sible or the costs o bed bug treatments, they may leave to avoid paying or the treat-ments when they ﬁnd out they have bed bugs.“In a private home, they are going to get rid o it because they don’t want to get bit all the time. Te rental peo-ple, they can just get up and move,” said City Commission-er erry Riordan, who is also a pediatrician. “We deﬁnitely don’t want the rental people to get up and move because they are going to move and inect the new unit.”It’s also an issue that needs to be resolved or licensed exterminators like Larry rowbridge, the owner o Midwest Exterminators. “We go round and round with that all the time,” row-bridge said. “It’s very diﬃcult because we want to know who is going to pay us. Many times i it’s going to be the tenant, the tenant may not come up with it and we don’t want to be chasing our money down either.”Within two or three weeks, a new proposal dealing with the costs will be presented.“We don’t want to create a situation that’s unair to the landlord, but we also need to keep the bedbugs into becoming a signiﬁcant prob-lem or the city o Lawrence,” Riordan said.Reported incidences o bed bugs started a couple years o ago. Currently, the city has records o bed bugs at the Howard Johnson hotel, the Days Inn on Iowa Street, the Gazebo apartments and the Cedarwood apartments. Tere were other reported instances in single, detached homes, but the city doesn’t have a policy in place that keeps record, Jimenez said.Te rise in cases prompted the need or a policy to be put in place. “Because o the signiﬁcant increase in the number o cas-es we’ve gotten, it became ap-parent that we need to address this issue rather than let it get out o control because these are little insects that can cause a signiﬁcant spread,” Riordan said. Bed bugs can lay dormant or months and even years without ood and water. Tey also spread very easily through clothes, used urni-ture and old mattresses. “As a pediatrician, I have taken about hal a dozen people who had bed bug bites and they are pretty uncomortable and they are airly painul,” Riordan said. “It’s not anything anybody would want to live with.”
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Pregnant students face discrimination
Annie Stenger says she aced pregnancy discrimina-tion at the University shortly afer returning to classes rom giving birth, when a proessor addressed her publicly in ront o her peers and told her she wasn’t welcome in the class.Stenger, a 2011 graduate, said her proessors were accommodating during the pregnancy, but she elt there was a negative reaction when she returned to class afer giving birth.According to University policies, pregnancy discrimi-nation is a recognized orm o gender discrimination.Passed in 1972, Te Uni- versity o Kansas adheres to itle IX o the Education Amendments Act that helps to improve the graduation rates o young and parenting students.Jane McQueeny, executive director at the Oﬃce o Institutional Opportunity and Access, said that the University does whatever possible to “look to ways to keep students engaged in the classroom while they’re pregnant.”Although maternity leave only applies to University employees, with proper documentation, students can receive excused medical leave rom the school i they become pregnant.As to the prevalence o pregnancy on campus, the Oﬃce o Institutional Opportunity and Access does not keep track o this issue. Tis is considered a matter o privacy, and according to McQueeny, there are several women, employees and students who never contact the IOA oﬃce with regards to their pregnancy. “We treat [pregnant] students as any other student with a medical condition,” McQueeny said. “We help students to the best o our ability, and make allowances or both mothers and athers.”Sarah Sears, a recent grad-uate rom Leawood, became pregnant toward the end o her senior year.“I personally didn’t notiy the University oﬃcially, but I had a couple o proessors who were very lenient,” Sears said. “I did have to get special notice to get hours out o the way to graduate early, but everyone was really accom-modating.”However, Sears' sister, Stenger, said she experienced a change afer returning rom her pregnancy. Afer returning to school our weeks afer giving birth to her son, she elt that there was a negative reaction to her return. She ended up having to retake some o the same classes twice and paying or them again—in addition to being told by a proessor that she wasn’t welcome in class.“itle IX is supposed to pro-tect students. My understand-ing was whatever amount o time you missed, that’s the same amount o time you are allowed to make up. I wasn’t given that opportunity by some o the proessors I had,” Stenger said. “I elt like I was making every eﬀort that I could.”Stenger was hesitant to address the issue with the University. Te ear that she would be making it harder or hersel to ﬁnish afer already completing three and a hal years o college restricted her rom seeking help.“I never pursued anything so I can’t speak to what the school would or would have not done,” Stenger said. “I didn’t know where to turn. It’s just unortunate that as a student I was paying tens o thousands o dollars to be denied my education.”McQueeny reassured that the University does every-thing possible to be accom-modating.“Sometimes students have to take an incomplete, but we do everything we can to help them make it up,” she said. “I students eel they are being discriminated against, they can ﬁle a complaint and it will be investigated.”
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“I didn’t know where to turn. It’s just unfortunate that as a student I was paying tens of thousands of dollars to be denied my education.”
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Pregnancy discrimination is a form of gender discrimination and expecting students can receive help from the University.
seem crazy detrimental,” said Sitz. “We’re really excited to have $2,850 earmarked or general participation schol-arships. We look orward to working with Student Senate or other unds.”Fee, block, and line unding allocations will occur over the next three weeks.
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plained, the University made a mistake in the late ﬁscal year 2011 causing the overdraf o student-ee money. Te University agreed to transer $35,999.52 to cover the shortall, reducing the amount Athletics received in the all. Te remaining $8,705.44 was not addressed in the emails. Tere was no interest added to the virtual loan rom the student body. etwiler said the overdraf has been replenished. David Catt, the chairman o the Women’s and Non-Rev-enue Intercollegiate Sports Advisory Board, recommend-ed lowering or eliminating the ee, and stressed that he does not eel Athletics was aware o this overdraf and that the Ad- visory Board did not discuss the overdraf in its meetings.
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