Archive for Monday, September 10, 2007

Also from September 10

On the street
Photo galleries
Lawrence Youth Football Baker art
What do you think of differential tuition?

Poll results

Response Percent
It prices some students right out of a degree
It’s worth the cost to get the best quality education
Total 190

Lead stories

5:03 a.m.
KU students walk on campus Wednesday. Stricter policies led to the dismissal of 884 students last year. Some call tuition disparity unfair
September 9, 2007 in print edition on 1A
At Kansas University, tuition for in-state freshmen costs $213 per credit hour, but that hardly tells the whole story of the price of a college education. Even ignoring room and board, or required campus fees, a sizable additional cost comes from differential tuition, or course fees, which range from $13.80 per credit hour in the School of Journalism to as much as $156.80 per hour for master’s degree classes offered in the School of Business.
9:00 a.m.
Amanda Snodgrass, left, 8, walks off the baseball field hugging her sister Kiera Snodgrass, 9, at the Wakarusa Valley School on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007.  Kiera, who has down-syndrome, has been part of Lawrence Park and Recreation Department's Special Populations Program.  Declining enrollment has the Snodgrass family worried about the future of the program. Parents concerned low participation will take away children’s opportunities
September 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It all started with the doctors. When Kiera Snodgrass was born with Down syndrome 10 years ago this week, the doctors almost immediately began setting the bar low. “I don’t know why they do what they do, but they made it sound like she would never amount to anything,” Dennis Snodgrass, Kiera’s father, said of the doctors.
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence High senior Nick Birney spent three weeks this summer learning Arabic in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt trip lesson in language, culture
September 10, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Nick Birney, 18, gained a new family and started to learn a new language this summer. For six weeks while he lived in Cairo, Egypt, the Lawrence High School senior traded the familiarity of English for the basics of Arabic. He also left behind his parents, Mike and Cindi Birney, who live near Clinton. Birney was accepted to participate in the summer language study with other American students through AFS Intercultural Programs, formerly American Field Service.
2:11 p.m.
Online chat
Chat with KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway
September 10, 2007
As the 16th chancellor of the University of Kansas, Robert Hemenway is the chief executive for the university, which spans the main campus in Lawrence, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, the Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan., and its clinical branch in Wichita.
5:00 p.m.
Walt Bailey examines a painting by Don Louthian, who served as a Baker University professor from 1955-1963, for an exhibition that opens Tuesday. Bailey, a recently retired Baker professor, is now serving as a special assistant to Baker's president, making an inventory of the university's artwork and organizing exhibitions. Cataloging creativity
September 10, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Walt Bailey stands in the registration and records office at Baker University, looking around the room. It’s a fairly nondescript office - white walls, cubicles, lots of paperwork. Secretly, he’d like to perform an experiment. What if he removed the paintings that line the walls and the sculpture that sits atop a shelf?

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Lawrence Datebook
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
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September 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Events around Lawrence.