Jayhawks in the News | Jan. 19

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our weekly edition of “In the News.” It’s like an online version of Class Notes. If you’ve seen Jayhawks in the news who should be featured, email us at share@kualumni.org.


Hawks to Watch: Becky Mandelbaum, Writer | KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Aspiring writers everywhere should take a page out of award-winning Becky Mandelbaum‘s book. Since graduating in 2013, Becky’s won the Lawrence Art Center’s Langston Hughes Award for Fiction and in 2016 her debut book “Bad Kansas” won the Flannery O’Connor Award, the highest award for collections of short fiction.
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East High grad returns to Wichita to accept major job at art museum | The Wichita Eagle

Tera Hedrick, c’03, g’06, accepted the position of curator at the Wichita Art Museum. She has served as interim curator for seven months. Hedrick earned degrees in art history from the University of Kansas and a doctorate in art history from Northwestern University.
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Congress honors a master Senate dealmaker amid a budget impasse | The Washington Post

Former Senate majority leader Robert J. Dole, 94, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Dole, ’45, is a Life Member of the KU Alumni Association and has served on the KU Veterans Alumni Network advisory board.
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Jo Jo White, former Kansas and NBA great, dies at 71 | Kansas City Star

Jo Jo White, the former Kansas star guard who went on to NBA fame with the Boston Celtics, died Tuesday. He was 71.
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KU players react to death of Jo Jo White: ‘He’s the reason I am who I am today’ | Kansas City Star

Former KU players and coaches including Bud Stallworth, David Magley, and Larry Brown shared their memories of Jo Jo White.
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