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Honors stories

Our community does some amazing things. On this page, you'll find news and features that take a close look at the developments and accomplishments of our program and the people tied to it.

Featured stories

Retired KU leader returns to teach philanthropy-focused honors course

In Citizen Philanthropy, a seminar-style course reintroduced to honors students this fall, former chief of staff to the provost Linda Luckey shares her extensive history in activism and organizing with students looking to make non-profit involvement core to their careers and lives.

12 KU students selected for 2022 Millennium Fellowship

Twelve KU students will participate in a leadership development program overseen by the Millennium Campus Network in partnership with United Nations Academic Impact. As part of the fellowship, the students will partner with Friends of the Kaw on two river cleanup efforts this fall.

How one maternity health researcher got started in honors

This past year, a University Honors Program alumna Dr. Toluwalasé Ajayi received research funding from Google to reduce health disparities experienced by women of color.

Family and faculty helped alumna ask the right questions

Reardon, currently a professor of sociology at University of California, Santa Cruz, founded the Science & Justice Research Center (SJRC), whose mission is to encourage students and researchers in STEM disciplines to think about questions of justice in their work.
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