Evan Traylor, KU senior

Graduation Profile: Setting goals and never looking back

Evan Traylor is the kind of person who goes after what he wants and doesn’t look back. From his first campus tour, Evan knew KU was the right fit – so it was the only college he applied to. He decided on his double major in political science and Jewish studies and minor in leadership […]

Alumni Q&A with Ann Birney, historian and performer

In the decades since her disappearance in the summer of 1937, famed aviator and Kansan Amelia Earhart has continued to captivate the interest of adventurers, historians, Kansans and more. Among her most dedicated fans is alumna Ann Birney, who performs as Earhart in historical monologues delivered across the state and country. Birney’s path to becoming […]

On the Boulevard

Why did you choose your major? Chelsea Whiteside, senior majoring in applied behavioral science major and minoring in sociology “I chose to major in Applied Behavioral Science because I absolutely love children and working with them was, of course, exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I actually started out […]

Anthropology major leads to global career

If you’ve struggled with deciding on a major, you’re not alone – you’re actually in the majority. About 80 percent of college-bound students don’t settle on a major before coming to campus according to MyMajors.com. With so many options, many of which cover subjects that aren’t taught in high schools, it’s no surprise that most […]

A Self-Published Success: Sophomore author turns her exoduster roots into a novel

What started as a high school project turned into five years of work and a self-published novel that’s already in its second printing. Crystal Bradshaw, sophomore majoring in creative writing, discovered through research for an assignment on family history that her great-great-great-great grandmother was part of the exoduster movement that brought former slaves to the […]

9 things you should know about Langston Hughes

Famed writer and one-time Lawrence resident Langston Hughes, born in Joplin, Mo., 114 years ago, is celebrated throughout the University of Kansas and the city. To help us celebrate his birthday and kick off Black History Month, we spoke to professors across campus to tell us what we should know about Hughes’ significant and broad […]

15 #BestofKU moments from 2015

Looking back, it’s amazing to see what our students, professors and alumni have accomplished in the past year. They made ground-breaking discoveries, received national and international recognition for their work and experienced exclusive learning opportunities. Here are just a few highlights from 2015. Relive the whole year of College news here. Professor’s film “Chi-Raq,” co-written with […]

Classics professor Tara Welch wins student nominated HOPE Award

Tara Welch, professor and chair in the Department of Classics, is the 2015-16 winner of the HOPE (Honor for the Outstanding Progressive Educator) Award. It is the only award for teaching excellence bestowed exclusively by students. Seniors nominate professors and from the top five faculty members with the most nominations, the Board of Class Officers […]

From the Kazakhstan Press Desk: A Summer Internship Abroad

Garrett Farlow spent his summer halfway around the world in Kazakhstan working to help journalists break away from government censorship and playing sports with the National Special Olympics team. Casual. We asked Garrett to tell us all about this incredible experience and how he overcame the intimidation factor of interning overseas. Hometown: Tecumseh, KS Majors: […]