A former University of Kansas lab director says he was fired for reporting improper uses of grant funds.
David S. Moore's lawsuit alleges that he was fired last month as retaliation for "expressing good faith concerns" about the financial management and accountability for KU's Microscopy Analysis and Imaging Laboratory in Lawrence.
Moore alleges the university inappropriately charged administration, overhead and related expenses to the lab that did not comply with federal rules for spending grant money.
Room and board costs at Kansas' six public universities would increase next year under a proposal before the state's Board of Regents.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that under the proposal, the traditional arrangement of two residents per room and a typical meal plan would increase 2.5 percent next year at the University of Kansas.