University of Kansas, Hall Reach Agreement Over Documents

The University of Kansas says it’s reached a settlement agreement over the release of documents to a student group looking for ties between an economic research center and Charles and David Koch.

Art Hall, a lecturer and executive director of the Center for Applied Economics in the University of Kansas School of Business, sued the university to prevent the release of emails, correspondence and notes to Students for a Sustainable Future. Hall previously was chief economist for the Public Sector Group of Koch Industries Inc.

The case was set for trial in November.

Under the agreement announced Thursday, the university and Hall released several pages of documents, including correspondence between Hall and the Kochs’ foundations discussing funding.

The student group’s president, Schuyler Kraus, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.