Lawrence in the News

Site gives Wakarusa positive review

¢ The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival got a positive review from [Relix.com][1], a music Web site._The lush green prairies and rolling hills of eastern Kansas have always seemed like an oasis in the middle of a desolate flat sea of grain and corn. Nestled along the shores of Lake Clinton, ...

Hemenway, professor support new University of Iowa president

KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway and biology profesor Jim Orr were among those praising Sally Mason in articles today. Mason, a former KU dean, is expected to be announced as president of the University of Iowa today, according to the [Des Moines Register][1]._University of Kansas Chancellor ...

Students’ documentary gets national attention

¢ Tuesday's Washington, D.C., screening of "No Child Left Unrecruited" is getting national attention today. The film by two Lawrence High School students, which is about military recruiting provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act, screened in the Capitol at the request of U.S. Rep. Michael ...

Mason uses KU experience in job interview

¢ Sally Mason, a finalist to become president of the University of Iowa, used her experience as a dean at KU in her interview on Wednesday. A story in the [Des Moines Register][1] chronicles the interviews._Mason said she has had experience with the often-painful process of reducing ...

Is there a future for science museums?

¢ A Los Angeles Times story examines a decline in natural history museums nation-wide. Leonard Krishtalka, director of the KU Natural History Museum, is among the experts consulted for the story, which is found today on the [Centre (Pa.) Daily Times][1] Web site._"With some major exceptions, ...

KU prof sounds off on sperm in NYT

¢ Joseph Tash, a KU Medical Center researcher and expert on male fertility, is quoted in a [New York Times][1] Father's Day article on sperm. The story is titled, "Sperm - Sleek Fast and Focused: The Cells that Make Dad Dad."_We are fast approaching Father's Day, the festive occasion on which ...

Reagan thought Lawrence movie was ‘propaganda’

¢ Ronald Reagan was critical of "The Day After," the nuclear fallout movie filmed in 1983 in Lawrence, according to a story in the [Los Angeles Daily News][1]. A new book details Reagan's thoughts on a variety of films. Unfortunately, the Daily News story didn't get the name of the movie ...

KU swim coach recalls competing against Lance Armstrong

Clark Campbell, swim coach at Kansas University, recalls competing against Lance Armstrong during the cyclist's record-setting appearance in the Tulsa Triathlon in a story in the [Tulsa World][1]._ Looking back on the teenager who went on to win the Tour de France seven times, Campbell said, ...

KU prof defends colleague over 9/11 writings

¢ Michael Yellow Bird, an associate professor of indigenous nations studies at Kansas University, is coming to the defense of Ward Churchill, the University of Colorado professor whose job is in jeopardy because of controversial comments he made about the victims of 9/11. Yellow Bird is quoted ...

Rising debts from student loans

¢ Lawrence resident Sarah Smarsh is quoted in a [USA Today][1] story about the rising debt loads of college graduates._"I took on a New York level of student debt and went back to a place where there are only Kansas levels of income," says Smarsh, who's working two jobs, as a freelance ...

Mulally profiled in Business Week

¢ Lawrence native and current Ford CEO Alan Mulally is the subject of a profile in [Business Week][1]._ Just eight months into the job, Mulally is working hard to change institutional work habits that took years to develop. He wants managers to think more about customers than their own ...

Former KU cheerleader charged with sexual assault

A former Kansas University cheerleader has been charged with having sex with a 16-year-old girl in the Chicago area, the [Kane County Chronicle][1] reports. Investigators there are looking at the cheer coach's history to determine if there might be additional victims in his past. He was listed ...

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 ...

Does Lawrence have top job market?

¢ Lawrence has one of the fastest-growing job markets in the United States, according to a Chicago placement firm cited in the [Houston Chronicle][1]. Other cities on the list include New Orleans, Jackson, N.C., and Dubuque, Iowa. [1]: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4805795.html

Discovery Institute takes on KU undergrad

¢ A column on the intelligent design-promoting Web site of the [Discovery Institute][1] decries the blog of a Kansas University undergraduate. The group says the "Angry Astronomer" blog by John Voiseyis the result of "University of Kansas professors who model knee-jerk prejudice against ...

Mason, overlooked for top job, might leave Purdue

¢ A story in the [Purdue Journal and Courier][1] says former Kansas University dean Sally Mason likely won't stick around as provost of Purdue now that she was passed over for its president job._In the week after Purdue announced that someone else would lead the university, Provost Sally Mason ...

KU prof named dean in Montana

¢ A Kansas University journalism professor has been named dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Montana, according to the [Great Falls Tribune][1]. Peggy Kuhr is a former managing editor at the Spokesman Review in Spokane, Ore._ (William Kuhr, Peggy's father) said that at age ...

Pickup vs. sorority house gets national attention

¢ The pickup that slammed into the Kansas University Chi Omega sorority house over the weekend got a mention on the Web site of [U.S. News & World Report][1]¢ A KU professor who previously founded a Web project, Conabio, that listed all 70,000 animal species in Mexico is quoted in a ...

Gen. Myers’ KU speech quoted in Washington Post

¢ Retired Gen. Richard Myers' speech at Kansas University last week is cited in a blog on the [Washington Post][1] Web site._First a little news item many might have missed last week: In a talk at the University of Kansas, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Gen. Richard B. ...

Lawrence man objects to Carfax settlement

¢ A Lawrence man is among the Carfax customers not pleased with a settlement on a class-action lawsuit against the company, according to a story in Sunday's [New York Times][1]._One of the consumers objecting to the settlement is David P. Wolfe of Lawrence, Kan. "It is like giving me ...