Jayhawks in the News | Dec. 29

Posted on Dec 29, 2017 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.

As editorial pages shrink, the Kansas City Star chooses to go big instead | Poynter

Rick Edmonds of Poynter highlights the Kansas City Star’s editorial page changes in 2016: the publisher and editor hired Colleen McCain Nelson, j’97, as editorial page editor. McCain Nelson, who shared a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, put together a new editorial board from scratch.
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KU alumnus writes an ‘ode to Lawrence’ set on campus and various Mass Street bars | University Daily Kansan

Daniel Hoyt, PhD’05, a Massachusetts native, fell in love with Lawrence during his time as a doctoral student at KU. He began his novel in 2003, finished it in 2014, and published it Nov. 7. Much of Hoyt’s time in Lawrence inspired the book.
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He was named after a KU hoops player 20 years ago. This week, they met for the first time | Kansas City Star

Jerod Dyke’s parents named him after former KU basketball player Jerod Haase 20 years ago. He was even referenced in pages 153 and 154 of Haase’s book, “Floor Burns.” The two met for the first time last week via FaceTime, before the KU men’s basketball team defeated Haase’s Stanford basketball team in Sacramento.
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Frank Mason III joins ESPN broadcast to discuss all things Jayhawks | KUSports.com

Frank Mason III, KU’s 2017 National Player of the Year and current Sacramento Kings rookie, was courtside as the Jayhawks defeated Stanford last week. He joined the ESPN broadcast to talk about the Jayhawks, proclaiming that he misses “absolutely everything” about Lawrence.
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At 41, there’s still no quit in PGA hopeful and KU alum Chris Thompson | Kansas City Star

Chris Thompson, the first two-time All-America men’s golfer at KU, has achieved exempt status for the first eight events in 2018 on the Web.com Tour. That hasn’t been the case for Thompson, b’99, since 2007.
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Rock chalk paintings of Jayhawk logos all bought by one KU fan | Kansas City Star

An entrepreneur and KU alumnus in Tulsa has paid $150,000 for a set of six KU Jayhawk paintings that contain rock chalk (limestone dust). Kansas City artist Megh Knappenberger, f’04, created the paintings.
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