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 […]

Black Hawk helicopters to pick up ROTC on campus

Black Hawk helicopters to pick up ROTC on campus

Seven Black Hawk helicopters will touch down on West Campus today, if the weather permits. The Kansas Army National Guard pilots will be here to pick up the KU Army ROTC cadets for a weekend training at Fort Riley. Having special permission from the city and the University, the helicopters will land on the Shenk […]

Coalitions finalize platforms for approaching elections

The current Student Senate executive staff will pass over responsibilities after elections in under two weeks, but it doesn’t mean they’re slowing down anytime soon. “It’s not our first 100 days that motivate us but our last 100 days,” said Marcus Tetwiler, student body president. Platforms are still coming to fruition, such as Student Body […]

Students share coming out stories for LGBTQ celebration

Students share coming out stories for LGBTQ celebration

Mitchell Cota Junior from Overland Park Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His I knew I was probably gay at a young age, but I didn’t really question it especially since I went to Catholic school. I was already kind of discriminated against because I am racially ambiguous. I’m also a little bit more feminine and my voice isn’t […]

KU raises funds for Villagomez memorial tree

International Student Services has begun to raise money through KU Endowment for a tree to be planted in memory of Gianfranco Villagomez, a University graduate student who died in December of 2013 after sustaining a head injury after a fall on the 800 block of Avalon Rd. The University has priced the cost of the […]

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 […]

Photo Gallery: Baseball vs. Wichita State

Photo Gallery: Baseball vs. Wichita State

Student's weight loss, company motivate others

Student’s weight loss, company motivate others

Waira Mungai had been trying to lose weight since he was in fifth grade; every time he attempted, he gained it all back.  It wasn’t until he changed his mentality that he was able to accomplish losing 125 pounds. Mungai, a junior from McPherson, still remembers the revelation that occurred on a February morning when […]

KU campus comes out for 'Gaypril'

KU campus comes out for ‘Gaypril’

Ellen DeGeneres came out during the fourth season of her show in 1997. The shock of people’s reactions was so overwhelming that she moved to a new city and went into complete isolation. She told People magazine that it was difficult to cope, and that she felt rejected. Fifteen years later, Ellen is now a […]

West campus cafe to close grill inside

Students from the KU School of Pharmacy are working this week to fight the closing of the grill inside Mortar and Pestle cafe, located inside the school of pharmacy on West Campus. The cafe would stay open, but the grill is the only hot dining option on West Campus and would potentially be replaced by […]

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, […]

Architecture dean John Gaunt stepping down after 20 years

Architecture dean John Gaunt stepping down after 20 years

After 20 years as the dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, John Gaunt will miss the “intensity of the wider university community involvement,” but looks forward to being more engaged with his students. Gaunt announced earlier in the month that he would step down as dean through an email to faculty and […]

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 […]

‘Breaking Bad’ star RJ Mitte speaks to KU students about disabilities

RJ Mitte said he never would have gotten his role as Walter Jr. on “Breaking Bad” it weren’t for his disability, when he spoke Thursday night in the Kansas Union ballroom at an event sponsored by Student Union Activities and the Center for Community Outreach. Mitte, like his character on the show, has cerebral palsy. […]

Video: MFA student presents unique thesis project

Video: MFA student presents unique thesis project

Throughout this week in the University Department of Visual Art, three performers have completed repetitive tasks — walking on a treadmill, writing in a journal, filing a silver egg and playing solitaire. Simultaneously, artist Eli Gold, separated from the trio, tallied on a large wall 10,000 of his own heartbeats. Titled “In Our Own Time,” […]