Sunshine falls on downtown Lawrence and the river valley to the northeast as viewed Saturday from The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave. Downtown’s tallest building include the Hobbs Taylor Lofts at 730 N.H., rising at far left, the U.S. Bank tower at Ninth and Massachusetts streets, and the new seven-story apartment/retail/office project at Ninth and New Hampshire streets at center right. As downtown development brings taller buildings, city commissioners are dealing with the issue of how these buildings produce long shadows and what it means for the surrounding neighborhoods.
Stefanie Carnahan, Kansas University freshman from Beckemeyer, Ill., rakes leaves at a central Lawrence home to help raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Students from the Habitat campus chapter volunteered for odd jobs in the Lawrence community Saturday in exchange for donations to Habitat. In the past the student program "Hire-A-Habitat" has raised more than $4,000 toward helping the local Habitat for Humanity.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little poses with KU senior Kelsey Murrell. Murrell found out Saturday she had been awarded a Rhodes scholarship.