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At 40, KU Info Sticks To Its Roots In Internet Age
Kansas City, Mo. – The late 1960s and early 70s were years of civil unrest at colleges across the country. Hotbed campuses created "rumor control" phone lines to provide one central location for information. Over the years most shut down, but the one at the University of Kansas morphed into what a VP at Google describes as an early, phone-based search engine, catering to everyone in the Lawrence community.
"KU Info" (785-864-3506) was a staple of life in Lawrence for decades, but now the service is struggling to reshape itself once again in the information age. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.
Slideshow: A Look at KU Info through the Decades