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New Web site to help track state spending


¢ A new state Web site that will make it easier to track state spending in Kansas is the focus of a story on [Stateline.org][1].Kansas wants to make checking up on state spending as easy as googling the meaning of the word "Jayhawk." So the Sunflower State plans to launch a first-of-its-kind Web site where users type in simple questions to unearth details about government expenses that now are hard to hunt down. Want to know how much Kansas taxpayers spent on athletic programs at the University of Kansas, home of the Jayhawks? Or want to see how much the governor's office shelled out for pencils and paper? Three years and $40 million in technology upgrades from now, the answer will be at Kansans' fingertips.¢ Students at the University of Washington are planning to start their own versions of the "Women of KU" calendar, the [Seattle Post-Intelligencer][2] reports. The story mentions that KU is among the schools to have a similar calendar.¢ KU's decision to stop using the anti-plagiarism service Turnitin - and then the reversal of that decision - is mentioned in a [Time][3] article about catching cheaters.¢ Robert Martin, president of Haskell Indian Nations University from 1989-1000, has been named president of the Institute of American Indian Arts, the [Arizona Daily Star][4] reports._ He has been a faculty member and associate head of the American Indian studies programs at the University of Arizona, where he has worked since 1999. Martin said he was excited about his selection and that he wants to work on increasing public and private funding for the IAIA._¢ Former KU provost David Shulenburger has been awarded the distinguished alumnus award from his alma mater, Lenoir-Rhyne College, according to the [Charlotte Observer][5]. Shulenburger now is vice president for academic affairs at the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. [1]: http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=209153 [2]: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/316215_calendar18.html [3]: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1622585,00.html [4]: http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/hourlyupdate/183668.php [5]: http://www.charlotte.com/catawba/story/125008.html


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