As legislators have failed to enacta bill meant to balance the bud-get, 5.1 percent of federal fundshave been cut across the board —amounting to $85 billion, effectiveFriday. Congress, long at a stand-still debating between spendingcuts and revenue increases, agreedupon sequestration as a penalty deadline.“This will be a challenge for theUniversity in terms of researchefforts,” said Kevin Boatright fromResearch and Graduate Studies.“But we have been making plans.”For education in the state of Kansas, these cuts translate into500 children ages 3 to 5 losingaccess to early education throughHead Start Services, $5.5 mil-lion cut from K-12 education, 80teacher and aide jobs put at risk,310 fewer college students receiv-ing financial aid and 140 fewerstudents receiving work-study jobs. All government services lose5.1 percent of funding, includ-ing environmental and nutritionassistance for seniors, job-searchassistance, law enforcement, mili-tary base operation funding, andpublic health.At the University, federalresearch grants help fund stud-ies conducted by graduate stu-dents in science and technology.Those students’ salaries are writ-ten into the grant, meaning thatthose federal research grants hiregraduate research students. Eachfederal agency will distribute fur-ther information advising how tonegotiate budget cuts.“We do not want the sequesterto cause difficulty for any studentbetween now and the end of thesemester,” Boatright said.The federal fiscal year endsSept. 30. A little more than sixmonths are left to deflate the entirefiscal year’s budget by 5.1 percent,meaning federal grants will mostlikely have to be reduced by 10percent to balance the year.“We have to proceed as thoughthere is going to be no changeto this between now and theend of the federal fiscal year inSeptember,” Boatright said. “Wecan’t just wait and see what hap-pens. We have to assume that thisis going to continue.”A possible response to the sug-gested sequester is a decrease theamount of new grants offeredwithout reducing existing awards.“We’re trying to communicateto people that this is serious,”Boatright said. “It’s something thatwe cannot ignore as a University in the research area. We have totake action to respond to what ishappening in ways that are theleast harmful to faculty, staff andstudents.”Sequestration will be in effectuntil Congress is able to agreeupon a budget that balancesspending cuts and tax revenue.
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Internationally knownearthworks artist Stan Herd will sharestories rom his career and presentootage rom his yet-to-be-releaseddocumentary. Admission is $10.
: KU School o Music SymphonicBand and University Band concert
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KUnitd rlss nwpltforms for lction
KUnited, a student senate coali-tion, has released our more platorminitiatives or the 2013 campaign.Brandon Woodard, a senior romTopeka, is KUnited’s 2013 presidentialcandidate. Blaine Bengtson, a juniorrom Salina, is KUnited’s 2013 vice-presidential candidate.
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KUnited plans to work with KU Rec-reation Services to begin the processo unding and building a new aquaticcenter. This will be an expansion othe Ambler Student Recreation FitnessCenter.Woodard said the pool at RobinsonCenter is underused and has minimalavailability. He said this addition willbe ocused more on a recreational poolrather than just a lap pool.
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The ability to print wherever andwhenever is crucial or creating qual-ity work and meeting deadlines, ac-cording to a KUnited press release.KUnited plans to increase the dollaramount o ree printing students re-ceive at the beginning o each semes-ter.
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KUnited plans to work with univer-sity administration to restrict smokingon campus. They will also be collabo-rating with Unfltered, a student to-bacco-ree campus initiative. KUnitedplans to set up designated smokingareas. They also plan to establishbenefcial cessation services at Wat-kins Memorial Health Center.Woodard said a smoke-ree cam-pus is more easible than increasingrestrictions. He said they want to en-courage a healthier campus.
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KUnited plans to secure unding tohire a ull-time university coordinator.They are aiming to create a more in-clusive campus or the Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning,Intersex and Asexual students.Woodard said the university doesn’thave the ull-time resources that ourpeer institutions have.“It’s a necessity or students whoidentiy with that community,” Woo-dard said.
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In the story titled “University con-tinues to oppose concealed carry”published in the Thursday, Feb. 28issue, the Kansan quoted a StudentSenate member on the University’spolicy regarding concealed carry.However, only University ofcials canspeak to what that the University as awhole does or does not support. Jack Martin, the Director o Strate-gic Communications at the Ofce oPublic Aairs, said in an email thatthe University’s law enorcement havedetermined that concealed weaponson campus do not increase saety. Healso noted that, in this case, the Uni-versity and Student Senate agree.
SLATER, Mo. — Growingup on the family farm, Anthony Eddy learned early on not to gettoo attached to animals, includinghousehold pets.His devoted customers are a dif-ferent story. Pet lovers across thecountry count on the Saline County taxidermist to faithfully preserveBrutus, Fluffy and other belovedcompanions for posterity. Even if it means shelling out thousands of dollars and waiting more than a yearfor the pets’ return.“They’re very distraught, becausetheir child has died. For most people,this animal is their life,” said Lessie“Les” ThurmanCalvert, Eddy’s officemanager. “Some arekind of eccentric.But most of themare just like you andme. They don’t wantto bury or crematethem. They can’tstand the thought. ...It helps them feel bet-ter about the loss.”The front showroom of Eddy’sWildlife Studio in downtown Slateris a testament to pet owners’ per-severance. Life like dogs and catsof all sizes are scattered along thefloor, from aperky-lookingBrittany span-iel to a regalPersian cat, alone iguanaand the stray cockatiel ortwo. Departedpets of all per-suasions spendup to one yearin hulking, freeze-dry metal drumsbefore they are painstakingly pre-served and returned to their own-ers.Eddy said his business is one of the few in the country to specializein pet taxidermy and has a two-month waiting list.A former high school chemis-try and biology teacher, hog farmerand Air Force veteran, Eddy startedout in traditional taxidermy, stuffinggreat horned owls and pheasantswith the help of a local veterinarian.He originally used the freeze-dry technique to preserve mounted tur-key heads for hunters before real-izing in the mid-1990s it could alsowork with pets.Eddy, 64, compares his line of work to the mortician’s trade. He’llshare broad details about the processwith customers but likes to keepsome mystery to the process andsteer clear of the gross-out factor.He’s quick to embrace the artistry of his craft, especially when it comes tothe primping and prepping requiredonce the internal organs and body fatare removed and the carcass is fully dry. Depending on the customer’spreference, pets can be posed witha skyward gaze, an extended paw orwith eyes closed, seemingly asleep.“You just have a knack for it,” hesaid. “It’s like an artist painting apicture.”
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“They’re very distraught,because they’re child hasdied. For most people,this animal is their lie.”
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