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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 […]

British theater students bring their act to KU

British theater students bring their act to KU

For English students Blair-Lawrence Yates and Alexander Eleftheriou, international student orientation last fall was one of the strangest experiences of their lives. “All of the orientation leaders lined up at the front, they held hands and they swayed- — they were singing the Alma Mater. I was with a bunch of British kids in the […]

Big 12 council creates leadership opportunities for KU

After years of being involved in Black Student Government, juniors Katherine Rainey from Shawnee, Paige Whiteside from Overland Park and Somorah Smith from Lincoln, Neb., have big plans for the Big 12 Council on Black Student Government. Rainey, Whiteside and Smith were elected chair, vice chair and secretary, respectively, at the Big 12 Conference, which […]

KJHK awarded for dedication, reporting and website by SPJ

KJHK awarded for dedication, reporting and website by SPJ

On Tuesday, the Society of Professional Journalists honored student-run radio station KJHK with five regional awards. The station won two awards for In-Depth Reporting, two for Features Reporting and one for Best Affiliated Website. These awards are a result of the hard work that KJHK hosts put in behind the scenes to generate such high-quality […]

Full senate votes to eliminate Women’s and Non-Revenue Intercollegiate Sports Fee

Full senate votes to eliminate Women’s and Non-Revenue Intercollegiate Sports Fee

It’s now Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s decision whether or not to uphold Student Senate’s decision to eliminate more than $1 million in student fee money that goes to Kansas Athletics. In a 55-3 vote, Senate passed a bill Wednesday night to eliminate the $25 semesterly campus fee to offset travel expenses for women’s and non-revenue sports. […]

KU freshman sells beauty products to pay for school

KU freshman sells beauty products to pay for school

Taylor Cameron, a freshman from Elkhart, pays for college herself — not with student loans — but with the money she earned while working as a BeautiControl representative. Not only has she earned enough to support herself financially, her successful business has earned her an all-expenses paid trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in April, […]

KU students with food allergies face dining challenges

KU students with food allergies face dining challenges

For freshman Rachel Rovaris, eating isn’t simply about quieting the empty roar of the stomach. Before eating anything, Rovaris takes her medication and checks the ingredients list. Before going out to eat at an unfamiliar restaurant, she calls ahead to ask what type of oil the kitchen uses. She is allergic to canola oil. “If […]

Men of Merit help define masculinity at KU

Men of Merit help define masculinity at KU

For Michael Detmer, a coordinator for the LGBTQ Resource Center and a graduate student in music therapy, being recognized as one of the University’s 15 Men of Merit on Monday was about more than just another addition to his resume. “I think a lot of stereotypes are made off of sexual orientation,” Detmer said. “We […]

Photo Gallery: Dueling tablers at Stauffer-Flint

Photo Gallery: Dueling tablers at Stauffer-Flint

Proposed fee cut would reduce SUA funds

The University’s Student Union Activities is voicing its opposition to a proposed Student Senate Fee Review that would cut SUA’s funding by 10 percent for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. The Student Union Activity fee currently sits at $5. The proposed cut that was presented by the Student Senate Fee Review is a cut of […]

KU research shows race plays a part in police stops

KU research shows race plays a part in police stops

A team of University professors has completed research that suggests race is a significant factor in determining who gets pulled over more frequently by police. The research, funded by the National Science Foundation, will be published in the upcoming book “Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship.” The book, co-authored by University professors […]

Professors release work on Langston Hughes

Professors release work on Langston Hughes

Two professors are changing the way English scholars look at the works of Harlem Renaissance author Langston Hughes, a Lawrence native. University professor John Edgar Tidwell and Johnson County Community College professor Carmaletta Williams published “My Dear Boy: Carrie Hughes’s Letters to Langston Hughes” in order to explore an un-researched area of Langston Hughes’s life. […]

Update: KU investigates possible charity scam

The group of women claiming to be from the Children’s Joy Foundation were not approved to be on campus Monday. University policies require outside organizations to partner up with a student organization and get approval before they can come and solicit donations on campus. Neither the University Events Committee nor the Union Events Services had […]

Renovations increase KU campus access for students with disabilities

Renovations increase KU campus access for students with disabilities

The University of Kansas’ Department of Institutional Opportunity and Access (IOA) released its annual report last Friday on the progress of the University’s program to increase academic accessibility for students with disabilities. The report details the University’s completed and future projects that increase accessibility for students, faculty and staff with disabilities. The report, written by […]

Black History Month event brings Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party founder

Black History Month event brings Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party founder

One of the founders of the Black Panther Party will speak on campus Sunday night. “A Walk Through Black History” starts at 5 p.m. Sunday on the fifth floor lobby of the Kansas Union. Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party founder, will speak and open a discussion at 7 p.m. “I think people should go because […]

KU looks to modernize heating and cooling systems

Many students complain that the temperatures of classrooms across campus are inconsistent and uncomfortable. Some buildings are too cold, others are too warm and it seems that not many of them are just right. The extreme temperatures make it difficult for some students to concentrate. “The classrooms would be so cold that I wouldn’t be […]