. Rock Chalk!
You know what they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
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Rock Chalk! Tomas Green, a junior majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in public policy, was one of 60 students to earn The Udall Foundation Scholarship.

The Udall Scholarship is awarded to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or the environment. Read more about Green's award and aspirations by...
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Rock Chalk Tomas Green a junior majoring in chemical engineering and minoring

KU student earns Udall Scholarship

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Explore KU with the Axis Dance Company in a Physically Integrated Dance Master Class.

The purpose of Axis Dance Company is to change the face of dance and disability. In a room full of individuals with various abilities, one thing is constant: movement.

This course was a mixed-ability workshop for KU Dance students, KU Able Hawks and Allies and other KU students, staff, faculty and...
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A KU program, in collaboration with Haskell Indian Nations University and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), expands to boost indigenous students in sciences.
A KU program in collaboration with Haskell Indian Nations University and funded

Boosting number of indigenous students in sciences

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Chancellor Gray-Little discusses “a meaningful life” in the latest Chancellor Monday Message.
Chancellor GrayLittle discusses a meaningful life in the latest Chancellor Monday Message

Pursuing a meaningful life

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For the romantics, some good news about the Affordable Care Act: Obamacare reduced the number of "medical divorces." That's when a couple faced with an expensive illness finds it cost prohibitive to stay married. A pair of KU economists dug into data and discovered that expanding Medicaid makes it more affordable for couples to weather serious illness together.

Listen to professor David...
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For the romantics some good news about the Affordable Care Act Obamacare

How can Medicaid affect divorce rates?

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The weeks of rain left us a colorful campus to explore.

Click through each photo to experience life on the Hill this past week through Clare, Liz, and Bella's point of view. Want to be featured? Use #exploreKU when you share photos on Twitter or Instagram.
The weeks of rain left us a colorful campus to explore
The long, hot summer of 1967 had little to do with the weather. Rather, it was the nation's climate as the U.S. came to grips with longstanding inequalities along racial lines. As The Huffington Post reports, Detroit is still grappling with that city's uprising. The Post spoke with KU faculty who are using their expertise to help educators bring this history to their classrooms.
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Building KU communities around the 'long, hot summer'

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Waylon Cook
Craig Pannell
One month till Commencement, #KUgrads!

Be prepared by reviewing the Commencement website for all details relating to this special weekend: [ Bit.ly Link ]
One month till Commencement KUgrads Be prepared by reviewing the Commencement website
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Each week we’ll be posting a photograph from University Archives that shows a scene from KU’s past. We’ve also scanned more than 34,500 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!
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Kenneth Spencer Research Library Blog » Throwback Thursday: Student Election Edition, Part II

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☑ MacArthur “Genius”
☑ Jayhawk
☑ Lawyer
Professor

Sarah Deer adds new title as University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty member. Rock Chalk!
MacArthur Genius Jayhawk Lawyer Professor Sarah Deer adds new title as

Alumna, MacArthur “genius” to educate KU leaders

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Taylor Zabel’s biology lab on Tuesday was going normally until Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little showed up with balloons and a congratulatory certificate.

She was there to notify Zabel, a KU junior from Smith Center studying biochemistry, that he was one of 62 college juniors nationwide named as Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Scholars this week.

“Obviously, when the chancellor shows...
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Explore KU at the Zamierowski Institute for Experiential Learning, a venture forged by The University of Kansas Hospital and the University of Kansas Medical Center to optimize the education and training of healthcare professions.

The lab creates immersive training experiences for healthcare professionals and trainees from all disciplines so they can better serve their communities. Since...
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Jonica French Merritt
Someday your physician could call you because she received a message from your toilet. Yes, your toilet.

The KU Architecture Department is imagining just that with the design of a healthy home. The Atlantic spoke with professor Joe Colistra as part of an article about 'wellness real estate.' Read what Colistra says a real healthy home can look like.
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The Seduction of 'Wellness Real Estate'

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