Jayhawks in the News | April 6

Posted on Apr 6, 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.

How to Get $29 Million for Classroom Projects? Just Ask | The New York Times

In Illinois, one educator wanted a set of laptops to better prepare her students for middle school, while a teacher in Massachusetts sought $41,000 to stock a library in an elementary school that serves low-income students, many of them refugees. This week, those requests, along with the more than 35,000 others listed on DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding website for school and classroom projects, were fully funded thanks to a single $29 million donation from Ripple. Brad Garlinghouse, c’94, is CEO of the virtual currency company.
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Kansas alum: ‘Never forget Kansas-Kentucky in 2016’ | The Eagle Tribune

The Eagle Tribune featured an alum from each school in the Final Four with ties back to Massachusetts. Check out their feature on alumna Marina Simons, g’16.
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A dud, a dinner and a roasting: Inside the 24 hours that changed KU basketball’s season | The Topeka Capital-Journal

Nick Bradford, c’02, didn’t know he was witnessing a turning point for this Kansas basketball team, nor was the former Jayhawk guard aware the speech he was listening to may be one that lives on in program lore depending on how the events of this weekend unfold.
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Mikki Brock, Historian of Religion, Demonology and Witchcraft | KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

All of the research and ideas that went into writing her debut book, Satan and the Scots: The Devil in Post-Reformation Scotland, c. 1560-1700, gave Mikki Brock, c’06, away into contemporary discussions around witch hunts. In October 2017, she debunked the current use of the term witch hunt in a Washington Post article titled ‘No, there is no witch hunt against powerful men.‘
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How I’ll approach my new role as publisher of The Dallas Morning News | Dallas News

Shortly after becoming the publisher of The Dallas Morning News, Grant Moise, j’98, shared his perspective on approaching his new position.
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Have you heard news about a fellow Jayhawk, or maybe you have news of your own to share? Email us at share@kualumni.org, or fill out our Class Notes form to be included in a future issue of Kansas Alumni magazine. Read more about newsworthy Jayhawks.

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