Archive for Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
"Mr. Ichabod" statue on Washburn University campus in Topeka. Lawrence man files lawsuit against Washburn, health care contractor after incident involving ADHD medication
November 7, 2011 in print edition on 3A
A Lawrence man has filed a federal lawsuit against Washburn University in Topeka and a health care contractor at a Kansas prison, alleging he was unfairly dismissed from Washburn’s clinical psychology graduate program and an internship for an incident involving his ADHD medication.
6:00 a.m.
Jim Mann, left, was Gov. Sam Brownback's choice to lead the administration's IT department until Mann resigned Tuesday afternoon after questions about his education background arose. He graduated from an unaccredited university, often referred to a diploma mill. Brownback hires $150,000 information technology chief from Florida, but questions arise about qualifications
1:43 p.m., November 7, 2011 Updated 6:11 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Brownback also issued an executive order that directs all executive branch agency IT directors and staff to report to Mann.
10:00 a.m.
The Kansas marching band performs before kickoff against Texas A&M in this Oct. 23, 2010, file photo. Kansas fans are now wondering what will come of the fight song following the departure of Missouri from the Big 12. Missouri’s departure won’t change KU fight song
November 8, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Although Kansas University’s athletic teams won’t be twisting the Missouri Tigers’ tail as part of Big 12 Conference play starting next year, the lyric in the fight song won’t be going anywhere any time soon, KU Alumni Association officials said.
2:00 p.m.
Provost Jeffrey Vitter has been the leader of Kansas University's cutback evaluation process, which he acknowledged on Monday will include some cutbacks in personnel. University initiatives will involve cutbacks in personnel, provost says
November 8, 2011 in print edition on 1A
As Kansas University officials and members of the Huron Consulting Group told KU staffers about plans that will likely lead to job cuts, consolidations and other efficiencies in how KU does business, maintenance staff members expressed frustrations with the process.
10:00 p.m.
Members of the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group are scheduled to meet tonight to begin suggesting, adjusting and forming scenarios for reducing the Lawrence school district’s roster of elementary schools by two or three within the next couple years. In this file photo from Monday, Nov. 7, are, from left: Alison Nye, Stacey White, Karla Hughes and David Unekis, representing Pinckney School; and Lois Orth-Lopes, a teacher and ex-officio member from Cordley School. Nye also is a teacher and ex-officio member of the working group. School consolidation group ready to move from talk to action
November 8, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Members of an advisory group plan to start discussing actual possibilities for closing or expanding or building schools in older sections of town, just as elected officials are expecting by early next year.

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