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University of Kansas

How many KU students does it take to change a light bulb?

Just one, and if you shine it from the top of the Fraser Building you can see it from the other side of Kansas.

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So you think you know all about Kansas. Tornados, endless fields of wheat, schools that don’t teach evolution and innocent little girls with plaits, right? Think again. While it may be true that the Dorothy State is a big, hot, empty rectangle of flatness, Kansas University is about as similar to its surroundings as a cowardly lion is to a talking scarecrow.

For a start, it’s on a hill. In fact, it occupies the second highest point in the whole state, the highest being part of a large mound that is mostly in Colorado. Then there are the liberal, activist politics, the teacher who got fired for his class on intelligent design, the famous scientific breakthroughs, and of course, the town of Lawrence, which rivals Berkeley as the weirdest student community in the country. You can hardly tell you’re in the centre-most American state.

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