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News Releases

Below is a listing of News & Press from the Dole Institute.

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Spring student award applications now open

Applications are now open for spring 2019 student awards from the Dole Institute of Politics! Read on to find eligibility criteria and application details. The Dole Internship Assistance Program provides financial assistance to KU students in the pursuit of their careers in public service, politics, museum/archival studies or related fields. This program provides awards of […]

Remembering Alison Carter

We are sad to share the passing of a longtime friend, volunteer and Dole Institute staffer. Alison Carter worked for Sen. Bob Dole and later served on our staff for 10 years. Originally hired by Director Bill Lacy, she also volunteered in the archives last year for Assistant Director and Senior Archivist Audrey Coleman. An […]

Carly Fiorina, Major Garrett among Dole Institute spring presenters

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has unveiled its full schedule of programming for the spring 2019 semester. The slate is led by April events with Major Garrett, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, and Carly Fiorina, former HP chief executive and presidential hopeful…

Dole Institute to host memorial display, book for George H.W. Bush (KU Today)

The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a special memorial display honoring the legacy of former President George H.W. Bush and his relationship with former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole. Guests will also be able to sign a memorial book and share their condolences. The book will be presented to the Bush family.

Statements on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

Statement of Senator Robert Dole and Senator Elizabeth Dole Our nation has lost a cherished servant leader who has truly been the man for all seasons. President Bush answered the call to serve whenever our nation needed him – and we needed him often and in so many important capacities – Congressman, Vice President, Director […]

Postmortem: Sharice Davids, Steve Watkins ride personal narratives, savvy campaigns to Congress (Topeka Capital-Journal)

A panel at the University of Kansas’ Dole Institute of Politics on Wednesday featured a set of four campaign managers who pulled back the curtain on their strategy and tactics in the 2nd and 3rd Districts. Ringleaders for Democratic U.S. Rep.-elect Sharice Davids and Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Steve Watkins, as well as the defeated candidates, incumbent U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder and Democrat Paul Davis, reminisced about races culminating Nov. 6.

How POW wives fought to bring home their husbands (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

It was not until months later, back home in this country, that the men learned of the role their own wives had played in securing their freedom. These women, among them Denton’s wife, worked behind the scenes, lobbying U.S. legislators, telling their stories to the press, and holding Hanoi accountable to the Geneva Convention in meetings with North Vietnamese officials in Paris.

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  • Upcoming Events

    Apr 02

    An Evening with Major Garrett

    April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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