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KU law professor researches hidden US rape crisis

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 […]

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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,” […]

Shots fired outside the U.S. Capitol

Shots fired outside the U.S. Capitol

The US Capitol is on lockdown after shots were fired outside the Hart Senate Office building. A U.S. Capitol Police spokesman reported that shots have been fired and that employees have been ordered to stay inside. According to Congress.gov Senator Pat Roberts R-Kan. has an office within the Hart Senate Office Building. Roberts’ office hasn’t […]

'Obamacare' offers students affordable health insurance

‘Obamacare’ offers students affordable health insurance

The Affordable Care Act’s marketplace began its enrollment period on Tuesday aiming to insure millions of Americans who lack health insurance, but how exactly does the healthcare marketplace and the ACA affect college students? Why students should care To most students, healthcare is something that doesn’t cross one’s mind until a visit to the emergency […]

 Government faces shutdown with looming federal budget deadline

Government faces shutdown with looming federal budget deadline

Crisis. The word flashes across television screens and newspaper headlines as the federal government nears its Oct. 1 deadline for the federal budget without a resolution in hand. Threats of government shutdown loom over the country before the day ends. So what really is this “crisis?” It’s politics, as usual. Currently, Republicans control the House […]

Photo Gallery: President Barack Obama speaks at Ford plant in Claycomo, Mo.

Photo Gallery: President Barack Obama speaks at Ford plant in Claycomo, Mo.

President Obama to address economic progress in Claycomo

President Obama to address economic progress in Claycomo

New Lego figure aims to end traditional female stereotypes

New Lego figure aims to end traditional female stereotypes

Lego released a new Minifigure character on Sept. 1 that they hope will break female stereotypes. The newest member is different than Lego’s portrayals of females in the past 10 years. She is a scientist named Professor C. Bodin who is dressed in a lab coat, wearing glasses and holding two flasks of different chemicals. […]

World Trade Center artifacts travel to Lawrence

World Trade Center artifacts travel to Lawrence

It was 12 years ago yesterday that the World Trade Center towers were attacked. We realized that day, as a nation we are vulnerable, but as a people we are strong. It is in the spirit of that strength and resilience that Tonya Evans founded the Goldstar11 tour. Evans was in New York City when […]

Apple reveals new iPhones, colorful options

Apple reveals new iPhones, colorful options

Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday: the sleek and powerful iPhone 5S, and a new type of budget iPhone, the iPhone 5C. According to Apple, the iPhone 5S is up to twice as fast as the iPhone 4 and 5 due to its new processor and iOS capabilities. The 5C will only receive a […]

University alumnus starts political career back home

University alumnus starts political career back home

Simon Gottlieb has big dreams for the city he has spent most of his life in. Gottlieb, a 2013 political science graduate of the University, was born and raised in the quaint suburb of Golden Valley, Minn. He is currently campaigning in hopes of being elected to city council so that he may help “keep […]

Obama awaits approval as tensions in Syria rise

Obama awaits approval as tensions in Syria rise

Logan Bayless, an Army veteran who served in Iraq and senior from Great Bend, Kan., said he feels the outcomes and goals for the U.S. in Syria are unclear. While President Barack Obama awaits Congressional approval to send a warning signal to Syria for its use of chemical weapons, Bayless wonders what potential military action […]

President Obama ties speech to economy

President Obama spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday during the 50th anniversary ceremonies for the March on Washington. Speaking from the same spot that Dr. Martin Luther King Junior stood while delivering his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, President Obama recalled the thousands of men and women of all ages, black […]