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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2005
LITTERING CAMPUS SINCE 1904.
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Badminton team loses
One shot short. The bad-minton team is stunnedin huge upset. Can ourcampus of badminton-loving fans cope? What’snext after the star seniorsleave? Sounds like theweight room for ouryoung players.
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Textbook business laughs at your poverty
The “Textbook Editor” explains how overpricedbooks help line his pockets. Without your supporthe couldn’t buy diamond-lined underwear.
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 Wal-Mart family buys fieldhouse for daughter
The Laurie family has once again put a price on apriceless monument. Paige Laurie says AllenFieldhouse will now be “the sweetest, most awe-somist fieldhouse ever.”
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The University of KansasAlumni Association announcedyesterday that an anonymousdonor gave the University $10million to fund a building andstart a new science departmentdevoted to the research and studyof the theory of intelligent design.The building/department stillhave to be approved by the Boardof Regents and ChancellorRobert Hemenway. If given thegreen light this would create thefirst science department of itskind at any accredited universityin the United States. Accordingto the current plans, the buildingwould stand where theMulticultural Resource Centercurrently is located. The MRC isalready scheduled to move intothe expansion of the KansasUnion between the Union andthe Union’s parking garage inAugust 2006.If plans go smoothly, crewscould demolish the old MRCbuilding and start constructionon the new building as soon assummer 2006. An early designshows a three-story building withclassrooms on the first level, achurch on the second level andresearch labs and offices on thethird level.“This is a glorious day whichproves science and religion donot have to be opposites, but canstudy and learn from one anoth-er,” Reverend Paul Brown of theFirst Divinity Church of God saidin a phone interview. “Intelligentdesign will finally be taught andscrutinized with the same scien-tific tools that evolution has been.Maybe this can finally allow sci-entists to come to a conclusionbased on science and not on theirown biases against Christianity.”The design shows the buildingwould have a 20-foot-tall statueof praying hands at the base of the entrance, which the donorrequested, saying it represented“all scientists who pray that manwill one day find the real truthabout its past.”“I think it is a good idea,”Robert Biggums, Hutchinsonsophomore, said. “I always hearall this talk about all this proof about evolution and how studiesconfirm it, but they always use bigconfusing words like primordialand environmental adaptation.The Bible explains it in two sim-ple words, ‘Adam and Eve.’ I’venever seen evolution, but I haveseen the Bible.”“We will be the laughing stockof every other science departmentin the country,” Alan Gentry,assistant professor of biology,said. “I’m praying that this doesnot go through, though not in thesame way that these people pray.There’s so much real researchthat’s in desperate need of financ-ing.”“That’s just the small mindedsimpleton reasoning we’ve cometo expect from those scientists,”Reverend Brown said in responseto Gentry’s comment.The chancellor’s office had nocomment when contacted yester-day, though it is known that thechancellor keeps a pair of prayinghands on his desk.April Fool’s!
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HIS NEW HOUSE
The University of Kansas hasagain hired outside consultantsto help shape the school’simage. This time though, ourbeloved Jayhawk mascot mayend up revealing a bare midriff and a lower back tattoo.HotProdukt, Inc., has comeon board the University’s pub-lic relations ship with plenty of accomplishments under itsbelt, including MTV’s “RealWorld vs. Road RulesChallenge” series and musician John Tesh’s 2002 “Boo-Ya!”World Tour.“I wouldn’t say we createnew personalities for clients,but we sure overhaul the oldones,” HotProdukt co-founderand chief operating officerLesley Franks said by phonefrom the firm’s New York head-quarters. “Kansas students canrest assured that we will add tothe school’s existing image, nottake away from it.”Some disagree, including KUBookstore employee RachelLyons, Salina sophomore, whosaid, “They’ll probably want usto print Applebee’s logos onexam blue books or something.I don’t trust them.”Consensus or not, plans areunder way for the University’sfirst HotProdukt-coordinatedlecture series to be called “J-Hizzle.”“We wanted to give you guysFlavor Flav and Mini-Me orsomeone who would really geta rise to start things off. Butthen the administration askedus to suggest someone a littlemore academic,” Franks said.“So, the inaugural lecture willbe given by author RandolphCraysdale, whose 1999 book,‘Go Ahead and Hit Me!,’ was abest seller. He’s smart, but he’sgot an edge for sure. The thingshe says about carbon not reallybeing the basis of life on Earthreally get a rise out of people.”Craysdale’s opens his 2002pamphlet “Carbon,Schmarbon!” with:“So we should just believesome scientists because theydid a few experiments? Giveme a break. If I’m made of thesame stuff as charcoal, then I’dlike to see someone try tothrow me in a grill and cookhot dogs with me at the familybarbecue,” Craysdale wrote.“I’ll give you a good punch inthe gut before that happens,buddy!”Craysdale’s confrontationaltone and pseudo-scientificanalysis have not made himany friends in academic circles,but University administrationofficials remain open toHotProdukt’s plans, despitetheir apprehension.“We have faith in the overar-ching goal of increased expo-sure for the University of Kansas,” Tammy Weidrich, viceprovost for media relations,said. “I think students have totake the good with the bad andlook toward the future. I’mfrom Milwaukee, and everyonethought the Jeffrey Dahmercase would bring shame to ourcity. But then, 10 years later, wegot a new baseball stadium.”Following the above exam-ple, even questionable mediaattention may allow theUniversity to reap long-termbenefits. Students and facultywill soon be able to voice theirapproval or dismay at theschool’s short-term plans andCraysdale himself.
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Following last week’s springbreak, Heidi Mellencall, BlueValley junior, told friends androommates that she “raged” inCancun, Mexico, for the pastweek. She admitted yesterdaythat she in fact spent her breakat home at her parents’ house.“I couldn’t believe it,” StaciBettendorf, Chicago junior andMellencall’s friend, said. “She’sso tan and she talked aboutbeing in a wet T-shirt contest.She said she hooked up withFat Joe.”Mellencall came clean, sayingthat she went to a tanning salonevery other day to give herself abronze, spring-break glow.“I actually did hook up withFat Joe, but he works at theSubway around the corner frommy parents,” Mellencall said.She admitted that most of herCancun stories came from half-hour segments which aired onMTV’s “Spring Break” series.“She told us she was a con-testant on 50 Cent’s ‘SpringBreak Candy Shop,’ whateverthat means,” Mellencall’s moth-er Judy said. “She doesn’t evenlike sweets.”Mellencall told friends thatshe met Beyoncé and that sheseemed really smart. She alsosaid Rob Schneider was betterlooking in person.“We should have figured itout then,” friend HeatherStevens said.Mellencall tried to emulate theCancun spring break she hadhoped for by not bathing regular-ly, drinking excessively and act-ing slutty, which she said includ-ed entering a wet T-shirt contestin downtown Kansas City, Mo.“I really was gross,”Mellencall said. “I woke upmost mornings sweating booze.I let a guy named Fat Joe dotequila shots out of my bellybutton because he gave meextra Subway stamps, and I wasin a wet T-shirt contest with fiveladies my mom’s age who hadmore scars than teeth.”
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Break: ‘not awesome’
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Separation of church and state will only occur
as a result of steeland sheet rock at the University’s new Creationist Science Center. Thechurch will house God on the second floor, classrooms on the first floor and research labs and offices on the third floor.
University to build Creationist Science Center on the Hill
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Junior Heidi Mellencall celebrates her 13th beer at the wet bar
in her parent’s basement. Mellencalldrank alone in the split-level’s dark first floor most nights during spring break. Mellencall claims she’srated PG for “Party Girl.”
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‘Kansan’ Election Guide
KUnitedDelta ForceStudent Voice
Most importantplatform issue
Bring The Wheel to The Underground.Move out of Justin Mill’s shadow.Have someone take us seriously.
Other platform issue
Provide a free pair of Uggs and/or flip flops to everystudent.Provide a free pair of Chucks to every student.Provide nothing to students we already payenough in tuition.
Secret wish platform
Bring back “Yellow Bike” program, because that wassuch a rousing success.Hire Chuck Norris as Chancellor.Get dates.
Ongoing legislative work
Working to sell off even more student seating at AllenFieldhouse to raise money for Jaywalk.Working with other national activist groups to sponsor“Hands Across America 2005.”Working to attain “master wizard” status inDungeons & Dragons.
Fundraising methods
Foam parties.Not-so-free lovin’ with Delta Force candidate of yourchoice.Talk smack about other coalitions on
thefacebook.com 
and
xanga.com 
— hope that addedexposure brings in more funds.
Goals for next year
Get somebody, anybody, to use Jaywalk system.Cancel class on April 20.See if any platform issues are feasible.
Campaign Slogan
Vote for us. We’re going to win anyway.Vote for us for REAL change, you know, like changingup KU Info and condom dispensers.A third party — as vital to campus politics as it is tonational politics.
Campaign Uniform
Sign
Red and blue striped flag.
Uniform
Jean skirt, bid day shirt.
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Blue fist on yellow background.
Uniform
Hemp necklace, dashiki, dandruff. Patchouli oil soldseparately.
Sign
Non existent.
Uniform
Ellsworth 7 shirt, shirt we bought from Chipotle, highschool letter jacket.
Campaign Spokesperson
P. DiddyChe Guevara“Chippy” the Chipotle Burrito Mascot
Promotional efforts
Cover every damn inch of campus with chalk.Throw a house party for all the freshmen.Throw accusations at the incumbent party.
Product Tie-Ins
KUnited tanning passesDelta Force Merc membershipStudent Voice “Magic: The Gathering” card set
Election Day Message
No, we swear “Yellow Bike” was a success untileverybody started stealing the bikes.We are the world, We are the children,We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let’sstart giving ...Just because Vision and Lord Wads were completefailures doesn’t mean we will be, too.
Hi there. You don't know mepersonally, though you mighthave driven by one of my summermansions before and asked,“What kind of person can affordthat kind of place?”Well, I’ll tell you what kind of person: Me. And you know how Imade all that money? By chargingstudents like you hundreds of dol-lars for textbooks.Oh sure, there’s somethingwritten on those pages, probablysomething that your professortold you is important to learn.Well, I’m going to let you in on alittle secret: I really don’t know orcare what’s on those pages.Sometimes we spellcheck them,but usually not. Half that stuff ismade up anyways. Let’s stop talk-ing about textbooks. I don’t spendmuch time on them.In fact, I would say I spend 10percent of my time working ontextbooks and the other 90 per-cent swimming in my big vault of money. Let me tell you — it’s thelife! What? Do I hear you com-plaining? Are you questioningme?Bam, I just raised the prices 20bucks. You know I could raiseprices, and you would still paythem.Besides, why are you upset? It’s just daddy’s dinero anyways. Oh?What’s that? You have to worktwo jobs just to pay for school? You really can’t afford it? Wellthat's too bad. I have to go towork, too. Though at my work, Isit at a gold table with the textexecs, shouting out random pricesand deciding if you would paythem. The answer of course is yes,but still it always gets a big laughwhen someone shouts out a num-ber like $7,332. I imagine yougoing without food for a semesterin order to scrape together moneyto buy one book. Oh, that’s a deepbelly laugh. That one always getsme.I’m sorry, what were we talkingabout again? Oh, about me laugh-ing to the bank. Actually that’s notentirely true. I never actually gointo the bank.I just wait outside in my stretchlimo while my two man-childassistants wheel the money in onwheelbarrows. The laughing partthough is correct — sometimes forhours. Whenever I’m feelingdown I just think about some out-rageous deed we’ve done. Likethe philosophy book we put outlast semester that was 80 percentpictures we took off the Internet.The price? $220. That’s right, 220big ones. That’s more than 90 per-cent of what philosophy majorswill make a year after they gradu-ate.Oh, the laughs.
Editor is a Lawrenceresident with oodles andoodles of cash.
 Actually I do laugh all the way to the bank
Legislators in Kansas decid-ed to kick queers while they’redown this week. Conservativesand religious leaders proposedan addition to the gay marriageban, on which the public will vote Tuesday.“Because our conservativereligious stronghold will be at thepolls anyway, we may as well tryto wipe out the gay populationaltogether,” said Sen. Phil Journey, (R-Haysville).Wednesday, Journey, alongwith other conservatives andreligious leaders, said that a banon gay marriage was not enough.He proposed a six-step plan toeliminate homosexuals called theGays Go to Straight Camp Act. ACitadel-trained task force wouldround up all gays and lesbians inKansas and take them to a campwhere they could be “corrected,” Journey said. For now the planfocuses on gay men.“My plan would not only elim-inate the gay population, but alsohelp the economy by creatingthousands of jobs,” Journey said.For homosexuals to bereleased back into society, theywill have to pass six rigorous testsincluding fashion, hunting, fish-ing, beer-guzzling, baseball andscratching/crotch adjustments.Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuittonwould be stripped from all gaymen’s closets, Journey said.Each male camper would weara uniform composed of anadjustable baseball cap, aNASCAR tank top, dark bluesweat pants and hiking boots.Flannel button-downs would bedistributed during cold weather.“We have to get them used todressing normal,” said the Rev. Jerry Johnston, pastor of FirstFamily Church in Overland Park.The Reverend proposed settingaside a wildlife reserve for thehunting segment. Even if bucksare not in season, their deaths willserve the greater cause, he said.“God wanted man to be masterover animals didn’t he?” Johnstonsaid. “I think our Savior wouldagree that this is a worthy cause.”The reserve would also be usedfor fishing. The homosexuals willhave to catch and clean a bass noshorter than 28 inches.Proponents agree that beer-guz-zling is a valuable part of bothhunting and fishing. Baseball, thenext test, is considered one of most important.“It’s called America’s pasttimefor a reason,” Journey said, “We’ll juice them up with ’roids if we haveto, as long as they can hit a freakingbaseball when they leave.”While the topic of baseball wason the floor, several sports fansbrought up the importance of butt-scratching and adjustingoneself, so the Legislature consid-ered adding a clause to includethose behaviors.Liberals led by Rep. Paul Davis(D-Lawrence) called the planludicrous.“We’re setting America backanother 50 years,” Davis said.“Doesn’t the Bible say that Godloves all people?”Conservatives said becausethey had the majority, they didnot expect to have difficulty pass-ing the amendment.“Liberals threatened to moveto Canada when Bush was re-elected,” Journey said. “In timethey will conform.”
Gays get opportunityfor ‘Straight Camp’
Dear Movie Guy,
Man, “Easy Rider” is sotrippy. What were DennisHopper and Peter Fondasmoking?
— Buzzed in Bonner Springs 
Dear Buzzed,
Shortly after the film’srelease Hopper said, “Wesmoked hashish, right out of the peace pipe. Chief Hummingbird flew down onthe back of a griffin andsmoked us all out. I remem-ber Jack Nicholson andGen. George ArmstrongCuster playing darts in theback of a bar in SanAntonio. The rest is hazy.”
Dear Movie Guy,
Growing up, my favoritemovie was “TheGodfather.” I especiallyliked the part where theHollywood producer wakesup with the stallion’s head inhis bed. Was that a real stal-lion’s head in that scene orwas it a fake one?
— Remembering in Russell 
Dear Remembering,
The head belonged toTony the Horse, the notori-ous hit man. Tony workedfor the Tataglia brothers,who sent him to kill LucaBrasi on the night of ConnieCorleone’s wedding. Thefour-legged assassin, whohad been seen drinkingheavily at the Corleoneestate that afternoon, felldown a flight of stairs whileon his way up to Luca’sapartment. Luca shot thehorse, hacked off his headand mailed it to Hollywood.
Dear Movie Guy,
When I watch “TheEmpire Strikes Back,” I’malways impressed by thepuppet work in the sceneswith Yoda. Was that a chal-lenge for the filmmakers?
— Impressed in Iola 
Dear Impressed,
George Lucas threatenedto fire Yoda twice on thatpicture. He used The Forceto make the crew forgetabout scenes he didn’t wantto shoot. “Yoda, though aformidable Jedi master, isnot a professional actor. Hekeeps humping my legbetween takes,” LukeSkywalker said at the time.Yoda replied, “Insolent, myyoung Padawan is.” Notsurprisingly, Lucas chose tocreate a digital Yoda for thenew “Star Wars” films.
Dear Movie Guy,
My wife thinks Frodo andSam have a homosexualrelationship in “The Lord of the Rings.” I think this is oneof the greatest platonic malefriendships in movie history.Who’s right?
— Platonic in Prairie Village 
Dear Platonic,
Your wife’s right — Frodoand Sam are all about hob-bit love.
‘Movie guy’ dispels movie myths
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With Student Senate elections just days away, here’s how the three coalitions stand on the issues
Caster is a Shawnee seniorand currently reports on theBible Belt.
Shupe is an Augusta gradu-ate student and really doesknow it all.
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THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1904.
Online poll
How often have youattended a SUA event?Goonline tovote intheKU
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poll. Resuts will be pub-lished next week.
Science project
A University of Kansasprofessor found that phy-toplankton, microscopicplants that live in water,tend to be more diversein larger habitats. ValSmith combined researchfrom other studies in hisfindings.
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All contents, unless stated otherwise,© 2005 The University Daily Kansan
Man of the year
Lew Perkins received the NIT Man of the yearaward last night at the halftime show for the NITchampionship game.
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Senior Day
The seniors on the women’s rowing team will behonored tomorrow for Senior Day. The team facesTulsa and Drake at 2 p.m. on the Kansas River. Thisis the only home regatta for the Jayhawks.
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LAW SCHOOL
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Golden
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in or lose, Rich Clarksonenjoys every Final Four, andhe hasn’t missed the NCAAmen’s basketball tournament in 47years.As thousands of fans witness thewinning shot of the championshipgame, Clarkson captures the coaches’and teams’ reactions to the final buzzeron film.But then again, that’s all just part of a day’s work.For more than 50 years, the 1956graduate has worked his way to the topof the photography business.When Clarkson captures the memo-rable moments at this weekend’s FinalFour in St. Louis, his 50th tournamentshoot, the 72-year-old Lawrence nativewon’t be surprised if photographers arecapturing his own movements throughtheir telephoto lenses.If another journalist or photogra-pher exists who has worked 50 FinalFours, nobody knows about it,Clarkson said.“He’s one of a kind guy,” said BillSnead,
Lawrence Journal-World
sen-ior editor. “I don’t know anyone elselike him.”As a photographer for the
Lawrence Journal-World
and
TheTopekaCapital Journal
, Clarkson mentoredSnead for nine years. Clarkson hasestablished himself as a taskmaster of perfection, but he takes pride in teach-ing young photojournalists the art of photography, Snead said.Because of the experiences of his last50 years, Clarkson said he would neverget tired of basketball. The easy “walk-up” atmosphere has made the FinalFour more enjoyable than theSuperbowl and the World Series,which he has covered several times.“I just love college basketball,” hesaid. “I think it’s one of the best games.I think the Final Four during the yearsthat I’ve been doing it has developedinto a premier sports event.”Clarkson continuing his career at hisage has impressed Snead, but Clarksonsaid he has cut back on the number of sporting events he covers. Clarksonphotographed about 20 sporting eventsthis past year, but he used to coverabout 100 events per year, he said.Now he personally covers track andfield events and the Final Four becausehe enjoys those events the most.Along the way to national promi-nence, Clarkson has worked for sever-al newspapers and magazines, includ-ing the
Lawrence Journal-World
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National Geographic
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SportsIllustrated
.Clarkson resides in Denver where heowns a photography company thatcovers all 88 NCAA championships,and the pro teams the Denver Broncosand the Colorado Rockies.
A giant of an opportunity
Clarkson’s passion for photographybegan as an activity for the yearbook atLiberty Memorial High School — nowLawrence High — before it trans-formed into one of the most prominentphotography careers in the country.By his senior year of high school,Clarkson had snapped shots of KUfootball and basketball games as a free-lance photographer.His ability did not go unnoticed. Hereceived a personal invitation to the1952 Final Four in Seattle, his first,from basketball coach Forrest “Phog”Allen.Clarkson enjoyed covering KUsports, but it would not lead him to hisdream job at
Sports Illustrated
, a newmagazine at the time.That changed when basketballstandout Wilt Chamberlain arrived oncampus, shortly after Clarkson gradu-ated from the University in 1956.As a freelance photographer,Clarkson took Chamberlain’s picture atthe beginning of Chamberlain’s fresh-man season. He took several picturesof the star dunking and jumping, butClarkson said he couldn’t depict justhow tall Chamberlain stood.Clarkson realized a seated shot of Wilt would maximize the effect of thestar’s high waist and long legs to accu-rately depict his towering seven-footframe.“I thought, gee, if I could just get himto sit down in one of these foldingchairs and tie his shoes, that mightmake him look taller,’” Clarkson said.And it did.Clarkson sent several 8-by-10 copiesof the pictures to
Sports Illustrated
inNew York.The photo editor at the time, JerryAshter, received Clarkson’s photos onthe Monday before he planned to senda photographer to Lawrence for a pieceon Chamberlain. The magazine usedClarkson’s photo and never sent a pho-tographer to Lawrence.“I thought that was the epitome of success at that time,” Clarkson said.Three months later, an editor at themagazine gave him his first assignment.What was supposed to be a singlephoto from a Kansas vs. iowa Statebasketball game became a six-pagespread after another story fell through.Three years later, the magazineselected Clarkson to cover all basket-ball games for
Sports Illustrated
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KANSAN STAFF WRITER
LEGAL LETDOWN
The University of KansasSchool of Law dropped 37 spotsin the upcoming
US News andWorld Report’s
America’s BestGraduate Schools.The school appeared as No.63 last year and slid to No. 100.Decreases in employmentrates and an increase in student versus teacher ratio are the rea-sons behind the drop, accordingto the report.Those numbers can be mis-leading and students have noth-ing to worry about, said StephenMcAllister, law school dean.Faculty who are away on sab-batical were left out of the ratio,McAllister said. At least threeprofessors were away when themagazine gathered its informa-tion. Two of those have returnedsince and have resumed teach-ing.Ranking numbers suggest theschool has about 16 studentsper faculty member.McAllister estimated thatthere were 520 law students for36 faculty members, whichequals about 14 students perfaculty member.One of the two employmentcategories cited that 43 percentof KU law school students wereemployed at graduation in 2003.But only a portion of alumniresponded to the survey, whichskews numbers, McAllister said.The question is whether thelaw school needs to do some-thing else, he said.“We could coerce them if theychoose not to respond,” he said.“Maybe they can’t pick up theirdiploma if they don’t respond.”Data is also dated, McAllistersaid.The data reflects employmentrates of the 2003 class inFebruary 2004, McAllister said.For the class of 2004, theemployment rate as of February2005 was 90 percent, McAllistersaid.That data will be in the April2006 but not April 2005, editionbecause
US News and WordReport
only collects data in thefall.McAllister speculated thatthe bad economy was anotherreason for the drop-off in jobs.The law school doesn’t doenough to get those numbers,
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Law school drops innational rankings
IFC deniesfirst appeal
The Interfraternity Councilunanimously voted to upholdthe decision to expel Phi KappaTheta fraternity from theUniversity of Kansas yesterday.Phi Kappa Theta, 1111 W.11th St., appealed to the execu-tive board of the IFC Tuesday,on grounds that its punishmentwas too severe.The IFC expelled the chapterafter it had an unregisteredparty at its house on Feb. 19,where police confiscated 16kegs of beer, $517 in cash andsigns that advertised the party.The IFC filed 24 chargesagainst the fraternity forrecruitment and alcohol policy violations.“We felt that a more lenientpunishment would not have theintended effect to curb thebehavior for this chapter,”ScottShorten, IFC president, said.The chapter has 30 days toappeal for a second and finaltime.The general assembly of theIFC, which consists of a repre-sentative and the president of each chapter, would conductthe final hearing.Shorten said the IFC wouldbe open to a second appeal.Matt Moreno, Phi KappaTheta president and Wichitasophomore, would not saywhether the fraternity wouldattempt a second appeal.A decision will be made afterhis visit to the national chapterthis weekend in Indianapolis.
 
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Council upholdsdecision to expelcampus chapter
Here are the KU School of Law’s rankings from the US News and World Report’s America’sBest Graduate Schools
Edition yearGrads employed Grads employed Student faculty Rankat graduationafter 9 monthsratio2004
60.7 percent93.1 percent13.9:163
2005
43 percent83.3 percent15.6:1100
Source:
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law rankings
Photographer,KUgraduateto cover 50thFinal Four
“I
 just love collegebasketball. I think it’s oneof the best games. I thinkthe Final Four during theyears that I’ve been doingit has developed into apremier sports event.”
Rich Clarkson
Photographer
Contributed photo
Rich Clarkson, 1956 graduate, took thisphoto of Wilt Chamberlain,
then a freshman at the University of Kansas, in1956. Clarkson realized a shot of Chamberlain seated would accuratelydepict the basketball star’s high waist andlong legs that composed his toweringseven-foot body. This photo received aspot in Sports Illustrated.
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