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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014

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Garmin co-founder donates $1M to KU
DALTON KINGERY
news@kansan.com Dr. Min Kao, one of the founders of Garmin International Inc., has made a $1 million dollar donation to the School of Engineering. The funds will be split in half, with half of the gift being used to create scholarships for engineering students, and half being used to upgrade and renovate the capstone design laboratories. “I am delighted to support the University of Kansas in its mission to educate its students and to encourage engineering and technology innovation,” said Dr. Kao in the official KU press release. “Ensuring a highly skilled engineering workforce is vital to the future of Garmin, the state of Kansas and our nation as a whole.” Dr. Kao, who has a history of supporting the school, has gifted more than $500,000 to the school in the past, not including the recent $1 million donation. “The School of Engineering has had a relationship with Garmin for a long time,” said Dr. Glenn Prescott, chairman of the department of electrical engineering and computer science. “Students in the capstone design courses are building things, and parts are expensive, so this donation means students can continue to build some really cool things. It’s really going to step up the ‘wow’ factor.” The capstone design courses involve teams of engineering students working together on a variety of engineering and design projects over the course of two semesters, with the second semester devoted to a special project of the group’s choosing. From electric motors to acoustic synthesizer equipment, KU students have produced a wide variety of projects. “Short-term, we’re going to be able to renovate the facilities and have more productive workspace,” said Dr. Chris Allen, one of the faculty members currently teaching the courses. “It’s going to help more students achieve their goals and hopefully improve the quality and scope of the entire Capstone Design experience.” Zach Garber, a senior from Overland Park, is currently enrolled in one of the Capstone Design programs and expressed appreciation for Dr. Kao’s gift. “Dr. Kao’s donation means a lot to students in our program because we’ll be able to afford the latest and greatest equipment,” Garber said. “Garmin, as a company, has been incredibly supportive of the School of Engineering, and that means a lot to us as students that Garmin thinks we’re a worthwhile investment.” — Edited by Austin Fisher

Story Summary
- Min Kao of Garmin International Inc. donated $1 million to the school for scholarships and the renovation of Capstone Design Laboratories. - Kao has donated more than $1.5 million to the program. - The school will spend half of the donation on creating engineering scholarships. It will spend the other half on upgrades and renovations.

Abraham Lincoln’s 205th birthday is tomorrow. Lincoln was particularly fond of Kansas and what the young state stood for. Sadly, he was assassinated in 1865, the same year that the University of Kansas was established.

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More subpoenas issued in NJ bridge probe
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the subpoenas. The panel on Monday voted to reject those objections and continue to seek most of the documents. Committee chairman John Wisniewski would not name the new subpoena recipients until they are served, possibly by Tuesday. The committee's actions follow last week's deadline for 20 people and organizations close to Christie to return subpoenaed documents. All but a few have sought more time. Lawyers for Stepien and Kelly asked that the subpoenas be withdrawn. "Ultimately, (that is) what the inquiry of the committee is — who knew what when, and who authorized this, and why," Wisniewski said Monday. None of the subpoenaed documents has been released publicly. The U.S. Attorney's office is conducting a parallel criminal investigation. The traffic jams happened on four mornings in September, when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the George Washington Bridge, blocked two of the three approach lanes from the town of Fort Lee, apparently to punish the town's Democratic mayor. The resulting backups delayed emergency vehicles, school buses and commuters, sometimes for hours. Five people close to Christie have lost their jobs, including the governor's top two Port Authority appointees, Bill Baroni and David Wildstein. Wildstein, who appears to have overseen the lane closings and is seeking immunity

TRENTON, N.J. — At least 12 new subpoenas were authorized Monday by a New Jersey legislative committee investigating a plot by aides to Gov. Chris Christie to create traffic gridlock on the George Washington Bridge, apparently for political retribution. The panel also agreed to take additional steps to enforce subpoenas to two key figures in the bridge scandal that is engulfing the administration of the Republican governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate. Former Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien and fired deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly have asserted their right against self-incrimination and refused to comply with

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Investigations into whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had a role in causing traffic jams as political retribution could make advancing his agenda a challenge. from prosecution, said in a letter last week "evidence exists" that Christie was aware of the lane closings while they were

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occurring. That's earlier than the governor has said he knew.

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