Legalizing Love: A look at same-sex marriage in the Midwest

BY HANNAH WISE These are pages I designed for my in-depth reporting project on same-sex marriage in the Midwest. They appeared in the December 8, 2011 edition of The University Daily Kansan. Advertisements

Access for all: Becoming an inclusive campus

BY HANNAH WISE Lauren Wismer sits in the front row of her class in Budig 120. She is in the center section in the seat on the far left. Though she faces forward, she does not see the professor. Instead, she is watching her sign language translator sign the lecture to her. Wismer is hard […]

Top Marks: Jimmy Fallon teams up with Obama to take on Higher Ed

This week’s Top Marks is going to center primarily around the battle on Capitol Hill over the interest rates on student loans. First off, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots had President Barack Obama on the show to slow jam the news and explain the problem. Here’s the video. I also suggest checking out previous slow jam […]

Top Marks: Patero family receives millions while Ohio State looks at new tuition plans

As the Penn State scandal continues to develop in court, the Huffington Post is reporting that the University will continue to pay the Patero family for the late coach’s work. The Washington Post has a story on the Ohio State president’s statements on “differential tuition plans.” The idea is that a student’s tuition would depend […]

Portrait of accessibility at KU: George Li rolling to class on Mount Oread

BY HANNAH WISE Ninety-four steps separate the buildings on Sunnyside Ave., and those on Jayhawk Boulevard. Ninety-four steps. For Kansas City, Kan., sophomore, George Li, those 94 steps stand as an impassable barrier because he needs a wheelchair to get around campus. His best option is to just go around the hill and up Naismith […]

Top Marks: student senates, student newspapers, and student athletes

The University Daily Kansan reported Thursday evening that KUnited won a landslide Student Senate election victory. However, the voting in the election was down. This is notable considering the amount of influence Student Senate has over mandatory student annual fees among other things. On a similar note, the California Watch reports that California State University […]

Infographic: Calculating the cost of your degree

BY HANNAH WISE The University of Kansas publishes an estimate of what attending will cost students each year. It can be confusing to find the best way to save money. Here is a series of graphics that help categorize groups of students and outlines what the University says each degree will cost. Source: University of […]

Top Marks: California controversy, credit for protesting and setting teaching standards

BY HANNAH WISE Last week I posted a link to the issue surrounding Santa Monica College. This week Political Fiber posted an opinion piece agreeing with the protestors that “college should be free.” The New York Times has an update on Santa Monica College. The Times reports that chancellor of the California Community College system […]

Top Marks: More financial woes, sexual orientation and cheating

BY HANNAH WISE The College Board is increasing security measures to combat cheating on the ACT. The biggest change includes eliminating standby test enrollment the day of the test. Inside Higher Ed has published a full list of what the changes are here.  The Huffington Post has put together a collection of issues in higher […]

Chinese students grapple decisions in new culture

 BY HANNAH WISE For Shenji Pan calling home means thinking 14 hours ahead and making sure a computer and a quiet room are available to Skype. Thinking about going back home means booking a flight up to six months in advance in order to get an affordable ticket. For Pan and the other 860 Chinese […]