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Volume 126 Issue 100
 Wednesday, April 2, 2014
the student voice since 1904
All contents, unless stated otherwise, © 2014 The University Daily Kansan
Thunderstorms in the morn-ing with a few showers pos-sible during the afternoon.
To check your enrollment date.
IndexDon’t ForgetToday’s Weather
April showers.
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PAGE 2Coalitions promote platforms in last weeks of campaignMitchell Cota
 Junior from Overland Park Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His
I knew I was probably gay at a young age, but I didn’t real-ly question it especially since I went to Catholic school. I was already kind o discrim-inated against because I am racially ambiguous. I’m also a little bit more eminine and my voice isn’t the most heter-onormative-straight voice in the entire world. I got made un o a lot or that, so I kind o repressed mysel. I had a ew hot girl riends, though, so that protected me rom any super oppression. Tey would always stand up or me and be like “No, he’s such a ladies man.” But everyone knows that “ladies man” is just a term or calling someone gay without being mean. Troughout high school I just ignored it, I guess, but my ju-nior year I came out to my best riend as, surprise surprise, bisexual. I said it really off-handedly too, and she was like, “Cool, whatever,” and went on with her lie. We never talked about it again either, which was super awkward. I also dat-ed a girl or a hot six months. She was pretty masculine, so it was sort o a way or me to tell people that I wanted to date a man. But she really helped me get comortable with the act that I knew I was probably gay. I mean, ultimately, what hap-pened was I just ell or a guy at my high school. We were re-ally good riends and I always had a eeling he was gay. I was like the third person he came out to; I was really excited or him and we just started casu-ally dating behind everyone’s back. Secret love: Romeo and Juliet. No one knew. Eventually, though, we decid-ed to come out to our parents at the same time. I always used Catholicism as an excuse to be in the closet, and he knew that, but I wanted to support him and agreed to do it. He had planned to throw this huge party or his coming out, but no one else in our riend group knew I was gay or that we were dating. So they were throwing this huge party or him even though I was coming out too. It was a little sad. But I came out to everyone anyway. I have two gay uncles on my mom’s side o the amily, so I obvious-ly knew she would be OK with it. She said that she had always had a eeling that I was gay and could just tell, even rom when I was like 2 years old. But both o my parents were very ac-cepting and it was pretty easy even though I rushed it upon them. Te only person who didn’t know or a while was my little sister, who was 12 at the time. Afer telling everyone, the majority o my riends said that they actually had wanted to date me but also knew that I was probably gay. Tat was kind o the general eeling. I mean, I embrace my eminini-ty and I’ve never really tried to hide that.
Looking back on it, I honestly would have rather come out in my own time. I was just star-struck in love, and wanted to appease someone else. I think the most surprising thing is that I didn’t do it when I want-ed to do it, which is a little sad.
Megan Pyle
 Junior from Overland ParkPreferred pronouns: She/Her/Her
Growing up, I had really short hair and tended to dress in clothes rom the boys’ section. My avorite clothes to wear were camo; I went through a crazy camo phase. It wasn’t until around middle school that my mom wanted me to start growing my hair out or high school so I wouldn’t get bullied. I did it. I guess I start-ed dressing more eminine-ly but halway through high school, like 2009, I had a crush on my best riend and we weregoing to Italy over the summeror a class. We made this jokeabout being like Paolo and Liz-zie rom “Te Lizzie McGuireMovie,” and it was just a joke but I was completely eeling it. I came out to mostly gay peo-ple at first, just because I want-ed to test the waters. I mean Iknew they’d all obviously be fine with it, so I came out tomy older sister’s gay riend andhe helped me come out to her. I am also a twin, though, andshe was actually the last personto know. My twin sister and I have kind o a strange relation-ship, because a lot o things just go unsaid. Being so close, her opinion mattered most to me so I was very nervous about what she would think orsay. One o our mutual riends
Students share coming out stories for LGBTQ celebration
Te Business School has revealed its plans or a new building to be constructed near the corner o Naismith Ave. and Sunnyside Ave. Te building is intended to promote a more open and social environment by using an atrium as a “social hub” to connect both the north and south wings o the building.Te building will be opened or classes in the all semester o 2016, and will be com-posed o 19 classrooms, 202 offices, and two large audito-riums. Te auditoriums will seat 350 people in the larger o the two, and 125 students in the other. Te building will ocus on and utilize transparency and openness to generate a more fluid, energetic eeling inside o the building.“Te building really is meant to be buzzing in a lot o ways,” said Austin Falley, the School o Business’ communications director. “We want people to see the things that are going on on all levels. We want students to be able to see the kind o activity and the buzz. When industry people come in to  visit, we want them to eel the same way.”Te concept o the building to utilize an atrium was something that was bor-rowed rom the University o Chicago’s Business School building, Falley said.“Summerfield just doesn’t have the capabilities o creat-ing these collaborative spaces where people can go and socialize and work on team projects and what not,” Falley said. “You know, people come here, they go to classes and they leave because it’s  just kind o how it’s built. Tat really is the ocus. We’re trying to make this the most user [and] student riend-ly experience possible as something that any student in the business school, or any student at KU can come and enjoy.” 
— Edited by Cara Winkley 
Business building will promote openness 
University raises funds for Villagomez memorial tree
International Student Services has begun to raise money through KU Endowment for a tree to be planted in memory of Gianfranco Villagomez, a University graduate student who died in December of 2013 after sustaining a head injury after a fall on the 800 block of Avalon Rd.The University has priced the cost of the project at $1,000, including expenses to cover not only the cost of the tree and the planting of the tree, but also the cost to maintain the tree as well as some guarantee that the tree should be able to be replaced if something were to go wrong with it.According to Chuck Olcese, the director of International Student Ser-vices, the tree is to be planted near Marvin Hall, a spot picked because of the time Villagomez had spent in the building as an undergraduate.“We felt like it would be appro-priate to extend some sort of a memorial for his memory given that he was so active on campus in so many different areas — both academically and socially — and that so many people knew him,” Olcese said. “And because he was an international student, we thought it was appropriate for us to take the lead.”International Student Services had originally hoped to be able to raise the money and complete the project for Villagomez by this spring, but have now begun to set their expectations on having the project completed by December 2014.Olcese also said that the project does not only allow people to contrib-ute to the memory of Villagomez but it also allows students to contribute to the University’s landscape and architecture plan.
— Tom DeHart 
Te current Student Senate executive staff will pass over responsibilities afer elections in under two weeks, but it doesn’t mean they’re slowing down anytime soon.“It’s not our first 100 days that motivate us but our last 100 days,” said Marcus etwiler, student body pres-ident.Platorms are still coming to ruition, such as Student Body Vice President Emma Halling’s initiative to install lockable cellular charging stations in downtown bars.In act, Halling said the installation in at least highly popular bars is slated to begin in April afer the University’s General Counsel reviews plans.Te lockers would be smaller than those in the recreation center but can be accessed by a similar sel-set code with chargers or a  variety o devices inside. Hal-ling received approval rom the Student Saety Board to purchase the machines.Halling said it’s import-ant students have access to rape crisis lines and cellular applications like Saerek immediately, especially in the downtown area.“You can give people as many apps as you want, but i their phone is dead, it doesn’t matter,” Halling previously told Te Kansan.Student health was a prior-ity o the Student Senate this year, and the renovations o Watkins Health Center have progressed, said Morgan Said, current outreach director. Carpeting, paint colors and student artwork have already been chosen or the lobby o Watkins. Most o the renovations will occur in the summer.“Tere aren’t many build-ings that you walk in and it’s evident that there was a heavy student hand in the creation o all this,” said Said.Next week’s voting results will decide the platorms or the 2014-2015 school year. Tree coalition platorms are outlined, but new initiatives have been added.
Crimson and True
An initiative released on March 27 encourages the University to license out textbooks and books already in the public domain, said Sara Anees, vice presidential candidate.She said it would cut down the cost and increase the availability o textbooks. Members o Crimson and rue would work with Uni- versity Governance to make texts ree or discounted.“You can’t get every book rom the library,” Anees said. “Tat’s just inconvenient.”
A privately-unded music estival is GrowKU’s most recent initiative. Te plan in-cludes working with a student advisory board to bring a big-name act to Lawrence during Homecoming. Numerous proession-al campus entites would continuebout unding would continue unding conversa-tions i GrowKU is voted into office, Said said. Said said this event will bring past, current and uture KU ans together.“Tis is so large scale that it goes beyond just one student group,” Said said.
A social justice minor was added under the Beyond platorm last week. Te pro-posed curriculum would offer students another alternative or a rounded-out education, said MacKenzie Oatman, presidential candidate.Mitchell Cota, vice presi-dential candidate, received support rom the Office o Multicultural Affairs (OMA) afer administration told him they’ve wanted to introduce the minor or a while, said Oatman .“Tere’s a core base o people who are active in the OMA who this would appeal to but at the same time, it’s important or people to have that cross disciplinary study,” Oatman said.
— Edited by Jack Feigh 
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Wednesday, April 2Thursday, April 3Friday, April 4Saturday, April 5
 Human Migration Lecture
 Chickens coming “home to roost”: U.S. Policy Spurring Mexican and Central American Migration
 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
 Spooner Hall, The CommonsThe Department of Anthropology brings the latest lecture exploring human migration from social, eco-nomic, demographic and biological perspectives. Free to attend.
 Ecology Seminar: John Head, University of Kansas
 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
 Higuchi Biosciences Center, 130
 A seminar from the Depart-ment of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology titled “Global Legal Regimes to Protect the World’s Grasslands.”
 The Brave New World of Political Communications: Lessons from the Obama Campaigns
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dole Institute of Politics, Simons Media Room
Dole Fellow Mark Sump will examine political communication strategies that resulted in two Obama victories. Admittance is free.
 Film Screening: “One Day After Peace”
 5:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art auditorium
 A documentary showing the perspective of a woman who has experienced South African apartheid and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict firsthand. A short panel discussion will follow, and admittance is free.
5th Annual Mid-America Humanities Conference
 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 Kansas Union
A conference for undergradu-ate and graduate research sponsored by the Humanities and Western Civ. program. Also takes place on Friday, April 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Kansas Union.
Subversive play in the class-room: The power of immersion in learning
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
 Budig Hall, 135
 A seminar with Peter Felten of Elon University and Leslie Tuttle of the KU Department of History. Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided if registered by April 2. To register, email cte@ku.edu.
Graduate Research/Write-In
 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Watson Library, 4th Floor
The KU Writing Center presents an intensive day of writing in Watson Library. Workshops and one-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant will be available.
 More Than You Know: A Helen Morgan Cabaret
7:30 p.m.
Robert Baustian Theatre, Murphy Hall
 In a special benefit perfor-mance for the Friends of the Theatre (FROTH) Student Enrichment Fund, Lauren Stanford, KU alumna and 2013 Metrostar winner, returns to Murphy Hall for one night.
Coalitions round out platforms as elections near 
actually orced it out o me to her one day. Te way she went about it was a little di-erent. She told my sister to come out to me as straight and then I was like, “Oh OK, well I’m gay.” She just told me that she loved me and it was definitely a good experience. elling my parents was di-erent. My parents actually  just sat me down one day and asked me about it. It was re-ally random and I was kind o upset at the time. Tey had noticed that I was acting differently and said, “OK, we know you’re acting weird, so either you’re gay or you’re on drugs.” Like those were my two options. It just made me angry because I thought I was going to come out and not be outed. I eel like I missed the opportunity and I would have liked to have that. But I knew they’d be accepting about it, so it was OK. I guess I just never really thought about it growing up. It wasn’t until my junior year o high school that I decided to cut my hair short again. It was because my best riend, who I liked at the time, had a crush on this model guy who had this specific haircut that she thought would look great on me. I was like “Yeah!” So, I cut my hair and that sent a message, I think. I also made a Facebook post about it on National Coming Out Day, but at that point all the peo-ple I cared about knew, just rom like, I guess I don’t re-ally know how I came out, probably just rom having a girlriend.
How much more comort-able and confident I am. In high school I was awkward and didn’t have that many riends, but then I came out and everyone wanted to be my riend and it elt good. More o my riends started coming out afer me and we  just had all this stuff to bond over. Realizing how strong the community is has been cool.
— Edited by Kate Shelton 
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The Human, Human Rights, and the Humanities
Fifth Annual Mid-America Humanities Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research
April 3-4, 2014University of Kansas - Kansas UnionEvents are free and open to the PublicPlenary Events
Thursday, April 312:00-1:30 p.m
.—Film Screening
“Some of My Best Friends are Zionists”
and Q&A w/ Bruce Robbins, Director,
Jayhawk Room (Lv. 5)
(please feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch)
4:00-5:30 p.m.— Keynote Address and 2013-2014 Peace and Conflict Studies Annual Lecture
“Blue Water: Inhumanity in Deep Time” 
Bruce Robbins:
Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Alderson Auditorium (Lv. 4)
Sponsored by the Humanities and Western Civilization Program
A Special Thank You to our Co-sponsors: 
the Departments of American Studies; English, Germanic Languages and Literatures; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; History of Art, Spanish and Portuguese; Economics; the Program in Jewish Studies, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Center for Global and International Studies
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Te idea o becoming a arm-er had never crossed the mind o Steven Hallstrom. As a University alumnus who graduated last May with a de-gree in environmental studies, Hallstrom was just one step closer to becoming an environ-mental lawyer.“Ultimately, what I wanted to do was make some sort o impact on the whole environ-mental aspect o anything real-ly,” Hallstrom said. “Originally, I thought [being a lawyer] was the best way to do that. I re-ally just started to learn more and more [that] that’s really not how I wanted to approach what I wanted to do. So then, I decided to trade the desk and suit and tie or the fields and the dirty hands.”Hallstrom is now the owner o Hallstrom Farms, a sustain-able agriculture company just outside Lawrence, in ongan-oxie. His property totals 55 acres and Hallstrom is current-ly arming five acres with the help o his riends and amily. Hallstrom has also created the Community Supported Agriculture program, in which locals rom the Lawrence and Kansas City area can purchase bags o resh ruits and vegeta-bles weekly or seasonally. Full-sized bags can eed a amily o our. However, students can also purchase the hal-sized bag, offered only in Lawrence. Bags contain seasonal produce, as well as recipes and recom-mendations on how to cook and prepare the produce. Hall-strom anticipates delivery to begin the first week o May and run through the end o August.“My hopes are that we get a good year as ar as weather,” Hallstrom said. “But ultimately I would like to, over the next two to five years, expand to a much larger operation. Tis year I’ll probably be able to fit about 40 people [on the pro-gram]. It would be awesome to be able to provide 100 amilies with produce.Although his amily has a history o conventional arm-ing, Hallstrom had to educate himsel on the methods o sustainable arming during his last year at the University.“At KU, there’s really not a good path you can take to learn anything agricultural,” Hallstrom said. “I really had to create my own path and through independent studies, I did a project on sustainable agriculture. In that, I was able to make and prepare a plan or the arm that I’m actually exe-cuting now.”Hallstrom explained that his arm is different rom conven-tional agriculture because o the way he grows his crops.“Conventional is primarily  just corn, soybeans and wheat, and there are also a lot o pes-ticides and sprays. Sustainable agriculture is really the idea that you are doing exactly the opposite,” Hallstrom said. “In-stead o ocusing on just corn, wheat and soybeans and build-ing up a ridiculous surplus o these things, you produce a wider amount o species to encourage biodiversity and things like that.”rue to the nature o sustain-able agriculture, Hallstrom Farms grows more than 50 di-erent species o crops, mainly different kinds o potatoes, onions, beans and tomatoes. With such a large number o crops, Hallstrom’s days are ull o agricultural work.His days begin early, as he commutes rom Lawrence to the arm in the mornings. Hallstrom explained that due to the seasonal nature o his work, his responsibilities will  vary rom day to day. Har- vesting is done in the morning beore the sun comes up, and then Hallstrom spends the rest o the day weeding, planting and cultivating.Hallstrom has recruited  volunteers rom his time at the University to assist him. One o these volunteers is se-nior Jacob Suenram, whom Hallstrom met through the dorms. Suenram, who is rom McPherson, is also an environ-mental studies major, and has been assisting Hallstrom since the beginning o the project. Although he has conventional arming experience rom when he was younger, Suenram said that Hallstrom Farms is very different rom the arm he worked on in the past.“Te arming I did back then was so much different,” Suen-ram said. “A lot o the planting we do out at Steven’s arm is by hand, mostly. Just at least rom the days I’ve been out there we’ve planted probably 4,000 onions and maybe a thousand potatoes.”Despite the hard labor, Suen-ram thoroughly enjoys his time out on Hallstrom Farms.“We’ve been riends orev-er — it doesn’t even seem like work to me,” Suenram said. Although arming as a pro-ession did not occur to him during his years at the Uni- versity, Hallstrom now enjoys running his own arm.“Nobody gets rich arming, but I eel good about what I’m doing,” Hallstrom said. “Te best part o what I’m doing now is that I am my own boss, so I can really handle what I do however I like. It’s nice to have that reedom to determine how I’m going to make my living.”
— Edited by Cara Winkley 
Researchers at the Anti-Slav-ery and Human rafficking Initiative (ASHI) are work-ing to develop a human tra-ficking prevention model based on what it determines to be risk actors and use it to build strong communities. Tey hope that it can use this model in other cities and rural areas, as well as international-ly.“Building a rich, resilient community network to draw on is really important,” direc-tor o ASHI, Hannah Britton said. “Having a strong com-munity ull o healthy commu-nications, great social services, those things are vastly import-ant.”ASHI is currently doing its research in Kansas City be-cause o the regional collabo-ration with the government, civic organizations, social workers and academia. Kansas City is also unique because o its location in the middle o the city.“It’s a great time to be doing this right here in Kansas City because we are linked in with these wonderul networks that are very ocused and deter-mined to make a difference,” Britton said. According to the Polaris Project, which is the leading organization fighting against human trafficking, there were 27 high risk calls in the state o Kansas rom January to June last year.“I think a lot people are un-aware that we have contempo-rary slavery, that it is extreme exploitation,” Britton said. “It’s happening in the midst o our daily lives.”Te Coalition Against Slav-ery and rafficking (KU CAS) works to spread aware-ness on campus, so more work can be done to combat tra-ficking.Fundraising coordinator o KU CAS junior Susie Mc-Clannahan said, “It’s easy to not think about when you don’t see it every day.”According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, approximately 2.5 million people worldwide are  victims o human trafficking at any given time. In Kansas rom 2007 to 2013, there were 541 phone calls placed to the crisis hotline run by the Na-tional Human rafficking Re-source Center. According to the office o the Kansas Attor-ney general, both Kansas City and Wichita are considered major heaven cities or human trafficking. By identiying what actors cause a trafficking instance, like poverty and not being able to speak English, ASHI and KU CAS hope that they can prevent these patterns.Britton says that ofen tra-ficking and exploitation hap-pens right out in the open, but people are ofen unaware o what modern slavery looks like.Both KU CAS and ASH-I believe this is important because o the human rights  violations, but also because o the growth and evolvement o trafficking.“It’s still around, but it has a different ace and way it’s done,” ASHI researcher and graduate student Daniel Al- vord said.McClannahan added that currently the number o en-slaved people is at a world high. In order to help aid vic-tims, ASHI is also working to build a medical-legal part-nership clinic that would pro- vide services to victims. Tey are also working to develop a graduate level certificate or the study o human trafficking. “We think o it as three legs o one stool,” Britton said. “So now we are actively waiting on unding.”
– Edited by Jack Feigh 
Alumnus starts sustainable farm after graduation

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