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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 […]

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EPA’s Clean Power Plan may lead to utilities increase in Kansas

The Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan proposal on June 2. It aims to decrease national carbon emissions by 30 percent by the year 2030. The regulations focus on coal-fueled power plants, which, according to the EPA, are the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. For the midwest, particularly […]

University remembers 2012 alum and World War II Navajo code talker

University remembers 2012 alum and World War II Navajo code talker

Chester Nez, a 2012 University graduate and the last of the 29 original Navajo code talkers, passed away yesterday at 93. Nez’s history with the University spans over six decades from when he began his studies to when he returned, 60 years later to receive his degree. Nez started at the University when he returned from World […]

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 […]

Retired University professors remember Maya Angelou

Retired University professors remember Maya Angelou

  Maya Angelou, the African-American writer and poet who is best known for her 1969 autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” died on Wed., May 28 at the age of 86. Shortly after the publication of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” Angelou made an impact on the University and its English […]

KU law professor researches hidden US rape crisis

On March 4, University Associate Law Professor Corey Rayburn Yung, published an article in the Iowa Law Review entitled “How to Lie with Rape Statistics: America’s Hidden Rape Crisis.” The article analyzes the undercounting of rape statistics in 46 cities in the U.S. with a population of more than 100,000 people, estimating that about 800,000 […]

Breakdown: Top 5 things from the State of the Union Address

Breakdown: Top 5 things from the State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama stated in his State of the Union Address last night that he believes 2014 “can be a breakthrough year for America.” The President spoke in the House Chamber about recent developments in energy resources that have the potential to create jobs. He also expressed his desire to raise the minimum wage, to […]

Nonprofit works to renovate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in St. Louis

A walk down the six-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores. The urban decay along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in […]

Tweet treats: Starbucks first to use Twitter to sell product

Starbucks partnered with Twitter to allow users to send a $5 gift card via tweet redeemable in Starbucks stores. When the recipient receives the eGift, it will load onto their Starbucks account that they can use to make a purchase. It can be used as a simple way to thank someone, celebrate with them, or […]

Students admit cellphones distract in class

Students admit cellphones distract in class

A recent study suggests that over 80 percent of students are distracting themselves with their digital devices during class. Bernard “Barney” McCoy, associate professor of broadcasting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, conducted this research when realizing that many students in his classroom seemed more interested in their phones than his class. In fall 2012, McCoy […]

Study finds 80 percent of college students still send text messages while driving

Study finds 80 percent of college students still send text messages while driving

We’ve seen the commercials and heard the horror stories — texting while driving is dangerous. So why do we still do it? A study released by King’s College in Pennsylvania shows that four out of five college students have texted while driving even though they are aware of the risks. That’s an overwhelming 80 percent […]

Supreme Court to hear case on affirmative action

Diversity comes in all colors, shapes, genders and creeds; it is present in universities across the United States. Affirmative action, which was enacted in the ‘60s, has been used as a deterrent of discrimination in workplace hiring and college admissions. But the Supreme Court will soon weigh in on a case concerning the University and […]

Government reopens, Antarctic research yet to thaw

Government reopens, Antarctic research yet to thaw

Though Congress approved a deal to end the government shutdown last night, the effects of the shutdown are still being felt by researchers at the University and across the country who should be preparing for a trip to Antarctica. The U.S. Antarctic Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, moved to “caretaker status” earlier this […]

New $100 bill discourages counterfeiting

New $100 bill discourages counterfeiting

The new makeover to the $100 bill may have you singing Ice Cube’s “$100 Bill Y’all” and give your wallet a colorful facelift, but in Lawrence it may not make a difference. Intended to prevent counterfeit, the new $100 bill has brand new features that include a blue 3-D security ribbon with a moving pattern […]

Boehner offers debt extension; WH says likely OK

Boehner offers debt extension; WH says likely OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government’s ability to borrow money for six weeks — but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on spending cuts. Under the Republican plan, the partial government shutdown would continue in the […]

U.S. Capitol Police Chief says shooting is 'isolated incident'

U.S. Capitol Police Chief says shooting is ‘isolated incident’

The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating shots fired near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. The incident caused a temporary lockdown of buildings in the area earlier this afternoon. The Capitol Police say this is an isolated incident. “We have no information that this is related to terrorism or is anything other than an isolated incident,” […]