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Statement regarding Senator Dole’s health challenges

In light of Senator Bob Dole’s announcement today that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer, Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy has shared the following statement.   “I spoke with Sen. Bob Dole yesterday about his diagnosis. Sen. Dole has faced much adversity in his life and is the toughest and most optimistic person I have […]

Dole Institute to debut exhibit about Bob Dole’s early years in Congress

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968, which will debut in the Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room on February 11, 2021, and will remain open until May 16, 2021. In conjunction with the exhibit, a series of afternoon programs […]

2020 Post-Election Conference to Debut as Video Series

LAWRENCE- The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that the biennial Post-Election Conference will debut as an eleven-part video series on the institute’s YouTube Channel. “Our Post-Election Conference is one of the most anticipated events we have at the institute,” said Director Bill Lacy. “However, COVID-19 made it […]

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