A 42-year-old University of Kansas building that formerly housed a small, experimental nuclear reactor has been torn down.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Burt Hall was demolished to help clear space on campus for expansion of the School of Engineering complex.
The nuclear reactor was removed from Burt Hall in the early 1990s. But the demolition took several months as workers carefully searched for any radioactive material. Associate engineering dean JoAnn Browning said she knew of no traces of radiation being found.
The Missouri House has approved language designed to bar the creation of a Kansas Jayhawks specialty license plate. The measure was added onto a larger higher education bill passed by the House Tuesday.
Missouri’s men’s basketball game against Kansas on Saturday was the 267th time the teams have played. But it could be one of the last times the long time rivals will compete since MU is moving to the Southeastern Conference next year. Opposing petitions have sprung up in Kansas and Missouri to either save or end the Border Showdown.