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Te University o Kansasplaced Proessor David Guth onadministrative leave aer strongpublic backlash to his controversialgun control tweet in responseto the Navy Yard shooting lastMonday.“Te volume o emails andphone calls have been quitethreatening and disruptive on bothsides,” said Ann Brill, Dean o theWilliam Allen White School o Journalism.Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little released a statementFriday morning announcing theaction. Dean Brill wrote that theprivilege to express controversialopinions must be balanced withthe rights o others in a statementTursday, and she claried thatadministrative leave is intended tocreate time or the University toreview the situation rather than topunish Proessor Guth.“I don’t want anyone to eelaraid to come to campus but oneway to quiet this was to createsome distance,” Brill said. “And tomake sure that Proessor Guth wasable to be sae too.”Guth, a StrategicCommunications proessor at theWilliam Allen White School o Journalism, tweeted on Monday:“#NavyYardShooting Te bloodis on the hands o the #NRA. Nexttime, let it be YOUR sons anddaughters. Shame on you. May God damn you.”Te tweet received only ahandul o comments untilCampus Reorm, a highereducationwatchdogprojectrun by theLeadershipInstitute, aconservativeactivistgroup,published anarticle with an interview romGuth Tursday aernoon. Tearticle ran with the headline“Journalism proessor sayshe hopes or murder o NRAmembers’ children.”In a longer post to his personalblog published Monday, Guthwrote:“I don’t wish what happenedtoday on anyone. But i it doeshappen again–and it likely will–may it happen to those misguidedmiscreants who suggest thattoday’s death toll at the Navy Yard would have been lower i theemployees there were allowed topack heat.”Guth stood by his tweet and blogpost, saying that he has nothing toapologize or.“All I did was what any Americanshould have the right to do:express his or her opinion inan opinion orum,” Guth saidTursday. “I regret that there’sbeen a blowback at KU. I didn’t doit on a KU site.”Chancellor Gray-Little saidthat Guth’s classes will be taughtby other aculty members. Somestudents in Guth’s classes areasking to drop or be transerred toother sections.“In order to prevent disruptionsto the learning environment orstudents, the School o Journalismand the university, I have directedProvost Jefrey Vitter to placeAssociate Proessor Guth onindenite administrative leavepending a review o the entiresituation,” Gray-Little wrote.Te Kansas Board o Regents,which governs the six publicuniversities in the state o Kansas,has expressed ofense at Guth’sstatements.“Te Board expresses itsappreciation or the immediateresponse by the chancellor tothe situation and expresses itscondence in her leadership,”said Andy ompkins, Presidentand CEO o the Kansas Board o Regents.Te School o Journalism haselded several donors’ concernsabout Guth’s conduct.“We have a lot o wonderulalumni--they’re very talentedpeople o amazing integrity--and Ihope they appreciate we’re tryingto do what’s best or the students,”Brill said.
— Edited by Casey Hutchins 
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President Obama speaks Friday at the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo. The president spoke to company employees about expanding the middle class for economic success.
President Obama addresses future of middleclass workers at Claycomo Ford assembly plant
Kansas City was no arbitrary location or President Barack Obama’s speech Friday aernoon.Te President’s “A Better Bargainor the Middle Class” tour stoppedat the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo.,to discuss the progress made sincethe economic recession.“We bet on the American workerand we bet on you,” Obama said.“oday that bet has paid of becausethe auto industry has come back.”Te speech detailed thePresident’s belie that politiciansmust ocus on expanding themiddle class. He described theAmerican automobile industry as the “heartbeat o Americanmanuacturing.”“It’s never a bad day when thepresident comes by with goodnews,” said ony Reinhart, regionaldirector o governmental relationsor Ford Motor Company.Creating more jobs in theautomobile industry also creates jobs or suppliers, distributors,local restaurant and bar owners,teachers, shareholders and CEOsalike, Obama said. Te Ford MotorCompany is in the process o hiringmore than 2,000 new employeesbetween the two assembly acilitiesin Claycomo.“All those people are impacted by your success,” Obama said. “Whenthe middle class does better, we alldo better.”Ford, the h largestinternational automaker in 2010 vehicle sales, began restructuringcorporate platorms in 2006,beore the economic downturn.Te company hassince ocused itsglobal platormsand collaboratedwith stakeholderson commongoals.“It’s early actionthat has enabledus to survive,”Reinhart said. “We were able tobetter predict where the economy was and where it was going so wewere able to better prepare or theupturn.”In Claycomo, Ford is now building over 1,000 new F-150sand has made a $1.1 billion dollarinvestment in a new assembly lineto build 15-passenger vans. Teautomobile industry is strong, saidCurt Magleby, vice president o government relations, because carsare a product that the Americanpeople always need.”Magleby believes Ford will keepprogressing thanks to consistently putting out new, increasingly sustainable technology. Tecompany set a target o increasinggas mileage to 54.5 miles per gallonin new vehicles by 2025.“I we’re competitive, we cansupport the jobs,we can supportthe amilies, wecan support thecommunities,”Magleby said.“We want tomake anybody who works orFord eel secure,because their jobs are competitiveon a global basis.”DeMarle Jones, a member o the public who was in attendance,has worked at the Kansas City Assembly Plant or 28 years. Shenow is a team leader in the transitbody shop and started at Fordworking on the trim assembly line.“It’s a good paying job,” Jones said.“I’ve made a nice living working orFord. It let me do a lot o things ormy daughter and grandkids.”Chad roncin works or Fordon the bargaining committee orthe United Automobile Workerslocal union 249. Aer 20 yearso working at the Kansas City Assembly Plant, he’s not surprisedObama chose Claycomo as anexample o successul jobs or themiddle class.“It shows that i you investin America, it’s a win-win oreverybody,” roncin said.ailoring his speech to his Fordemployees audience, the Presidentcompared ailing to raise thedebt ceiling to deaulting on a carpayment loan on a new F-150. Hesaid that economic growth must berom the middle out, not the topdown, arguing that the success o the economy as a whole dependson workers like those at Ford.“We’ve shown the world thatAmerican workers are tough andresilient,” Obama said. “Te only thing built tougher than Fordtrucks are American workers.”
— Edited by Casey Hutchins 
“The only thing builttougher than Ford trucksare American workers.”
Alumni respond to professor’s controversial tweet 
Ford employees and their families applaud in agreement with President BarackObama’s speech in Claycomo, Mo. on Friday afternoon, Sept. 20.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journal-ist Jose Antonio Vargas will give alecture tonight about the immigra-tion issue in the U.S., which Vargashas ocused on or much o hiscareer. Hosted by Student UnionActivities, the event will take placein Budig 120 tonight at 7 p.m. Animmigrant himsel, Vargas posesa question to students concerningimmigration reorm: “Where doyou stand?”“Indierence is unacceptable,”Vargas said. “Change only happenswhen young people get involved.”When he was 12, Vargas’ amily moved rom the Philippines to theUnited States. But it wasn’t until hewas 16 that he discovered that hewas undocumented. A year later,he became motivated to be a jour-nalist.“I grew up with people reerringto me, and people like me, as “il-legal.” I wanted to prove to peoplethat I exist, that I’m actually here,that you’re actually reerring to ahuman being. Writing or me, andhaving a byline, was a way to dothat,” Vargas said.Vargas has also branched outto the lm medium. Recently, hespent time working on a documen-tary about the experiences o beingan undocumented immigrant inAmerica. itled “Undocumented,”students get the opportunity to seeclips rom the lm at the event.“I’m not a politician. I’m not anorganizer. I’m not a leader. I’mcalled an activist and advocate --okay, I have no control over that.But I don’t consider mysel any o those things. As ar as I’m con-cerned, I’m a writer, I’m a lm-maker, I’m a storyteller and I’mworking on the biggest story o my lie, which happens to involve me,”Vargas said.Since the beginning o his career,Vargas has won a Pulitzer Prize orhis coverage o the Virginia echshooting, he’s written a IME Mag-azine cover story and he’s spent alot o time talking to people aboutimmigration reorm. He eels thathis work has rewarded him withthe gif o perspective.“It has allowed me to really em-pathize with people and under-stand where they’re coming romwithout judging them, and try tounderstand why they eel whatthey eel,” he said.Annie Matheis, Social Issues Co-ordinator or SUA, is one o many students who helped put the eventtogether.“As college students, we’re at sucha time where a speaker like this isreally critical. It can really openour eyes to what real issues are inAmerica and things that peopledeal with on a daily basis,” Matheissaid.
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On Friday, President Barack Obama addressed the recovery and growth o the automotive in-dustry with employees at the FordMotor Co. stamping plant in Clay-como, Mo.Hours beore he spoke, theHouse passed a spending bill thatrisks a government shutdown anddeunding o the Aordable CareAct, known as Obamacare. Allour Kansas representatives votedto deund the program.Te bill is headed to the Senate,where it isn’t likely to pass in it’scurrent orm.I a budget billisn’t passed be-ore next Mon-day, the govern-ment won’t beable to raise thedebt ceiling andwill deault on itsobligations—its“bills.” Tousandso Americans willeel the eects when they can’t goto work or get their paychecks.A Congressional budget haspassed routinely each year sincethe 1950s. A deault has neverhappened.President Obama criticizedCongress’ action, saying it couldbe “prooundly destructive” orAmerica’s reputation, it’s economy and its uture.“Basically,” Obama said, “Ameri-ca becomes a deadbeat.House Democrats and a smallnumber o Republicans echo Pres-ident Obama’s view. Te presidentsaid those opposing the bill aresimply trying to crush his legisla-tion.“Tey want to threaten deault just to make sure that tens o mil-lions o Americans continue notto have health care,” PresidentObama said.Republicans have voted onObamacare issues 41 times, evenafer the Supreme Court ruled itconstitutional in June 2012.Accordingto PresidentObama, it isalready reduc-ing healthcarecosts across thecountry, and isnot hinder-ing economicgrowth.Te bill hascaused thenumber o uninsured people in theUnited States to drop by allowingthose age 26 and younger to re-main on their parents’ insurance,providing an extra cushion or agenerally healthy demographicwith insurance on the back burn-ers o its mind.“Tis rees up some o the wor-ries about nding that ‘perect’ job with benets and creates new opportunities or young adults,”wrote Jarron Saint Onge, assistantproessor o sociology.Republicans contend that theharm will come in the orm o penalties that companies and indi- viduals will have to pay or optingout o Obamacare coverage.However, the Senate now has achoice: to pass the spending billand eliminate Obamacare und-ing, or risk shutting down thegovernment i a compromise isn’treached by the 30th.“Now they’ve gone beyond justholding Congress hostage, they’reholding the whole country hos-tage,” Obama said o the HouseRepublicans.He urged Congress to stop gov-erning crisis-to-crisis and get back to work, ocusing on the agenda athand.“Te American people haveworked too hard or too long dig-ging out o a real crisis just to letpoliticians in Washington causeanother crisis,“ Obama said.Obama expressed that he’s morethan willing to work it out andcompromise.“I don’t mind them disagree-ing with me,” he said. “Tey don’tlike the Aordable Care Act,they’d rather have people nothave health insurance, I’m hap-py to have that debate with them.But you don’t have to threatento blow the whole thing up justbecause you don’t get your way.”
— Edited by James Ogden 
Pulitzer-winning journalist to address immigration issues
President Barack Obama speaks to Ford Motor Co. stamping plant employess in Claycomo, Mo. on Friday, Sept. 20.
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International Peace and ConfictStudies Film Festival.
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Facing Genocide and its Atermath: “Car-tographies o the Holocaust and Genocide”
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KU common book: An evening with authorTimothy Egan.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Lied Center
In a ree event, Timothy Egan, author o the2013-14 KU Common Book “The Worst Hard Time,”will speak to his experience writing “The WorstHard Time,” as well as take questions rom theaudience. A book signing will ollow the event.
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Te unwanted words and gesturesrom an admirer can bring an onseto nausea and ear to a victim o sexual harassment. Anyone canbecome a victim anywhere andanytime. Tis is one o the many reasons why the KU Oce o In-stitutional Opportunity and Accesshas created the mandatory sexualharassment online course or allUniversity students.“So many students don’t think it’sgoing to happen to them, so they don’t take it seriously. It can be assimple as little, everyday things.”Lauren Moore, a Ph.D. student atthe University said.Last year the course had an out-standing 86 percent participationrate. But does the student body truly take it seriously or just click through it? Sophomore Will Nyeexpressed his views on the course:“I eel like most students just breezethrough the process and have noconsequences or lack o attention.”Tis might be the general con-sensus among the majority o thestudent body. However, Jane Mc-Queeny, Executive Director at theIOA oce, said, “For the studentswho just click through, I really wishthey would read it and be thought-ul about what they’re learningthrough the course.Students who approach itseriously are better citizens o ourcommunity.”According to McQueeny, thecourse is not only designed to helpstudents become aware o theirrights and responsibilities when itcomes to sexual harassment, butalso encourage them to be respon-sible and engaged.“Te primary ocus is to makesure these behaviors don’t comeonto campus and prohibits studentsin the education process. It’s notabout just being bystanders, buttaking action to protect each other,”McQueeny said.Te course also helps studentslearn about resources available atthe University i they ever encoun-ter issues with sexual harassment.I students don’t eel comortablegoing through a ormal investiga-tion through the IOA, McQueeny encourages them to visit the Emily aylor Center or Women and Gen-der Equity. Te Emily aylor Cen-ter oers individual consultationsor students who need someone totalk to about various topics, rangingrom assault or discriminationissues to career concerns.“Although statistically it doesn’thappen as requently, men can besexually harassed too. Tis issueis not just limited to women. TeIOA recognizes this, and the law protects both. Tecourse takes care o all.” Mc-Queeny said, expressing her viewso why all students, regardless o gender, should continue to stay engaged and inormed.Aer sharing her personalexperience with sexual harass-ment, Moore said, “You hope younever have to, but it’s good to know who to turn to i something doeshappen. It’s empowering to know what resources are available. Youcan stop eeling victimized and dosomething about it. It’s so import-ant to speak up.”Students must check their KUemail or the link, and have this on-line course completed by Sept. 30.
—Edited by James Ogden 
It was sixty years ago that ormerChancellor Deane Mallot calledor the creation o a program thatwould combine multiple disci-plines and spheres o thought. Tisprogram, which would go on tobecome the Department o Amer-ican Studies, celebrates its 60-yearhistory this week.Te celebration is a weeklongseries o events entitled “Reect-ing Forward” - a reerence to thedepartment’s heritage and uture.“Tis is designed to be more than just a series o events, we will show where the department started andwhere it is heading in the uture,Proessor Jennier Hamer said.Tis project has been in theworks or about a year, with mosto the work being done in thelast six months. A committee o like-minded proessors, headed by Hamer, has scheduled a numbero events and guest speakersthat they believe will reect thestrengths o the department as awhole. Te department and thecommittee elt that there was aneed to reassert themselves oncampus by putting on this cele-bration.“We are thrilled to have thisopportunity to honor our past,and to remind the campus and thecommunity o the important, ex-citing, and diverse scholarship thatour students and aculty engage inevery day,” said Henry Bial, Chairo the Department o AmericanStudies.Tis celebra-tion reects notonly the history o the depart-ment but showshow heavily involved it hasbeen in thehistory o theUniversity. Tiswas one o thefrst interdis-ciplinary pro-grams at the University and it hashad a hand in the development o multiple programs during its timehere. It is this spirit o involvementand diversity in research that ledmore than 10 departments toco-sponsor the week’s events.“Given the interdisciplinary nature o the program, we are very pleased that so many dierentdepartments on campus have con-tributed to making the celebrationpossible,” Bial said. Scheduledevents include flm screenings,lectures and meet-and-greetsessions with prominent fguresin the feld. Tese events will alsobe available ree-o-charge to thepublic, excluding a test screeningon Wednesday night that will bean invitation only event.Students and members o thecommunity will be able to attend“Lunch-and-Learn” eventsheld at variouslocations acrosscampus every day this week exceptuesday. Tedepartment willalso have inor-mational tablesin the KansasUnion every day this week rom 11a.m. to 1 p.m., where students canpose questions to representativesrom the department.“Tis is an opportunity orAmerican Studies to remind thecampus and the community aboutthe importance o the program,”Hamer said.Anyone wishing to fnd moreinormation on the events sched-uled this week should visit www.americanstudies.ku.edu/reecting-orward.
—Edited by Evan Dunbar 
American Studies celebrates 60-year milestone
“This is an opportunity orAmerican Studies to remindthe campus and the commu-nity about the importance othe program,”
 JENNIFER HAMERAmerican Studies Proessor
Required course raises sexual harassment awareness

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