Archive for Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Preschoolers at Lawrence Montessori School, 5005 Legends Drive, work in the circle at the beginning of school on Friday, March 8, 2013. Picking a preschool: How to find the right fit
March 25, 2013
Deciding which preschool approach, curriculum and environment are right for each child can be challenging when presented with so many different options.
6:00 a.m.
A group of KU students have worked with the KU Bookstore to have them stock some clothes by a sweatshop-free company in the Dominican Republic. From left are Brian Sultana, Manhattan, sr., Sam Skahan, Shawnee, sr., Jaden Gragg, Shawnee, soph., and Stephanie Spicer, Lenexa, soph. The clothing company is called Alta Gracia and Gragg visited the factory over her winter break. After efforts by student activists and bookstore leaders, living-wage factory now producing KU clothing
March 26, 2013
Earlier this month the KU Bookstore announced that it will begin stocking clothes from Alta Gracia, a brand with a factory in the Dominican Republic monitored by a workers’ rights group where employees earn healthy wages. But behind the announcement were the efforts of a fiery student activist and a bookstore director in charge of a multimillion-dollar operation who, though they did not always get along, both have something to cheer for now. By Matt Erickson
10:00 a.m.
This home in rural Kanwaka Township was built by August and Caroline Wulfkuhle around 1869. The native stone masonry is representative of homes built in Douglas County around that time.
Heritage survey focusing on Kanwaka, Wakarusa townships
March 26, 2013
The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council is conducting a multiyear, countywide survey to document and catalog the area’s natural, cultural and historic assets. For the next several months, the survey will focus on Kanwaka and Wakarusa Townships. By Peter Hancock
2:36 p.m.
This 2011 file photo shows Kansas University Medical Center's School of Medicine, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kan. House approves bill requiring KU Medical Center to establish stem cell research center
March 26, 2013
A bill supported by abortion opponents that would require the Kansas University Medical Center to start a center on adult stem cell research was approved by the House on Tuesday. By Scott Rothschild
5:56 p.m.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.KU professor Shane Lopez, author of Making Hope Happen, will be leading events on the topic of hope at KU and in Lawrence this week. He will have a reading and signing Thursday, March 28, 7 PM @ the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Researcher, author credits KU with inspiring his focus on hope
March 26, 2013
It can give you the equivalent of an extra day’s worth of productivity each week, Shane Lopez says, or a boost of a full letter grade for a student in a class. It’s a concept that’s been the focus of Lopez’ work for years: hope. And Lopez, a former education professor at Kansas University, is spreading his ideas on campus and around Lawrence this week after the release of a new book. By Matt Erickson

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