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Construction begins on new Business School building

Construction begins on new Business School building

Construction began yesterday, July 9, on the new School of Business building. The old tennis and sand volleyball courts were demolished at the site on Naismith Drive east of Allen Fieldhouse. “Construction has started today and they are rolling,” Austin Falley, communications director for the School of Business, said. According to the School of Business […]

Road closure, construction hurt Lawrence businesses

The nine summer construction projects in Lawrence have done more than disrupt traffic — they’ve also hurt local businesses by shutting down roads that connect them with customers. On the corner of 31st Street and Louisiana Street sits Steve’s Place, a reception hall that’s rented out for weddings, graduation parties and other events. Guests could […]

Recent University hires discuss strategy, opportunities

Recent University hires discuss strategy, opportunities

The University named Nathan Thomas as vice provost of diversity and equity on June 9 and Reggie Robinson as director of the School of Public Affairs and Administration on June 12. Below are excerpts from Kansan interviews with Thomas and Robinson.   University Daily Kansan: What do you hope to accomplish in your new position? Nathan Thomas: We’re looking […]

Summer alternative break experiences worth hours in the car

Alternative Breaks, a student-run program that sends volunteers to sites across the country, is like a road trip, service opportunity, cultural experience and vacation all at once. This summer, 63 students traveled to nine sites in eight states. The groups drove from Lawrence to sites in Indiana, Louisiana, Florida, New York, Rhode Island, California, Washington […]

University housing limits options for nontraditional, graduate students

University housing limits options for nontraditional, graduate students

Stouffer Place Apartments will become a new construction zone in fall 2015, leaving nontraditional and graduate students without a favorable on-campus housing option. The data behind the 2014-2024 Campus Master Plan determined the apartments cannot offered at the current affordable rates if the University were to maintain, improve or entirely replace the units. It’s considered […]

Working Global: more students seeking international careers

While other 2014 graduates are preparing to start their careers or filling out job applications, Will Dale, a recent University graduate from Topeka holds a one-way ticket to O Barco de Valdeorras, Spain, where he will teach English in the country’s Auxiliares de Conversacion program. For the first time, Dale won’t be spending Thanksgiving, Christmas […]

Student Senate Safety Advisory Board meets to determine student safety projects, priorities

The Student Senate Safety Advisory Board met with members of University administration and the Public Safety Office Thursday to discuss on- and off-campus safety projects and priorities for the 2014-2015 academic year. The main concerns brought up included the state of campus and off-campus lighting and the need to spread the word about SafeRide and […]

Natural History Museum bee colony splits, specialists preserve new colony

Natural History Museum bee colony splits, specialists preserve new colony

At around 9:30 a.m., about 15,000 bees swarmed around the University’s Natural History Museum on Jayhawk Boulevard. The bees split from the museum’s observation hive, after reaching its maximum capacity of 35,000 bees. Greg Ornay, exhibit specialist at the Natural History Museum, said the recent rain has been so good for the bees that the […]

Lawrence residents search for hidden cash through Twitter clues despite downpour

Lawrence residents search for hidden cash through Twitter clues despite downpour

A Twitter account devoted to paying it forward, @HiddenCashKS, tested how far people would go for four shots at winning $20 or country concert tickets on Monday. Representatives coordinated with anonymous Lawrence residents—or droppers—to plan clues that led to four final destinations with a prize, resembling a scavenger hunt. “We wanted to do something to […]

University women constitute top three Miss Kansas pageant winners

After spending last week at the Miss Kansas pageant, three Miss Kansas finalists have been named, and all with one thing in common—attending the University. Five of the six University women competing made the top 10. [Related: VIDEO: Six students vie for Miss Kansas title] Graduate student Amanda Sasek was crowned Miss Kansas 2014, senior Jennifer Salva […]

Athletics Board of Directors votes for unlimited meals for student-athletes

The University Athletics Board of Directors voted on Wednesday to allow unlimited meals for student-athletes, which will add an additional $500,000 on to this year’s Athletics budget increase. The unlimited meal plan, a provision that was passed by the NCAA Division I Board of Directors on April 24, will be provided to full-scholarship student-athletes only […]

Use detours to avoid campus construction on Jayhawk Boulevard and Crescent Drive

Use detours to avoid campus construction on Jayhawk Boulevard and Crescent Drive

With the University beginning phase two of construction on campus, students should be aware that they will encounter some obstacles near Strong Hall and the Jayhawk Bookstore on the top of Crescent and Naismith Drives. If you want to get from Wescoe to Strong Hall: Going across the street is not an option this summer. […]

Stouffer Place Apartments to close in 2015 to make room for new complex, science buildings

Stouffer Place Apartments to close in 2015 to make room for new complex, science buildings

Stouffer Place Apartments are scheduled to close for good on June 30, 2015, Student Housing announced yesterday. According to the Student Housing website, there are 283 apartments in 25 two-story brick buildings for nontraditional students, graduate students, couples and students with children—a total of approximately 500 people. The buildings will not be razed immediately according to an […]

Senate executive staff begins work on platforms during summer

Senate executive staff begins work on platforms during summer

While the majority of the student body has taken a vacation from campus and classes, members of the Student Senate executive board are back on campus starting work for the 2014-2015 school year. Student Body President Morgan Said and Vice President Miranda Wagner have been working since the school year ended and will spend the […]

New leadership to oversee honors program

New leadership to oversee honors program

The newly hired Honors Program Director, professor Bryan Young, began work in his position Sunday, and already his family history offers the program a unique perspective. He is the son of a previous director, graduate of the program, husband to a graduate of the program and father of a current honors student. Young said having […]

Campus bars remain popular over span of half-century

Campus bars remain popular over span of half-century

On a map, the locations of three popular bars form a triangle. The Wagon Wheel, Bullwinkles and The Jayhawk Café are located within two blocks of each other. On weekend evenings, the area buzzes with students. Just last month, The Wheel was named one of “The 33 Best College Bars in America” by the lifestyle […]