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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014PAGE 2
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Wednesday, Feb. 26 Thursday, Feb. 27Friday, Feb. 28 Saturday, Feb. 29
International Opportunities Fair
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Kansas Union, Union Lobby
Meet with KU students and staff who have studied, worked and lived abroad.
The Cleveland Orchestra
The Lied Center
The Grammy Award-winning Cleveland Orchestra performs. Student and youth tickets $21 to $30, adult tickets $42 to $60.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ecumenical Campus Ministries
A free vegetarian meal on Thursdays at the ECM.
Presidential Lecture Series - The First Ladies: Intimate Sacriﬁce, Honored Post
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dole Institute of Politics
Richard Norton Smith, ﬁrst director of the Dole Institute and presidential historian, examines the private lives and the public roles of the First Ladies.
Latin American Seminar
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hall Center, Seminar Room 1
"Una Nueva Justicia en Chile? Institutional and Ideational Change in the Chilean Judiciary"
Much Ado About Nothing (play)
Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall
An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play. Public tickets $18, seniors and KU faculty/ staff $17 and students $10 at 785-864-3982. Other showings Saturday, Sunday.
Study Abroad Scholarship Application Deadline
Final deadline to apply for OSA scholarships to a summer or fall study abroad program.
Men’s Basketball vs. Oklaho-ma State watch party
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derstand something better i you have a ace to put to it and someone to explain it to you.”Tere’s something about En-glish that’s inspiring, said his riend Jeremy Gulley, a grad-uate student in the School o Education.“Until you hear the emotions that people go through and the daily struggles that they have — eeling conﬁdent and having sel-worth — until you hear that, you don’t realize it,” Gulley said.Hearing about English’s struggles — within himsel, his amily and his body — in-spired Gulley to become an advocate or people who are transgender and marginal-ized.For English, coming out as transgender to himsel was liberating.Coming out as transgender to his parents was terriying, but inevitable.He wrote it all out in an email ﬁrst. Days later, he drove home to Olathe and sat at the kitchen table to talk. Tey all lef in tears.Now, English says, his par-ents still support him. Tey may not be as close as he would like, but they’re trying.He still struggles with his body. Tough he passes in public as male, still having breasts is upsetting and jar-ring. He has bruises rom binding his chest or long pe-riods o time. He can’t breathe well walking up campus hills. He can’t take his shirt oﬀ to go swimming.“It doesn’t match the rest o my body. It doesn’t match how I see mysel,” English said. “It’s just this sense o not-right-ness.”Sex reassignment surgery is the next step toward chang-ing his sex on government documentation and getting a marriage license. Saving up money or surgery, he works 60 hours a week between two jobs.Being his authentic sel is worth the cost.“As tired as I am right now and as stressed out about money as I am right now, I am so much happier than I ever was in that state,” he said. “I’m not at odds with mysel as much as I used to be.”English helps students build conﬁdence in expressing who they are, Gulley said.“I think he’s very conﬁdent with who he is now — much more than he was last year,” Gulley said.Te ﬁrst thing English tells people about himsel is his ﬁ-ancee. He says he’s dating his best riend and that she’s been his rock even since beore he started transitioning.Second, that he likes cats.Being transgender may make him diﬀerent, but it doesn’t deﬁne him.“We’re more than our gender identity,” English said. “I’m like every other KU student. I just have a diﬀerent set o problems.”
— Edited by Tara Bryant
GENDER FROM PAGE 1
was add the language so that when the courts strike down the gay marriage ban, government employees can continue to deny and not recognize the marriages o gay couples.”A similar bill has passed through both chambers o the legislature in the state o Arizona, and is acing the decision o Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in the coming weeks to sign the bill into law or to veto it. Emma Halling, the stu-dent body vice president, also attended the protest and voiced her opinion against the piece o legislation.“[Protesting] out here, we are more o making a state-ment about what we, as vot-ers, will and won’t tolerate in the state o Kansas, and le-galized discrimination is one o those things that we reuse to tolerate,” Halling said.Candice Crafon, a senior rom Wichita, said that the bill makes her eel conﬂicted about aspects o her personal identity as a member o the LGBQ community and as a Kansan, both o which are aspects o her personality that she does not want to be orced to choose between.“I just think that Kansas has a strong history o being a very progressive place, and I’m very proud to be rom the ree state, and I want it to be that way or everyone,” Crafon said. “I don’t want to have to be ashamed o where I’m rom because it’s a beau-tiul place.”Reps. Lance Kinzer, Keith Esau, Kyle Hoﬀman and Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook were unavailable or comment on uesday at the state capitol.
— Edited by Cara Winkley
PROTEST FROM PAGE 1
Students approached by vol-unteers rom the Children’s Joy Foundation on Monday could have been scammed. Volunteers rom the orga-nization were older women who carried a binder with a pamphlet about the organi-zation and a roster o peo-ple who donated. Tey were speciﬁcally going up to Asian students and their riends or donations.Melanie Leng, a junior rom Prairie Village, was asked to donate to the Children’s Joy Foundation, a charity organi-zation rom the Philippines, on our diﬀerent occasions — twice at the Kansas Union, once at Fraser Hall and once at the bus stop on her way home. Leng reused with no mon-ey on hand. Later when she saw that all the people who had donated gave at least $20, including a couple o people she knew personally, she elt even more guilty. However, when the volunteer rom the charity tried to take her to the AM to take out cash or donation, Leng just walked away. “At that point, I was really surprised, like, ‘What are you talking about?’ I elt that it was kind o wrong so I just turned her down. I literally had to walk away to get her to stop talking to me,” Leng said.Heather Athon, a senior rom Overland Park, was on the ourth ﬂoor o Anschutz when she and her riends were also solicited or dona-tions by a volunteer rom the charity. “Te thing was, she didn’t really show me the pamphlet or really talk about the or-ganization. She just set the notepad in ront o me and asked or donations,” Athon said. “I elt bad or saying no. She was just awkwardly standing next to me.”Athon gave the volunteer what she had in cash — 60 cents. It was when Leng and Athon met up and talked about the charity drive when the two noticed a discrepan-cy: even though Athon gave only 60 cents, Leng had seen that Athon donated $20 to the charity on the list o do-nations the volunteers were carrying.It was not only Athon’s do-nation that was exaggerated. Hoi Ki Lam, a senior rom Hong Kong, donated $1 to appease the volunteer, but Leng saw the list o donations stated that Lam had given $20. “I told my riends how generous they were, ‘wow I saw you donated $20,’ and they were like, what are you talking about,” Leng said.“We realized they completely lied about the amount o money they received rom each per-son. Tat’s when we realized that this looked like a scam.”Afer realizing this, Lam looked up the Children’s Joy Foundation to ﬁnd articles about past reports on scams by the organization. He warned against donating to the organization on his Face-book page. Athon’s roommate, Susie McClenahen, a junior rom Prairie Village, Mo., sent an email to the University’s Pub-lic Saety Oﬃce with the con-cerns that this organization was scamming students, but has not yet heard back. According to Leng, the amounts on donations list varied rom $20 to $60. Athon suspected the vol-unteers just rewrote the list whenever someone donated and ﬁxed the amounts to get people to donate more.“Te way they speak to them, it makes you eel awk-ward, and it guilt trips stu-dents into giving more mon-ey,” Lam said. “I had riends who actually donated $20.” Jack Shin and Venkata Mal-ladi, reshmen rom Law-rence, were at the Union when they were approached by a volunteer rom the orga-nization. When Shin gave $20 to the volunteer, she asked or $40. Without such cash at hand, Shin reused. Malladi, who didn’t have cash, ﬁrst re-used, but the volunteer went with him to the AM, urging him to take money out. “She was being orceul, like ‘Come, it’s this way,’ and she almost ollowed me to the ac-tual machine and I was wor-ried that she was getting my credit card number,” Malladi said. “It was weird how she was looking into my wallet while I was looking or mon-ey. I elt like she really needed money.” Shin and Malladi learned rom Lam later that they could have been scammed. According to Amanda Es-topare, a volunteer with the Children’s Joy Foundation USA, the organization is legitimate and does have volunteers who collect dona-tions around the country. “Because o their love or children, they ask people or some donation so the oun-dation can help children,” Estopare said. “We are legit-imate. We have tax ID num-bers you can check, we are legitimate.” However, she wasn’t aware o alsiying donation amounts.“I’m just a volunteer, I don’t know anything about that,” Estopare said.Tere are reports o scams about a group o Filipino women who go around as representatives rom the Children’s Joy Foundation rom Canada in 2012 and 2013. Te most recent report, ﬁve days ago, was rom the University o Maryland, Bal-timore County.Te University Daily Kan-san couldn’t get an oﬃcial comment rom the oun-dation beore the story was printed.
— Edited by Jamie Koziol
“We realized they completely lied about the amount of money they received from each person. That’s when we realized that this looked like a scam.”MELANIE LENG Junior from Prairie Village
YU KYUNG LEE
Potential scam troubles students