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Jay-Z and Sylvia Plath, Shake-speare and Big Daddy Kane,Ralph Ellison and Kanye West. OnTursday night, the names mixedtogether indiscriminately.Adam Bradley, an associate pro-essor o English at the University o Colorado-Boulder, deliveredthe message that rap is poundingon the door o the literary estab-lishment as part o what he calleda “State o the Union o Hip Hop2011.” He was joined in AldersonAuditorium in the Kansas Unionby a panel o guest speakers thatincluded University aculty andsta as he discussed rap, writinga book with Common and thestructure o hip-hop.Bradley, the author o “Te An-thology o Rap” and co-author o Common’s memoir, “One Day It’llAll Make Sense”, presented his view that traditional poetry couldno longer aord to ignore rap.And rap and hip-hop, he said,are not synonymous.“KRS-One said it best,” Bradley said. “Rap is something that youdo, and hip-hop is something thatyou live.”Bradley broke down the partso hip-hop or the audience whichincluded disc jockeying, emcee-ing and gratti. Rap, he said, wascomposed o three parts: rhythm,rhyme and wordplay. Rap is an ex-tension o the classical rhetoricaltradition, he said, o poetic story-telling.Te arguments or why rap isnot poetry, according to Bradley,depend on notions that rap is pro-ane and trapped in a suspendedadolescence. Also, it is music.But just as Homer told storiesthrough song, Bradley said, sodoes Jay-Z. For thousands o years,poetry and and music went handin hand. He questioned why they could not go together again, eveni traditional poetry has gone adierent direction. As to proan-ity, Bradley said rap refected theworld that real people live in.Some people are reluctant toinclude rap in the canon o litera-ture, Bradley said, because intel-lectual elites cannot control it. Rapexists outside o the systems o patronage that have traditionally supported the ne arts.“Te poetry o hip-hop is a po-litical statement,” he said. “Tepeople making rap don’t neces-sarily look like those that judgepoetry.”Bradley also pointed to a de-clining interest in literary poemsamong the general public.“Each one o you in this roomknows someone, somewhere, whois writing a bad poem,” he said.
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Adam Bradl, author of “Th Atholog of Rap” ad co-author of Commo’s mmoir “O Da It’ll All Mak Ss”, discusss th lmts ad potics of Hip-Hop rhm ad stl Tusda ight at Aldrso Auditorium. Bradl’s lctur ad books dlv ito whrap ad hip-hop artists ar just as loqut of pots as Shakspar or Po.
 
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University reviewsreporting policies
CAMPUS
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Dr. Barbara Atkinson an-nounced Tursday plans to stepdown rom her position as dean o the School o Medicine and execu-tive vice chancellor o the Univer-sity o Kansas Medical Center.Te search or a new dean willbegin immediately, according to astatement rom Chancellor Berna-dette Gray-Little.However, Atkinson will re-main as executive vice chancelloro KUMC or another two years,when she plans to retire rom thatposition. Atkinson wrote that shewill nish work on the University o Kansas Cancer Center’s applica-tion or National Cancer Institutedesignation and the opening o theSchool o Public Health. She willcontinue with eorts to increaseclass sizes at KUMC’s campus inKansas City, Kan., and build part-nerships with health organizationsin Wyandotte County.Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little released a statement accept-ing Atkinson’s decision and prais-ing her work. Atkinson has servedas dean since 2002 and as execu-tive vice chancellor since 2005.Gray-Little wrote that KUMC’sNational Institutes o Health rank-ing rose 15 places since 2006. It isnow ranked 60th nationally andthe aculty has doubled in sizesince the expansion o campusesin Wichita and Salina.
— Edited by Mike Lavieri 
Allegations o child abuse atPenn State have moved the Uni- versity to review its own policiesand consider changes.Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced the review ina statement Tursday. State law requiring suspicions o childabuse to be reported to authori-ties does not apply to univer-sity institutions, according to thechancellor.“We are examining changes toKU’s own policies which wouldcodiy that responsibility or ouremployees,” the statement readin part.University policies already require internal reporting o criminal oenses, according toJack Martin, a spokesman or theUniversity. Tese, as well as stateand ederal laws, apply to somecategories o University employ-ees.Kansas’ mandatory reportinglaw requires several classes o proessionals to notiy law en-orcement o suspicions o childabuse or neglect. Te law coversphysicians, dentists, nurses, hos-pital administrators, psycholo-gists, social workers, alcohol anddrug abuse counselors, teachers,school administrators, reght-ers, police and several otherproessions that involve the care
ian Cummings
icummings@kansan.com 
ADMInISTRATIOn
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PAGE 2AthE UNIVERSItY DAILY KANSAN
moNDAY, NoVEmbER 14, 2011
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managing edirs
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business anager
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Sales anager
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NEwS SECtIoN EDItoRS
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Ian CummingsLaura SatherHannah Wise
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The man tapped to be Italy’s nextpremier earned the moniker “Super Mario”in the halls of the European Commission,stopping such corporate giants as JackWelch and Bill Gates in their competitivetracks.Elegantly attired with a formaldemeanor, Mario Monti proved his mettleas a tough negotiator when he blockedthe merger of General Electric andHoneywell and levied a 500 million eurofine against Microsoft for abusing itsdominant position.“He moves with caution and speakswith nuances. But he moves,” said CarloGuarnieri, a political scientist at theUniversity of Bologna.A leading economist, Monti is amongthe most respected men in the countryand the most admired Italians in Europe.
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The Kurdish regional governmenthas signed a deal with ExxonMobil toexplore oil fields in northern Iraq, Kurdishofficials said Sunday, putting themin sharp conflict with Iraq’s nationalgovernment.The government in Baghdad wants tocontrol all energy contracts signed inIraq. With the deal, ExxonMobil becomesthe first oil major to do business in theKurdish region in defiance of the centralgovernment’s wishes.The deal was announced Sundayby Kurdish officials at an oil and gasconference in Irbil in comments carriedon Kurdish television. Details of the dealwere published on Friday by the FinancialTimes newspaper.The Kurdistan Regional Government hasclashed with Baghdad over who has theright to sign deals with international oilcompanies to develop Iraq’s resources.
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Rival militias clashed on the outskirtsof the Libyan capital for a fourth daySunday in the deadliest and mostsustained violence since the capture andkilling of Moammar Gadhafi last month.The fighting, which has killed at least13 people since late last week, raisednew concerns about the ability of Libya’stransitional government to disarmthousands of fighters and restore orderafter an eight-month civil war.Libya’s interim leader, Mustafa Abdul- Jalil, said his National TransitionalCouncil brought together elders fromthe feuding areas — the coastal city ofZawiya and the nearby tribal lands ofWarshefana — over the weekend and thatthe dispute has been resolved. “I want toassure the Libyan people that everythingis under control,” he said Sunday.However, as he spoke, fightingcontinued.Heavy gunfire andexplosions of rocket-propelled grenadeswere heard over hoursSunday.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Millennial voters—an impor-tant age demographic o 18 to 29year olds that helped the presidentwin oce in the last election—arenot as excited or Obama as they were in 2008, according to a Nov.3 survey rom the Pew ResearchCenter.“Nothing is really dierent.People in my generation wantedObama to represent the middleclass and he hasn’t,” said CalebWilson, a junior rom Wineld.Wilson said that many young voters blindly ollowed the me-dia’s lead in their love or Obama.He said that many students hisage have come to the stark realiza-tion that Obama is just like all theother politicians in Washington,D.C.“We’re not stupid. We see that,”he said. “We want someone dier-ent rom the status quo.”Bill Lacy, di-rector o theDole Instituteor Politics, saidObama in 2008reminded many students o theiravorite proes-sors, someonewho was extraor-dinarily smart,well spoken and orientated towardbipartisanship in xing problemsin Washington.“Tings really haven’t changedin Washington, D.C.,” Lacy said.“We can debate whether that’s theDemocrats’ or Republicans’ ault,but typically the person in chargegets blamed or that.”However, Obama didn’t mes-merize all young voters threeyears ago. Jordan Gripe, a se-nior rom Shawnee, said she saw through Obama’s hype and didn’tbelieve his economic ideas wouldwork. She thinks that millennial voters were blinded by Obama’scampaign.“A lot o people were denitely excited about him. I attribute thatto that whole idea o ‘Yes We Can,’”she said. “People rallied aroundthe idea o ‘change’ because that’swhat our generation was really excited about, even i they don’tknow what that change would be.Te excitement didn’t stem rompolitical knowledge.”Brenen Zey, a junior romOverland Park, agreed that theexcitement o young voters orObama has died down, but shethinks that’s because people areexpecting too much, too soon.She blames a stubborn economy that has been very hard to turnaround.“Change takes time. It’s notinstant. We were excited but it’staking a little longer than somewould like,” she said. “Te econo-my being what it is has dampeneda lot o people’sexcitement.”A sof econ-omy and lack o enthusiasmo young vot-ers may spell‘our and done’or Obama.Lacy sees strik-ing similaritiesbetween Obama and PresidentRonald Reagan. Both presidentsdrummed up great support romyounger voters and both candi-dates aced bad economies whenthe rst won oce. In 1981, Lacy said Reagan aced more than 9 per-cent unemployment, but he wasable to ride a 6 percent growth inthe economy in 1982 that helpedhim win re-election in 1984 witha 49-state landslide.Economists predict next year’seconomic growth to be at 3 per-cent, which might not be goodenough to win, Lacy said.Lacy said the Obama has a cou-ple o issues that will make his bidor re-election dicult. One, the16-point margin among young voters he holds over Mitt Rom-ney will shrink as the presidentialelection approaches. wo, young voters are not predicted to partici-pate to the same degree in 2012 asthey did in 2008.“It’s going to be a very tough re-election campaign. It’s going to bea very ugly campaign,’ Lacy said.“Te president is going to essen-tially depict his opponent as notqualied or not prepared to bepresident.”
— Edied  Rchel Schlz 
Excitement subsides for Obm cmign 
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pd obm’ v dd ufm  u, d  nvmb 3, 2011 uv b p r c. Bum x   dm u v m um  m.
Suppor for Obama amongvoers age 18-29:
 2008: 66%nvmb 2011: 62%
Suppor for Obama amongvoers age 65 and older:
2008: 45%nvmb 2011: 42%
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wh  m  h h fdm d h fm d K, hquk k y h bm f h ’  f.ehquk k 21 u f 22 hzd d  h f-f    by hK Dv f emy M-m. oy f    hh hquk, huh h myhud  m fquy fud K.th   f hquk okhm  f huhu uh- K d  f h  hK cy m  h   dm d.Mj. g. l tf,  d-ju , d h ’ f-qu d d fd — h  hzd  h  — vK m uy  ,qu d  f h y f dm- d ju h ud b udby  m vy.“My f h fu  hm,” tf d. “th’ v  .”ad  h  , K k 45h m  h mu f dmud by hquk h y,h h K cy, M., m-  k 35h m 35 m-j m   h uy.
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iv y  f h d-yd  Mh mmx ud u  -y .off v h nv. 6bz  h 96-u s Vam d h f  hv b d  h h f h mx, hh hdud   x f. thuxuy mx hd b vud $7 m.iv f h Fd Bu-u f ah, tb, Fmd exv d h ry cuyp Dm d   h dm m fm h fud xd $2 m. th mx d    dvm,h h f f v  dmd by fm db.Mh F chf Jy sydd h f ud h  d-   Mh hy.
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