Jayhawks in the News | April 20

Posted on Apr 20, 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.


Day in the Life: Evan Nichols enjoys his whirlwind routine as a Google software engineer | The University Daily Kansan

On a typical day, Evan Nichols, e’17, arrives to work in Google’s New York City office at around 8:30 a.m., stopping at one of the numerous restaurants and cafes that fill the fourteen floors for breakfast. Once he gets to his desk, he gets to work as a software engineer. “Forty percent of my job is coding, 20 percent is writing design documents, another 20 percent is reading other people’s design documents, and the last 20 percent is going to meetings,” Nichols said.
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Mario’s Miracle memorialized in downtown Kansas City mural | The University Daily Kansan

Mario Chalmers’ game-saving shot during the 2008 NCAA basketball championship has been engraved into the minds of Kansas basketball fans. Now, it’s plastered onto the side of the soon-to be opened Two Light Luxury Apartments in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Basketball, Marijuana And Poetry: These Police Tweet More Than Crime Alerts | NPR

Friday is April 20, a day that some people celebrate by smoking marijuana. The Police Department in Lawrence, Kan., is preparing for this week’s pot holiday by sending safety tips via their official Twitter account, run by officer Drew Fennelly.
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Student Housing: Changes to scholarship hall hiring process will uphold tradition of community | The University Daily Kansan

University alumna Nancy Sims-West describes the communities within the 12 scholarship halls on campus, which house up to 50 students, as families. Sims-West, a 1980 graduate who lived in Miller Scholarship Hall, has one child who currently resides in a scholarship hall and one child who formerly lived in one. When she was approached by students about potential policy changes in the halls, she became concerned.
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Former Kansas vaulters embrace new roles at KU | The University Daily Kansan

“Friendliness off the track, competitors on the track.” Those were the words of Jake Albright, ’17, shortly after defeating Nick Maestretti, ’17, in a “jump-off.” Albright, wearing a plain black sleeveless shirt, and Maestretti, wearing blue, were the last two standing in the college open pole vault on Thursday afternoon at the Kansas Relays.
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