Emma Halling, student body vice president, makes big moves through term

Emma Halling, student body vice president, makes big moves through term

With gloved hands at the ready, Emma Halling uses her sharp mind in the boxing ring to discern between the precise moment to strike and when to hold back. As both a recreational boxer and student body vice president, Halling, a senior from Elkhart, Ind., has learned how to be a leading female in the […]

Campus sustainability to be enforced with ‘green grades’

Campus sustainability to be enforced with ‘green grades’

Starting this month, the University and Energy Solutions Professionals (ESP), whose goal according to its site is to provide “exceptional energy-efficiency and facility-improvement solutions”, are pushing the University to “go green” with a new energy policy and a little help from a group of University engineering students. The ESP and the University have worked together […]

Rivalry week continues for Jayhawks baseball

Rivalry week continues for Jayhawks baseball

The Jayhawks continue on in what is known as rivalry week. Following their 4-2 home victory against the Shockers of Wichita State on Tuesday, the Jayhawks (19-10) head to Manhattan Friday to take on defending conference champions Kansas State Wildcats (17-11). “We have to do a better job getting ready for K-State, I have to […]

Service workers rely on tips more than wages

Service workers rely on tips more than wages

A night out with your friends in college usually means one thing — spending money. It’s the price of being social. Still, what’s worse than having to pay for fun? The tip line that rips a few extra dollars out of your bank account. As frustrating as the extra charge may be to a customer, […]

Burbank: Coalitions necessary for senate elections

Burbank: Coalitions necessary for senate elections

Among all the reviled elements of modern politics, few receive more animosity than political parties. Many accuse them of being highly divisive and domineering, existing in a constant state of competition with one another. Some say they dehumanize candidates, turning them into simple puppets of the party message. Others deem them to be mere annoyances, […]

Fugate: Coalitions cause KU more harm than good

Fugate: Coalitions cause KU more harm than good

Our country’s practice of political parties has been more negative than positive. We can see this in University of Kansas’ own student government for which, every year, coalitions are formed to battle over Student Senate. While I agree that political parties and coalitions are a practical necessity, I disagree with the way they are practiced. […]

Business school reveals plans for new building

Business school reveals plans for new building

The Business School has revealed its plans for a new building to be constructed near the corner of Naismith Ave. and Sunnyside Ave. The building is intended to promote a more open and social environment by using an atrium as a “social hub” to connect both the north and south wings of the building. The […]

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April 1, 2014 by The University Daily Kansan

Andrew Wiggins' top five moments as a Jayhawk

Andrew Wiggins’ top five moments as a Jayhawk

1. Money in Morgantown  Breaks 40-point barrier, nearly leads Kansas to epic comeback against West Virginia Facing a 25-point deficit in the second half, Wiggins almost single-handedly cut the deficit to four in the last minute of the team’s last regular season game in Morgantown on March 8. He set a Kansas freshman record with […]

Adoption gives student purpose in life

Adoption gives student purpose in life

After their son’s first birthday, Wilson Cole’s parents gave his birth mother a photo album. It’s full of black-and-white baby photos and happy family portraits. Denise Leonard loves one photo in particular: herself, Wilson’s birth mother, and Heather Cole, his adoptive mother, smiling together in the hospital. Denise gave her son to a couple in […]

Naismith Hall names inaugural class of Naismith Scholars

Last week Naismith Hall announced the members of its inaugural class of Naismith Hall Scholars for Spring 2014. Naismith residents Dalton Jorns, Austen McGuire, Chloe Hosid and Jake Novicoff were selected as Naismith Hall Scholars on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement and leadership. All four winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Naismith Hall, […]

Hispanic leadership group creates photos to address discrimination

Hispanic leadership group creates photos to address discrimination

The Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) is creating a photo slideshow to highlight some of the discrimination Hispanic students face on campus.  The purpose of the project is to bring awareness to minority discrimination on campus. The images will feature students holding signs with examples of discrimination they have encountered on campus. “People make jokes […]

Jayhawks baseball ends series with win over Sooners

Jayhawks baseball ends series with win over Sooners

The wind had been howling all game. Any ball hit to right field was caught by the wind and died almost immediately. But, if you could find the right spot in left, the ball would carry. That’s just what junior designated hitter Dakota Smith did in the home half of the ninth during Sunday’s game. […]

Podcast: This Week in Music -- Episode 8

Podcast: This Week in Music — Episode 8

This week, Ryan Wright discusses releases from the enigmatic Jay Electronica and YG.

Chancellor announces new Athletics fee, lowers semesterly fees

Chancellor announces new Athletics fee, lowers semesterly fees

A letter from Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to Student Senate leaders today announced a revised $7 semesterly Athletics fee and an end to an agreement between Senate and Athletics on payment for the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center expansion. Previously, Kansas Athletics was set to pay for Rec Center expansion bonds. But Senate’s action to amend […]

Jayhawks Baseball enjoys strong start in March

Jayhawks Baseball enjoys strong start in March

March is a time for college basketball. The season’s ending, conference tournaments are starting and the Big Dance is getting underway. For most college students at a school like the University of Kansas, college basketball is all they know in the early months of the calendar year. But for coach Ritch Price and the rest […]