Archive for Thursday, May 17, 2001

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The best job
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May 17, 2001
Briefly____________________
May 17, 2001
Graduate assistants call off negotiations for summer Contract negotiations between Kansas University and its graduate teaching assistants will halt for the summer. Negotiators for the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition asked for talks to end now and resume in August because some graduate assistants will be away from Lawrence for the summer. Graduate assistants, in the file photo above, protested their pay during demonstrations this past semester. “We represent over 900 people and it’s not a decision that four or five of us make in terms of what positions we’ll take or what compromises we’ll make,” said Robert Vodicka, GTAC negotiations committee chairman. Vodicka said GTAC members also canceled a meeting with university officials Tuesday because they were busy grading papers at the end of the semester. The university issued a news release Wednesday saying it had “reluctantly” agreed to the graduate assistants’ request to temporarily halt negotiations. __________________________ Kansas University: Regents evaluate chancellor Topeka Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s job performance was evaluated Wednesday by the Kansas Board of Regents. After the one-hour, closed-door session, Regents Chairman Clay Blair said the discussion with Hemenway was “very constructive and positive.” The regents are evaluating all the chief executives of the state’s public universities. In June, the regents will announce pay raises, if any, for the executives. Blair said the regents and Hemenway had a “good discussion.” “The discussion was focused on past results and his future vision,” Blair said. Asked if there were areas of Hemenway’s administration that the regents wanted to change, Blair said, “All the presidents in the state have areas where they can improve.” He declined to elaborate further on the closed-door session. __________________________ Safety: Bicycle helmets available for free Children’s bicycle helmets will be given away Saturday morning at a southwest Lawrence grocery store. The helmets will be available from 10 a.m. to noon at Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St. Experts will be on hand to inspect old helmets, provide safety inspections and license bicycles. The giveaway is sponsored by Laird Noller Automotive, Stephens Real Estate, State Farm Insurance, Cycle Works, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, IAFF Local 1596 and Douglas County Safe Kids Coalition. Children must be present to receive the helmets. __________________________ KU economics department honors students The Kansas University economics department honored outstanding students with awards and scholarships totaling $29,600 at an awards banquet last month. Students, their hometowns, years and majors, and their awards are: Trace Stevenson, El Dorado senior in business administration and economics, John Ise Award. Rebekah Gaston, Osawatomie senior in business administration and economics, Arthur J. Boynton Award. Leslie Hendrix, Coffeyville senior in economics, Arthur J. Boynton Award. Erik Reedy, Topeka senior in mathematics, American studies and economics, Arthur J. Boynton Award. Marlon Goodwin, Tulsa, Okla., senior in business administration and economics, Domenico Gagliardo Award. Funds for the awards and scholarships are administered through the Kansas University Endowment Association.
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