To the editor:
Shame on you, Journal-World! The firing and hiring (in that order) of coaches for Kansas University’s mediocre football program is a more important story than the economy (No. 2) or KU’s historic hire of a new chancellor (No. 3)? The economy impacts most folks in Lawrence and Kansas. Dr. Gray-Little will guide the university’s primary mission, which is NOT athletic dominance.
Note that the face-saving buyout of former Coach Mangino cost the equivalent of 30 years of salary for full professors with 15 to 30 years of experience. Yes, I know that money comes from a different pot, but alumni contributions are an important part of KU’s academic endeavors, too. Such a profligate waste of resources is a sin and a shame by any accounting.