Danny Anderson, right, dean of Kansas University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, tells the Kansas Board of Regents about the importance of liberal arts and general education programs. He said universities are often pressured to focus resources on professional degree programs that are seen as more directly tied to economic development.
Snow accumulates on a branch at 11th and Massachusetts streets just before 7 a.m. today.
A city employee clears the sidewalks in front of the Douglas County Courthouse Thursday morning. One to two inches of snow accumulation was reported for the area.
Snow tops the branches of trees as early morning commuters pass by the Douglas County courthouse in downtown Lawrence, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
A city snowplow clears Massachusetts Street of snow Thursday morning. The Lawrnece area reported accumulation totals of about 1-2 inches of snow overnight.
A city employee clears the sidewalks in South Park Thursday morning with area reports of accumulation of about 1-2 inches of snow overnight.
Drivers look to park at a restaurant on Massachusetts Street downtown Thursday morning after city crews had plowed the area. The Lawrence area reported accumulation totals of about 1-2 inches of snow overnight.
Easy gifts you can make yourself this holiday, including a no-sew blanket scarf, recycled mittens, doodled coffee cup and handmade knitting needles.
No-Sew Blanket Scarf
Handmade Knitting Needles
Doodled Custom Coffee Mug
Struggling to come up with gift ideas for grandparents? Try starting a Cookie of the Month Club.
Elizabeth Kennedy, left, wears a faux fur vest while Emily Kennedy sports a chunky turtleneck sweater.
Clothing details: Nike LunarGlides, $100; Simon Miller jeans, gift but are normally $300; shirt, $50, vest, $150, and hat, $30 by Patagonia.
Clothing details: Manitobah Mukluks, $200; jeans, $5, Goodwill; basic no-frills sweatshirt, no idea of cost; Columbia jacket, $100; scarf, gift from my mom; earrings, locally made by Linda Cowden; two rings, gift from mom and Aspen boutique.
Stuff stockings with some old-school toys, including classic a yo-yo or Gumby doll from The Toy Store, 936 Massachusetts St.