Joanna Hlavacek

Education reporter

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Joanna Hlavacek is the education reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World.

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KU Athletics, university to gain hundreds of thousands of dollars in licensing revenue from Jayhawks' Final Four appearance

The Jayhawks may not have won the national title in this month’s NCAA Tournament, but the team is still expected to generate some serious cash for making it to the Final Four.

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KU Student Senate, Kansas Athletics introduce basketball lottery system for low-income, first-generation students

A new partnership between the University of Kansas Student Senate and Kansas Athletics aims to make games at Allen Fieldhouse more accessible to traditionally underserved students.

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KU football uniforms to pay homage to Civil War regiment with complicated legacy

When the KU football team pays tribute to the Sunflower State’s Civil War heritage in this weekend’s game against Baylor, they’ll also be honoring a Kansas abolitionist fighter with a murky past.

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Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center jazz orchestra to compose new music celebrating KU basketball

The Lied Center announced on Wednesday a partnership that will pair the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with, of all things, legends of KU basketball.

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KU Athletics to offer Free State beer at sporting events — for a very limited number of fans

Kansas Athletics has inked a deal with Lawrence’s own Free State Brewing Co. that will bring some of the brand’s most popular craft beers to KU sporting events.

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Massachusetts Street's 1000 block to close Friday for free concert in celebration of KU football

Even if Saturday’s first football game of the season (against Southeast Missouri State) doesn’t pan out for the Jayhawks, KU fans may still have occasion to celebrate this weekend.

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As football season approaches, a reminder on KU Athletics' new security policies

Next week brings the start of a new football season at the University of Kansas, and with it ramped-up security measures meant to keep fans safe in the wake of on-campus concealed carry.

Board of Regents votes to name new baseball facility after Lawrence businessman, appoints members to First Generation Task Force

The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to name a new University of Kansas baseball facility in honor of longtime KU supporter Rich Jantz.

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