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Education
10:08 am
Thu December 18, 2014

University Of Kansas Sanctions Kappa Sigma Fraternity For Alleged Sexual Assault

The University Of Kansas placed the Kappa Sigma fraternity on probation for two years on Wednesday because of violations of the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities.

The sanctions are the result of an investigation of alleged sexual assault at the fraternity the weekend of Sept. 26.

According to a statement from the University, the sanctions against the Kappa Sigma fraternity include:

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Up To Date
2:45 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Private Interest Money Funding Kansas Higher Education

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The Koch brothers have donated large amounts of money to universities all over the U.S. including the University of Kansas. On this edition of Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with two reporters, who have been covering these large contributions, about the influence of private interest money on higher education. 

Guests:

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Education
7:56 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Koch Funding On Campus Raises Questions At University Of Kansas

Art Hall is the executive director of the Center for Applied Economics at KU, a nine-by-nine foot room on the third floor of the business school.
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Charles and David Koch are well known for funding political campaigns, but the Kochs also donate tens of millions of dollars to colleges and universities.

Nothing unusual about wealthy people giving to higher education, but some professors warn that Koch funding can come with conditions that threaten academic freedom, and that has sparked a debate about the influence of big donors in an age of diminishing public university funding.

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Education
2:58 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

College Costs Continue To Climb In Missouri, Kansas

It's no surprise to parents, but the cost of a college education continues to rise.

The College Board issued a report Thursday showing the average in-state student paid $9,139 in 2013-2014. That's up 17 percent in the past five years, according to the report.

In-state students in Kansas and Missouri fare a little better.

The average cost in Kansas is $8,086. That's up 16 percent in the past five years.

In Missouri, in-state students paid $8,383 last year. But that's an increase of only five percent in the last five years.

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