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  Election reorm, a historical-ly contentious and hotly debat-ed item within Student Senate, began with the first two o our bills passing with ease in com-mittees Wednesday night. Last year’s election process began in February and lasted until August o this year due to the number o appeals and complaints filed. Te election rules and decisions o the Elec-tion Commission also resulted in the disqualification o an entire coalition rom the cam-paign and an additional elec-tion this all. Will Admussen, government relations director, and Mitchell Cota, chie o staff, presented two bills and will present two additional bills next week in ull Senate. Te two bills pro-pose edits to the wording o different sections o the elec-tion code. Both bills passed unanimously in the commit-tees where they were heard. Cota said that election re-orm is a topic they’ve been discussing since this summer, but wasn’t a top priority at the beginning o the year. He said they didn’t want to make it as big o an issue this semester.Cota said many o the chang-es are small but can make a big impact. “We just wanted to tweak the rules, because the rules in gen-eral work, there were just some little things that unortunate-ly had major consequences,” Cota said. Next cycle, there will be bills presented discussing cam-paign finances and sanctions. Cota said he hopes to put more checks and balances within the system. Admussen had similar  Volume 128 Issue 47 Thursday, November 13, 2014 All contents, unless stated otherwise, © 2014 The University Daily Kansan CLASSIFIEDS 2BCROSSWORD 6ACRYPTOQUIPS 6AOPINION 4ASPORTS 1BSUDOKU 6A Sunny with a 0 percent chance of rain. Wind NNW at 12 mph. To find your ice scraper. IndexDon’t ForgetToday’s Weather HI: 36LO: 21 SECTION U Student section U cut in favor of Williams Education Fund donors | PAGE 1B Kansan.com | The student voice since 1904 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY   KANSAN CONTRIBUTED PHOTO  Joe Pickett, left, and Nick Prueher will host the Found Film Festival, a live show that features VHS videos the hosts found at sales across the nation. Live film fest comes to Liberty Hall CODY SCHMITZ @cody_schmitz  Most people born beore the new millenium can appreci-ate the static images and poor sound quality that are so amil-iar in VHS videos. oday, the medium is almost 40 years old. Tat hasn’t stopped Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, co-creators o the Found Footage Festival, rom watching them. On Sunday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Liberty Hall will eature the Found Footage Festival, a live show hosted by Pick-ett and Prueher. Te comedy show stars the two who guide the audience through a vari-ety o quirky and downright strange videos they have ound in garage sales and thrif stores across the nation.Tis is the Festival’s fifh time in Lawrence and first time at Liberty Hall. Previously the show was staged at the Grana-da.“We’re very excited, it’s a unique experience,” said Gra-ham Young, a projector and  video store employee at Lib-erty Hall. “Te Found Footage Festival is like a series o short experimental films made or humor. It’s pretty srcinal and we’ll have an audience to sup-port it.”Pickett and Prueher started the stage show in 2004. Pickett has done work or Te Onion and Prueher has worked on the Late Show with David Letter-man and the Colbert Report.Te estival dates much ur-ther back than 2004, though. Pickett and Prueher have been riends since the sixth grade. Prueher said in about 1991 they started spending a lot o time in thrif stores and garage sales. “[Tere] we ound a Mr.  ed-ucational video,” he said. “We ound a Zsa Zsa Gabor exer-cise video. We ound training  videos about how to use weed killers. Weird things start-ed showing up, so we started buying these and watching SEE VHS PAGE 5A Student Senate begins election reform discussions Wednesday  MIRANDA DAVIS @MirandaDavisUDK  Residents safe after apartment building fire The Red Cross and KU On Call are working to provide living accommodations and materials for the six residents whose 1224 Ohio St. apartment building caught fire Wednesday morning. All six residents are accounted for, but will not be allowed to return to their apartments, said James King, fire marshal and di-vision chief of prevention for the City of Lawrence. The fire department first re-ceived the alarm at 11:57 a.m., and arrived within five minutes. Upon their arrival, the first crew saw smoke from the front of the building, and then the second crew saw smoke from the back. Firefighters were able to enter the apartment, take control of the fire and call an all clear within about 15 minutes, King said. “No one was in the apartment at the time of the event,” King said. During the fire, a resident tweeted their pet was in one of the apartments that was on fire. “Someone at the scene rec-ognized that tweet, and alerted the crews, and we were able to remove the pet safely from the apartment,” King said. The pet was returned to its own-er unharmed. King said there was significant damage to the structure, and an investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway. After the investigation is complete, the fire department will notify the public of its findings. — Ashley Booker Gay marriage approved in Douglas County Marriage licenses can now be issued to same-sex cou-ples in Sedgwick and Doug-las counties afer the U.S. Supreme Court decided in avor o same-sex marriage in Kansas by denying a request or a hold on Judge Crabtree’s court order rom last week.Te decision was placed on the Supreme Court afer the deense in the case, Marie v. Moser, requested an emer-gency application or a stay, or hold, on the court order rom Crabtree. Te request went to Justice Sonia Soto-mayor, who is the circuit jus-tice or the 10th Circuit, o which Kansas belongs.“Te application or stay presented to Justice Sotomay-or and by her reerred to the Court is denied. Te order heretoore entered by Justice Sotomayor is vacated,” reads the order that was released by the Court on Wednesday, Nov. 12.Crabtree’s injunction was a court order or court clerks in Sedgwick and Douglas coun-ties that says they can’t deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Tis court order was supposed to go into effect on uesday, Nov. 11, but was put on hold when Sotomayor granted the stay.Afer Sotomayor granted the stay to the deense on Monday, she had given the the plaintiffs, the American Civil Liberties Union, who filed the lawsuit, Marie v. Moser, until 4 p.m. on Nov. 11 to respond to the stay.“I IS ORDERED that the preliminary injunction en-tered by the United State Dis-trict Court or the District o Kansas on November 4, 2014, is hereby stayed pending re-ceipt o a response, due on or beore uesday, November 11, 2014, by 5 p.m. E, and urther order o the under-signed or o the Court,” So-tomayor wrote in her order signed on Monday.Te ACLU responded on uesday beore the deadline and stated in its response that the hold on the injunction should be denied.“Te public interest would best be served by this Court adhering to the consistent practice it has ollowed since it denied the petitions or cer-tiorari on October 6, 2014, and denying the application or a stay pending appeal,” said the ACLU in its response. — Edited by Sarah Kramer  KELSIE JENNINGS @kelcjen  GEORGE MULLINIX/KANSAN A Lawrence firefighter blasts water into a fire on 12th and Ohio streets. No one was injured in the blaze, which gutted six apartments on Wednesday. KU student accused of aggravated sexual battery makes first court appearance Christopher Colvin, a 21-year-old student, made his first court appearance via jail feed Wednes-day.Colvin was charged with one count of aggravated sexual bat-tery and one count of criminal re-straint, according to the Douglas county court record. He is accused of sexually assaulting a female classmate at a Lawrence resi-dence on Nov. 10. Sgt. Trent McKinley, spokesman for the Lawrence Police Depart-ment, said officers were contacted Tuesday by a woman who said she was a victim of nonconsensual sexual contact.Colvin was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of aggravated sexual battery and kidnapping, according to Douglas County booking records. McKinley said the woman was not physically harmed.Colvin is not allowed any type of contact with the victim. If he does attend class, he is not allowedto talk to her, according to Judge  James T. George. On Wednesday afternoon, Colvinwas released from jail on $40,000bond. Colvin will have his next court appearance on Nov. 17 at2 p.m. — Cailey Taylo and Miranda Davis  JAMES HOYT/KANSAN Will Admussen, government relations director, and Mitchell Cota, chief of staff, present a bill to the Student Senate Rights Committee to reform parts of the Senate election campaign process. Two of the four bills present-ed passed in committees Wednesday night. SEE SENATE PAGE 2A  What:  Movie Showing: Tammy When: 2 to 5 p.m. Where: Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium About:  A free showing of the R rated movie hosted by SUA. Navid Yeasin, a would-be senior, was expelled rom the University halway through the semester last November. In a hearing scheduled or Nov. 17 at the Douglas Coun-ty District Court House, Judge Robert Fairchild will deter-mine, or state whether more time is needed to determine, Yeasin’s enrollment status or spring 2015.Yeasin attempted to enroll in classes this all or spring 2015 twice but was denied, leading to the hearing, erry Leibold, Yeasin’s lawyer, said. A “bad breakup” that started in the summer o 2013 led to a no-contact order, witter problems and ultimately, the expulsion or Yeasin. NO-CONTACT ORDER BEGINS  In Johnson County in sum-mer 2013, an argument oc-curred between Yeasin and his now ex-girlriend afer he saw messages rom another man on her phone. Te two drove around arguing and she asked Yeasin to let her out, but he reused. He also reused to return her phone. She complained to the John-son County police. Court records show Yeasin was charged with criminal re-straint, battery and criminal deprivation o property. o resolve this incident, Yeasin  voluntarily entered a no-con-tact order, meaning he could not contact his ex-girlriend.“Te judge who entered the order ruled that it was entered by consent with no findings o abuse,” Leibold said. “In order to comply with the no-con-tact order, Navid removed the ex-girlriend as a ollower o his tweets. His witter ac-count was private and could only be accessed by his ol-lowers.”Upon arrival to the Univer-sity in the all 2013, Yeasin’s ex-girlriend notified the IOA o the summer incident. Tis led IOA to issue its own no-contact order, similar to the order given in Johnson County. Yeasin was, and is still, not allowed to have di-rect and indirect contact with his ex-girlriend. “IOA issued the no-contact letter because Yeasin had en-gaged in abusive and threat-ening behavior that made the  victim araid to be on campus, and he had continued to post negative tweets about her, which were causing her ur-ther distress and ear,” Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, director o KU News Service, said in an email. Yeasin expressed anger and rustration by tweeting about the ex-girlriend but did not send the tweets to her or use her name. “In addition, the tweets were not threatening in any manner,” Leibold said. “Te tweets made their way back to the ex-girlriend who told the IOA about the tweets claiming the tweets were in violation o the no-contact order issued by the IOA…Te tweets were no different than i Navid had complained to his riends about his ex-girlriend and whatever he said ultimately reached the ex-girlriend.”IOA met with Yeasin on Sept. 6, 2013, and he was told “his tweets violated the non-contact and anti-retali-ation directive,” according to Barcomb-Peterson. Te IOA extended the no-contact or-der saying he was prohibited rom even talking about the ex-girlriend, including indi-rect contact via tweets. Lei-bold and Yeasin said this is a  violation o reedom o speech granted by the First Amend-ment.“KU can’t order somebody to not talk about somebody else,” Leibold said. “It’s a con-tent-based restriction and that’s a violation o the First Amendment rights.”More tweets were made, again not naming the ex-girl-riend. Tere are a total o six tweets rom Yeasin’s witter, which the IOA said violated the no-contact order, accord-ing to Leibold. THE FIRST HEARING  Last November, there was a ormal hearing with the IOA to investigate the allegation o sexual discrimination and harassment, said Leibold. At this hearing, an addition-al tweet was presented even though the rules required that each side present any ev-idence they are going to use prior to the hearing. A week afer the hearing with IOA, Yeasin received the letter rom the University ex-pelling him.“Vice Provost Durham ound that Yeasin’s miscon-duct warranted expulsion be-cause it violated: the Universi-ty Sexual Harassment policy, the ‘No Contact’ directive and the IOA’s Sept. 6, 2013, clariy-ing letter,” Barcomb-Peterson said in an email.Durham concluded Yea-sin’s conduct was a threat o danger to his ex-girlriend, interered with her learning and equal opportunity to par-ticipate and benefit rom the University — all things itle IX protects, Barcomb-Peter-son said in an email.Te University expelled Yea-sin under Article 19 o the Student Code o Conduct which reads, “While on Uni- versity premises or at Univer-sity sponsored or supervised events, or as required by city, state, or ederal law, students and organizations are subject to disciplinary action or vio-lations o published policies, rules and regulations o the University o Regents, and or the ollowing offenses.” Te offenses mentioned include offenses against per-sons, property and orderly process o the University, along with offenses by an or-ganization.“Because his conduct [the tweets] occurred off-campus and because the IOA’s order  violated his ree speech rights, Navid filed an appeal with the University Judicial Board in December o 2013,” Leibold said.Te chairperson o the Uni- versity Judicial Board dis-missed Yeasin’s appeal in Feb-ruary 2014 without allowing it to be heard by the ull Judicial Board. Te chairperson stated Yeasin “ailed to allege a prop-er ground or appeal,” Leibold said. Tis meant that Yeasin was still expelled rom the University. In March this year, Yeasin filed a petition or judicial re- view o the University’s action with the Douglas County Dis-trict Court. ENROLLMENT ATTEMPTS  On Sept. 26, Douglas Coun-ty District Court Judge Fair-child agreed with Yeasin that the University didn’t have  jurisdiction to discipline or off-campus conduct. Judge Fairchild ordered Yeasin’s ex-pulsion be set aside and that he should be allowed to enroll or classes in spring 2015.Yeasin attempted to enroll two times and was denied despite Judge Fairchild’s de-cision. Te University filed amotion or Judge Fairchild to reconsider his decision. TeUniversity also ordered thatJudge Fairchild’s decisionwould not be in effect untilthe post-judgment motions and any appeals have been de-cided. Tis decision to recon-sider will be heard Nov. 17.“I’ve already done so much or this University by being anR.A. and doing Relay or Lieand being a summer C.A. orthem,” Yeasin said. “Te actthat they just don’t care at all about my rights, and the actthat I haven’t done anythingwrong is really rustrating andit seems like no matter whatwe do they really don’t care.It’s kind o discouraging.”Te post-judgments or the Nov. 17 hearing include Yea-sin’s motion or “order orpayment o transcripts andto reimburse his tuition andhis motion or an order tohold KU in contempt or not allowing him to enroll,” Lei-bold said in an email. Te University’s motions are “or the judge to reconsider hisdecision and or a stay o thecourt’s judgment pending themotion or reconsideration and any possible appeal,” Lei-bold said in an email.Yeasin is majoring in petro-leum engineering, and the University is the only schoolin Kansas with the major. Hesaid he would like to put thismatter behind him so he can return to class and graduate.“I understand they [the Uni- versity] are under pressureunder itle IX to enorce their rules, and I’m in support o that, but they have to do it be-tween their own rules,” Yeasinsaid. “Te rules are in place tomake sure that the University is sae, but I have to questionthe people who are enorc-ing the rules on what they’re thinking.” — Edited by Amelia Arvesen  NEWS MANAGEMENTEditor-in-chief Emma LeGault Managing editor Madison Schultz Digital editor Hannah Barling Production editor Paige Lytle Associate digital editors Stephanie BickelBrent Burford ADVERTISING MANAGEMENTAdvertising director Christina Carreira Sales manager Tom Wittler Digital media manager Scott Weidner NEWS SECTION EDITORSNews editor Amelia Arvesen Associate news editor Ashley Booker Arts & features editor Lyndsey Havens Sports editor Brian Hillix Associate sports editor Blair Sheade Special sections editor Kate Miller Copy chiefs Casey HutchinsSarah Kramer Art director Cole Anneberg Associate art director Hayden Parks Design Chiefs Clayton RohlmanHallie Wilson Opinion editor Cecilia Cho Multimedia editor George Mullinix Associate multimedia editors Ben Lipowitz ADVISERS Media director and content strategist Brett Akagi Sales and marketing adviser  Jon Schlitt THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014PAGE 2A CONTACT US editor@kansan.comwww.kansan.comNewsroom: (785) 766-1491Advertising: (785) 864-4358Twitter: @KansanNewsFacebook: facebook.com/thekansanThe University Daily Kansan is the student newspaper of the University of Kansas. The first copy is paid through the student activity fee. Additional copies of The Kansan are 50 cents. Subscriptions can be purchased at the Kansan business office, 2051A Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS, 66045. The University Daily Kansan (ISSN 0746-4967) is published daily during the school year except Friday, Saturday, Sunday, fall break, spring break and exams and weekly during the summer session excluding holidays. Annual subscriptions by mail are $250 plus tax. Send address changes to The University Daily Kansan, 2051A Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue. KANSAN MEDIA PARTNERS Check out KUJH-TV on Wow! of Kansas Channel 31 in Lawrence for more on what you’ve read in today’s Kansan and other news. Also see KUJH’s website at tv.ku.edu.KJHK is the student voice in radio. Whether it’s rock ‘n’ roll or reggae, sports or special events, KJHK 90.7 is for you. 2000 Dole Human Development Center 1000 Sunnyside Avenue Lawrence, Kan., 66045 N THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN news SUNDAYMONDAYFRIDAY HI: 34HI: 29HI: 31LO: 19LO: 14LO: 9 Cloudy with a 90 percent chance of snow showers. With SSE at 12 mph.Cloudy with a 30 percent of snow showers. Wind WNW at 11 mph.Partly cloudy with a 0 percent chance of rain. Wind NW at 17 mph. The Weekly WeatherForecast SATURDAY HI: 36LO: 21 Partly cloudy with a 0 percent chance of rain. Wind SE at 6 mph. — weather.com  Free   Delivery Match Any $4 Generics Program and   Beat Any Price   in Town All Insurance Plans Accepted    www.MyJayhawkPharmacy.com  // 785.843.0111On the corner of  Kasold  and Clinton Parkway What:  International Games Day When:  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where:  Lawrence Public Library About:  Stop in and play games all day. 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Calendar Thursday, Nov. 13 Friday, Nov. 14 Saturday, Nov. 15Sunday, Nov. 16 University student expelled for 6 tweets  CASSIDY RITTER @CassidyRittert SENATE FROM PAGE 1A “ The rules are in place to make sure that the Univer-sity is safe, but I have to question the people who are enforcing the rules on what they’re thinking.”NAVID YEASINExpelled student thoughts.“It’s been our goal ever since we got into office the first time — and then again especially afer the second time we got into office,” Admussen said. “You know, these rules aren’t perect they need to adapt ev-ery year, and we eel like the improvements we’re making, make elections more air and more transparent.” FIRST BILL: THE COMPLAINT PROCESS  Te first bill presented en-tailed changing the complaint process during the duration o elections. Tose running in the elec-tion can file complaints against the opposing coali-tions i they believe a violation has been committed with-in Student Senate rules and regulations. Complaints are heard by the Elections Com-mission and i a candidate is ound in violation o a rule, sanctions are implemented by the Elections Commission, resulting in possible disquali-fication.Te changes would orce complainants to submit com-plete complaints and the respondent has the right to know the entirety o the com-plaint, 24 hours in advance, so they have the ability to prepare a deense. Admussen said complaints should be complete to avoid overly used and rivolous complaints.“So you can’t just say, ‘Tey  violated this rule, turn it in, they violated this rule, turn it in.’ Tat’s an abuse, that’s riv-olous,” Admussen said. Admussen said he wanted the changes to reflect a air ju-dicial process. Te bill also does not allow or the introduction o new evidence at the Elections Commission hearing by those presenting the complaint. Tey have to turn in all inor-mation and evidence with the complaint. “You can’t come up with a surprise witness, because, again, that’s not adequate time or the respondent to prepare a deense,” Admussen said. Admussen said during last year’s election the respondent would not receive a copy o the complaint beore the hear-ing, just a notice that would include the rule that was al-legedly violated. Te bill would also make it possible or the Elections Commission to dismiss a complaint by a two-thirds  vote i they eel the complaint doesn’t have probable cause that the incidents actually oc-curred. SECOND BILL: ELECTIONS COMMISSION REDEFINED  Te second election reorm bill detailed the roles o mem-bers o the Elections Commis-sion. Cota presented the bill and said he discussed possible changes with last year’s Elec-tion Commission chair, Jake Rapp, and he suggested sever-al ideas. Te proposed changes would create positions within the commission, like an out-reach chair and a secretary. Te Elections Commission includes five members, and they will now all have defined positions. Tis bill also man-dated that the commission take minutes on all hearings, something they didn’t do in the past. Along with creating posi-tions within the ElectionsCommission, the bill alsoremoved one key criteria or those allowed on the board.In previous years, the rulesdid not allow anyone who had ever worked or Senate or hadbeen a senator in the past toserve on the Elections Com-mission. Tey removed this because it is difficult to find those who are qualified and understandthe senate rules and regula-tions that have never been as-sociated with senate. Cota also said they over-turned the rule twice last yearto appoint the chair and an-other member who had beensenators about six years ago. — Edited by Amelia Arvesen   The person with quite possibly the coolest title in the country is speaking tonight at 7 p.m. in The Commons. Emily Graslie, who works at the Chicago Field Museum as their Chief Curiosity Correspondent, is the host of the popular YouTube show, “The Brain Scoop.” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014PAGE 3ATHE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN Daisy Hill halls to open year-round from 2015-16  Irving Hill Road bridge construction delayed Construction on Irving Hill Road Bridge will likely be de-layed until late January or ear-ly February, said Gavin Young, assistant director of strategic communications for the Uni-versity. Construction to improve the railings and sidewalks on the bridge was scheduled to be-gin this month, but a delay in receiving approval from the Kansas Department of Trans-portation has set the project back, Young said. Issues with KDOT arose after a change to support two-way traffic on the bridge for buses. The road will be open to all vehicle traffic; however, the changes were made specifi-cally to maintain bus routes. The University received ap-proval from KDOT on Tuesday, Young said. The next steps for the project include finalizing updates to the construction drawings, followed by request bids from the Universities on-call contractors. The planned construction is still scheduled to take be-tween eight to 12 weeks to complete, Young said. — Riley Mortenson JAMES LAMB @TheJamesLamb  For the 2015-16 academic year and into the future, KU Student Housing is planning to provide greater options for student accommodation over breaks, such as opening up Daisy Hill year-round for students who choose to stay there.“Traditionally, we have had all residence halls and scholarship halls close over breaks, with the exception of McCollum,” said Jennifer Wamelink, the associate director for residence life at KU Student Housing, “Next year, all residence halls and all scholarship halls will remain open over Thanksgiving Break and Spring Break. They will not close. Students will not need to sign up [to stay], they won’t need to pay extra, it will just be included in the contract.”Wamelink also said the Daisy Hill residence halls and Oliver Hall on Naismith Drive will remain open for Winter Break as well, giving students an option to remain on campus over the holiday season.Wamelink said students will be able to stay over Winter Break at an additional charge. She said since scholarship halls, GSP and Corbin close over the break, students in those communities can choose to move into Oliver Hall since it has rooms that aren’t occupied, similar to McCollum. These changes are driven by two factors. The first is the closing of McCollum Hall at the end of the current academic year, where students can currently stay over breaks. The second is the expected increase in international undergraduates, many of whom live in residence halls and may not have elsewhere to go during these breaks.“In particular, there’s a new program called the KU Academic Accelerator Program,” Wamelink said. “It’s a new program for international students, and we’re expecting that our international student undergraduate [population] will dramatically increase over the next two years.”However, in order for these changes to be effective, some residence assistants in the residence halls may need to sacrifice their own breaks so the halls remain staffed.“There would be an opportunity for RAs to preference which breaks they would want to work, but RAs would be working over Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break and Winter Break,” Wamelink said. “Not all of them at one time, but some staff members would be working over [those breaks]. It would probably not be an option to work none of the breaks.”Currently, working breaks is optional for RAs. Justin Heaton, a senior from St. Louis and a current McCollum RA, said he sees the change to making working breaks mandatory as unfair.“Breaks are a time to spend with family and go home and take a break from school,” he said. “I don’t think it’s in our job description to have to work breaks like that. There’s going to be an issue too with divvying it up fairly because some RAs are going to be having to work on the holiday.” — Edited by Lyndsey Havens “ “Breaks are a time to spend with family and go home and take a break from school.” JUSTIN HEATONMcCollum RAThe 10 extra days residence and scholarship halls will be open next semester for free are: Thanksgiving: 4 extra days Spring: 6 extra days. Daisy Hill residence halls and Oliver Hall will be open 33 extra days for a cost. Oliver will be open over winter break for students in scholarship halls. MORE INFORMATION  Earthquake shakes parts of Kansas, Oklahoma CONWAY SPRINGS — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 shook parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, the largest since a series of temblors began rat-tling Kansas a little more than a year ago.The quake’s epicenter was near the town of Conway Springs, about 25 miles south-west of Wichita, according to the U.S. Geological Survey said. It came at 3:40 p.m., less than a day after a magnitude 2.6 earthquake was recorded near the southern Kansas town of Anthony.Kansas Emergency Manage-ment spokeswoman Sharon Watson said the only reported damage was from an uproot-ed tree that cracked a home’s foundation. No damage was reported in Oklahoma, said Keli Cain, a spokeswoman at the state’s Department of Emergency Services. Just 15 miles from the epi-center, farmer Scott Van Al-len was taking a break with a friend while remodeling his garage in Clearwater when the walls and ground began shak-ing. It was earthquake he can recall feeling.“It was a little spooky,” Van Allen said.In Oklahoma, Andrea Hutchi-son was in a state Senate committee room at the Capi-tol discussing property rights issues with lawmakers and others. “I felt the earth move,” Hutchison, of Canton, Oklaho-ma, said.Kansas began experiencing an upsurge in earthquakes starting in fall 2013. So far in 2014, the state has expe-rienced more than 90 earth-quakes, with the smallest reg-istering only on monitors, said Interim Kansas Geological Survey director Rex Buchanan.Studies have shown earth-quakes can be caused when fluid, which is byproduct of various methods of oil and gas production, is injected into disposal wells. But a panel commissioned by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback found there wasn’t enough evidence to link the Kansas quakes to oil and gas exploration. — Associated Press  WANT NEWS UPDATES ALLDAY LONG? 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Praying that u read these weekly specials  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014PAGE 4A This is Thor, and my scooter gets 120 mpg, but damn it sucks riding in this coldIt’s 2014. Why are you thinking about Metro Station?If you are in the QUIET section of the library, KEEP. YOUR. MOUTH. SHUT.Bus driver made me throw away my coffee before getting on the bus. I sit down and the girl next to me has hers (same cup). Wtf!Shoutout to the marching band for having to practice in this weatherSome guy on Jayhawk Boule-vard just asked me if I was a flaming hot cheeto because I was hot hot hot... I think I found my match.S/O to KU for bringing in an F-16 to protect the vending machines! ‘MURICA!!!Everyone can learn something from King Lear. Don’t bundle up yet, it’s going to be 25 degrees colder in a few monthsRound of applause to the feminist teachers teach-ing students about equal rights for women. *shocking concept* The good thing about cold weather is that when I breathe from my nose I feel like a dragon.Fan Fiction should be a start-ing point for young authors, but real books are for the new and unique finished stories from those authors I saw some of the dug-up plants going up a Haworth elevator The definition of feminist is someone who supports equal rights for women. If you don’t support this, keep going to that class. BRRRRR! I dread to think how cold winter is going to be if it’s already this cold...I have made the decision to start my weekend a few days early…#LivingTheSlackerLifeKU Edwards Campus classes are so damn expensive! And I thought KU Lawrence was pricey..Walking around Hy-Vee and seeing all these Thanksgiving dinner deals...Yummy tomy tum Text your FFA submissions to (785) 289–8351 or at kansan.com HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOR CONTACT US Send letters to opinion@kansan.com. Write LETTER TO THE EDITOR  in the email subject line. Length:  300 wordsThe submission should include the author’s name, grade and hometown. Find our full letter to the editor policy online at kansan.com/letters. Emma LeGault , editor-in-chiefelegault@kansan.com Madison Schultz , managing editormschultz@kansan.com Hannah Barling , digital editorhbarling@kansan.com Cecilia Cho , opinion editorccho@kansan.com Cole Anneberg,  art directorcanneberg@kansan.com Christina Carreira , advertising directorccarreira@kansan.com Tom Wittler , print sales managertwittler@kansan.com Scott Weidner, digital media managersweidner@kansan.com Jon Schlitt , sales and marketing adviserjschlitt@kansan.com THE KANSANEDITORIAL BOARD Members of the Kansan Editorial Board are Emma LeGault, Madison Schultz, Cecilia Cho, Hannah Barling and Christina Carreira. @lauwrenorder @KansanOpinion catcalling is a dis-gusting and sad attempt at getting the attention of women, especially. I will never date who catcalls me! @elenacleaves @KansanOpinion Catcalling may have good intentions behind it, but it makes women feel uncomfortable. Better off to just not do it. @VanessaAsmussen @KansanOpinion It’s rude. Some women may act like it’s flattering, but normally there’s always a part of them that feels uncomfortable. @Ben_Samson @KansanOpinion A good-looking section of the UDK like yourself should know, am I right? ;) ;) ;) Should people take catcalling as a compliment? Or is it doing more harm than good? FFA OF THE DAY      “ “ The war on static hair has begun O THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN opinion Follow us on Twitter @KansanOpinion. Tweet us your opinions, and we just might publish them. Catcalling is not a compliment to women  A CNN video segment about catcalling and a video by Hollaback!, an anti-street harassment group, went viral recently. wo different people with polarized points o view, Amanda Seales and Steve Santagati, went head-to-head about whether catcalling is an acceptable orm o speaking to women. Te verdict? It’s not.Te Hollaback! video ollows a woman through the streets o New York as she encounters random men who shout things at her, like “God bless you mami,” “Hey baby” and “How you doing?” Te act that these strangers eel entitled to approach women on the street and objectiy them is extremely insulting. Not only does it show that women are valued solely or their physical appearance, but it also makes or an uncomortable environment. Te atmosphere, especially in big cities, tends to be more oppressive or women.In the CNN segment, Santagati begins a heated argument with Seales. He claims women love to be complimented in this way, while stating men shouldn’t have to stop catcalling. He even says women should learn to stand up or themselves instead o telling catcallers to fix the problem.“… the reality is that a lot o women, when we leave the house, we are not looking or compliments. We are not strolling the streets, waiting like, ‘Is anyone gonna notice these pants today?’” Seales said. Santagati’s argument is problematic, not only because o his deense o catcallers, but because his main evidence is ounded upon victim blaming.On our own campus, we have problems with catcalling that men clearly find to be “harmless” or even unny. For example, my roommate and I were walking to our hall one day when a guy yelled at her, “I your right leg was Christmas and your lef leg was New Year’s, could I visit you between the holidays?” While this encounter was more stupid than uncomortable, I’ve had many other riends walk around campus at night who have men yelling out obscene things about their bodies. Although rare during a typical day, it happens ofen on weekend nights, especially near the bars on 14th Street. No matter how asinine or childish the comment is, catcalling can still create a scary environment or a woman walking alone on the street. So i you see a woman (or anybody) walking down the street, and you think it would be cool or amusing to “holla” at them, don’t. Victoria Calderon is a sophomore from Liberal studying English and political science. By Victoria Calderon @WriterVictoriaC Administrators misunderstand education By Sebastian Schoneich @ThingsSebiThink Earlier this semester I wrote a piece on some o the ways college education is going awry. From grade inflation, extra credit, proessors succumbing to unjustified student demands, etc., this is producing a rightening amount o graduates who know little o what they’re supposed to have learned. Even worse, students are not only OK with that — they desire it. We are shaping the education system in such a way that we do not recognize the value o receiving a college education. With that kind o mentality in place, the ollowing article I want to respond to should not be surprising news.An article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Nov. 6, titled “On B-School est, U.S. Can’t Compete With Asia” reveals that more and more Asians are getting into American MBA programs because o their higher Graduate Management Admission est scores. In the quantitative skills section o the exam, Asians average 45 out o 51 points, while Americans are averaging a mere 33. I trends hold, there may soon be more Asians than Americans in American M.B.A. programs.Why? Because Asians are better prepared than Americans or graduate school, especially with respect to their quantitative reasoning skills. Tis doesn’t mean Americans are doing things wrong — it could very well be that Asians ocus too much on quantitative skills, while leaving other important aspects o education out. But this is not what I care to talk about. Te ollowing sentence in the article inuriates me:“In response [to the decreasing academic quality o American students], admissions officers at U.S. schools are seeking new ways o measurement, to make U.S. students look better.”Are they serious? Addressing this issue by seeking “new ways o measurement” can also be read as “admissions officers at U.S. schools are seeking to avoid the problem.” What this reveals is a complete misunderstanding o education on behal o education administrators. Tose in charge o shaping education policies ail to recognize that the only way to address the decreasing competency o American college graduates is to critically examine the American education system itsel — not the tools used to measure its efficacy. It should be insulting to us — in act, it is insulting — that instead o seeking to improve the education system, those in charge choose to hide its insufficiencies behind alse notions o quality. Education reorm, thus, needs to be addressed rom two ronts: On one side, both students and proessors need to step up their game. On the other, administrators and politicians (those in charge) need to remove obstacles in the education system preventing students and teachers rom maximizing their efforts. It is clear to me that both sides need to spend some time thinking about the concept o education itsel. As a result, the education system will produce better students and we won’t even have to pretend that they know what they’re doing. Sebastian Schoneich is a senior from Lawrence studying biochemistry and philosophy  TRIBUNE CARTOON:
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