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Why KU’s Plan to Cut STEM Teaching Center Has Students and Alumni Upset

UKanTeach, a program that's being eliminated at the University of Kansas, prepares math and science teachers for middle and high school instruction.  (Photo by Chris Neal for the Kansas News Service)

Faculty, students and alumni are pleading with the University of Kansas not to ax a teacher-training center slated to become the next victim of major budget cuts — or at least to extend its life a few more semesters.  KU announced earlier this month that the Center for STEM Learning will close in June.

NCAA Suspends Response Deadlines in Hoops Corruption Cases

File photo: Crowd inside Allen Fieldhouse

The NCAA is suspending its deadlines for schools to respond to charges levied by the governing body in the wake of college basketball's corruption scandal. The University of Kansas and North Carolina State both face discipline from the NCAA after being named in a federal criminal case involving improper payments to recruits and their families, which grew out of an FBI investigation into apparel company Adidas.

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