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 Volume 126 Issue 14
Monday, September 16, 2013
the student voice since 1904
All contents, unless stated otherwise, © 2013 The University Daily Kansan
Showers early, northeastwinds at 10 to 15 mph.40 percent chance of rain
Bring an umbrella to class.
IndexDon’tforgetToday’s Weather
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HI: 70LO: 60
Lego released a new Minigurecharacter on Sept. 1 that they hopewill break emale stereotypes.Te newest member is dierentthan Lego’s portrayals o emales inthe past 10 years. She is a scientistnamed Proessor C. Bodin whois dressed in a lab coat, wearingglasses and holding two asks o dierent chemicals.Te scientist’s bio on the Legowebsite states that “she’ll spend allnight in her lab analyzing how toconnect bricks o dierent sizesand shapes,” and that she won theNobrick Prize.According to a study done by Scientic American, the ratio o male to emale Lego miniguresis 4:1 in avor o males, with mosto the emales being portrayedin stereotypical, sexist ways. Tisnew representation o women inscience, technology, engineeringand math (SEM) careers is animportant social advancement thatmany women have waited or.Barbara Barnett, the associatedean o journalism, said that thereare only twoimages o womenin the media.“You are eitherthe virgin or thewhore. You areeither the really innocent, sweetperson, or therowdy person,Barnett said.Tis image is arepresentation o what associate proessor ien-sung Lee wants to show in hisDiversity in Media class.When discussing gender roles inthe media, Lee said he teaches hisstudents to be “like a sh out o wa-ter.” We think everything is normaluntil we get out o the water andask questions like, “why has society made this okay?”Lee said that this conscious shitoward non-sexist toys like theemale Legoscientist “shouldhave happeneddecades anddecades ago. Ormaybe peoplewould want tosay centuriesago.”“I think thetoy is a goodexample you arechanging thewater,” Lee said.Tis change can also be seen inSEM careers that are slowly gain-ing more emale members.During the 2012-13 academicyear, the KU School o Engineeringconsisted o only 18.2% emales,but despite the low representationo women, the school has outreachprograms to increase interest inengineering or both males andemales.Over the summer, JacquelynPedigo, the outreach coordinatoror the School o Engineering putson a two-week summer camp orhigh school girls. Tis summercamp shows young girls what typeo departments the school has tooer.In the time that Pedigo hasworked at the summer camp shesaid that she has learned that many young girls want to make the worlda better place, and believes this iswhy chemical engineering is 50percent emale at the University.Te School o Engineering’s Sel Engineering Leadership Fellows(SELF) Program also inorms highschool students what the school isall about.During junior Caitlin Uyemura’ssenior year o high school in OsageCity, a SELF member came to herhometown. Te member talkedabout wanting to make medicineor kids with Spina Bida, and thenswitching her interest to makeup,and eventually going into chemicaland plastics.“Within one major there are somany opportunities, and I was real-ly interested in that,” Uyemura said.Despite the opportunities inSEM careers, there is a stigma thatmostly men work in these elds.Nicole Rissky, a senior romecumseh, said she was never really conronted by this stereotype. Shewas told quite the opposite and wassupported by both her amily mem-bers and proessors.“I think there are a lot o girls thatdon’t get that support. Tat’s whereour problem lies.When you get told you can’t dosomething over and over again,you can go one o two ways: provethem wrong and do it anyway, orshy away to the norm you believesociety has or you,” Rissky said.It’s too early to tell i the new Legogures will change unair stereo-types about women, but the inten-tion to do so is clearly there. Tecreator o the project is AlatarielElensar, who says she is an isotopegeochemist.“Although recently Lego has start-ed to design and add more emalegures to their sets, they are still aminority,” Elensar wrote on Lego’swebsite. “I have designed someproessional emale minigures thatalso show that girls can becomeanything they want.”
— Edited by Sarah Kramer 
Hawks Helping Hawks, a new philanthropic organization at theUniversity, aims to help students innancial need.Zach George, a junior romOttawa and president o HawksHelping Hawks, along with 14students who now comprise theboard, wanted to create a philan-thropic campaign where money would go directly to students whoare struggling to make ends meet.“Te goal is to strengthen theJayhawk amily and create aculture o giving at the University,”George said.Students who are strugglingnancially will be able to apply ora “Student Opportunity Award”which can range rom a ew hundred dollars to a ew thousand,depending on an individual’scircumstances, George said.A student board will be assem-bled rom members o dierentgroups around campus to choosewhich applicants will receiveawards, George said . Te grouphopes to generate enough unds togive their rst Student Opportuni-ty Award this all.Hawks Helping Hawks is cur-rently working with the Ofceo Financial Aid to be able toconsider students’ nancial needin condentiality, as wells as makesure that an award will not aect
New philanthropy assists students with fnances 
Having a conversation with aproessor in a class o a more thana hundred students can be dif-cult; having a one-on-one interac-tion with a proessor can be evenharder. Te College o LiberalArts and Sciences allows studentsto have lunch with a proessor inorder to interactand get to know each other bet-ter through the“ake Your Pro-essor to Lunch”program.“I like to get toknow a studenta little bit morepersonally,” bi-ology proessorCraig Martinsaid.“In a class o a thousand it can bedifcult, but this program allowsthat.”Te program allows studentsto take a proessor to eat at theUnderground, the Market or theCrimson Cae by using vouchersto cover the meal cost or bothstudents and aculty members.“Te most common question Iget is, do I really like this musicI play?” said Martin, who playsheavy metal at the beginningo lectures. Martin usually hasaround 10 students approach himevery semester to go out to lunch.Proessors and students not only discuss class related topics butpersonal topics as well.Melissa Corder is a seniorpsychology major who has takenseveral proessors out to lunch.“We talk about all dierent sortso things,” said Corder, who hadlunch with her ormer math in-structor earlierlast week. “Wetalked aboutmy career plansand the recentpassing o my ather.”Students haveto schedule alunch time withthe proessor oraculty memberbeore lling out the applicationor the lunch. Te applicationmust then be submitted at leastone week prior to the scheduledlunch date in order to get approvalor the voucher.“Tere are so many purposesor this,” Corder said. “A lot o students think that they can useproessors as reerences or whenthey go to grad school or whenthey go to get a job, but they’remore than just people who youcan use as reerences. Tey’repotential colleagues, advisers andriends.”Te lunch program is only avail-able to students who are pursuingacademic degrees and majorswithin the college. Pre-proession-al majors are also eligible to takepart in the program. Students caneat together in groups with theirproessor, exceeding no more thanthree people per group.Te program limits students toone lunch voucher per academicyear, but that doesn't apply toaculty members. Te voucher isalso limited to $15 to cover mealsor both the proessor and thestudent. Any expense above thatamount has to come out o pocket.Both Corder and Martin encour-age aculty members and studentsto take part in the lunch program.“Te best thing about it is thatyou really get to know a studentalmost as a riend,” Martin said.“I've established riendships withstudents through the programthat continue now.”Te “ake Your Proessor toLunch” program is available tostudents throughout the academicyear. Te application and moreinormation can be ound atcollege.ku.edu/academics/lunch.
—Edited by Casey Hutchins 
The executive board of Hawks Helping Hawks organization poses for a picture. Students interested in joining should follow@JayHHHawks for the time and location of the Sept. 29 meeting.
“I think there are a lot ofgirls that don’t get thatsupport. That’s where ourproblem lies.”
NICOLE RISSKYSenior from Tecumseh, Kan.
CLAS program promotesinteraction with professors
“The best thing about itis that you really get toknow a student almost asa friend.”
CRAIG MARTINBiology professor
Toppling gender stereotypes brick by brick
On Friday, the Douglas County District Attorney’s oce releaseda statement concerning the animalabuse case involving the Alpha Nuchapter o Beta Teta Pi. Te ra-ternity has been under investiga-tion due to an incident linked withthe abuse and killing o a turkey during a party at the raternity’shouse.“Aer an exhaustive investigationwe believe there isevidence to suggestthe turkey was mis-treated,” districtattorney CharlesBranson, statedin a news releaseconcerning theconclusion. “How-ever, our review o the evidence re- vealed conictingaccounts given by  various witnesses, making it di-cult to determine exactly who wasresponsible or the improper treat-ment o the bird,” Branson said.Te statement also containedsanctions with which the chapterhas agreed to; 1,000 hours o com-munity service as well as $5,000 topay or the investigation conduct-ed by the Lawrence Police Depart-ment. In a statement to the Uni- versity Daily Kansan by JacksonLong, president o the Alpha Nuchapter, the raternity respondedwith the ollowing:“Te Alpha Nu Chapter ispleased to resolve the investiga-tion stemming rom allegations o animal abuse at our annual winterormal last December. In additionto conducting our own internalinvestigation, the chapter has co-operated ully with both the Law-rence PoliceDepart-ment andthe DouglasCounty Dis-trict Attor-ney’s ocethroughoutthe durationo their inves-tigation. Werecognize thatthe allega-tions broughtupon our chapter do not reectour core values, and we have takenthe necessary steps to ensure inci-dents like this do not occur in theuture.”Te conclusion o the investi-gation showed that ocers o theraternity were present during theincident. Conicting media ac-counts and evidence reports by witnesses on the scene made itdicult or investigators to pin-point the exact perpetrators o theturkey’s abuse stated the DistrictAttorney’s oce.Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Lit-tle also released a statement con-cerning the investigation. “Asmembers o the KU community,the participants in this inexcus-able incident have embarrassednot only themselves but the entireuniversity. Te behavior reporteddoes not reect the principles orstandards o conduct I expect romour students. Fraternity leadershipshould use this time to restore thetrust o the university and the pub-lic,” Gray-Little said.According to the District Attor-ney’s oce the investigation wasdelayed due to proximity the casehad to winter break which causeda seven month delay. Branson alsostated, “I hope other organizationsholding unctions will take noticeo this and police their unctionsaccordingly.”
— Edited by James Ogden 
Te University moved up to 47thin the 2014 U.S. News and WorldReport ranking o public universi-ties released on Sept. 10.Te University’s ranking last yearwas 51st, and this year the Univer-sity shares the 47th spot with veother public universities. In overallrankings, the University tied or101st with seven other nationaluniversities.A University news release sug-gests that the shi in the Universi-ty’s ranking could be due to the im-plementation o Bold Aspirations,its strategic plan, and the KU CoreCurriculum. However, the U.S.News staf writes that changes inranking rom last year to this yearare most likely due to the changesmade in the methodology o rank-ing or changes in other schools’perormance, not just changes inthe school’s programs.Te rankings have been criticizedor using college selectivity and rep-utation as measurements o schoolquality, writes the Lawrence-Jour-nal World in a Sept. 13 article. Sincethe most efective and air way tomeasure the quality o education ateach school is highly debated, U.S.News updates its methodology ormeasuring data requently.Even though U.S. News includesactors other than college reputa-tion, Emma Zink, a reshman romDurango, Colo., placed importanceon this aspect when deciding onwhich colleges to apply to.“It probably shouldn’t have mat-tered as much, but I applied to alot o Ivy League schools, becauseo their reputation,” Zink said. “Iwasn’t considering Kansas becauseI didn’t think it was as good o aschool.”Zink said when considering po-tential colleges to apply to, she also valued actors such as location,class size and nancial resources.Data is gathered about each col-lege based on 16 areas o academ-ic excellence, including the highschool perormance o studentswho attend, aculty resources andother actors. A weighted compos-ite score is determined based onthese actors in order to rank theschools.Te U.S. News staf recommendsusing their rankings as one toolwhen deciding on a college, but toalso use other resources such ascounselors, parents, websites andcampus visits. In addition, many other actors should go into a stu-dent’s choice about which collegethey choose, including the location,size, nancial resources and per-sonal preerences.Tis year, U.S. News changed itsranking methodology to betterrepresent the perormance o eachschool. It increased the weight orSA and AC scores, and lessenedthe weight or high school classstanding o newly enrolled stu-dents. Tis was mainly due to theact that each year, the number o applying seniors with class rank ontheir transcript is declining.Another actor that was changedwhen determining rankings wasgraduation rate perormance,which was widened to include allthe Best Colleges ranking catego-ries. Graduation and retention rateshave a total weight o 30 percent inthe ranking process, which is morethan any other actor.When trying to compile a list o potential colleges, the rankingsprovide reliable data to compareschools and help students to look closely at the diferences betweenthe specic actors that are mostimportant to the individual.“We do it to help you make oneo the most important decisions o your lie,” the U.S. News staf writes.Zink says when trying to narrow down her list o potential colleges,rankings were not as much o aconcern or her as the experienceshe would get out o the university.“Just looking at rankings, youwould never know the eel o thecampus. Tere’s a community that,even i you’re not a part o it, youcan walk around and see,” Zink said.She considered a small school inConnecticut, but when she wentto the college or a campus visit,she discovered that despite its highrankings, well-respected academicsand picturesque campus, it was nota place she wanted to attend due tothe limited social aspects o studentlie.“It’s a really good school, but it’sa miserable place to be,” Zink said.Due to this, Zink ound that rank-ings are not always the best way tomake a decision on a college.“You can compare the academicsand the statistics, but schools arediferent or each person,” Zink said.“You have to enjoy the placeyou’re at to get more out o it, andthat’s more o a personal thing thatstatistics can’t analyze.
— Edited by James Ogden 
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Rain, rain, go away.Thunderstorms are hereto stay.Perfect for a lazy day.
 Jewish Studies Fall Welcome Party
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Potter Lake
A celebration o the new aca-demic year to meet the Jewish Studiesaculty.
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Kansas moves up in public university rankings 
Turkey mistreatment investigation concluded
Students can read the rest o the U.S. News and World Report rankings or 2013 at usnews.com/rankings.
Business Career Fair
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kansas Union, 5th Floor
Career air sponsored by theSchool o Business.
Kristin’s Story
7 p.m.
Kansas Union, Woodru Audi-torium
Lecture by Andrea Cooper onher daughter’s experience with sexualassault and suicide.
Blurred Lines
7 to 8 p.m.
Sabatini Multicultural Center, SMBCClassroom
Video and discussion on masculinity
 Japan Foundation Film Festival “Army”Screening
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Kansas Union, Woodru Auditorium
Screening o the 1944 Japaneseanti-war flm.
LibArt Exhibit Opening and Awards
3 to 4 p.m.
Watson Library, Third Floor West
Reception celebrating the third yearo student artwork shown in Universitylibraries.
Sexual Assault Candlelit Vigil
8 p.m.
Vigil where the campanile will toll orevery survivor helped by GaDuGi this year.
“Fraternity leadershipshould use this time torestore the trust o theuniversity and the public,”
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Opened in 1965, Naismith Hallhas housed almost 20,000 studentsover the years. Tis historic resi-dence hall is looking to the uturewith major renovations. Te pri- vately owned residence hall has just received a major aceli to itsrst oor lobby.Te Bromley Companies, a New York-based real estate investmentcompany, owns Naismith Hall.Bromley owns other student resi-dence acilities at Colorado State,exas ech and Ohio University.Bromley has a reputation or up-dating residence halls to better suitstudent needs. Tis is the rst parto a renovation process that willcost approximately $3 million.Construction on the lobby n-ished in August, just in time orits residents to move in or the allsemester. Te lobby comes withplenty o eatures that residents o Naismith will enjoy.Upgrades to the lobby include anew computer lab with both PCsand iMacs, increased internetspeeds and ree printing. For rec-reation, the common area also hasa new pingpong table as well as apool table. And or those studentswho dread doing their laundry,things got a little easier with a new laundry room that noties its users via text message when their laun-dry is done. For those who wishto express their culinary creativi-ty, residents will be able to take abreak rom their meal plans andcook or themselves in a new com-munity kitchen.Te new lobby has a modernlook about it. It eels closer to anupscale hotel rather than a stu-dent residence hall. Contempo-rary yet comortable chairs ofera great place to study or just hangout. Residents can relax and watchsports on new at screen V’shanging on the walls.Te dominant eature o thelounge is a long, black replacethat is a avorite with many o thepeople o Naismith.“I’m really into the sleek, modernaesthetic. I love the replace,” saidShegua Huma, a reshman livingin Naismith. At any given timeyou’re likely to see students congre-gating around the replace, whichis an obvious avorite with many o those who live at Naismith. Testraight, sharp edges complementthe contemporary seating that sur-rounds the replace.“I come down here no matterwhat time o night it is, I know someone who’s down here, hang-ing out. It’s very social,” said resh-man Carly Audem-Brinke, whoisn’t alone when it comes to thesense o community that the lobby gives Naismith hall.Te new lobby is almost univer-sally admired with an overwhelm-ing appreciation or the many o the new eatures. Eli Finkelstein,a transer student at the Universi-ty, had no trouble identiying hisavorite aspects o the commonareas. “Te pingpong table, bringspeople together and the sittingarea, people like to come downand study.Te combination o ac-ademic and social eatures o Na-ismith’s new lobby will contributeto student success and satisactionor years to come.
— Edited by James Ogden 
Today is the last day to drop aclass without having it appear onyour transcript.
Inormation based on theDouglas County Sheri’sOfce booking recap.
Residents enjoy Naismith Hall’s renovations 
Naismith’s new lobby eaures a pool table, several TVs and a replace. The area was recently renovated to create a sense o community among students.
A 20-year-old male was arrestedyesterday on the 1100 blocko Indiana Street on suspiciono possession o another’sdriver’s license and intoxicatedpedestrian in the roadway. A$200 bond was paid.A 27-year-old male was arrestedyesterday on the 300 block o 8thStreet on suspicion o operatinga vehicle under the infuence. A$500 bond was paid.A 34-year-old male was arrestedyesterday on the 2100 block oClinton Parkway on suspiciono operating a vehicle underthe infuence. A $500 bond waspaid.A 22-year-old male was arrestedSaturday on the 1000 block oMississippi Street on suspiciono operating a vehicle under theinfuence, ailure to report anaccident and damage to vehicleor property. A $700 bond waspaid.
other orms o nancial aid.Te group is currently develop-ing its undraising strategy andrecruiting ambassadors to spreadthe word about Hawks HelpingHawks and get students interestedin donating. Te group already-has 60 ambassadors, but Georgehopes to increase that number to500 this semester.Darby Evans, a junior romLeawood and Greek Coordinatoror Hawks Helping Hawks, saidthat whatever a student can afordto donate—even just ve dollars—can help out other students.“It’s an extremely worthwhilecause that benets every aspect o the University,” Evans said.According to Evans, it is im-portant or Greek lie to be a parto the Hawks Helping Hawksefort to become established as acampus-wide group because it issuch a large portion o the studentbody population.Current ambassadors and thoseinterested in becoming a part o Hawks Helping Hawks shouldattend the ambassadors’ meetingon Sept. 29, George said. Te timeand location o the meeting willbe made available on the HawksHelping Hawks Facebook pageand witter (@JayHHHawks).“Lie happens, and we want tomake sure that Hawks HelpingHawks are going to be there orstudents when the all on nan-cial struggles. We want this tostrengthen them, and at the sametime strengthen the University,”George said.
—Edited by Sarah Kramer 

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