University fundraising outpaces Kansas budget cuts

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Since the end of the Kansas legislative session nearly two months ago, much has been said on both sides about the state’s reduction in spending at higher education institutions, chief among them being the University of Kansas.

But amid an atmosphere of austerity wherein KU stands to lose $13.5 million in state funds over the next two years, little has been said about the fact that the university’s endowment raised 3,100 percent more than that amount in the last three years alone.

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