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KU links: Chancellor's message on state funding; texting and driving; your crunchy chicken wrap update of the day
Many things are published on the Internet each week. Some of them mention KU. Here is your weekly roundup of those.
• As the Kansas Legislature contemplates possible funding cuts for higher education, KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little's office published a message from her arguing against such cuts for KU and other state universities.
• Men's Health magazine has an item about texting and driving, and as many people do when they're talking about texting and driving, the writer consulted with KU psychology professor Paul Atchley, who knows a thing or two about it.
• The Kansas City Star covered a talk by Shane Lopez, a professor of the practice at the KU School of Business, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He talked about the power of hope, a subject he wrote a book about. If you find it interesting, I suggest you watch the pages of the Journal-World later this week.
• Runner's World magazine reported on a forthcoming study from some KU Medical Center researchers on how certain types of shoes can affect the way teenagers run.
• And now that all that fluff is out of the way, we've got what you've really come here for: Your Crunchy Chicken Cheddar Wrap Update Of The Day. It seems the KU Memorial Unions have pounced on the wrap's run through this Cooking Channel college food bracket and are putting together a full-fledged get-out-the-vote campaign.
The Unions bought a URL to promote the wrap's tourney run: KUcrunchtime.com. And they've made banners promoting the wrap, which I'm told are posted at the KU Union and the Underground at Wescoe Hall. You may also encounter some students who've been hired to wander around campus carrying posters and banners, as well.
The wrap is leading Syracuse University's honey buns handily, as of Monday afternoon. Voting on this round of the bracket runs through 2 p.m. Wednesday.
We're sure that the chicken wrap's sterling performance so far is due largely to the Heard on the Hill polling bump, measured before many times by novelty online bracket scientists. It's a phenomenon that can continue only with your help, so send those KU news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.