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An alarm went off at Mc-Collum Residence Hall one night last winter. Someone was sneaking in a back door.Brandon Johannes, a desk assistant, bolted up rom the security table. He took off run-ning, but he stumbled and ell on the carpet, skinning his el-bow.He was thrilled.“It was my first physically-re-lated injury rom being able to get up and move,” Johannes said.Tree years ago, Johannes, a junior rom Leavenworth, was what doctors call “super-obese,weighing nearly 500 pounds. He had liver damage, gout, asthma and ype 2 Diabetes. He had high cholesterol and blood pressure. He didn’t ex-ercise more than walking rom his car up one flight o stairs to his apartment. Every meal he ate had 3,000 to 5,000 calories.Now, at 34 years old, afer weight loss surgery and a lie-style change, 6-oot-1 Johannes weighs 250 pounds. He now walks the 0.4 miles rom Blake Hall to Summerfield Hall be-tween classes like it’s nothing.“It’s not just made my lie bet-ter,” Johannes said. “It’s made my lie.”
Johannes was always an over-weight kid. When he topped 100 pounds in the ourth grade, his mom tried to take mea-sures like limiting how much bread he was allowed to eat in a day. In eighth grade, he hit 200 pounds. His mom always hounded him: “Haven’t you had enough?”By high school he weighed over 300 pounds. His weight made him sel-conscious in public places. He was araid people would bump into him and think, “Oh God, the at guy  just touched me.“We’re treated in a way that we’re expected to eel ashamed about it,” Johannes said. “And, trust me, we do.Afer high school graduation, Johannes attended community college, but dropped out. On Johannes’s drive home rom his ull-time job, he’d al-ways stop at McDonald’s and eat a double cheeseburger in the parking lot and two more on the way to his apartment. When he got there he’d have a double quarter pounder meal, a Big Mac meal or sometimes both i he was really hungry.He never cooked — standing or so long was a struggle — and the weight started piling on urther.“I elt like not only things wouldn’t get better, but they couldn’t get better,” Johannes said. “I elt like I had pretty much reached the end o any-thing better.He was 31 years old and wait-ing to die.
In December 2010, Johannes and his two younger brothers went on a vacation to San Fran-cisco. When he visited ten years earlier, he thought the city had been beautiul. Tis time, 200 pounds heavier, he wanted to collapse and die.Johannes spent the entire trip trying to catch his breath.On tours at Alcatraz Island and Lucasfilm’s headquarters, Johannes had to rest while ev-eryone else enjoyed themselves.When his brothers visited the Muir Woods National Park, Jo-hannes went to the ree buffet breakast and sat in the hotel room instead.Tat night, the room was qui-et and serious. One brother sat on the opposite hotel bed, ac-ing Johannes. “You’ve got to do something,” he said.Johannes knew what he meant. “All right,” he said.
Super-obese patients like Jo-hannes have never known what it eels like to be ull. Tey eat until they can’t eat any more and are never satisfied. “People who abuse drugs or suffer rom any addiction think they have control,” Johannes said. “But they do not. I did not.”A restrictive band on Jo-hannes’s stomach changed that.A laparoscopic adjustable gas-tric band slows ood digestion. Post-surgery, patients eel satis-fied and eel satisfied or longer.“It’s always possible to lose weight i you have the right tools,” said Dr. Niazy Selim who perormed Johannes’s surgery With recent reports o vio-lence taking place on school properties and university campuses across the nation, including Purdue and South Carolina State University last week, parents and students may be worried about on-cam-pus saety and wondering what steps are being made to make campuses in Kansas more se-cure. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Fred Logan, the Kansas Board o Regents chairman, announced in a press release that the Gov-ernance Committee had com-pleted a three-month review o campus security in six cam-puses across the state. Tese universities included the Uni-versity o Kansas, Kansas State University and Wichita State University. Logan stated that he was pleased with the pro-cedures that are taking place at universities across the state and that these saety review presentations will now be held on an annual basis in the u-ture.Te Board o Regents was most impressed with the em-phasis placed on “strong secu-rity teams, the significant test-ing, monitoring and training o these teams to handle tough situations, and the significant cooperative relationships all universities have with local law enorcement agencies.”“I think that, without having the ability to compare our state universities in Kansas with other campuses in the nation, the Board o Regents eels that our campuses are deeply com-mitted to making our campus-es sae and secure, and they don’t have concern that there is work to be done, or a lack o preparation that needs to be called upon to make students more sae,” said Breeze Rich-ardson, the Kansas Board o Regents’ associate director o communications and govern-ment relations. One o the main actors that has called or changes in public saety on Kansas universities is the Kansas Personal and Fam-ily Protection Act, which was passed in July 2013. With this act in place, any person with a concealed carry permit can carry a handgun into any state or municipal building unless that building is equipped with adequate security measures to prevent weapons rom en-tering and to ensure that the building is secure. Despite the act being set in place, schools and other buildings have been able to request up to our years to set these stronger security measures in place.Richardson said that the next step or the Board o Regents is assessing over 800 buildings at these six universities to deter-mine which buildings should acquire security measures on campus. “Right now, a building-by- building assessment is being made [on these campuses]. Tere are definitely some a-cilities in which the presence o guns would be incredibly dangerous, including places like chemical labs,” Richardson said. “Also, buildings with the presence o children, or ex-ample, a child care acility, are raising additional concerns as to what the presence o hand-guns might mean in those a-cilities.” Tough some people think that providing security mea-sures in buildings will be enough to keep students sae, others eel that there shouldn’t be concealed carry weapons allowed on campus altogether. Te University’s Vice Chancel-lor o Public Saety, Richard Johnson, is one o those peo-ple, and he testified against concealed carry laws on uni- versity campuses in Kansas in January 2012.“Concealed carry on uni- versity campuses in Kansas will not increase security and public saety, but will likely
Volume 126 Issue 66
 Monday, January 27, 2014
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Kansas universities take steps to make campuses more secure
University student overcomes obesity, loses 500 pounds 
Universities in Kansas are taking measures to make students feel safer on campuses. In the wake of recent school shootings, the Kansas State Legislature discussed how concealed carry laws will affect campus security.
Brandon Johannes, a junior from Leavenworth, struggled with obesity for much of his life. After a weight loss surgery, Johannes manages a healthier lifestyle and experiences life in a new way.
Governance Committee has completed three month security review of six state universities in Kansas.Building-by-building assessment is being made in anticipa-tion of future concealed carry laws.Universities are more susceptible to violence because of nu-merous factors.
There are 78 emergency phones located across campus.Campus police receive about 50 calls a year. Most of the calls are just people asking for information, not actual emergen-cies.The phones were installed in the 1970s, before cell phones existed. At this time, very few night classes were offered so a majority of the buildings were locked after dark. The phones were installed to provide students and faculty with a way to connect to the police in emergency situations.
— KU Office of Public Safety 
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Peace, War and Global Change/Gender Seminar
 3:30 to 5 p.m.
 Hall Center, Seminar Room 1
 Benjamin Uchiyama, an assistant professor in the history department, will speak. The topic is “The Wartime Dandy: Mobilization and Masquerade on the Japanese Home Front.” Free for students, faculty and staff.
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University printers to default to double-sided pages
Scratch paper will have to be found elsewhere now that printers across campus will be set to a new default: double-sided. Te changed setting will go live this week, meaning the default of all printers in Watson, Budig, Anschutz and public labs will be set to double-sided, or du-plex, printing. Individual schools’ printers will not be changed.Te sustainable idea was brought to KU Information echnology (KU I) by the Student Senate to reduce the use of resources while also saving the University money on paper. David Day of KU I said the only dis-advantage of the change is catching people off-guard, so signs will be placed on printers to alert students. Instructions on how to print single-sided will also be included.Te Student Senate’s pri-mary objective was to re-duce paper, which will cost the environment and uni- versity less.“Recycling rates keep go-ing up,” Day said. “Te eas-ier you make it for people to be sustainable, the more likely they’re going to do it.”Day said that 2.74 million pages were printed last year and of that, only about 608,000 were double-sided. Tat means almost 78 percent of printed pages were on one piece of pa-per.Easan Selvan, associate direc-tor for support services, calcu-lated the savings if the 78 per-cent were double-sided instead. Te change would save 11.5 trees. It’s also the equivalent of turning a 60 watt light bulb off for more than 30 years and removing two metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions out of the atmosphere.“A small change by each in-dividual student collectively is a huge change for the environ-ment,” Day said.Te air will be spared but stu-dent’s pocket change won’t be because the price students pay is per page of ink. “If it all worked out perfect-ly, we’d love to see the cost of printing a page go down for students in the future,” Mark Savoy said, an author of the res-olution and third-year law stu-dent from Overland Park.“We also recognize that we don’t have control over that,” Savoy said. “We just know the money will be spent on better things.”Day said funding for printing resources comes from KU Iand libraries. Te savings willgo toward supporting current and new student initiatives, forexample, the charging stations
Texting service benefits bus riders 
Students now have the abil-ity to text the bus to find out when it will arrive. With new GPS trackers in place, university and city buses can now transmit ar-rival times more accurately to riders with a service called “Where’s My Bus?”A simple text to the bus ser- vice’s provided phone number — (785) 312-2414 — with the stop number, which is lo-cated on the stop’s sign or at lawrencetransit.org/wheres-my-bus, gives riders a more accurate prediction of the bus’ arrival time. With this service, riders should have a shorter wait be-cause they can plan around a more precise arrival time. Before, riders could only guess when the bus would arrive based on the estimated time given on the sign. With this new technology, bus rid-ers can know exactly when to expect the bus. “It will make it easier for people to use this service,” Lawrence Public ransit Ad-ministrator Rob Nugent said. Lawrence is not alone in providing a service that can give real-time arrivals to its riders. Nugent said larger cit-ies pioneered the idea.Although the service will be more convenient for riders, Nugent warns that attempting to catch the bus last minute could still cause people to miss the bus, even with the texting service. “I think the major drawback would be that people may use this service to run out the last minute to catch the bus,” Nu-gent said. “Usually, when you ride the bus, you tell people to go out earlier to catch the bus. Tat could be a problem for some people. You still need to be out there earlier.” In addition to riders leaving too late, To Nguyen, a fresh-man from Overland Park, used the service on Friday and found it takes more than a couple of minutes for the text line to respond with bus times. “I wanted to check when the bus would come so I wouldn’t have to wait so long in the cold,” Nguyen said. “I sent the text at 9:04 and it came back at 9:10. By the time I checked it, I was already on the bus.”Nugent said that this is because many of the stops have multiple routes passing through them, and it helps to text both the stop number as well as the route number. When riders only text the stop number, they will receive the times for all of the routes passing through, which could take more time. Tough it was slow for Nguyen, she said that it could help students save time. “In the future, I hope that it is fast enough so that more students will find it useful,” Nguyen said. “It’s a matter of saving a minute or two doing
City and university riders can now text (785) 312-2414 to find bus arrival times.In the text, riders must type in the stop number (found on the stop’s sign), and may type in the route number for a more accurate estimate. Ex: If a student wants to take a bus from stop 277(GSP) on bus 43, the student would text “277, 43” to the phone number to receive arrival times.Riders should still arrive a few minutes before the allotted time to ensure that they will not miss the bus.
Bus BreakdownGo to Kansan.com to view a how-to video for “Where’s My Bus?”
 July 1914: Countdown to War
7:30 to 9 p.m.
 Lied Center Pavillion
 Sean McMeekin, a visiting pro-fessor from Turkey, will lecture about the causes of World War I.
Science on Tap: Bullying throughout the lifespan
 7:30 to 9 p.m.
 Free State Brewing Company
 Professor Robert Harrington will lead a discussion of research and topics related to bullying throughout various life situations.
 Chet Cadieux presents QuikTrip: A Values Based Business”
 4 to 5 p.m.
 Lied Center
 Chet Cadieux is the chairman, president and CEO of the QuikTrip corporation. This event is presented by the School of Business Dean’s Executive Llecture series and is free to the public.
 Facing Genocide and Its Aftermath Seminar
 3:30 to 5 p.m.
 Hall Center, Seminar Room 1
 John Janzen, an anthropol-ogy professor, and Nimrod Rosler, a visiting assistant professor in the Jewish Studies program, will speak. The topics are “Deciphering Images and Voices of War: Trauma in Africa’s Great Lakes Region” and “Israel-Palestine: Negotiating Peace & Land.”
produce a greater number o other risks and hazards, create an environment in-consistent with quality ed-ucation, and complicate the  jobs o the university po-lice. Tat is the unanimous position o the university police chies in Kansas,” Johnson said in a written testimony.With security plans set in place, and recent measures being taken to urther en-hance the security o uni- versity campuses, Capt. Schuyler Bailey, KU Office o Public Saety official, said all aspects are crucial to the campus security team’s success.“Tere is no one aspect o campus saety that is more important or more effec-tive than the others,” Bailey said. “Tey all work togeth-er to make this campus as sae as it possibly can be. We have uniormed officers all over campus, the emer-gency phones and security cameras just to name a ew.”Despite these security measures, colleges are still known to be susceptible to danger.According to Treat As-sessment Group, Inc., uni- versities ace dangers that are similar to the industries, but have less resources or prevention. Te site lists less-common background checks, large percentage o population on campuses being in the “high-risk age groups or violence and substance abuse,” an open setting on campus allowing “ree-access to visitors,” and residential acilities as be-ing contributing actors to an increased risk o danger.
— Edited by Chelsea Mies 
something else rather than waiting or the bus.” While there are still a ew issues, the community’s re-sponse has been airly positive. “Looks like it’s going well so ar,” Nugent said. “We are see-ing a lot o people using it.” o find stop numbers or more inormation about this service, visit lawrencetransit.org.
— Edited by Kaitlyn Klein
at the University o Kansas Hospital (KU Med).When he made up his mind to do weight loss surgery, Jo-hannes could hardly picture the uture. He hoped to lose weight and maybe finally start dating.“You could actually see him peel off those layers o despair as he became more motivated toward the time he was going to get his lapband,” said Pat Sell, Johannes’s nurse and bar-iatric program coordinator.On Feb. 25, 2011, Johannes woke up rom the successul surgery and elt relie. He had taken the first o many, many steps.Anything Johannes eats has to break down to be digested. He eats soup, mashed pota-toes, chips and queso rom Cielito Lindo, crackers and cheese and chili puréed in his Magic Bullet blender. Unlike cigarettes or alcohol, ood isn’t something addicts can give up altogether. But Johannes isn’t tempted by the oods he can no longer eat.“Whatever people think, being overweight like that is not just because you’re lazy,” he said. “It really is a disease. It really is an addiction. And there really is help.”
For the first time in his adult lie, Johannes was able to walk through Oak Park Mall without having to take a break or base his route on what benches he could use to sit down and catch his breath.“It was phenomenal,” Jo-hannes said. “I have ound so much joy and excitement in some o the basic, everyday things that people can do be-cause I really couldn’t do them beore.”He can breathe. He can sleep. His blood-glucose level is nor-mal, his blood pressure has gone down, his liver repaired itsel and he no longer relies on his asthma inhaler.“I actually live and unction now,” Johannes said.
Johannes always had a goal in the back o his mind: He would fix himsel first then see what he could do about his lie.He was outgrowing his old desk job at the Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office. He had moved up as ar as possi-ble without being an attorney himsel. He wanted better. He wanted to have an adult lie he could enjoy. o get there, he wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree beore hitting his 40s.He applied to the University o Kansas and was accepted or the all o 2012.
Beore coming to campus, Johannes and his amily wor-ried about him making college riends at an age when other men are married and having kids. Now, in his second year living in one o the single rooms, McCollum eels like home.Johannes wants the complete college experience. He partic-ipates in class, attends Super Nerd Night at the Bottleneck every month and has com-pleted the newest Grand Tef Auto game twice. He even started dating.“I eel good about mysel or the first time in my lie,” Jo-hannes said. “Tis sel-esteem thing is new or me.”Te second that Johannes has the money and the time, he’s going back to San Francis-co or the vacation he couldn’t physically have three years ago.“I don’t have in my mind a specific thing I want to do, other than to live and to try to enjoy it,” Johannes said. “Be-cause I can now.”
— Edited by Amber Kasselman 
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implemented last year.Some Student Senate mem-bers were against the resolu-tion, indicating that students should be saving money right away as a result. Resolution sponsor Pantaleon Florez III, a second year master’s student rom opeka, countered that data would need to be collected first beore the price o printing could be reduced. Implement-ing now will be a step in the right direction. “We can hopeully try to measure how many people are using the double-sided deault and then gauge i any student savings could be had,” Florez said. According to Missouri State University’s printing ino page, the school has utilized the duplex deault in all residence halls since 2008 as an effort to conserve paper and maximize efficiency. Stu-dents’ print quota is based off the number o pieces o paper used, rather than pages in each document. While double-sided printing was proposed by the Student Senate, Day said students are encouraged to contact KU I with any ideas they might have to improve technology on campus, whether it is environ-mentally riendly or a general suggestion.
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Committee pushes gender equality 
Graduate teaching assistant Abbie Hodgson, rom Man-hattan, was endorsed by Kan-sas Advancing Women (KAW) last week or the Kansas House o Representatives 46th dis-trict. KAW is a bi-partisan political action committee that aims to increase the presence o wom-en in politics by electing wom-en to public office.Hodgson’s candidacy will help to shif away rom the historically patriarchal norm o politics. “Gender is one o the main reasons I’m running,” Hodg-son said. “I saw a lot o my male peers run or office, and I thought, ‘Why do young men run but young women don’t?’ I wanted to be a part o the effort to get more women in legislation.” I elected, Hodgson is excit-ed to use her proessional ex-perience in communication, previous research with women and politics, and background in political science to help bring a unique perspective to the political arena. She plans on helping to re-orm education, restore und-ing cuts to improve the econ-omy, and work on revising Governor Brownback’s tax policy. Along with her 10 years o experience in the state govern-ment, Hodgson said she eels that KAW gave her networking resources to make other wom-en throughout the state aware o her candidacy. “I’m excited about the cam-paigning process and the opportunity to represent Lawrence in the Statehouse,” Hodgson said. “Diversity o representation in the state legislature is important to en-suring that Kansans are well represented.” Hodgson is not the only woman who could help shifthe norm o male dominated politics. resa McAlhaney, 34, is run-ning or governor as part o the Libertarian party. As a Lawrence native and a mother, she said she eels she is the per-ect candidate or governor be-cause, until recently, she wasn’t a politician at all. McAlhaney decided to take on a role in politics when her homeowners’ association was in a dispute with the state over the uture o a nearby dam. Her rustration with the gov-ernment came to a head when she noticed how long it took state officials to respond to the situation. “I realized the government was getting too ar away rom us,” she said. Dissatisfied with both the Republican and Democrat party, she took a liking to the Libertarian party afer hearing U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a libertar-ian-leaning Republican rom exas, speak during last year’s presidential campaign. “I’m going back into the world with resh eyes,“ she said. “Te Libertarian party is known as the peoples’ party. Tey were the first group that were the most principled to me.” McAlhaney, i elected, plans on carrying out her platorm, which includes reorming ed-ucation, creating a more bal-anced budget, and legalizing cannabis and hemp or medic-inal and recreational use, giv-ing armers a new cash crop.“We need to come together,” she said. “I’m here because this is a way to accomplish my per-sonal goal.”
— Edited by Kaitlyn Klein
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