Archive for Saturday, December 18, 2010

Food, housing rates at KU increase

December 18, 2010


— It will cost more to eat and sleep at Kansas University.

The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved a 1.4 percent increase in housing and food service rates at KU.

For a typical double-occupancy room, the rate at KU will go from $6,982 per year to $7,080 per year, an increase of $98.

The 1.4 percent increase was the lowest recommended by the six regents universities.

The increase was needed because of higher costs, facility maintenance and enhancements, officials said.


geekin_topekan 7 years, 2 months ago

Speaking of KU; Does anyone know if Kris Kobach was behind another failed lawsuit to halt the Dream Act in Nebraska?

Aren't you glad that Kansans pay him to fail in other states if that is the case?

Brian Laird 7 years, 2 months ago

Exactly, why is this relevant? 1.4% is a pretty low rate of inflation whoever is in charge.

Carol Bowen 7 years, 2 months ago

No substance to your comments. You fling out a biased comment about inflation and continue in spite of facts. All attitude. No thought.

musicstudent 7 years, 2 months ago

Why would anyone live on campus now? You could get a two bed apartment and be frugal with your food shopping and pay less than that!

parrothead8 7 years, 2 months ago

Sure, if you don't want to bother with things like electricity, water, heat, or internet. Or buying gas to commute to school.

kernal 7 years, 2 months ago

Wellll, if nothing else, a liberal arts degree may teach them to think, rather than take everything at face value as many of us posters seem to.

parrothead8 7 years, 2 months ago

What makes you "think" that?

If people are only concerned with jobs that pay, as you claim is so important, then we'll never have anyone willing to strike out on their own. They'll all be satisfied with taking the first job opening that "pays," and they'll be primarily concerned with fulfilling the requirements set out for them by their superiors, and nobody will actually strike out on their own.

Most self-made people that you seem to indicate such admiration for didn't get into their industries for the money...they did it because they loved what they did and saw something that needed to change or could make lives better. The money came later.

youarewhatyoueat 7 years, 2 months ago

college is probably the easiest way to go about it, but there are alternatives if one is willing and doesn't want to spend or doesn't have the money/credit to go.

JayhawksandHerd 7 years, 2 months ago

Thinking is overrated. Working for mediocre pay and benefits in order to make someone else rich is where it's at.

JayhawksandHerd 7 years, 2 months ago

I agree, and I never implied differently. It's the notion that so many seem to have share financial success is the only kind of success that I don't understand.

yourworstnightmare 7 years, 2 months ago

Such jealous hostility aimed at KU. One gets the impression that maybe those so angrily critical of KU were not smart enough or hard-working enough to cut it at the university.

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