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Former U.S. Senator Bob Dole will be on campus uesday rom 11 a.m. to noon.Te Robert J. Dole Institute o Politics, named afer Dole in 2003, will host an open house honoring his lie as a Kansan, his commitment to service and his success in U.S. politics. Te senator’s return rom Washington, D.C. will be part o a small tour o eastern Kansas, allowing him an opportunity to meet and speak with his ormer constituents.One University o Kansas student was given the opportunity to meet him in the summer o 2013 while interning at Sen. John McCain’s office in Washington, D.C. and has recently gotten the opportunity to interview him or a journalism project. Eric Pahls, a sophomore rom Beloit, said that while he was growing up in western Kansas, Dole’s name was respected and admired. Pahls developed an admiration or him as he grew older and began working at the Dole Institute his reshman year.“He is kind o the embodiment o Kansas and Kansans, and I’m just very ond o the way that he worked in a bipartisan manner,” Pahls said. “He was a deal-maker, and people on both sides o the aisle respect him and liked him because he was good to work with whether you were on his side or not.”Troughout Dole’s political career, he was an advocate or providing equal rights to individuals with disabilities. Afer being wounded in World War II and fighting back rom his injuries and a significant level o paralysis, his right arm never ully recovered.“Tat’s why he was so big on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He knew struggles, and he knew they were out o people’s control,” Pahls said. “Tat’s why he showed that compassion and conservatism that is rare today.”Beyond his involvement in passing the ADA in 1990, Dole recently took his support to an international level and has been a strong supporter o the Convention on the Rights o Persons with Disabilities, according to the United States International Council on Disabilities’ website.Bill Lacy, the director o the Robert J. Dole Institute o Politics, said one o the remarkable things about Dole’s lie is his long-standing career and commitment to public service. “Here is an American who … lef the Senate in ’96, and he has served consistently since then,” Lacy said.Lacy and Pahls agree that Dole’s desire to improve the well-being o American citizens and his desire to serve, even up to present day at the current age o 90, is inspirational. “It’s important or people to know what he did, and know his story,” Pahls said. “So that we can try to emulate that in to politics, or even just our personal lives.”
— Edited by Emily Hines 
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little addressed a variety o University topics on Monday, including the current Student Senate elections situation and summer construction plans.
STUDENT SENATE ELECTIONS 
Currently, no coalition has been declared a winner in the election because the Jayhawkers appealed the decision to disqualiy them or allegedly providing Chipotle or campaigning purposes, which is against the rules.Chancellor Gray-Little said it’s a complex situation and wondered how the decision will impact the election.“I’ve wondered i, almost regardless o the outcome, it will be necessary to have a new election, and I don’t know,” Gray-Little said.She hopes that the induction will happen beore the end o the semester so the next Senate can be productive.“Tat Student Senate, as part o a University governance overall, will be able to work effectively with all the other components o the University, that would be my goal,” Gray-Little said.
BUDGET 
Te higher education budget that was approved by the Kansas Senate included many o the University’s priorities, including returning the salary unds that had been previously cut and partial unds or the medical educational building at the University o Kansas Medical Center.Fundraisers and “internal resources” will be used to reach the $75 million needed or the building, which will improve technology and expand class sizes to address the current physician shortage in Kansas. “As we construct the new acilities, it allows us to expand the number o physicians to address the shortage and that expansion would take place partly at the Medical Center in Kansas City and then partly at the Wichita campus,” Gray-Little said.Te budget didn’t include unds or a ranslational Chemical Biology Institute that Kansas requested, but Gray-Little said that the administration is working with legislators to get unding or the project in the last ew days o the legislative session.
TUITION 
Te Senate subcommittee that creates tuition proposals is still working on the tuition and unding recommendations it will make or next year,but Gray-Little said that theSenate’s return o the salary cuts could have an impact onuture increases. She said a lot o consideration is given to affordability and the goals o the University.“[Te subcommittee is]trying to get to a point somewhere that allows our students to be here and haveit affordable, and yet or usto continue to do the thingsthat we think will enhancethe quality o education here,”Gray-Little said.
SUMMER CONSTRUCTION 
Tis summer there will beseveral construction projects,including the continuedrenovation o Jayhawk Boulevard, the new Schoolo Business and engineering buildings, and new residencehalls on Daisy Hill.
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Bob Dole returns home, visits University 
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“Here is an American who ... left the Senate in ‘96, and he has served consistently since then.”BILL LACYDole Institute director— Bob Dole, former U.S. Senator from Kansas, will be speaking as part of an open house at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics today.— Dole served in United States Politics since the early 1960s. He ran for a vice president along-side Gerald Ford in 1976, and later ran for president against Bill Clinton in 1996.— University students and faculty at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics said that his life and career in public service is both an embodiment of Kansans, and is a demonstration of commit-ment to public service.
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What:
“Got Drugs?” National Initia-tive
When:
10 a.m. to Noon., 1 to 3 p.m.
Where:
Wescoe Hall, Watkins Memori-al Health Center
About:
Happening at two different times and locations on campus, the national “Got Drugs?” initiative allows anyone to dispose of unused or expired medications in a safe manner.
What:
The Hidden Hungry: Ending Senior Hunger
When:
7:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Where:
Dole Institute of Politics
About:
Enid Borden, founder, president and CEO of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, will discuss her research focused on finding solutions to the complexities of senior hunger.
What
: Earth Day Awards Celebration
When:
 3 to 5 p.m.
Where:
 Potter Lake, Dance Pavilion
About:
 An awards ceremony presented by the Center for Sus-tainability. The awards recognize individuals, programs and projects that have contributed to sustain-ability at KU, and will also highlight new Green Offices on campus, Recyclemania winners and 21-Day Challenge participants.
What:
 KU Jazz Combos I-VI Perfor-mance
When
: 7 p.m.
Where:
 Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.
About
:A free jazz concert presented by the School of Music.
What:
50-Year Vision for Kansas Water
When:
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Where:
Kansas Union, Kansas Room
About:
Vision Team representatives from the Kansas Water Office, Kansas Department of Agriculture and Kansas Water Authority will be present seeking input from campus and community stakeholders. Topics of discussion will focus on the status of the Ogallala Aquifer, Kansas reservoirs, and the objec-tives of the Vision project. RSVP to this free event at KURES@ku.edu.
What:
The Arab Spring and its Surprises
When:
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where:
Spooner Hall
About:
 Asef Bayat, professor of Global and Transnational Studies and Sociology and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present a lecture and discussion on the Arab Spring. Attendance is free.
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What:
A Conversation With Jeffrey Toobin
When
: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Where:
 Hall Center, Conference Hall
About:
 A lecture from Jeffrey Toobin, a senior legal analyst for CNN, lawyer and author of six books.
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 3 p.m.
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At a banquet last uesday, Emily Grigone, a senior rom St. Louis, was honored as the best student employee at the University o Kansas. According to her coworkers, Grigone’s graphic designing or the Office o Study Abroad (OSA) has helped make the office and the inormation it releases more appealing.“All she is expected to do is create brochures,” said Grigone’s supervisor Melody Stratton. “She has done a lot more than that. She totally redesigned our newsletters and she voluntarily created a 15-page creative brie to change all o the branding and marketing in our office.”Grigone, a graphic design major, has helped redesign over 170 different study abroad brochures. In addition, she’s redesigned everything the OSA puts out, such as posters and flyers. She’s also advised prospective students and tabled events and airs.Grigone said it’s a great eeling seeing her work around campus and knowing that it might help someone make a decision to study abroad.“Tis award as well as Melody’s constant encouragement has built up my confidence and morale a ton,” Grigone said. “I think it’s really necessary to have that in an office setting.”Grigone received $500 or winning the award and was also entered in the National Student Employee o the Year competition, coordinated by the National Student Employee Association. Te winner receives a $1,000 prize and will be released later this year. In addition to the check, Emily, as well as the other finalists, received a solid brass Jayhawk, a Jayhawk pin and a certificate o recognition.Nominations or the award were taken rom Dec. 1 through Jan. 31. A student, in order to be nominated or the award, must be enrolled at the University, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and must be employed by the same department or at least our months. Te nominations are then reviewed and narrowed down to our finalists and one winner.Grigone said she was very flattered to hear that she was nominated or the award by her supervisor Stratton.“It was an amazing eeling or sure, having someone express those eelings about yoursel and eeling like I was that important,” she said.Grigone’s co-workers had nothing but praise or her.“Her work gets more people in to see the peer-advisors,” said Grigone’s coworker Courtney Moore, a senior rom Wichita. “She has just been great. She always had a positive attitude and she is just so much un to work with.”Both Stratton and Moore said Grigone never shows any sign o stress and can always be counted on to meet deadlines.“She is never flustered and always calm,” Moore said. “Whenever we are getting close to a deadline I never really eel worried because she always seems to have everything under control.Grigone said that students can learn just as much, i not more, in an office setting than by sitting in the classroom.“It’s real work, it’s real world experience,” she said. “I think employers really appreciate it. It will make you better. It will make you work harder and  just learn more.Grigone is currently looking or internships in the Kansas City area and said she then wants to move to the west coast afer the summer.
— Edited by Callan Reilly 
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The Kansan Board of Direc-tors named Emma LeGault edi-tor-in-chief for the summer and fall semesters, Scott Weidner as business manager for the sum-mer and Christina Carreira as business manager for the fall semester.LeGault, a sophomore jour-nalism major studying news and information and strategic communications from Emporia, is currently the news editor and has previously worked as a news reporter and the special sections editor at the Kansan.Weidner, a junior journalism major studying strategic commu-nications from Shawnee, is cur-rently a digital account executive and has previously worked as a marketing specialist and a pro-duction specialist at the Kansan. Weidner was also a communica-tion intern for the United States Tennis Association.Carreira, a junior journalism major studying strategic commu-nications from Hays, is currently a key account executive and has previously worked as the market-ing manager, a senior account executive, a marketing account executive and a marketing spe-cialist. Carreira was also a Google AdCamp participant.Applications for the fall news staff will be available by the end of the week at kansan.com/apply. Anyone interested in working for the summer news staff should send a resume and cover letter to applications@kansan.com. Email elegault@kansan.com with questions about either the sum-mer or fall staffs.The advertising staff will hold information sessions Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Dole 2092 as well as Wednesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. in Dole 2096. Incoming ad-vertising management is hiring print account executives, digital account executive, marketing specialists, social media spe-cialists and creative designers. Email sweidner@kansan.com with inquiries about the summer staff and ccarreira@kansan.com about the fall.
— Katie Kutsko 
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Emily Grigone, right, a senior from St. Louis, accepts a $500 award last Tuesday for winning the best student employee at the University.
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Gov. Sam Brownback signed ew legislation on Monday hat will expand autism treat-ent insurance coverage or bout 750 children over the ext two to three years. Te ill has become law in the last ull week o National Autism wareness Month.House Bill 2744 was signed by rownback at the University o ansas Edwards Campus. Te ill mandates that state-und-d insurance agencies provide overage or the diagnosis and reatment o autism spectrum isorder (ASD) in any covered hild under the age o 12. Tis overage includes 25 hours week o applied behavioral nalysis treatment, as well as peech and occupational ther-py.University alumna Elizabeth oresow was present at the igning. As an advocate or ncreased autism coverage and esearch, she was thrilled to itness the signing o the bill.“A lot o people have been orking very hard on this or probably about six, seven ears now,” she said. “We were ble to see a lot o the people ho came back here to Over-and Park. It happened; it’s omething we’ve been trying o stress the importance o or many years and the point here we switched about alking about it to actually see-ing it happen was really neat.”Boresow, who graduated last May with a degree in music therapy, has ASD. While at-tending the University, she was active in autism education and awareness as an accessibility ambassador at the Office or Institutional Opportunity and Access. Julie Loring was among those that Boresow worked with. Loring, the achievement and access advisor or the Univer-sity, initiated the Spectrum Program or the School o Ed-ucation. Tis program is a sup-port group or students with ASD.“It’s based on the social group work model o development o social skills,” Loring explained. “We don’t do social skills train-ing. We help students to learn by experiencing in a social set-ting, a small group, what other students have done or are in-terested in. Students have said that it’s the first place where they can come into a room and say, ‘I don’t have to explain my-sel.’”Te Spectrum Program is led by doctoral student Katie Sharp. In the program, she mostly helps students cope with the transition rom high school to college.“What surprised me most about working with these stu-dents is that there is no one stereotypical picture o some-one on the spectrum,” she said. “Everyone has their own unique strengths and differ-ences and levels o impairment as well. It’s been really reward-ing; I’ve really grown ond o everyone that I work with.”Currently, 25 to 30 students are registered with the Ac-ademic Achievement and Access Center, according to Loring. However, the Centers or Disease Control and Pre- vention estimates that 1 in 68 children today has been iden-tified with ASD, which means that the number o students with the disorder on campus is likely ar larger.“Consistently, we’ve in-creased the number o stu-dents on the spectrum who are registered with this office,” Loring said. “Tere are stu-dents that would rather not be bothered with this office or they don’t want to be affiliated with having a disability when they are enormously gifed.Loring explained that most o the difficulties that students with autism ace entering a university are similar to those every reshman aces — the enormity o the school, fig-uring out housing and dining and getting to class.“For any undergrad, disabil-ity or not, it can be an over-whelming experience,” Loring said. “[Students with autism] want the college experience  just like any college student, but their college experience is as unique as every other student’s unique experience o college. Teir goals and dreams are the same, just di-erent.”As a student with autism, Boresow aced her own unique difficulties, although not incredibly severe.“When I started at KU, it was definitely tough. I had to seek out accommodations,” she said. “My accommoda-tions aren’t too difficult, so generally speaking I didn’t have any problems with dorm rooms and classes, but I know it was difficult or other students who required more complicated things, such as lower desk or chair height.”Boresow said IOA played a large role in improving the op-portunities or all those with disabilities on campus, not just those with autism.“Partway through [my time at KU] the administration created the IOA, and things started to change,” she said. “Accessibility became not just something you had to do, the bare minimum when someone requested it — they’re really trying now and they’re doing a good job.”However, Boresow believes that more changes will need to be made in the uture. As a music therapist who works with older people with autism, the bill’s age limit on insurance is something she hopes will be lifed.“I recognize that in order or [the bill] to be passed there had to be sacrifices,” she explained. “As a proessional, I work with a lot o people who are older than twelve and I think that there is much potential or people to continue learning and benefiting afer age twelve. Besides 12- to 18-year-olds, you have a whole population o people who are adults and still need help.”In regards to the Universi-ty, Loring advised more edu-cation and awareness across campus or ASD.“I think all people need to be more sensitive about differ-ences, having some degree o open-mindedness,” she said. “I know college students are here to learn more and I would encourage them to learn more about differences, different populations and to expand their thinking about disability rom the obvious blind, dea, and wheelchair user to under-standing more about invisible disabilities.”
— Edited by Austin Fisher 
One hundred and four years ago, KU began offering electric trolley car service on and off campus. It cost five cents to ride, and was a part of public campus transportation for 23 years.
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Gray-Little said that the administration should have time to come up with a plan to address the parking issues that the construction has caused. She also said that she looks orward to the completion o the projects because o the improvements the renovations will have on campus.“[It’ll be] better in appearance, better in unctionality, and I think better in terms o access and saety,” Gray-Little said.
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PG&E pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast
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SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen elony charges stemming rom alleged saety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.As survivors o the blast looked on, attorneys or Caliornia’s largest utility entered the plea in ederal court in San Francisco to 12 elony violations o ederal pipeline saety laws.U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero noted prosecutors’ request to increase the maximum fine PG&E could ace to more than $6 million, i the court the company somehow benefited financially or saved money as a result o criminal misconduct.San Bruno city officials hailed the ruling as a positive step and said they believed company officials should be charged as well.“We look orward to PG&E being fined the maximum amount allowed by law to send a message not only to that corporation but to the industry,” San Bruno City Manager Connie Jackson said. PG&E said in a statement the company is holding itsel accountable and does not believe any employee intentionally violated ederal regulations.No individual PG&E employees have been charged criminally. Prosecutors could file superseding indictments naming individuals i the investigation warrants.“We want all o our customers to know that we’re working hard to build the saest and most reliable gas system in America,” the company’s statement said. “Te legal process will ensure that all o the acts related to this tragic event are ully reviewed.”Prosecutors allege that PG&E knowingly relied on erroneous and incomplete inormation when assessing the saety o the pipeline that eventually ruptured and sparked a fireball that destroyed 38 homes, killed eight people and injured dozens o others. Nearly our years later, the neighborhood is still recovering.It is rare but not unprecedented or a pipeline company to be charged with criminal saety laws.U.S. prosecutors previously investigated Olympic Pipe Line Co. in Washington state afer an explosion in 1999 killed three people in a public park in Bellingham.Tat investigation ultimately resulted in prison or probation terms or three company officials and a settlement requiring $112 million in penalties and saety improvements.
“A lot of people have been working very hard on this for probably about six, seven years now.”ELIZABETH BORESOWUniversity alumna

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