Archive for Monday, March 10, 2014

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12:00 a.m.
Wichita State Shockers fans living in Lawrence may be outnumbered by Kansas Jayhawks fans, but that doesn't mean they're afraid to show their support. KU student Corbin Mihelic is happy to support both teams and looks forward to March Madness. It’s tough being a Wichita State fan in Jayhawk Nation
March 10, 2014
While Wichita State Shockers fans say they get pretty good treatment in Lawrence overall, that may be, in part, because Jayhawk Nation isn’t ready to give them their due. So they have chips on their shoulders, ready with a response for anyone who brings up the Wichita State’s mid-major status or lesser Ratings Percentage Index, or RPI. By Giles Bruce
9:24 a.m.
On a dried-up lake bed, wild sunflowers frame a heron and a family boating on Clinton Lake Monday. The Kansas Water Office has estimated that John Redmond Reservoir, a federal reservoir near Burlington, will be at only 5 percent of its capacity by Nov. 1 if no rain falls in the interim. Lakes near Lawrence are faring better. Both Clinton and Perry lakes are expected to be at about 80 percent of their normal capacity by Nov. 1. Long-term water needs will require flow of money, officials say
March 10, 2014
A yearlong effort to plan for the future of water in Kansas is hitting a watershed discussion: Money. By Scott Rothschild
11:14 a.m.
Hannah Myrick Anderson visits some of the patients she treated in Zaatari's reproductive health clinic. KU med student recounts visit to Syrian refugee camp in The Atlantic
March 9, 2014
Outside a trio of portable metal buildings just off the crowded main street of Zaatari, Jordan, dozens of women lined up each day to receive contraceptives, breastfeeding consultations and, often, to give birth.
1:11 p.m.
The Social Media Club of Lawrence meets at the Mirth Cafe, 745 N.H. Higher ed social media policy rewrite gets warm reception from faculty and staff
March 10, 2014
Faculty and staff at Kansas universities are weighing in on the draft of a rewritten and repurposed social media policy that will go before the Kansas Board of Regents in April. The group’s proposal represents a significant shift from the regents current policy, which allows university CEOs to suspend or fire employees for improper social media use. The revision dispenses with the disciplinary function and language of the original and instead takes an advisory role on responsible social media use.By Ben Unglesbee
3:48 p.m.
In press conference Friday, from left Senator Susan Wagle, President of the Senate and Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Jeff King, Senate Vice President, look through the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling. The lawsuit asserted lack of adequate funding for education in the state was unconstitutional. Kansas House speaker sends lawmakers to work on school finance
2:00 p.m., March 10, 2014 Updated 2:39 p.m.
Kansas legislators are starting work on school funding issues after a state Supreme Court ruling, and Attorney General Derek Schmidt is telling them they have many options. The Associated Press
6:24 p.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little speaks with state Sen. Tom Arpke, R-Salina in February. In the center is state Sen. Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City. State senator cuts $2 million proposal for research at KU; fellow lawmaker suggests removal is a vendetta
March 10, 2014
A Senate budget subcommittee Monday deleted $2 million for a proposed institute at Kansas University to develop new technologies and drugs in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies. By Scott Rothschild

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