Ten departments have

implemented or are
implementing new initiatives
as part of the administrative
plan called Changing for
Excellence that focuses on
becoming more efcient.
Te 10 initiatives were
created alongside the Bold
Aspirations plan in response
to budgeting and funding
pressures. Te University
partnered with the consulting
group Huron to address and
eliminate inefciencies that
were creating unnecessary
costs to departments..
“Te goal was to become
more efcient both in response
to monetary pressures that
all of us in higher-ed feel
and to increase accessibility
and afordability for our
students, but also to plow
some money back into the
academic research enterprise,”
said Barry Swanson, associate
vice provost for Campus
Te departments include
budgeting, procurement,
strategic sourcing, human
resources, facilities,
construction management,
enrollment management,
information technology,
libraries and research
administration. Te University
addressed all of the initiatives
at once.
“We are really trying to fx
things versus patching things
up,” Swanson said.
Gavin Young, assistant
director for strategic
communications for the Ofce
of Public Afairs, said that the
savings are funding University
priorities like faculty
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LPD, bomb squad investigate suspicious package
Jayhawk Boulevard will be
closed between Sunflower
Road and Poplar Lane this
week, beginning at 10:30 p.m.
each night and open back
up at 6 a.m. each morning
until Saturday morning,
weather permitting, said Paul
Graves, the deputy director
of the Office of Design and
Construction Management.
Graves said this is due to
landscaping on Jayhawk
Boulevard. Construction
for the new business school
building will close Schwegler
Drive to eastbound traffic.
According to Graves, vehicles
will be redirected to Lot 90
and Watkins Student Health
Center via 18th Street until
Sept. 12, when Schwegler
Drive is re-opened, weather
permitting. He said buses
will still be running.
Graves said Engel
Road is expected to be
under construction until
mid-September, due to
the building of two new
residence halls on Daisy Hill.
Since parking lots 102 and
103 have been permanently
closed, temporary parking is
available at the Lied Center.
“The construction sites are
supposed to be fenced so
that it protects students from
inadvertently walking into
them, and in some cases that
requires sidewalks to be re-
routed or temporary detours,
like the one on Schwegler, but
for the most part, it should
be fairly minimal impact for
students,” Graves said.
— Edited by Alyssa Scott
The Lawrence Police
Department responded to a
call reporting a suspicious
package on 11th Street
between Vermont and
Massachusetts streets around
12:30 p.m.
The suspicious package,
which Sgt. Trent McKinley
described as a “black
duct-taped package,”
contained a bottle with a still-
unidentified liquid inside.
McKinley said when the
police department received
the call, officers identified
the package as a potential
explosive, and blocked off
that section of 11th Street.
The bomb disposal squad
from Leavenworth County
arrived and began testing.
Though the bomb disposal
squad and the police
department don’t yet know
what is inside the bottle, they
determined it was benign,
meaning the area is safe for
citizens. The squad took
the package to its facility
in Leavenworth County
for further testing, and the
police department reopened
the street at 3:45 p.m.
McKinley said at this time
the police department does
not know who placed the
package or their intent. He
said anyone who may have
information should call
the police department at
The Kansan is still reporting
on this story; check back for
more details.
— Edited by Casey Hutchins
Changing for Excellence promotes efficiency, saves money
Part of Jayhawk Boulevard to close at night this week
Jayhawk Boulevard will be closed between Poplar Lane and Sunflower Road every night this week from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Saturday morning.
• Enrollment rates for the freshmen and graduating classes are increasing
(last year’s freshmen class was the most diverse class)
Members of the Leavenworth County bomb squad investigate a suspicious package found on 11th Street
between Vermont and Massachusetts streets. The package was deemed benign.
• The projects have helped with faculty and student recruitment
• Money saved from the projects is going toward a first-year experience pro-
gram, a center for undergraduate academic success and research projects
• Less tuition money is going toward business processes
For a neighborhood to be
in a “food desert,” it has to
be a mile away from healthy,
afordable food. Many
residents in the Northeast
corner of Lawrence are
considered part of one of these
areas, which are characterized
by long commutes to grocery
stores that can be up to three
miles away.
When the new Lawrence
Public Library opened
July 26 and its temporary
location, which was previously
Borders, at Seventh and New
Hampshire streets became
vacant, Lawrence residents
in adjacent neighborhoods
formed a grassroots coalition
to advocate for the space to
become a grocery store.
“When we started out, we
wanted this to be a purely
community efort,” said David
Crawford, a Lawrence resident
who has been spearheading
the efort. “We went to the
Te efort has been going
on for eight months and
has overwhelming support
from the City of Lawrence,
including Brady Pollington,
the Economic Development
Project Manager for the
Lawrence Chamber of
Commerce. Pollington said
he supports the efort and
believes it will bring jobs to the
downtown area.
Crawford said that during a
discussion with the building
owner last week, it was
projected that the grocery
store should be completed by
the start of 2015. He said the
end of negotiations is “a phone
call away.”
Crawford said that in the
beginning, they went to all
the adjacent neighborhood
associations and got them to
write a letter of support for
this efort and send it to the
city commissioners.
“Tere was not one of those
organizations who did not do
that,” Crawford said. “All of
them were 110 percent behind
us, and still are.”
Tis band of neighborhood
associations is comprised of
over 600 members, and the
members most adamant about
the need for a grocery store
became part of the Downtown
Grocery Store Project.
“Tis has been a purely
grassroots neighborhood
association efort, and
the thing that’s really cool
about this is that the city
commissioners have stood up,
and they are gah-gah with this
efort,” Crawford said. “Tis
hasn’t happened in Lawrence
in a long time. If you think
about it, this really has pulled
the community together.”
Te next step was to fnd a
grocer who was conducive to
the Downtown Grocery Store
Project’s vision.
“We decided that if a grocer
was really going to make it
at the downtown location,
it would really help to be,
particularly, a local grocery
owner,” Crawford said. “Te
cat is out of the bag now, we’re
targeting Checkers grocery
Checkers is owned by Lewis
Foods Management, a family
business. It acquires as much
of its food as possible from
local farmers and providers.
“Really, that’s about as good
as it gets,” Crawford said.
According to Crawford, the
grocery store will be a sister
store to the Checkers at 23rd
and Louisiana Streets, but a
little more upscale and with
more of an urban appeal.
Locals such as Kristina
Van Anne, a senior from
Lawrence who double majors
in Spanish and Supply Chain
Management, are familiar
with Checkers Foods.
“[Checkers] already ofers
more local products than
anyone else. I know they are
going to be really responsive
to whatever the community
wants. At their store right now,
if you ever talk to a manager or
someone about wanting to see
something there, they at least
fgure out a way to test run it,”
Van Anne said.
Van Anne, a cook herself, was
also excited about the prospect
of people having incentive to
cook for themselves.
“With the increase of
housing downtown, I feel like
the inclination of everyone
living right by downtown is
to go to a restaurant because
it’s convenient and somewhat
afordable, but I think [the
grocery store] will get a lot
more people actually cooking
in their houses again, which is
awesome,” Van Anne said.
At 20,000 square feet, the
size of the property is more
than adequate to address its
community’s needs. It might
be even bigger than necessary,
Crawford said.
Because of this, there
has been an efort by the
Downtown Grocery Store
Project to bring Jef Sigler
of Sigler Pharmacy into the
building. Crawford said Sigler
has already been getting great
business ever since Round
Corner Drug closed, and he
would be a great ft for the
grocery store.
Crawford said he is
optimistic about the prospects
for the grocery store and its
negotiations. He said the
eforts of the neighborhood
associations involved with
the project could be the start
of more active community
“Tis is a positive example
that we should be able to hold
up and say, you know what, we
can really do this,” Crawford
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recruitment, research, a
frst -year experience program
and reducing departmental
budget burdens.
Other than to save money,
another goal was to make all
of the departments as efcient
as possible by getting rid of
and combining positions, as
well as opening shared service
centers that allows staf to
address multiple jobs.
“With Changing for
Excellence, the frst most
important thing is to make
KU a better place to work,
to make it more efcient and
provide more opportunities,”
Young said.
Rebecca Smith, executive
director of communications,
and advancement and
administration for KU
Libraries, said the library
evaluates itself several times in
order to free funds to purchase
materials the campus needs.
So far the library department
has completed three of four
“We continue to ensure that
the libraries both physically,
and from a resource
standpoint, are aligned
with campus,” Smith said.
“Undergraduate recruitment,
retention and success is
something that we spend a lot
of time on.”
Young said another impact
of the initiatives has been to
increase enrollment in the
freshmen and graduating
classes because the University
is able to devote more
resources to recruiting
“A larger, more diverse
class with higher academic
achievements is benefcial not
just for the University, but for
students as well,” Young said.
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What: Red Hot Research
When: 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Spooner Hall, The Commons
About: A networking event between
scholars from different disciplines
and audience members.
What: Undergraduate Research
Office Hours
When: 10 a.m. to Noon
Where: 151 Strong Hall
About: Collect information about
how to get started in research, find
a mentor and apply for funding.
What: Open Drawing
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 405 Art and Design Building
About: A free drawing workshop
open to the public

What: Performance of “Electra”
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Crafton-Preyer Theatre,
Murphy Hall
About: A play created as part of the
2014 KU Summer Theatre in Greece
What: Welcome Back BBQ
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: South lawn of Summerfield
About: The School of Business cele-
brates the new academic year.
What: Veggie Lunch
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Ecumenical Campus Minis-
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What: Pre-Law Day
When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Ballroom, Kansas Union
About: Undergraduates can meet
with admissions officers from more
than 70 law schools.
What: Volunteer Fair
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 4th Level, Kansas Union
About: Students can receive info
about the different volunteer oppor-
tunities available during college and
after graduation.
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City pushes for new grocery store
Body found in city
park by river
An out of town couple found a
body while walking in a Lawrence
city park Sunday. The couple saw
the body west of the Vermont
Street bridge, laying face-down in
shallow water, said Lawrence Po-
lice Department Spokesman Sgt.
Trent McKinley.
McKinley says an autopsy is
scheduled for today, which will
help determine the individual’s
age and identity, as well as the
time and cause of death. McKin-
ley also hopes the autopsy will be
able to provide information re-
garding the safety of individuals
living in the area.
“Once we learn how the person
may have died, and more infor-
mation about him, we may be able
to determine if there is any impact
on the students,” said McKinley.
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Northeast Lawrence may be getting a grocery store in Borders Bookstore’s vacant space. The area is deemed
a “food desert” because residents in the neighborhood are more than a mile away from a grocery store.
The Volunteer Fair is going on
today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
on the 4th Floor of the
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Davis: Brownback will cut school funds
Democratic challenger Paul
Davis predicted Tuesday
that state aid for Kansas
public schools will be cut
if Republican Gov. Sam
Brownback wins re-election
this year, but Davis didn’t
outline a specifc plan to boost
education funding.
Davis had a news conference
Tuesday in the library of
Lowman Hill Elementary
School in Topeka to declare
education funding will
be his top priority if he’s
elected. Brownback pushed
successfully for personal
income tax cuts worth $4.1
billion collectively through
mid-2018 to stimulate the
economy. Te state has already
cut its top income tax rate by
26 percent and exempted the
owners of 191,000 businesses
from personal income taxes.
Critics contend the
reductions are jeopardizing
the state’s fnancial health.
Te Legislature’s
nonpartisan research staf
projects a $238 million budget
shortfall by July 2016, and
neither candidate has outlined
a specifc plan for closing
it. Davis has said he wants
to restore school funding
to levels promised in 2008,
before the state felt the Great
Recession, but he refused
Tuesday to outline how or
when the state would provide
the additional hundreds of
millions of dollars.
Davis instead said
Brownback’s tax cuts are a
failed “experiment” at the
expense of public schools.
“Gov. Brownback wants to
stay the course,” Davis said.
“Tat’s going to result in
more cuts for schools if Sam
Brownback has his way.”
Brownback spokesman
John Milburn said Davis
is distorting the governor’s
record and “is tripped up by
the facts.” Milburn also said
Davis, the Kansas House
minority leader, had a hand as
a legislator in cuts in state aid
to schools in 2009 and 2010,
before Brownback took ofce.
“He continues to ignore his
role in the mess and ofer no
solutions for how he would
do things diferently,” Milburn
said. “Tat’s the opposite of
Education funding is a
key issue because Davis is
wooing moderate GOP and
unafliated voters worried
about the efects of the income
tax cuts on the state’s fnances.
Brownback has said new jobs
will generate enough new tax
revenues to close the projected
budget gap, though federal
statistics show the state’s rate
of private-sector job growth
still lags behind the U.S. fgure
since Brownback took ofce in
January 2011.
Davis has proposed
indefnitely postponing tax
cuts promised afer January
2015, but a report last month
from legislative researchers
show the policy wouldn’t
produce enough revenues to
eliminate the projected budget
shortfall before July 2016.
Davis said Tuesday that the
tax freeze would be a frst step.
Meanwhile, candidates
have declared for years that
education funding will be
their top budget priority. Even
if they didn’t, aid to public
schools consumes more than
half the state’s tax dollars,
making it the biggest item in
the budget.
Brownback last week
outlined second-term
education goals and declared
that he was reafrming a
strong commitment to public
schools. His administration
says Kansas is spending about
$270 million more in state tax
dollars on schools than it did
during the 2010-11 school
year, an increase of nearly 9
But even with the additional
dollars, the state’s base aid per
student is $3,852, a decline of
$581, or 13.1 percent, from its
2008 peak of $4,433. Public
school ofcials use the base aid
fgure most widely in budget
comparisons, but Brownback
and other GOP conservatives
note that it doesn’t cover all
Democratic candidate Paul Davis makes a point while criticizing Re-
publican and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on education funding issues
Tuesday in the library of Lowman Hill Elementary School in Topeka. Davis
says he’ll make education funding a top priority if he’s elected, but he
isn’t outlining a specific plan for boosting aid to public schools.

“Gov. Brownback wants to
stay the course. That’s going
to result in more cuts for
Democratic gubernatorial
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Convicted Air Force
instructor dies
The first Air Force
instructor convicted of
rape and sexual assault in
a massive sex scandal at
one of the nation’s busiest
military training centers
has died while in prison,
officials said Tuesday.
Staff Sgt. Luis Walker,
a former instructor at
Lackland Air Force Base
in San Antonio, was found
unresponsive Friday at the
federal military prison in
Fort Leavenworth. Denise
Haeussler, a spokeswoman
for Fort Leavenworth,
said Walker was taken to
a hospital, where he died
Sunday night.
Haeussler said the cause
of death was still being
investigated and that no
further details would
be available until Army
criminal investigators
have completed their work
in the case. It was unclear
how long that would take.
Calls to Lackland’s
public affairs office were
not immediately returned
Tuesday evening.
Walker had been serving
a 20-year prison sentence.
In July 2012, a military
court found Walker, then
a married father with two
sons, guilty of 28 counts
of rape, aggravated sexual
assault and aggravated
sexual contact.
Lackland is where all Air
Force recruits go through
basic training, and
Walker’s was the first case
tried following a massive
sex scandal in which
dozens of instructors were
accused of preying on
female recruits.
At trial, prosecutors
said Walker used his
position as trainer to
gain female recruits’
trust before making
illicit sexual advances.
Walker’s court-martial
included testimony from
10 women, one of whom
wept as she described
him luring her into his
base office and sexually
assaulting her on a bed,
ignoring her pleas to stop.
A month after Walker
was convicted and
sentenced, the military
ousted Col. Glenn Palmer,
the top commander
over the basic training
unit where the sexual
assaults and harassment
With Chaplain David Coatie at his side, Louis Allen, center, father of
15-year-old Dominique Allen, whose badly burned body was discovered in
a backyard in Indianapolis on Sunday, grieves Tuesday at the site where
her body was found. Dominique’s purse and shoes were found about a
block away from where her body was found. The Marion County Coroner’s
Office ruled the death by asphyxiation a homicide. Dominique Allen was a
Ben Davis freshman. At right is Nira Watts.
Burned teen’s death was random attack
A 15-year-old Indianapolis
girl whose burned body was
found over the weekend was
likely abducted and killed by
someone she didn’t know,
police and family members said
Dominique Allen’s death
was a homicide resulting from
asphyxiation, Marion County
Chief Deputy Coroner Alfarena
Ballew ruled Tuesday. A man
walking his dog found Allen’s
body in his backyard on the
city’s near northwest side
Sunday, police said.
One of Allen’s sisters,
Shenika Poindexter, issued
a stern warning to whoever
was responsible during a news
conference Tuesday at the site
where Allen’s body was found.
A small makeshif wooden cross
was placed next to scorch marks
in the grass, and decorated with
fowers and stufed animals.
“I don’t know why you had
to do this. Whatever you do,
wherever you go, justice is going
to be served, in this life or the
next. I don’t care, they will hunt
you until you die. ... She did not
deserve this, she did not deserve
this, she was 15 years old,”
Poindexter said between tears.
Poindexter said her sister
wasn’t the type to talk to
strangers or get in a car with
someone she didn’t know. Te
victim had been staying with
another sister, Mareeka Allen,
and was last seen on the sister’s
porch about 4 a.m. Sunday.
Mareeka Allen said the crime
was a “careless random act,” and
a detective investigating the case
“At this time, we believe it
was random,” Indianapolis
Metro Police Detective Marcus
Kennedy said, adding that
Dominique Allen was dead
before her body was burned.
Detectives are combing
registered sex ofenders for
possible leads and checking for
reported runaways in case there
are other victims.
Police discovered the teen’s
purse and shoes Tuesday about
a block from where her body
was found.
Kennedy distributed a
photograph of Dominique
Allen taken the last night she
was alive. In it, she’s smiling and
wearing the sandals that were
discovered Tuesday.
Her sisters said Allen, who
attended Ben Davis Ninth
Grade Center, wanted to be a
model and to attend Spelman
College in Atlanta.
Deputy Mayor Olgen
Williams, who lives a few blocks
away from where the girl’s body
was found, comforted the family
at the news conference.
“Pretty young lady, she had
a future, and this evil person,
or persons, destroyed her life,”
Williams said.
I nominate the band to do
a Harry Potter tribute!
Please it’d be awesome!!!
If you’re feeling down about your-
self, park in a handicap spot and
people will start telling you how
there’s nothing wrong with you.
“Do you think they oversell the
parking permits?”........ Hahaha of
course they do.
Walking around a fog-shrouded
campus, expecting a ghost to
appear any minute. #Spooky
Buses? Buses? Where for art thou
buses? Im late now and its been
like 20 minutes since the last one.
Walking to class is instantly made
more epic when one listens
to the Pokemon theme song.
Sun glasses in the fog? How much
did you drink last night...
I know the hill is such a huge
chore to walk up, but could you not
drag your feet. #annoyingnoises
Can’t pull up my psych reading
because both Jayhawk and KU
guest aren’t working... >_<
How am I supposed to hide the
crossword during class when it’s
XXL? Oh the humanity!
I’m losing socks at
a terrifying rate.
Why should I pay for STD testing
at Watkins when I can go to
another health clinic and
get tested for free?
One of my friends doesn’t know
what the FFA is... We’ve been
students here for two years.
So ashamed.
How am I supposed to impress
the ladies when I’m
sweating too much?
Every time I hear the whistle on
campus, I imagine the howl of an
undiscovered legendary Pokemon.
Just had my first Chick-Fil-A fix of
the year and it felt goood.
That awkward moment when you
realize you aren’t the only one
hiding out in the bathroom
Swapped my effective business
communications class for a
sexuality in everyday life class,
because why not right?
Here’s a fun game: take a drink
every time bus drivers are men-
tioned in the FFA. (Three drinks if
it was something nice.)
Props to the guy riding a unicycle
around campus whilst carrying a
pack back! You go Glenn Coco.
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Student Senate needs to remember its original purpose
ast semester, I was approached
by each coalition early on in the
campaign but remained neutral.
I can no longer remain quiet about
the problems confronting Student
Senate, as it would feel irresponsible
to do so.
Political shenanigans and a petty
culture of résumé building have
stymied Senate for years. Tis last
election cycle was even more damning
to the institution’s legitimacy. A
few individuals have diminished
our student government to a stale
joke — the kind you tell to entice
laughter, but instead only get eye rolls.
In doing so they have revealed their
true ambitions and willingness to
pursue them at any cost — to anyone.
Plunging us back into the darkness of
last year only further debases Senate’s
ability to lead and represent students.
Moreover, I fear the remaining
segments of the student body still
engaged with our government will
tune out altogether, leaving only the
worst ofenders to run it. As we sufer
through this unprecedented time of
uncertainty, I cannot imagine anyone
determined to progress the student
body will want to join Senate (as it
proves time and time again to revolve
around the exact opposite).
My friends, I know there are a
fnite number of seats in Senate, but
I always thought you desired them
to be leaders on campus and not just
senators. Tere is an infnite number
of ways to serve our peers. If you don’t
win an election, you can still move the
University forward in other ways —
unless, of course, that wasn’t your true
I hope I am proven wrong as I am
ready to stand with those who want
to make the change we need. We need
students to be represented, and for the
integrity of Senate to be restored. We
need to break this vicious cycle and
debilitating culture surrounding our
government. Te cliché saying goes,
“Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world; indeed, it’s the only
thing that ever has.”
My experience on campus has
convinced me that this is the truth
and so I ask you, friends, make a
stand for decency and an efective
student leadership. Look toward
the future and the victories that
can be won for the students, not
the political gains to be won in the
moment. Focusing on the past will
only stagnate the necessary progress
and reforms the new Senate is primed
to make.
Joey Hentzler is a senior from Topeka
studying political science
and Latin American Studies
he International
Federation of
Association Football,
otherwise known as FIFA, is
an international institution
that organizes major soccer
tournaments around the
world. Its most notable
tournament is the World
Cup, which it hosted this
past summer in Brazil (and
was beautifully won by
Aside from organizational
duties, FIFA makes a point
to address issues such
as racism, international
cooperation, the
environment and other
various social ills through its
competitions. For example,
before kickofs in the World
Cup you might have seen
the players holding up
large FIFA banners with
written on them. FIFA also
organized a “Handshake for
Peace” in the recent match
between India and Pakistan’s
Under-23 teams, in an efort
to improve relations between
the two countries.
People quickly learn
about the World Cup host
country’s major social issues
via mass media during this
popular tournament. When
South Africa hosted in 2010,
FIFA avoided addressing
issues of rampant crime,
racism and poverty by
carefully planning locations
for stadiums to avoid being
near impoverished areas.
In Brazil 2014, we saw that
favelas (slums) that were
too close to tourist areas
were forcibly evacuated and
torn down. Even though the
World Cup was able to mask
certain social issues during
its monthlong stay in both
countries, the before-and-
afer comparisons have seen
no improvement. Te social
issues have not changed;
poor populations that
were promised improved
conditions are still waiting,
and now their governments
are facing criticism as to why
they hosted the World Cup
in the frst place.
FIFA has been
heavily criticized for its
inefectiveness of addressing
major issues of social
responsibility, and it will
continue to be criticized
if the decision to change
its hosts for the 2018 and
2022 World Cup are not
Russia 2018 and Qatar
2022 present additional
problems to FIFA’s agenda.
Russia, as we are reminded
every day, is the center
of a major international
dispute that goes directly
against FIFA’s dedication to
“international cooperation.”
Qatar’s summertime climate
is so hot that it is planning
on constructing nine new,
fully air-conditioned,
open-air stadiums to
combat the sweltering heat.
Obviously, Qatar’s plan
goes directly against FIFA’s
“dedication to taking its
environmental responsibility
seriously.” On top of that, it
is rumored that two FIFA
board committee members
accepted multimillion-dollar
bribes in order to secure
Qatar’s 2022 bid, making the
situation seem even more
corrupt. Nevertheless, FIFA
reviewed both situations
and announced that it is
not planning on changing
the host nation for either
Is FIFA crazy? Does it
believe satisfying Russia’s
desire to host the World Cup
will cause Russia to shake
hands with the West? Does
it believe the most efective
way to address issues of
global warming is by taking
part in one of the most
ludicrous AC ventures in
history? Worst of all, do only
fnancial interests guide its
ethical principles?
On FIFA’s website, it
claims the World Cup can
be a powerful catalyst for
constructive dialogue due to
the international spotlight
it creates, establishing the
potential to act as a “force
for good.” While I fnd merit
with this philosophy, it just
hasn’t proven to be efective.
And though FIFA has no
other obligation than to care
about anything other than
making money, I believe that
it should think more on the
efects its decisions can have
on global issues.
I truly hoped for
improvements in South
African and Brazilian issues
afer their tournaments, but
the only thing that seems to
have resulted are the new
stadiums. I love the World
Cup, but it’s hard to imagine
that things will be diferent
in 2018 and 2022 unless
FIFA makes that change.
Sebastian Schoneich is a
senior from Lawrence studying
biochemistry and philosophy
FIFA should reconsider controversial
2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts

@KansanOpinion I think Russia will enjoy
the change of pace - they’ll be fighting on
their own turf for the first time since the
@KansanOpinion My feelings about the
selections would take way more than 140
characters! FIFA is in need of an internal
By Wil Kenney
Appreciate life’s
mundane moments
he mundane
moments in our
lives seem to
constantly bog us down.
But I’m here to tell you
there is comfort and
perspective to be found
in activities like doing
the dishes. If you have
followed my columns at all,
you’ll remember that most
of my ideas strike me when
I’m about to eat junk food
or rub a smudge off my
laptop screen.
While my orthodontist
complimented my choice
of the “punk” color scheme
for my new retainer, I had
an epiphany. The sluggish
mass of nonsense and
dullness that seems to
make up most of our day
is a blessing, curse and a
blessing again — all of it is
in disguise. The fact that
I can have a “mundane
moment” is simultaneously
staggering and comforting.
With the violence, unrest
and chaos that continue
to unfold all around the
world, a mundane moment
is a bubble of safety.
Lena Dunham, best
known as the writer and
breast-baring star of the
HBO series “Girls,” tweeted
a similar sentiment a few
days ago. She reassured her
followers with a follow-up
Tweet: “…We all have to
keep doing us while trying
to contemplate, support,
raise awareness.”
But what else is there to
do besides trudging along?
Even with all our irritable
bowel syndromes and
rusted-out bumpers, we
have two massive oceans
separating us from a world
in upheaval.
While it’s incredible to
criticize and evaluate these
events from afar, there
comes a point where our
schedules get in the way.
Tests will loom overhead
and eventually stir more
emotion than the daily
death toll in Iraq. The
road right in front of you
is vastly more important
than the distant scenery,
no matter how catastrophic
the view. But losing sight
of the greater world leads
to tunnel vision.
It’s conflicting to
preach against taking
boring moments for
granted when I do it all
the time. Traffic makes
me seethe, long lines
give me headaches and
waiting for Netflix to load
might give me a hernia
one day. But recognizing
that selfishness, even if
it’s just every once in a
while, strikes an important
You might come away
from this piece feeling let
down. There weren’t any
sweeping political attacks
or bumbling, pseudo-
intellectual critiques of
college life. It may seem
like I preached to the
choir for 500 words, and
maybe I did. But the next
time jerk number five cuts
you off on Mass Street,
hopefully you’ll think of
this column. Blame me for
the traffic, blame karma or
blame whatever you want.
Just remember, someone
very far away died for no
good reason, and you were
incredibly lucky to get
away with a rude motorist.
Wil Kenney is junior from
Leawood studying English
By Sebastian Schoneich
Theater students at the
University were able to
bring their passion for per-
formance to foreign audi-
ences when they traveled to
Greece this summer.
For about two months, 13
students, along with a grad-
uate teaching assistant and
the artistic director of the
University Theatre, stayed
in the Greek village Katohi
and performed “Electra,”
a Greek play about Electra
and Orestes’ revenge toward
the death of their father Ag-
amemnon by their mother
Clytemnestra and her lover
“It’s all about that revenge.
And whether or not the re-
venge is just or whether or
not some other form of jus-
tice might be more appro-
priate,” said Artistic Direc-
tor and Associate Professor
Dennis Christilles.
Katohi has welcomed and
provided accommodations
for University students since
the KU Summer Theatre in
Greece program started in
As part of the program,
students learned Modern
Greek from Dimitra Pitsik-
ou, a Katohi resident. Alice
Hofgren, the GTA present
on the trip, taught students
Greek dramatic literature
and mythology and Chris-
tilles taught Greek history,
art and architecture.
“I think that for the stu-
dents the important thing is,
sure, the play and academic
experience. But most impor-
tantly is being immersed in
another culture and learning
so much more about them-
selves through that culture,”
Christilles said.
The students stayed at a
school where they lived to-
gether and rehearsed every
“We had a chance to not
just live together, but live
with the play for an extend-
ed period of time,” Chris-
tilles said. “Not that the oth-
er productions don’t, but
for us it was a much differ-
ent, kind of personal way.”
Christilles said that every-
one got along well together,
something that he enjoyed
seeing. He said that every-
one, himself included, had
an equally quirky sense of
humor which made it fun to
be around one another.
Students also visited many
archeological sites, met new
people and built relation-
ships with one another as
well as with the village.
Jami Bessey, a senior from
Paola, was amazed to see the
ruins she learned about in
art history classes.
“I got to actually go to the
places that I’ve studied in
books and see the mask of
Agamemnon and the na-
tional museum,” Bessey said.
“Some of the locations you
could actually walk through
the pillars and touch the
ground and everything. We
actually got to go to the-
ater of Dionysus, which was
where theater was started.
Very first play was done in
that theater. Couple of us
had this moment where we
were just like, ‘We’re here.
This is real.’ ”
Thomas Tong, a senior
from Olathe, played the
character Orestes. He said
he has always wanted to
take the opportunity to
study abroad during college
through the theatre depart-
“What was really exhilarat-
ing was doing our show in
the evening. What’s different
was that since it’s outside,
we had to speak out loud to
the audience and they were
sitting on the seats up the
stairs,” Tong said.
The KU Summer Theatre
in Greece program provided
far more than just academic
knowledge; it provided stu-
dents with an unforgettable
“It was a fun place to be,”
Tong said. “Being able to
just immerse ourselves in
the culture that they have
as well as them just being so
open to us being there.”
The play will be performed
in Lawrence, partially in
Greek, for a one-time-only
show Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
in the Crafton-Preyer The-
Tickets are available online
or at the box office located
in Murphy Hall.
— Edited by Kelsie Jennings
arts & features
Because the stars
know things we don’t.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is an 8
Impress your friends and family.
Work and career require more
attention today and tomorrow.
Work in partnership, and magni-
fy your reach.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
Put a female in charge. The
longer you know each other,
the stronger the bond grows.
Household matters need atten-
tion today and tomorrow. A sales
pitch solves it. Get the best
quality you can afford.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is an 8
Handle financial matters
today and tomorrow... harvest
low-hanging fruit. Put up stores
for winter. Act on long-term
plans for home renovation. Build
for the future.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 9
Upgrade your communications
equipment. Share the load today
and tomorrow, but hold on to
the responsibility. Support your
partner. Accept a challenge. A
female provides treats.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is an 8
Focus on providing excellent
service today and tomorrow. Buy,
sell, or invest in the future. Add
cosmetic touches to a project.
Use what you already have. New
income opportunities may arise.
Prepare to jump.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is an 8
Passion grows behind closed
doors. Make more time for love
today and tomorrow. Prioritize
fun, games and delicious
flavors. A female provides the
sugar. Nurture a personal dream.
Do it for home and family.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is an 8
Get something nice for the
family to beautify your love nest.
Mend your safety net. Get expert
feedback. Emotions increase at
home. Keep digging until you
get all the data. Your efforts are
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 9
You’re entering a two-day
voracious learning phase. Find
a treasure. It’s a good time for
financial planning. You learn
quickly, so pay attention for an
unexpected bonus. Your partner
adds a nice touch.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 9
Listen carefully to an amazing
idea. Here’s where you start
making profits, with a lucky
break. Your magnetic personality
draws someone in. Express your
love and gratitude. Aim for long-
term goals. You get farther now.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is an 8
Revamp your wardrobe. Devise a
plan and take on the leadership
role today and tomorrow. You
have what others want. Work you
like keeps coming in. Seek group
approval before putting money
down. You’re extra hot.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an 8
Extra thought today and tomor-
row saves time later. Research
vital information. Seek balance
in a negotiation. Friends support
with reliable clues. Gather your
resources together. Provide
leadership. Set long-range
goals. Seek truth and consider
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 7
There’s more money coming in.
Deal fairly with everyone con-
cerned. Ask for more, and get it.
Launch your adventure or project
soon. Invite friends. Today and
tomorrow are good party days.
Relax and enjoy it.
Jehovah’s Witnesses spread message
Marcus Gubanyi, a math
graduate student from
Seward, Neb., opened his
door in a KU Buddy System
T-shirt and athletic shorts.
“Good morning,” said Crys-
tal Hartley, a 22-year-old
from Lawrence. “How are
you doing this morning? My
name’s Crystal. I’m one of Je-
hovah’s Witnesses.”
Jehovah’s Witnesses is an
evangelical Christian de-
nomination. Te two con-
gregations in Lawrence have
about 150 members who go
door-to-door spreading the
Jehovah’s Witnesses’ message.
Tey split the city into terri-
tories and divide up so every
door is knocked on at least
once a year.
At 9:30 a.m. on a Friday at
Chase Court Apartments near
19th and Iowa streets, most
knocks go unanswered. Te
people who are home, like
Gubanyi, are all KU students,
many barefoot in pajamas.
Hartley asked if Gubanyi
watched the news and said
there’s always a lot of bad
news in the world. Gubanyi
nodded and said “OK” as
Hartley read him Jeremiah
29:11: “‘For I know the plans
I have for you,’ declares the
Lord, ‘plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to
give you hope and a future.’ ”
“All right,” Gubanyi said.
Hartley’s parents were Jeho-
vah’s Witnesses too and she
was baptized at 15. She’s sup-
ported by her husband and
volunteers 70 hours a month
to go door-to-door with Je-
hovah’s Witnesses. She said
spreading the message is im-
portant and that life-saving
information can really help
“If you’re in a building and
the building is on fre, you
don’t just get out,” Hartley
said. “You help other people
get out too.”
She wore sandals with or-
ange fowers over the toes, a
gray skirt past her knees and
a striped cardigan — modest
business attire. She held a Bi-
ble, pamphlets, brochures and
recent magazines, protected
from the drizzling rain in a
plastic folder.
Gubanyi thanked her as he
closed the door. “I let them
say their thing to satisfy what
they need,” he said later. Gu-
banyi is Lutheran and he said
there is no chance of him
converting to Jehovah’s Wit-
Hartley smiled as she start-
ed a note in her phone with
Gubanyi’s name and address.
When someone is nice and
seems interested, she notes
their frst name and makes
plans to come back in a cou-
ple of weeks to see if there was
anything they might want to
know more about.
“Great,” Gubanyi said later.
Alison McCourt, a third-
year law student from Ona-
ga, answered the door of
her apartment holding a
12-ounce cofee cup, wear-
ing a dress with her hair half
straightened and half in a clip.
Hartley read her the Jeremi-
ah verse.
“So that’s a nice thought,”
Hartley said.
“Yeah,” McCourt said. “It is.”
McCourt wasn’t running
late that morning and she lat-
er said there’s no reason to be
Hartley had a message and
McCourt wanted to let her get
it out.
“I hope you guys have a great
day,” McCourt said. “Tank
you very much.”
McCourt threw the pam-
phlet away as she walked by
her trash can back to the bath-
room to fnish straightening
her hair. She said someone
going door-to-door wouldn’t
persuade her on something
big like seeking out a diferent
“Te more information you
have on something, the bet-
ter decisions you make,” said
Leonard Blanton, a 67-year-
old Jehovah’s Witness.
Blanton has been going
door-to-door since he was
baptized when he was 9. His
parents were Jehovah’s Wit-
nesses too. He said the biggest
thing that’s changed is Jeho-
vah’s Witnesses now recog-
nize that people don’t have a
lot of time to talk. Instead of
reading three or more scrip-
ture verses, he handed out a
pamphlet referring people to
He likes to go to the top
foor of apartment buildings
and work his way down to
ground level.
“How you doing this morn-
ing?” he said as each door
opened. “My name is Leon-
ard. We’re on a worldwide
campaign to give answers to
the big questions and we’re
just stopping briefy.”
JW.org is available in more
than 500 languages. Te pam-
phlet asks questions like, “Is
God to blame for our sufer-
ing?” Blanton asked everyone
to take a minute and jump
Matt Cooper, a third-year
law student from Lenexa,
peeked his head out behind
a cracked door of his apart-
ment. He had just gotten back
from a trip and didn’t want
Hartley to see the unpacked
clothes strewn across his liv-
ing room.
Hartley introduced herself
as a volunteer trying to share
a little encouraging informa-
tion with people.
“What’s this about?” Cooper
“I’m one of Jehovah’s Wit-
nesses,” she said.
“I’m not religious,” he said.
“Tanks. Have a good day.”
Cooper said it was like
someone trying to sell a mag-
azine subscription.
“Tey have to know every-
body’s going to say ‘no thanks.’
It’s an efort of futility.”
Hartley says she doesn’t let a
negative response get to her.
“It’s not us they’re reject-
ing,” she said. “It’s our mes-
sage. And that’s their personal
— Edited by Logan
Crystal Hartley, a 22-year-old Jehovah’s Witness from Lawrence, waits outside an apartment door at Chase Court
Apartments on Friday morning. Jehovah’s Witnesses go door-to-door to distribute pamphlets to Lawrence residents.
Theater students perform in Greece over summer
Director Dennis Christilles addresses his cast and crew at rehearsal for Sophocles’ “Electra” at the University
Theatre. “Electra” will have a one-time performance Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Study: Fast-paced TV encourages snacking
CHICAGO — Could ac-
tion-packed TV fare make
you fat? That's the impli-
cation of a new study that
found people snacked more
watching fast-paced televi-
sion than viewing a more
leisurely paced talk show.
Cornell University re-
searchers randomly as-
signed almost 100 under-
graduates to watch one of
three 20-minute sessions
featuring: "The Island," a
2005 sci-fi thriller star-
ring Scarlett Johansson
and Ewan McGregor; that
same movie but without the
sound; or the "Charlie Rose"
show, a public television
interview program. The
students were all provided
generous amounts of cook-
ies, M&M candies, carrots
and grapes.
During "The Island," stu-
dents ate on average about 7
ounces (207 grams) of var-
ious snack foods, and 354
calories. That was almost
140 calories more and near-
ly double the ounces they
ate watching interviewer
Charlie Rose. Watching the
movie without sound, they
also ate more — almost 100
calories more — compared
with Charlie Rose.
The faster paced TV
seemed to distract view-
ers more, contributing to
mindlessness eating, said
Cornell researcher Aner
Tal, the study's lead author.
The results suggest that a
steady diet of action TV
could raise risks for packing
on pounds.
The study was small and
didn't last long enough to
measure any long-term
effects on the students'
weight. It's also possible
some viewers would find
talk shows or other slow-
er-paced TV more distract-
ing and would be more apt
to snack more during those
shows than when watching
action-packed programs.
Tal suggests viewers take
steps to prevent mindless
snacking, by avoiding or
limiting high-calorie snacks
when watching TV.
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Alumna returns to Lawrence
for performing arts project
Kansas alumna Kristen Doer-
ing describes Juilliard as one of
the most intense experiences
combining a mix of inspiration
and intimidation. As a Juilliard
master’s student, she has had
her musical abilities tested and
has pushed herself into new
territory, but she wouldn’t
have it any other way.
In her recent work as a Juil-
liard student, Doering has
teamed up with seven other
students including dancers, a
composer, a baritone/actor, a
singer, a violinist and a cellist
to form a collaborative per-
forming arts experience called
the Arts Fusion Initiative.
Te project is inspired by
the poem “A True Account of
Talking to the Sun on Fire Is-
land” by American poet Frank
O’Hara. Each artist was given
the poem to form their own
interpretation of it. Te perfor-
mance showcases each of their
synchronized interpretations.
Doering, the pianist and
co-founder of the Initiative,
is a Garden City native and
chose to bring the Initiative to
her home state of Kansas. Te
group will embark on the tour
this month and will perform in
Garden City, Kansas City, Mo.,
and Lawrence.
“I have always felt a deep con-
nection and love for the people
across Kansas who have sup-
ported me through the years,”
Doering said. “Not only in my
musical endeavors, but in my
personal development as well.”
While in Lawrence, the group
will perform at the Lawrence
Arts Center. Doering picked
this location because she
knows it is a central part of the
community and she wanted
to give back to the Lawrence
community she loves. She said
the LAC was the frst place she
went to rent the venue for the
Doering started playing pi-
ano when she was just 4 years
old, following in the footsteps
of her three older brothers.
Doering graduated from the
University in 2011 and was a
member of the Chi Omega so-
Doering had four mentors
while at KU: Jack Winerock,
Paul Tucker, Julia Broxholm
and Genaro Mendez, all of
whom were infuential to her
growth and success as a mu-
sician. Winerock, division di-
rector and piano professor, is a
Juilliard alum as well.
Doering’s mentors all taught
her the freedom to explore her
abilities as a musician and that
her musical intuition, regard-
less of her age or experience, is
meaningful and valid.
“No matter where I am in the
process, it was those four who
supported my personal devel-
opment and recognized I am a
good artist,” Doering said.
Winerock said Doering had
to be fexible during her Juil-
liard auditions and had to
have the ability to work well
with people. When applying
for the world’s most rigorous
music school, she not only had
to prove how well she can play
but also how well versed in her
style she is, how fast she can
pick up new material and how
well she can collaborate with
other musicians.
Doering said she has grown
personally and professionally
during her time at Juilliard.
She said she was scared at frst
to go and have her skills put to
the test, but on this journey,
she has seen new sides of her-
“Tis project is an entrepre-
neurial project she put togeth-
er,” Winerock said. “It is her
creativity, imagination and
determination. It is quite fab-
Te Arts Fusion Initiative will
perform Tursday at the Law-
rence Arts Center. Te per-
formance begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for general
public and $5 for students and
— Edited by Ashley Peralta
University alumna Kristen Doering, right, now a master’s student at Juil-
liard, will perform with seven other students at the Lawrence Arts Center
on Thursday as part of a collaboration called the Arts Fusion Initiative.
Apple hackers leak nude
photos of several stars
LOS ANGELES — Apple said
Tuesday that hackers obtained
nude photos of Jennifer Law-
rence and other female celeb-
rities by pilfering images from
individual accounts rather than
through a broader attack on the
company's services.
Meanwhile, numerous shar-
ing sites removed images of the
stars apparently in response to
copyright complaints.
However, experts say there is
no way to fully scrub the pho-
tos from the Internet and the
images could keep popping up
in the future, forcing celebrities
to fle repeated complaints as
they play a cyber-version of the
arcade game "whack-a-mole."
Apple said its engineers
have determined that hackers
breached individual accounts
and didn't obtain general ac-
cess to a pair of the company's
services — iCloud and Find my
iPhone. Te tech giant said it
released the results afer con-
ducting 40 hours of investiga-
Law enforcement inquiries
likely will take days or weeks to
Te FBI ofered no details
on its eforts to identify peo-
ple responsible for stealing the
images that were posted on im-
age-sharing site Imgur.com, the
social networking sites Reddit
and Twitter, and other websites.
But the agency said Monday it
was aware of the breach and
addressing the matter.
Similar investigations have
involved the use of search
warrants and digital forensics
to determine how hackers ob-
tained everything from Paris
Hilton's contact list to nude
photos of actresses Scarlett Jo-
hansson and Mila Kunis.
Lawrence, an Oscar winner
for her role in "Silver Linings
Playbook," contacted authori-
ties afer the images of her be-
gan appearing Sunday.
By Tuesday, a Reddit thread
that had been compiling links
to images of nude photos of
Lawrence and other celebri-
ties had been disabled due to
a copyright claim, the website
Users reported difculty fnd-
ing working links to the images
on other sites.
Representatives of Twitter,
Reddit and Imgur did not re-
spond to messages seeking
Apple Inc. said it was coop-
erating with the FBI and urged
users to adopt stronger pass-
words and enable a two-step
authentication feature to pre-
vent data thefs.
Naked images purported to
be of other stars also were post-
ed, although the authenticity of
many couldn't be confrmed.
Mark Rasch, a former feder-
al prosecutor who specialized
in computer crimes, said in-
vestigators will focus on who's
responsible for the thef of the
photos, the tools they used, and
the idiosyncrasies of how they
"Tere is a digital trail," Rasch
said. "What you hope for (is)
the people aren't very good at
what they do, that they screw
up, that they (upset) other
hackers. Or that they leave a
Rasch said authorities will
sometimes catch an early break
or get a tip that leads them to
suspects. Te investigations are
difcult, he said, but "It's equal-
ly difcult to get away with it
scot free."
In the past decade, federal
prosecutors have successfully
prosecuted a Massachusetts
teenager who hacked Hilton's
phone account and posted her
contact list online. Te teen-
ager was sentenced to several
months in jail.
Christopher Chaney, a Flori-
da man, was ordered by a fed-
eral judge in 2012 to be impris-
oned for 10 years for the hack
that targeted Johansson.
Te people responsible for
stealing the Lawrence photos
might also be tracked by private
investigators who can operate
faster than government agents,
said Rasch, whose company
Rasch Technology and Cyber-
law has conducted similar in-
vestigations but is not working
on the current data breach.
"Even if you can get it tak-
en down, it's likely to pop up
somewhere else," said F. Jay
Dougherty, a law professor at
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
who specializes in entertain-
ment and intellectual property
Mickey Osterreicher, a media
lawyer and general counsel for
the National Press Photogra-
phers Association, said a suc-
cessful copyright complaint
could scrub the images from a
site forever, but Lawrence and
other celebrities will have to
remain vigilant and keep fling
takedown notices.
"You have to go to each place,"
he said. "It's kind of like playing
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August 25 — September 5
Returning 17 total starters —
eight on ofense and nine on
defense — a veteran Kansas
football team takes the feld
Saturday, fresh of a 3-9 (1-8)
2013 season.
Fortunately for Jayhawk
fans, the win-loss record is not
completely indicative of the
state of the program.
It goes without saying that
strides have been made on
the defensive side, consider-
ing former coach Turner Gill
captained one of the worst
defenses in the history of col-
lege football in 2011. Te team
allowed 5.8 yards per play last
fall as opposed to 7.2 in 2011.
It gets better. Last sea-
son, Kansas issued its best
defensive output since 2009,
allowing 31.8 points and 433
total yards per game, including
the program’s frst positive
turnover margin (+1) since
2008. Tey should be even
saltier this year.
Consider the strength of
Kansas’ defense: its second-
ary. It starts from outside in,
fortifed by senior cornerbacks
JaCorey Shepherd, who was
second in the Big 12 in pass
break ups (13) last season, and
Dexter McDonald, who was
sixth in that same category
(10). Junior safety Isaiah
Johnson was named the Big
12 Defensive Newcomer of the
Year with fve interceptions.
Senior Cassius Sendish also
contributed as the unit’s vocal
Senior linebacker Ben
Heeney is the bearded face of
the program, and rightly so,
as a frst-team Big 12 player.
With a young but athletic de-
fensive line that returns senior
Keon Stowers in the middle
and senior Michael Reyn-
olds of the edge, the Kansas
defense will keep the Jayhawks
in games.
Yet, as nice as the upgrade
has been on defense, unfortu-
nately, those same kind words
cannot be said for the ofense.
Last year’s group was the
Jayhawks’ worst in recent
Te season included a 16-
yard passing performance
against Oklahoma, seven frst
downs against Texas Chris-
tian and six turnovers against
Kansas State. Tese are just a
few examples.
Te Kansas running game
takes a hit this year as top
rusher James Sims was lost
to graduation, and seniors
Brandon Bourbon and Taylor
Cox are out with season-end-
ing injuries.
Te passing game should im-
prove on its 41 dropped passes
with senior Nick Harwell and
junior Nigel King added to
the mix, but by how much? It
all starts with the quarterback
and Kansas returns one that
completed just 37 percent of
his passes last year.
More touches for playmakers
senior Tony Pierson, fresh-
man Corey Avery and junior
De’Andre Mann should help,
but make no mistake: the de-
fense is the best thing Kansas
has going for itself.
— Edited by Jacob Clemen
he Kansas football
team took a hard
hit when both its
running backs, Brandon
Bourbon and Taylor Cox,
sufered season-ending inju-
ries within 24 hours of each
other. However, that won’t
stop the Jayhawk ofense
from being the strength of
this year’s team.
Keep in mind that the
Jayhawks are led by one of
the more creative ofensive
thinkers of late. Before
taking the helm at Kansas,
Charlie Weis made a name
for himself as the ofen-
sive guru behind the New
England Patriots’ success
in the early 2000s. Weis
is a creative coach with a
dynamic playbook. Tere is
little doubt that he will use
creative play-calling to mit-
igate the efect of the early
season injuries.
Weis named sophomore
Montell Cozart the starting
quarterback this past spring,
giving him all ofseason to
master the playbook and
to develop chemistry with
the skill position players;
something that didn’t occur
in previous years. Kansas was
led by three diferent starting
quarterbacks the past three
seasons, making it difcult
to fnd consistency in the
Weis said this heavily infu-
enced his decision to name
the starter earlier this season.
Cozart, the Spring Game
MVP, is just a sophomore
and is hoping to establish
himself as the starter for the
next three seasons. Cozart
is an adequate passer, but his
strength lies in his mobility,
which may be relied upon
now that the Jayhawks’ two
top running backs are out for
the season.
Cozart will be aided by se-
nior Nick Harwell, a transfer
from Miami (Ohio). Harwell
recorded 229 receptions for
3,166 yards during his three
seasons at Miami, averaging
13.7 yards per catch. Harwell,
along with senior Tony
Pierson, gives Kansas a solid
pair of experienced receiving
weapons. Te make-or-break
factor will be whether or not
Cozart can deliver the ball
to them in the open feld. If
he can, the Kansas ofense
has the potential to be a
dominant force. If not, the
Kansas ofense will have to
fnd ways to move the ball on
the ground, using Cozart’s
legs and a stable of young
running backs.
Te ofense had a lot to ad-
just to during this ofseason.
Te Jayhawks lost several
key players at the end of last
season due to graduation and
transfers. But a fresh new
lineup may be just what this
team needs to fnally regain
some swagger. If Weis can
work his ofensive genius
and get the most from his
players, this could be the
start of something good for
the Jayhawks.
— Edited by Jacob Clemen
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Kansas Crew looks to increase interest in rowing
Kansas Crew, the club
rowing team, opened its
doors to the public Tursday
for an open boathouse and
showed students what the
organization is all about.
Kansas Crew began in 1977
and is the University’s oldest
club sports organization.
Crew features both men’s and
women’s teams, and is a no-
cut sport.
Te boathouse, a
multimillion dollar
facility, houses both the
men’s and women’s club
teams, in addition to the
NCAA-sanctioned women’s
team. Te building itself was
fnished in January 2009 and
sits just of the shore of the
Kansas River in Burcham Park
on Second and Indiana streets.
Many students interested
in joining Crew have no
prior rowing experience. At
the open boathouse, athletes
ranged from cross country
and track to soccer and
Coach Jeremy Struemph,
entering his 10th season
at the helm, emphasized
that it doesn’t matter what
your background is, being
a member of Kansas Crew
requires the will to compete
each day and have a strong
commitment to the team.
“What I ask from my
guys is, I don’t care if you’re
athletically gifed,” Struemph
said. “All I care about is good
attitudes, and guys that like to
work really hard.”
Haley Fletcher, the captain
and former recruitment
chair of the women’s team
said even though it is a large
time commitment, if you are
interested in rowing, there are
always steps to learn how to
manage time.
“If I didn’t do crew, I could fll
my time very easily,” Fletcher
said. “But I also have learned
how to balance my time really
well. It’s a responsibility, but
it’s what the real world is going
to be.”
One of the main goals
Kansas Crew echoed was the
intention of growing the sport
of rowing. In Kansas, many
students aren’t exposed to the
sport of rowing.
“We have people all the time
that didn’t even know we had
rowing at Kansas,” Struemph
said. “It’s good that they can
fnd [Kansas Crew] because a
lot of people would never try
[rowing] if they didn’t know
about it.”
Te team will be competing
in four diferent competitions,
or regattas, this fall. Te
opening event is the Head of
the Oklahoma on Oct. 2-5, an
event Kansas placed frst in
in 2013. It will take place in
Oklahoma City where it will
see teams such as Stanford,
Michigan and a majority of
the Big 12 schools.
It will also be hosting two
regattas, the frst being the
Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct.
18. Ten they will travel to
Chattanooga, Tenn., on Nov.
1-2 before closing out the
season with the Sunfower
Showdown in Lawrence on
Nov. 8.
In the fall, the regattas are
a 5K (3.11 miles) race, and
the courses consist of tight
turns and are designed for the
rowers to adjust their boat.
In the spring, the races are a
2,000-meter sprint. Kansas
Crew is scheduled to compete
in six events during the spring
season, the frst on Feb. 22 in
Te overall goal of each
regatta is to improve and
develop the team for the ACRA
National Championships in
May in Gainesville, Ga.
“We do other regattas
in preparation for May,”
Struemph said. “Even
though we race in a little
over four weeks [Head of the
Oklahoma], our workouts
right now are long, steady
rowing, just getting these
guys’ rust knocked of from
the summer.”
For more information visit
— Edited by Jacob Clemen
Kansas Crew’s boathouse, a multimillion dollar facility, is located on the Kansas River shore at Burcham Park on Sec-
ond and Indiana streets. It houses both the men’s and women’s club teams and the NCAA-sanctioned women’s team.
Will the Kansas City Royals make the playoffs this season?
NO: 22% YES: 78%
ith the 2014 NFL season
less than a week away,
Kansas City has done little
to improve upon what was its down-
fall in the previous year. Te Chiefs’
defense has looked less than stellar
as of late, allowing 30 or more points
in each of its frst four preseason
games and 23 or more points in 11 of
its last 12 games (including playofs
and preseason). Te Chiefs’ second-
ary in particular has stood out as a
For the Chiefs to be successful in
2014, they’ll need veteran defensive
backs such as Eric Berry and Sean
Smith to step up and lead the way.
If they aren’t able to, however, the
Chiefs could be looking at a very
disappointing encore to what was an
exciting 2013 season.
When the 2013 NFL season began,
the Kansas City Chiefs quickly as-
serted their dominance. Kansas City
held each of its frst nine opponents
to 17 or fewer points and was on
pace to put up one of the most statis-
tically dominant defensive seasons in
NFL history. Everything was clicking,
as Kansas City was of to a 9-0 start
for the frst time since 2003.
Afer a bye-week, Kansas City
would drop its frst game of the
season to the Denver Broncos, which
was followed by two more losses
against AFC West teams. Te Chiefs’
defense had given up 103 points in
its last three outings, compared to
109 in it’s frst nine games.
Before long, both Justin Houston
and Tamba Hali, the Chiefs’ top two
pass rushers, were battling inju-
ries, which lef the back end of the
defense exposed. By the end of the
year, the once-feared Chiefs defense
had completely regressed, ending the
year by giving up 45 points to the
Indianapolis Colts.
A few months later, it was time
for the NFL Draf, and Kansas City
was given a golden opportunity to
address a major need. Darqueze Den-
nard, who won the 2013 Jim Torpe
Award as the best defensive back in
college, had slipped in the draf all
the way to the No. 23 pick held by
the Chiefs.
However, the Chiefs had other
plans in mind, drafing linebacker
Dee Ford from Auburn University.
Many analysts had Ford projected
as a second round pick, including ES-
PN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay,
both of whom projected Dennard as
a top-15 pick. Te Bengals selected
Dennard with the following pick,
which McShay would describe in an
ESPN article as “[one of the] best
picks of the frst round.”
Eventually Kansas City would se-
lect a cornerback, Phillip Gaines, late
in the third round, but the secondary
was far from set. Around a month
later, the Chiefs released starting
cornerback Brandon Flowers, who
was coming of of his frst trip to
the Pro Bowl. Tis opened the door
for Gaines to move up in the depth
chart, but he was unable to take
advantage of the opportunity.
Ultimately, Kansas City’s second-
ary will be facing many of the same
problems that plagued it at the end
of last season. With an inexperienced
corps and one of the toughest sched-
ules in the NFL, the Chiefs could be
looking at a disappointing season,
especially if the defense doesn’t get it
fgured out in a hurry.
— Edited by Logan Schlossberg

‘’We’re going to roll them (secondary
players) through and keep going,’’
Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sut-
ton said of his defensive backs. ‘’Each
of them has had some really good
plays and probably some they could do
better. But I think the competition has
been good, and we’re going to need all
those guys.’’
— Associated Press
How many passing yards did the
Kansas City defense allow against
Indianapolis in the playoffs?
A: 443 Yards
— ESPN.com
Chiefs’ secondary remains a cause for concern
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American players paused
from their warmups to stand
and face their New Zealand
opponents as they performed
the haka, their traditional war
dance challenge.
Te U.S. response wasn’t
nearly as interesting. Just
pound the ball inside and
outmuscle an overmatched
Anthony Davis had 21
points and nine rebounds,
Kenneth Faried added 15
and 11 boards and the U.S.
remained unbeaten at the
Basketball World Cup by
beating winless New Zealand
98-71 on Tuesday.
James Harden scored 13
points for the Americans, who
will play two more games in
Bilbao before moving on to
Barcelona for the round of
16. Tey face the Dominican
Republic on Wednesday
before wrapping up Group
C play on Tursday against
“It was a good, solid
performance,” U.S. coach
Mike Krzyzewski said. “I
thought the intensity was
Two nights afer having to
rally from a halfime defcit
and pull away in the fourth
quarter for a 98-77 victory
against Turkey, the U.S. led
this one wire to wire. Te
game was close only for a little
more than a quarter.
BJ Anthony scored 11 points
for New Zealand, which fell to
Tere was no shortage
of energy from Kenneth
Faried, the Denver Nuggets
forward who seems intent on
raising his profle as a largely
overlooked player in the
Te Manimal came into
the game shooting 14 of 17
in the tournament and then
made all fve shots in the frst
half while also grabbing six
rebounds. He fnished 7 of 9
from the feld and is shooting
81 percent, Krzyzewski calling
him the Americans’ “biggest
and best surprise.”
“I’m just playing out there,”
Faried said. “I’m just having
fun. I’m just playing my game,
having fun, enjoying life.”
He was just as active on
defense, getting called for a
third-quarter goaltend on a
shot he blocked with such
force that it landed behind the
New Zealand bench.
Stephen Curry fnished
with 12 points for the U.S.,
getting his shot to fall afer
going just 4 of 17 through the
frst two games. Golden State
Warriors backcourt mate Klay
Tompson also scored 12 and
Kyrie Irving had 10.
Harden said the Americans
are happy to ride their big men,
rather than the recent LeBron
James-Carmelo Anthony-
Kevin Durant squads that
made the wing scorers like
himself the feature.
“We’ve got 12 guys that can
score the basketball at any
given moment,” Harden said,
“and tonight and every other
night the focus is defense, and
whoever scores the basketball,
it’s USA points.”
Anthony Davis dunks the ball during the U.S.’s FIBA game against New
Zealand on Tuesday. Davis had 21 points and nine rebounds in the 98-71
American victory. The U.S. remains unbeaten in the tournament.

“It was a good, solid
performance. I thought the
intensity was excellent.”
U.S. coach
Volume 127 Issue 7 kansan.com Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Ben Felderstein
Former basketball
star hopes to play
for Finnish team
PAGE 8 Club rowing team seeks to increase sport’s popularity
Combo-guard Mitchell Bal-
lock, from nearby Eudora, is
no newcomer to college of-
fers. Te phenom has gar-
nered ofers from Iowa State
and Creighton University in
the summer leading up to his
sophomore season, but on
Aug. 18, Coach Bill Self ex-
tended Ballock an ofer to play
a little closer to home with the
Kansas Jayhawks.
“Tey’re a big time school
and they play good basketball,
obviously, and they bring in
some of the top recruits every
year,” Ballock, 16, said. “It’s a
good feeling to me that I’m on
Coach Self ’s radar, and that
shows me that they want and
they’re interested in me.”
To some, the ofer from Self
might come with more excite-
ment than his other ofers. But
for Ballock, who’s still trying to
develop his skills to fnd where
he fts on the next level, they’re
all the same, despite being a
Kansas hoops fan from a young
“I live in the Kansas environ-
ment; everyone around here
likes Kansas, they go to Kansas
games and know more about
Kansas here,” Ballock said. “I
just have to see how I progress
as a player, then see how I play
and how I turn out. … Overall,
they were all good. I’m equally
excited about all of them.”
More important to Ballock
than playing at a universi-
ty closer to home is play-
ing at a university where
he can make an impact.
“I want to play for a place that
fts my play style more than
the sense of playing at home,”
Ballock said. “If I can play right
away at Creighton and make
an impact and it’ll help me play
as a better player, or if they ft
me into the system better than
Kansas, then obviously I would
do something like that.”
Ballock’s ofers and inter-
est from a multitude of uni-
versities across the country
have been well warranted. In
his freshman season, Ballock
led Eudora to a Class 4A-II
championship as he averaged
20.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and
shot 57 percent from the feld.
He was one of 20 guards from
across the globe to be invited
to the inaugural Stephen Cur-
ry Select Camp, where he was
crowned the 3-point champi-
on and named “best shooter.”
“At the high school level, he
can bring everything to the ta-
ble,” Eudora basketball coach
Kyle Deterding said. “He can
handle the ball, he’s a great
shooter, he’s a good passer, re-
bounder. He can do it all.”
Ballock worked to improve on
some minor facets of his game
this summer with Run GMC, a
traveling summer AAU team
that plays in some of the best
tournaments across the coun-
try. He played up an age group
early on to better prepare him-
self for the next level.
“I just started playing against
better talent and longer and
more athletic kids. You’re not
going to have enough time to
get the ball up, so you’ve got to
get it up quicker,” Ballock said.
“Defensively, I’ve just worked
on staying in front of (point
guards), in front of (shooting
guards), in front of (small for-
wards), cause that’s what you’re
going to have to do at the col-
lege level.”
— Edited by Logan
Basketball recruit not rushing college decision
Kansas football ranked last
in almost every statistical cat-
egory on the ofensive side of
the ball, and as a result, that
is exactly where it fnished in
the standings. Te Jayhawks
ranked last in the Big 12 in
total ofense and scoring
ofense in 2013 under sec-
ond-year coach Charlie Weis.
Knowing he was entering
his third and most crucial
year in terms of job security,
Weis made some tough de-
cisions in the ofseason. Te
decision that was heard the
loudest amongst Jayhawk
faithful was his decision to
step down as the play-call-
er, handing the reins over to
ofensive coordinator John
“From my understanding
it has been everything I was
told it would be, and every-
thing I was expecting it to
be,” Reagan said of his new
role with the team.
Weis was no stranger to
calling plays on the ofensive
side of the ball, serving as the
ofensive coordinator for the
New England Patriots in the
midst of their dynasty in the
early 2000s. He also served as
ofensive coordinator for the
Kansas City Chiefs, where he
aided the Chiefs to the AFC
West Division title, averaging
an impressive NFL-best 165
rushing yards per game.
“It’s going to be refreshing,”
Weis said of the change. “Sure
I’ll talk with John from time
to time, but some practices I
don’t even put a headset on.”
Having a coach with that
level of a reputation step
down from calling the shots,
told the locker room that
changes needed to be made.
Perhaps the biggest change
under Reagan will be the new
spread ofense Kansas plans
to run this year.
Te spread ofense has
quickly taken over at the
collegiate level, where most,
if not all, successful teams
are running it in some sort
of fashion. Teams may not
be running it to the level of
Oregon whose average touch-
down drive time is 1:33.
It’s simple; score fast to
get the ball back faster. Tis
means more drives and more
opportunities to score points.
Kansas knows better than
anyone the damaging efect
this method has on oppo-
nents. Tey saw it frsthand
against its conference foe,
Baylor, in a 59-14 drubbing
last season.
Admittedly so, Art Briles’
Baylor Bears are a well-oiled
machine when running the
spread. Last season the Bears
had one of the most fright-
ening ofensives in the coun-
try, averaging more than 600
yards a game on an average
of 85.2 plays per game. Texas
Tech averaged the most plays
per game with its spread of-
fense, averaging 90.3 plays
per game.
Reagan understands better
than anyone that it’s not al-
ways ideal to work quickly
within the spread.
“It doesn’t help to go fast if
you are not really that good,
but I do hope to take advan-
tage of speed at times, if we
can handle it,” Reagan said.
It would be foolish to ex-
pect the 2014 Jayhawks to be
a mirror image of their con-
ference foes in their frst year
with the new system. But it is
clear with this year’s person-
nel and a new ofensive mind-
set, Kansas doesn’t expect to
be back at the cellar in the Big
12 from an ofensive stand-
point or in the standings.
“I think our defense can be
pretty salty,” Weis said. “If our
ofense puts up some points, I
think we can win a bunch of
— Edited by Logan
Kansas football gets new spread offense
Former Kansas center Dylan Admire looks to the sideline for instructions in the matchup between Kansas and
Louisiana Tech on Sept. 21, 2013. The spread offense being deployed by Kansas this fall calls for linemen to
spread out, creating gaps for running backs to run through.

“It’s a good feeling to me
that I’m on Coach Self’s
radar, and that shows me
that they want and they’re
interested in me.”
Kansas basketball
recruit from Eudora
ormer Jayhawk basketball
player and NBA star
Drew Gooden is not
playing in the 2014 FIBA Bas-
ketball World Cup, but hopes to
play for Finland in the future.
Gooden’s mother is Finnish,
so the former Jayhawk saw an
opportunity to represent his
mom’s country this year at the
Basketball World Cup, but he
was lef of their roster because
delayed paperwork stopped
the NBA veteran from dual
citizenship and the ability to
play for Finland.
Gooden kept regular contact
with his family and his basket-
ball ties in Finland, speaking
to the coach almost every day
around the time of the NBA
playofs. Tere was speculation
that Finland planned to have
Gooden as their No. 1 scoring
option due to his NBA experi-
ence and the lack of skill from
the remainder of the team.
Unfortunately for Gooden
and Finland, the paperwork
was started late and was unable
to be completed on time.
While Gooden may not be
able to represent Finland in this
year’s competition, he will be
on the sidelines cheering them
on and looks forward to the
time he can represent Finland
on the court.
“If something happens and
there’s a bump in the road
where this is not possible this
year, I’m still going to be going
there and supporting the team,
supporting the players in Spain
and start to build a relation-
ship for the future for years to
come,” Gooden said. “Either
way you want to see it, I’m still
going to get my dual citizenship
and I am going to become a
Finnish citizen, whether I’m
playing on the team or not,
Gooden does not just want
dual citizenship to be eligible
for the Basketball World Cup;
he takes pride in his Finnish
heritage as well.
“Half of my family is still over
there and I communicate with
them all the time,” Gooden
said. “So it’s like I have time
spent there. It’s not like I’m do-
ing this because I just happen
to be half-Finnish. No, I really
actually have ties to Finland
and the culture.”
While at Kansas in 2000,
Gooden played for the United
States in a tournament in Bra-
zil. Gooden hoped to continue
representing the United States
throughout his career, but was
unable to make the roster. At 32
years old, he felt it was time to
try something diferent.
“As a kid you always dream
of winning the gold medal,”
Gooden said. “It was a point
where I got to 26, 27, 28, where
that might’ve not been hap-
pening, might not have been
a possibility for me, that I can
compete and represent another
part of me, which is Finland. I
feel like, ‘Why not?’
However, the road looks a lit-
tle rocky for the former Kansas
star. Finland is the 39th ranked
team in the Basketball World
Cup and was chosen as a mere
wild card due to their ability to
sell tickets, according to FIBA’s
Central Board. Te next inter-
national basketball competition
is the 2016 Olympics, and with
a feld of 12, Gooden and the
rest of Finland’s squad will not
likely be in attendance.
— Edited by Kelsie Jennings