Andy Hyland Higher education reporter

Andy Hyland covers higher education issues for the Lawrence Journal-World

Recent stories

Snowy owls head south in search of food
06:00 a.m., December 31, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
While the lack of snow on the ground may have put a damper on the holiday season, it’s something of a boon for those trying to spot a rare sight around these parts.
Perkins abruptly retires from KU athletics
September 8, 2010
The buzzer has sounded on Lew Perkins’ tenure as Kansas University athletics director.
Lawrence media outlets seek records on Mangino’s buyout
December 4, 2009
Three Lawrence media outlets, the Lawrence Journal-World, 6News and, have filed a Kansas Open Records Act request with Kansas Athletics Inc. to obtain details of the settlement agreement reached with football coach Mark Mangino.
Shawnee student dies in fall at KU
April 29, 2009
The investigation into the death of Dalton Eli Hawkins, an 18-year-old honor student from Shawnee, continues at Kansas University.
KU mourns Shawnee freshman found dead outside scholarship hall
02:18 p.m., April 24, 2009 Updated 05:41 p.m.
Kansas University’s Public Safety Office is investigating the death of Dalton Eli Hawkins, 18, Shawnee. He was found dead outside of KU’s Watkins Scholarship Hall Friday morning.
Baker students also plan trip to inauguration
January 16, 2009
Sixteen Baker University students won’t just be earning credit between semesters this winter, they’ll also get a chance to witness a little history, too.
Can Obama make change happen?
January 16, 2009
Outside observers agree — it’s pretty likely that newly-minted President Barack Obama will be able to deliver on the change he has promised the country. At least parts of it, anyway.
Future bright for Baker University senior
Greg Rogers will graduate in December with a major in business and a minor in music and psychology
December 2, 2008
In many ways, it’s a typical morning for any Baker University student. Greg Rogers has no classes on Thursdays, but he’s still out the door of his Zeta Chi fraternity house at 9:30 a.m. He’s off to a morning piano lesson, a chapel service and a lunch with friends after the service.

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