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University of Kansas dancers to perform ‘human, next’  in New York City

University of Kansas dancers to perform ‘human, next’ in New York City

The dance “human, next,” created by KU professors James Moreno and Benjamin Rosenthal, is on its way to New York this month. Moreno, an assistant professor of dance, and Rosenthal, an assistant visual arts professor, along with University dancers Lydia Snell, Kelly Casper, Natali Diaz and Sarah O’Keeffe will perform at The Wild Project, a […]

Video: SUA amends Fee Review Subcommittee proposal to retain current student fee

Video: SUA amends Fee Review Subcommittee proposal to retain current student fee

Student Union Activities presented an amendment in front of Student Senate Wednesday to maintain the current $5 Activities fee instead of the proposed 50 cent cut to $4.50. This fee amendment would bring no change during the current year, but the amendment was accepted for next year. Senate has voiced its concerns that SUA should […]

Video: Senior Night vs. Texas Tech

Video: Senior Night vs. Texas Tech

Postgame Video: Black, Tharpe, Self discuss Big 12 tournament and victory over Texas Tech

Postgame Video: Black, Tharpe, Self discuss Big 12 tournament and victory over Texas Tech

Video: KU professor’s research shows dogs calm inmates, reduce stress

Studies have shown that interacting with animals can reduce stress and anxiety, and can increase levels oxytocin and serotonin, which are “feel-good hormones” in our brains. A University of Kansas professor has recently expanded that research with her studies on the effects of dogs in prisons. Suzanne Rice, a professor in Education Leadership and Policy […]

Video: Jayhawks clinch 10th straight Big 12 title with 83-75 victory over Sooners

Video: Jayhawks clinch 10th straight Big 12 title with 83-75 victory over Sooners

Video by Farzin Vousoughian After the heroics, after the final buzzer and after the handshakes, Naadir Tharpe stood alone at center court, conducting a chorus of 16,300 fans who wouldn’t leave the building until he did. “10 Straight! 10 Straight! 10 Straight!” Each verse decreased the tension that had built up over the previous 40 […]

Video: University of Kansas professor explains basics of Affordable Care act, how it makes health insurance cheaper

Video: University of Kansas professor explains basics of Affordable Care act, how it makes health insurance cheaper

All United States citizens are required to enroll in a health insurance policy this year under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act — also known as “Obamacare” — reforms the U.S. health care system. Watch Jarron Saint Onge, a University of Kansas sociology professor and a health care expert, explain […]

Video: Havens: Deportation will not solve Justin Bieber's problems

Video: Havens: Deportation will not solve Justin Bieber’s problems

There seems to be somewhat of a blueprint for the life of a child celebrity, a secret map guiding their existence: Young, talented, idolized, insanity, burnout. While this is certainly not the case for all child stars, the formula sounds all too familiar—most likely because we have seen it play out countless times with stars […]

Video: Jackson: High self-esteem helps to boost positive body image

Video: Jackson: High self-esteem helps to boost positive body image

When I get naked, the shower gets turned on. Unfortunately, it’s the only one getting turned on by my nakedness. Initially, when I was writing this article, my plan was to start with that clever line and then move into why we all need to get to the gym and work our big butts off. […]

Video: Interview with Perry Ellis's high school coach

Video: Interview with Perry Ellis’s high school coach

Video: Mental health needs more attention, funds

Video: Mental health needs more attention, funds

As history has shown, tragedy often brings about change. But with the string of recent shootings in the United States, one root cause is too often ignored: America’s failing approach to mental illness. Mental health facilities have had their funding subjected to relentless budget cuts, forcing them to cut back services or close. Compounding the […]

Video: Bill Self joins Big Brothers Big Sisters team

Video: Bill Self joins Big Brothers Big Sisters team

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters has created a new friendly competition to put the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Wichita State University head to head in order to increase funds and the number of mentors in the program. The campaign, “Go Big or Go Home,” will feature the men’s basketball coaches from the […]

Video: Tarantino sues Gawker over leaked ‘Hateful Eight’ movie script

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino filed a lawsuit for contributory copyright infringement against Gawker Media at the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Jan. 27. The lawsuit seeks at least $1 million in damages from Gawker for posting a link to a leaked copy of his latest script, “The Hateful Eight.”  According to USA Today, the […]

Video: Miley Cyrus went from country to provocative in her on-air concert

Miley Cyrus’ lewd stage presence has gained global notoriety over the past few months, so the prospect of seeing her “unplugged” on MTV Wednesday night undoubtedly struck fear into the hearts of mothers of teenagers across the country. In the week leading up to the special, show’s advertising focused on Cyrus’ claims of doing “whatever […]

Video: Unique intramural sports find a home on campus

Video: Unique intramural sports find a home on campus

GEORGE MULLINIX/KANSAN The University of Kansas is known for its mainstream sports. For the less athletically-gifted students, there are opportunities to join intramural teams. This semester, the Ambler Student Recreation Center offers offbeat sports such as wallyball, doubles foosball and table tennis alongside classics such as softball and basketball. “Wallyball is like a version of […]