Jayhawks in the News | Aug. 31

Posted on Aug 31, 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.

 

Brian McClendon talks Google Maps, youth software training at Cosmosphere | The Hutchinson News

If you zoom down into the very center of the map on Google Earth, it will take you to the Meadowbrook Apartments on Dover Square in Lawrence, where Brian McClendon, e’86, grew up. That is unless you’re searching on a Mac. In which case, it will take you to an intersection in Chanute, where large Google Earth logo mural is painted in the center of the brick street.
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Meet Chris Thompson, the PGA Tour’s newest 42-year-old rookie | Golfworld

“You do this for a few years, you think it’s going to happen,” Chris Thompson, b’99, among their legion, said last week. “Five years go by, then 10 years, then 15 years and it hasn’t happened yet. And Q school is always at the end of the year, and when you don’t make it, you’re wondering, Is it time to move on?” Logically, yes, though logic seldom is a consideration for those who have spent a lifetime in pursuit of a singular goal—to play the PGA Tour—because there’s always this: Sometimes dreams do come true.
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Debbie Mesloh on Bail Reform, Working with Kamala Harris and Women in Politics | KQED News

It’s crunch time: The legislative session in Sacramento ends later this month, and lawmakers are deciding the fate of many bills. Marisa and Katie look at what’s been squashed and what’s staying alive. Then, longtime democratic strategist Debbie Mesloh, j’92, joins to discuss bail reform, growing up in Kansas, working with Senator Kamala Harris and the wave of women running for office this year.
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KU Football Stadium to be renamed David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium | KU Athletics

The University of Kansas will honor one of its most generous alumni Saturday when KU’s football stadium is officially renamed David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The renaming will take place at halftime of KU’s home football game against Nicholls Saturday at 6 p.m. Last September Booth, c’68 g’69, announced his intention to donate $50 million – the largest gift in the history of Kansas Athletics – to help transform KU’s football program. The first phase of this transformation is taking shape immediately west of the stadium, where a new indoor football practice facility is currently under construction.
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