Jayhawks in the News | Mar. 8

Posted on Mar 8, 2019 in Alumni News and News

Jayhawks in the News

Find out what University of Kansas alumni are up to in our weekly edition of “Jayhawks 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.


‘Goodnight everybody’: 50-year voice of Salthawk sports signs off | The Hutchinson News

The 50-year voice of the Hutchinson Salthawks, often interrupted by former students embracing their calculus teacher with a hug, has said his last “goodnight everybody.” Rusty Hilst, g’66, dabbled in radio for the first time in 1969 after a friend and then-Hutchinson High School basketball coach Dan Justice recommended Hilst to fill in for a sick broadcaster. “Some people would say I haven’t shut up since,” Hilst said.
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New novel sends powerful message to divorced people | Chicago Tribune

“The death of a dream” might be the hardest part about going through a divorce, according to Beth Bear Shields, c’92. “When my boys were 1 and 3, I was walking on the beach, and I saw a couple walking with a toddler on the husband’s shoulders and I thought to myself, ‘This is something I will never have.’ I was right,” said Shields, a North Shore-based mom, who went through a divorce in 2003.
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New Kansas Governor Picks Federal Prosecutor as Chief Lawyer | U.S. News & World Report

Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly has picked a federal prosecutor to serve as her office’s top attorney and filled other key staff positions. The incoming Democratic governor announced Tuesday that Clay Britton, c’04 l’09, will be her chief counsel. He has worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in Kansas since October 2016 and previously was an assistant Kansas attorney general and attorney in private practice. Cory Sheedy, c’03, will serve be Kelly’s legislative director after working as the Kansas House minority leader’s chief of staff.
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