Students, Kansas residents experience Obama's visit to Kansas City with different perspectives

Students, Kansas residents experience Obama’s visit to Kansas City with different perspectives

Kansas City residents filled Broadway Street Wednesday morning in anticipation of President Obama coming to the Uptown Theater to deliver a speech on the economy. Starting at the entrance of the theater, supporters of the president began lining up at 6 p.m. Tuesday while protesters began filling spots on the opposite side of the street […]

KU added to list of schools investigated for handling of sexual assault cases

The University of Kansas is on an updated list of colleges and universities the U.S. Department of Education is investigating for how they handle sexual assault investigations. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a list in May of 55 schools with Open Title IX Sexual Violence Investigations. The department is investigating […]

KU Students for Justice in the Middle East president weighs in on Israel-Hamas conflict

For the students who know somebody in Palestine, Gaza or Israel, the current death toll is very personal, Salman Husain, president of KU Students for Justice in the Middle East, said. Husain, a senior from Wichita, said SJME is connected to a broader, diverse group of student activists throughout the nation who are constantly in […]

What's going on in the Middle East? Five things to know about the Israel-Hamas conflict

What’s going on in the Middle East? Five things to know about the Israel-Hamas conflict

What’s the reason for the current conflict? On June 12, three Israeli teenage boys were abducted in the West Bank, the eastern part of the Palestinian territories. The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) conducted a search-and-rescue operation in the area, arresting 350 Palestinians and killing five others. According to the Jerusalem Post, the three boys were […]

Q&A: Warren Buchholtz, University senior living in Tel Aviv, Israel

In Tel Aviv, Israel, Warren Buchholtz, a senior from Huntington, N.Y., has received daily messages from friends and family expressing concern for his safety. He arrived in the country to begin a marketing internship with SimilarWeb on June 9, just three days before the kidnapping of the three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. Buchholtz […]

'I feel safe': Kansan photographer's account of daily life in Tel Aviv, Israel

‘I feel safe’: Kansan photographer’s account of daily life in Tel Aviv, Israel

Imagine strolling down Jayhawk Boulevard on a perfect fall afternoon. You hear a piercing siren and you know a rocket is on its way. You have one minute and thirty seconds to get to cover. Life would stop. I am spending three months in Tel Aviv, Israel, this summer working as a graphic design intern […]

Students find passion in politics through campaign jobs, internships

Students find passion in politics through campaign jobs, internships

In the second semester of his freshman year, Morgan Thevarajoo was slowly realizing that biochemistry was not the path in life that he wanted to take. The subject was no longer holding his attention. Thevarajoo, a sophomore from Eudora, started to revisit a previous interest he’d had in international relations. This was a path that […]

Host of The Not So Late Show will attempt a 66-hour world record broadcast

Host of The Not So Late Show will attempt a 66-hour world record broadcast

The host of The Not So Late Show, Mike Anderson, plans to marry a couple, receive a body wax and haircut, earn the key to the city and take several selfies during 66 hours of constant entertainment in order to set a world record. Anderson will attempt the world’s longest marathon television talk show from […]

Campus roadwork on track to finish before semester begins, officials say

Campus roadwork on track to finish before semester begins, officials say

Despite heat and heavy rains in June and July, campus roadwork and parking projects should be completed and open to traffic by Aug. 15, but some finishing work, like landscaping, will continue through the rest of August, according to Gavin Young, assistant director of strategic communications for the Office of Public Affairs and Jack Martin, […]

Faces of the Lawrence Sidewalk Sale

Faces of the Lawrence Sidewalk Sale

The 55th annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale was Thursday, and shoppers scoped out and scored deals from dawn to dusk. Businesses on Massachusetts Street used the day to purge their spring and summer merchandise to make room for fall inventory. Korso the Curious, a Kansas City, Mo. based illusionist and magician, garnered his own small […]

Man dies while working on Turnhalle Building near corner of 9th and Rhode Island

Man dies while working on Turnhalle Building near corner of 9th and Rhode Island

Updated july 18, 9:45 p.m. According to Kim Murphree, a Lawrence Police Department spokesperson, the man who was pronounced dead near the Turnhalle building at 9th and Rhode Island was identified as Thomas R. Sheppard earlier this afternoon.   Allison Hammond/KANSAN   A 54-year-old Lawrence man was pronounced dead at the corner of 9th and […]

Pulse coffee in Kansas Union closed for remodel before fall semester

Pulse coffee in Kansas Union closed for remodel before fall semester

Be prepared for less coffee in the Kansas Union this July. The Pulse Coffee shop on Level 4 is closed until the start of the fall semester for a remodel. The shop will become either a Roasterie Coffeehouse or a Roasterie Express, according to Nona Golledge, director of KU Dining Services. Roasterie, a coffee supplier in […]

Creators of #ASSJAMZ discuss dance party's inception, popularity

Creators of #ASSJAMZ discuss dance party’s inception, popularity

Some people throw money, some people backflip on stage, but most people just dance when they’re at #ASSJAMZ. “At this point, I don’t know what to expect,” Jon Marzette said. Marzette, 24, and Cameron “Boats” Birdsall, 23, are the founders of the Lawrence-based 18-and-older dance party played to the tune of hip-hop music. Marzette, who’s […]

Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute promotes cultural exchange between American, international students

Qandeel Fatima, a senior and business administration major, is one of only a handful of girls who are receiving a University education in her home of Taxila, Pakistan, a place where social equality is not a priority. Because of the guidance she’s received and empowerment she’s felt from participating in a University-partnered program, she said […]

University health experts explain use of contraceptives not covered by Hobby Lobby healthcare plan

According to Hobbylobbycase.com, a website set up by Hobby Lobby and The Becket Fund about the craft store’s Supreme Court Case, the owners and their business have no objection to and will provide coverage for 16 FDA-approved contraceptives. However, Hobby Lobby will not provide coverage for four contraception methods it claims “interfere with the implantation […]

Geology teaching assistant receives national award

At the end of June, Leah Moelling opened up her email inbox and found a surprise—she was one of eight teaching assistants in the nation who received the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. “I got an email one morning from the association, and that was the first I’d heard about it,” […]