Archive for Friday, March 16, 2018

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12:00 a.m.
Some of the fraternity houses at University of Kansas are pictured April 2017. Top row, from left: Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta. Bottom row, from left: Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon. KU’s Interfraternity Council calls private meeting amid talk of reversing freeze on social activities
1:00 p.m., March 15, 2018 Updated 9:06 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A decision to halt social activities across 24 fraternity chapters at the University of Kansas has been met with pushback by some in the greek community, and in the wake of Monday’s announcement from the Interfraternity Council, the new interim leaders of the council called a private meeting for Thursday night.
9:07 a.m.
Members of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which supports gun-control measures, watch from a gallery as the Kansas Senate prepares to debate gun issues, Thursday, March 15, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The Senate has rejected a proposal to make it illegal to use bump stocks to make a semi-automatic rifle mimic an automatic one (AP Photo/Mitchell Willetts) Kansas Senate passes two gun bills but rejects any further restrictions
March 15, 2018 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Senate passed two gun-related bills Thursday, including one prohibiting people convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery from possessing firearms, while at the same time beating back several attempts to add even more restrictions on gun sales and ownership.
10:13 a.m.
Some of the fraternity houses at University of Kansas are pictured April 2017. Top row, from left: Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta. Bottom row, from left: Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon. KU’s Interfraternity Council votes to nullify freeze on social activity, saying ban violated its constitution
9:49 a.m., March 16, 2018 Updated 1:26 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The University of Kansas Interfraternity Council at a meeting Thursday evening unanimously nullified a policy announced earlier in the week that temporarily froze social activity of the 24 fraternities governed by IFC, according to a news release Friday morning from the IFC.
4:29 p.m.
Jeff King, an attorney representing the Senate and a former state senator, delivers a highly anticipated school finance plan to a joint committee, Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP) $2 billion estimate for Kansas public schools shocks lawmakers; consultants’ accuracy questioned
March 16, 2018 in print edition on 1A
The report came as a shock to many who were expecting the consultants to come in with a much lower figure. But a number of technical errors in the report about enrollment numbers for various districts are raising serious questions that won’t be answered until Monday when the authors of the report speak to lawmakers.

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