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For reshman Rachel Rova-ris, eating isn’t simply about quieting the empty roar o the stomach.Beore eating anything, Ro- varis takes her medication and checks the ingredients list. Beore going out to eat at an unamiliar restaurant, she calls ahead to ask what type o oil the kitchen uses. She is allergic to canola oil.“I I eat anything with cano-la oil, I break out in really big welts,” Rovaris said. “It started out as hives but now they are becoming huge welts and my eyes will swell and my eet will swell, so a lot o welts and swelling. Over the years, my doctor is scared it can turn into an anaphylaxis, so I have to be really careul about ev-erything.”Rovaris, a reshman rom Raleigh, N.C., is one o the ew people on campus who have ood allergies. Among the students on residential dining plans, only about 40 students reported ood allergies or spe-cial dietary needs, said Mary Rondon, a dietitian rom KU Dining Services.Students with ood allergies typically have a severe reaction because the allergen is con-sumed.“It’s a systemic effect,” Dr. Myra Strother, a physician at Watkins, said. “I you and I breathe in pollen, you are more likely to be bothered in your mucous membranes and eyes and you’re going to be sneez-ing or developing a cough. Butyou swallow ood, it’s going to go throughout your blood-stream and that can give you a  very exaggerated response.Allergic reactions ofen come suddenly and with varying se- verity. Strother said individual students should know how tocontrol their ood allergies by watching their diet and know-ing what to do in case o an al-lergic reaction. “Most people, by the time they come to college, know i they are allergic and know how to deal with that,” Stroth-er said.One o the most commonood allergies is a peanut al-lergy. Common responses can be hives, nausea and difficulty 
Volume 126 Issue 92
 Wednesday, March 12, 2014
the student voice since 1904
All contents, unless stated otherwise, © 2014 The University Daily Kansan
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Men of Merit help define masculinity on campus
Students with food allergies face campus dining challenges
Perry Alexander
 professor, electrical & computer engineering and director, Information and Telecommunication Technology Center
Schuyler Bailey —
 captain, KU Public Safety
Preston Barr —
 senior in business management and leadership, New Haven, Ind.
Mitchell Cota
 junior in marketing and international business, Overland Park
Will Dale —
 senior in English, Topeka
Michael Detmer
 graduate student in music therapy, Breese, Ill.
Bryne Gonzales
 senior in speech language hearing, Topeka
Drew Harger —
 junior in accounting and finance, McPherson
Robert Klein —
professor, anatomy and cell biology and vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate students at KU Medical Center
Bret Koch —
junior in community health, Tonganoxie
David Mucci
director, KU Memorial Unions
Eddie Munoz —
 office manager, engineering administration
Jorge Perez —
 associate professor, Spanish, and graduate studies chair
Dustin Struble —
 assistant director, Student Involvement and Leadership Center
Phil Wagner —
 graduate student in communication studies, Lynchburg, Va.
The KU Men of Merit held a reception on March 10 for the 2014 honorees. Recipient Bret Koch, left, celebrates with Tyler Rockers, student alumni president, and Scott Guerrero, assistant director of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
Civil engineering professor Steven Rolfe, center, attends the 2014 Men of Merit reception on March 10.
Students with allergies find it difficult to cope with sensitivities to foods and oils like peanuts and canola oil.
For Michael Detmer, a co-ordinator or the LGBQ Re-source Center and a graduate student in music therapy, be-ing recognized as one o the University’s 15 Men o Merit on Monday was about more than just another addition to his resume.“I think a lot o stereotypes are made off o sexual orienta-tion,” Detmer said. “We ofen make assumptions on gender expression or sexual orienta-tion based off one or the oth-er, so I think being honored as a Man o Merit helps break down those assumptions and barriers and helps with really getting to know people regard-less o just their sexual identity or gender expression.”Te sixth-annual honor went out to 15 students, staff and aculty members, like Detmer, who positively define mas-culinity in their work or the University and community. Te group was honored at a reception at the Kansas Union on Monday.Te Men o Merit project is organized by the Emily aylor Center or Women & Gender Equity with the support o the Commission on the Status o Women, who together help sponsor a poster eaturing the recipients.In addition to honoring stand out individuals, the award also seeks to bring at-tention to issues with men in higher education, like de-clining enrollment and rising rates o underperormance in school. Te American Coun-cil on Education says that men only make up 43 percent o the bachelor’s degree earners in the country, and the College Student Survey rom 2009 also ound that only 39 percent o male college students study or at least 11 hours a week while 48 percent o their emale counterparts do so.According to a 2013 study rom the journal “Gender & Society,” the reason that men underachieve in school com-pared to women is because they have less involvement in extracurricular activities that are ofen linked to academ-ic success, like music, art and drama, which can ofen be la-beled as un-masculine.Bryne Gonzales, an honoree who works as a Hawk Link Guide, an organization that assists new students and stu-dents o color with their tran-sition to the University, said that his ellow Men o Merit tend to involve themselves in multiple groups and activities around campus and the city. According to him, the award is more about recognition or those groups they are repre-senting, rather than the indi- viduals accepting him.“I think this award is aimed to recognize men who chal-lenge the status quo and work with groups trying to do good in the community, so I think by lifing us up and showing the good deeds we do, it helps reaffirm the people we work with and the work they do.” Gonzales said. “For me, work-ing with underrepresented populations, obviously it says good things about me, but it
aylor Cameron, a reshman rom Elkhart, pays or college hersel — not with student loans — but with the money she earned while working as a BeautiControl representa-tive. Not only has she earned enough to support hersel financially, her successul business has earned her an all-expenses paid trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in April, among other prizes. BeautiControl is a brand sim-ilar to Mary Kay and Avon that sells skin care treatment and a  variety o cosmetics.“I got started with Beauti-Control afer one o my riends rom high school, who was a representative, came over and gave ree acials to my mom, grandma and I,” Cameron said. “At the end, my mom and grandma wanted to buy some o the products she had used. I saw how much she was making and was immediately interested.” Beore she began working with BeautiControl, Cam-eron worked two part-time  jobs at Pizza Hut and at local convenience store, while still attending school. Working or BeautiControl gave her flexible hours, better pay and allowed her to work with women who appreciated her services and treated her well. “I was working all the time and I didn’t always get treat-ed the best by customers,” she said. “It began to take a toll on my body.Cameron started giving out complimentary acials to riends and amily members. She began to expand her clien-tele at a Fourth o July carnival in Elkhart, where she set up a  vendor tent and had girls write their names down and put them in a bowl. “I called 50 to 60 girls and set up spa parties with all o them. I was doing at least one spa a day, and I was consis-tently making between $400 to $500 every day,” Cameron said. “Tat was my defining moment.”Cameron says the part she enjoys the most is being able to provide stress-ree, relaxation services to women to make them happy. “It makes me eel so good when, at the end o the week, I have girls who tell me how happy I made them just by giving them acials,” Cameron said.One particular client still stands out to Cameron today. Te woman was a nurse who was divorced and lived with her three children in a small house. She worked all the time to be able to support her chil-dren. “Her house was messy be-cause she worked so much that she didn’t have time to clean it. She kept apologizing to me over and over,” Cameron said. “At the end, she just started crying and said it was the nic-est thing anyone has ever done or her, which made me start to cry too.” Te woman was living pay-check to paycheck, but really wanted to buy the BeautiCon-trol products. “I tried to offer them to her at a discount because I knew she couldn’t afford them, but she wouldn’t let me,” Cameron said. “She insisted on paying ull price because she said I had changed her lie. It meant so much to me to hear her say that.” Cameron doesn’t get any money rom the acial itsel. Te girls who receive the a-cial have the opportunity to purchase the products i they want. “Tat’s one thing that got me started with this company,” Cameron said.” I wasn’t rip-ping people off. I they didn’t want to buy the products, they didn’t have to.” She and Kennedie Dixon, the riend who initially recruited Cameron, travel to BeautiCon-trol conerences around the country every year. Tey’ve been to Dallas and Memphis twice in the past two years. Teir last conerence was the Celebration conerence, which was hosted in Dallas. Te ex-ecutive directors announced the opportunity to win a trip, all-expenses paid, to Punta Cana, and Cameron was im-mediately determined to win it. Cameron and her fiancé will be traveling to Punta Cana in April, along with Dixon and her fiancé. “BeautiControl really helped her get out o her shell,” Dixon said. “I think pampering wom-en and making them happy makes her really happy. Cameron still tries to stay involved with BeautiControl now that she is attending the University, but doesn’t have as much time to commit to it as she did in high school. “I got really stressed and de-cided that I just needed to take a break and ocus on school or a little bit,” said Cameron. BeautiControl launched an-other trip promotion, this time to Paris, and Cameron wants to get back into it. “o me, it’s not just about the products or the money,” Cam-eron said. “It’s about getting the chance to meet so many different women and having the opportunity to change their lives. I don’t know where I would be today i I hadn’t started doing this.”
— Edited by Jamie Koziol 
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 Veggie Lunch
 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Ecumenical Campus Minis-tries
 A free vegetarian meal on Thursdays at the ECM.
 Employment Topic Workshops for International Students: Interview-ing Tips for International Students
 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 Burge Union, Room 149
 University Career Center staff will go over how to prepare for a suc-cessful American-style job interview.
University of Kansas Spring 2014 Grad Fair
 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kansas Union Ballroom, level 5
 Everything you need for spring 2014 graduation, including cap and gown fittings, will be available in the Kansas Union. Also takes place at the same time and location on Thursday, March 13.
Human Migration Series: You say border militarization like that’s a bad thing: Tracing a concept’s migra-tion 1985-2012
 Noon to 1 p.m.
 Spooner Hall, The Commons
 A lecture exploring human migration from social, economic, demographic and biological perspec-tives.
 Saturday Art Adventure: Quilt Geometry
 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
 Spencer Museum of Art
 Director of Education Kristina Walker leads a tour of the Personal Geometry exhibit, followed by a group activity creating paper quilt blocks.
Student works for cosmetic brand to fund school 
Taylor Cameron, a freshman from Elkhart, pays for school by selling BeautiControl products.
“To me, it’s not just about the products or the money. It’s about getting the chance to meet so many different women and having the opportunity to change their lives.”TAYLOR CAMERONBeautiControl representative
OPEKA, Kan. — Poorer school districts stand to gain the most financially rom a recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling that ound the state's school unding system un-constitutional, a top education official told Democratic legis-lators on uesday.Dale Dennis, deputy com-missioner with the Depart-ment o Education, said districts with the lowest prop-erty valuations per student already have increased their local property taxes to the legal limit. Tat means any new amounts the Legislature spends could be used in those areas to lower property taxes but likely wouldn't increase school unding."Property tax is especially sensitive in some areas o the state," Dennis said.Te education department estimates lawmakers need to spend $129 million to ully comply with Friday's ruling, which ound portions o the state's school unding ormula were unconstitutional. Kansas spends more than $3 billion in state revenues on public schools.House Minority Leader Paul Davis told ellow Democrats it could be months beore the courts ultimately determine i legislators respond appropri-ately to the ruling or that mil-lions more need to be spent."We will keep this conver-sation going to get an under-standing o what the ramifica-tions are," Davis said. Te department said poorer districts receive a higher per-centage o state aid to offset the lack o property valuation. However, large districts like Wichita, opeka and Olathe also qualiy or significant aid amounts.Statewide, the median amount school districts can raise in property taxes is $64.86. Galena in southeast Kansas is on the poor end o the extreme, raising $18.82 per student. Other districts with higher property values and mineral wealth can raise much more per student, such as Satanta in Haskell County in southwest Kansas, at $511.55 per student.Te two unds flagged by the Supreme Court in its ruling seek to put the Galenas o the state on similar revenue oot-ing as the Satantas through ad-ditional state support.Trough the 2008-09 school year the state equalized the aid 100 percent to the tune o $323 million. Te equalization rates declined or local option budgets or operating expens-es to 78 percent in the current year, though total spending in-creased to $339 million.Dennis said the result was poor districts had to increase property taxes to offset the decline in state aid, meaning districts would be under pres-sure rom local residents to roll back rates i more money is al-located rom opeka.
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Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley, center, answers questions from the media after the Kansas Supreme Court ruling regarding school finance on Friday, March, 7, in Topeka. The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.
breathing. For Zach Welks, a reshman rom Gardner, peanuts could be lie-threatening i he con-sumes too much. Welks is al-lergic to all types o nuts except almonds.“I I eat enough o it, I’ll have an asthma attack,” Welks said. “According to the doctor it could range rom shortness o breath, swollen lips, hives, all the way to ull-blown anaphy-laxis.” Last time Welks had an aller-gic reaction was when he ate a dessert pizza, not knowing it had pecans in it. Luckily, he only had minor discomort.Campus dining will work with students individually to try to accommodate dietary restrictions, but controlling their allergies may not be so simple away rom home. “I do eat the dorm ood, but I have to take medicine beore I eat just because everything at KU is cooked with canola oil,” Rovaris said. “Te Studio sprays their rying pan with a canola oil spray, everything at Mrs. E’s is cooked with cano-la oil. Pizza, what they set it on is sprayed with canola oil so it doesn’t stick. Everything but the salad and the cutting board, like sandwiches, have canola oil in it.” During her first couple weeks here, Rovaris had a couple o allergic reactions while eating at the dining halls. “Luckily, my parents stayed around afer I started school and they were able to take me to an allergist and get the med-icine I needed,” Rovaris said.Rovaris takes special med-icine that helps suppress re-actions in case o unknown exposures to canola oil. How-ever, i she eats a significant amount, the medicine won’t prevent a reaction. Having moved to Lewis this semester, Rovaris has to be more careul in picking her oods. “Now that I’ve moved on the hill, it’s a lot harder at Mrs. E’s or them to change the oil that they use because they are eed-ing so many more people than  just at Oliver’s dining hall,” Ro- varis said. Te Oliver dining hall tried to cook without canola oil ormake something separate orRovaris. “Tey were really willing tohelp fix problems, but next year I am getting an apart-ment without a meal plan justbecause I am limited in what I can eat,” Rovaris said. “I eel asi I’m spending way too muchmoney on cereal, salads and sandwiches." Welks has to be careul notto come in direct contact with nut-containing products. Itmeans being aware o otherstudents eating snacks that contain nuts and talking to hisroommates about keeping nut products in the dorm. “I preer i they don’t keep it in the room, but it’s okay i they really wanted it,” Welks said. “I can completely understand people who like peanut butterreally like it. Just please wash hands and don’t go smearingpeanut butter on the walls.”
— Edited by Kate Shelton 
says even better things about what we’re doing in the com-munity and we’re making an impact that people are notic-ing.”But even though Gonzales says the attention should go to everyone, seeing your ace on a poster is still pretty neat, he said.“It’s a little uncomortable or all o us, because we’re all guys who like to work behind the scenes and help push other people orward,” he said. “But anyone who tells you they don’t eel good about this and getting recognized, they’d be lying.”Bret Koch, a junior recipient who works with the KU Dance Marathon, the Community Outreach Program and serves on the board or the Multicul-tural Scholars Program, said his heavy involvement at the University has been crucial to his success not only as a stu-dent, but as an individual as well.“I eel like I’ve excelled more as a person since I did start getting involved more,” Koch said. “My reshman and sophomore year I wasn’t that involved, and to know once I did get involved I got hon-ored with something like this, it just solidifies and validates that act that I am doing a lot o things outside o being a student.”
— Edited by Stella Liang 
Ottawa quadruple murder case hears testimony
OTTAWA, Kan. — A man charged with murder in the deaths of four people, includ-ing an 18-month-old girl, at a Kansas farm told investigators one of the victims took the first shot at another victim, a de-tective testified Tuesday.Kyle Trevor Flack, 28, is charged with capital murder, first-degree murder and at-tempted rape. The bodies of Andrew Stout, Steven White and Kaylie Bailey were discov-ered last spring at Stout's farm in Ottawa. Investigators found the body of Bailey's toddler, Lana Leigh Bailey, a few days later in neighboring Osage County.Franklin County Judge Thom-as H. Sachse heard testimony Tuesday on a request from prosecutors to introduce as ev-idence statements Flack made to authorities after the killings. The defense has opposed that motion, which was filed under seal.Franklin County Sheriff's De-tective Jeremi Thompson testi-fied that Flack told investiga-tors during questioning before he was formally charged May 9, 2013, that Stout argued with White over rent and followed him to the garage carrying a shotgun. Flack told authorities that Stout fired on White, hit-ting him in the chest, and then handed the gun to Flack."I shot him, he dies," the in-vestigator said Flack told him.Thompson said Flack then said he and Stout put a tarp over White's body and then placed cinder blocks on the tarp, before they went back in the house to smoke marijuana.Defense attorney Ron Evans argued that the comments shouldn't be admitted because they came after Flack had asked Thompson if he needed a lawyer. The judge ruled that the comments were properly acquired and could be used.Authorities say Flack was friends with 30-year-old Stout, and that White, 31, was Stout's roommate. They have said 21-year-old Bailey was Stout's girlfriend.A preliminary hearing was scheduled for later Tuesday to determine if prosecutors have enough evidence to warrant a trial. If Flack, who is being held on $10 million bond, is convicted of capital murder in the deaths of Bailey and her child, he could face the death penalty.Flack is also charged with criminal possession of a fire-arm. He cannot legally have a firearm because he spent four years in prison on a 2005 conviction for second-degree murder before being paroled in 2009.
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