Lawrence has been recognized for its friendly, inviting, college student–filled town as the eighth best college town in the nation. Among the top-10 best college towns in the nation, Lawrence ranks eighth, according to the American Institute for Economic Research’s (AIER) 75 Best College Towns and Cities for 2012-2013. AIER took into account 12 different [...]
The University of Kansas Medical Center campus may soon be home to a centralized adult stem cell research facility. Senate Bill 199, which proposes the creation of the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center at KUMC, was passed by the Kansas State Senate last Thursday, said Mary Pilcher-Cook, a Kansas senator from Shawnee and the lead [...]
As legislators have failed to enact a bill meant to balance the budget, 5.1 percent of federal funds have been cut across the board — amounting to $85 billion, effective Friday. Congress, long at a standstill debating between spending cuts and revenue increases, agreed upon sequestration as a penalty deadline. “This will be a challenge [...]
Legendary sports writer and acclaimed journalist Frank Deford will be on campus to accept the William Allen White Foundation National Citation. Ann Brill, Dean of the School of Journalism, said this award is “a national citation for meritorious work in the field of journalism, and is awarded to someone who has had an impact not [...]
Editors note: Gun control is a hot topic in the country right now, and it impacts college students in many ways. Over the course of the semester, the Kansan will examine gun issues from a variety of angles. NATIONWIDE In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last month that left 26 schoolchildren [...]
With less than two weeks notice, the School of Music’s Trumpet Ensemble travelled to Washington D.C. to represent the Sunflower State at the Presidential Inaugural Parade. When the group originally designated to represent Kansas in the parade had to cancel at the last minute, Kansas House Representative Barbara Ballard was asked to suggest a replacement [...]
KU students, members of the community and women’s rights supporters filled Woodruff Auditorium for Lilly Ledbetter’s lecture, “And Justice for All? Why Equal Pay for Women Matters to Everyone,” last night in the Kansas Union. Ledbetter, a women’s rights activist, fought against discrimination and unequal pay in the Supreme Court in 2006. “When you look [...]
Gentlemen, ready your mustaches. Movember is a health awareness campaign that encourages men to grow out their mustaches during the month of November. Not to be confused with No Shave November, Movember was created to help raise awareness for men’s major health issues like prostate and testicular cancers. Involvement Students across campus participate in Movember [...]
What influences voters to identify with their personal political beliefs? That’s the question the PoliticalFiber.com staff set out to answer in The 100 Voters Project. The full infographic is available here. – For more political news and conversation, visit PoliticalFiber.com. To contact Kelly Stroda, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students at the University of Kansas share their opinions on the upcoming presidential election and issues they find important.
For many students, the hardest part of college may not be studying for tests or acing a research paper but simply graduating without a mountain of debt to pay off, as revealed in a Pew Research Center study released last week. According to the findings, one in five U.S. households owed student debt in 2010, [...]
Women still make less money than men, according to a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau, which reports a 23 percent pay difference between the sexes in 2011. The study found the median income for women with full-time jobs last year was $37,118, compared to $48,202 for men. The gender pay gap was the [...]
Fans should wear comfy shoes and limit alcohol consumption at bars on Saturday.
The iPad 3 will debut in March, but students find laptops have better capabilities.
One man was arrested for parking a van with 12 homemade explosives in it; another was arrested for making threatening calls to the governor’s office.
Valentine’s Day makes people think of romance, but there’s more history to it than you may think.