Letters to the Editor

Negative focus

June 30, 2010


To the editor:

I’m getting bored with Dolph Simons’ weekly KU bash column.

By my count, 31 of his last 52 articles were devoted to carping on KU administration. He says that he wants the university to focus on academics, but his weekly column shows that he can’t even get over his own strange obsession with athletics.

If Dolph truly cares about academics, he should write timely articles focused on the current chancellor’s outstanding advances in that arena.

He should write about the chancellor’s success in raising funds for the cancer center. He should write about her fast-approaching proposal to increase admission standards. And he should write about her renewed focus on retention. There are so many options!

Dolph has spent the past year venting about athletics and former administrators. It’s time to move on. There’s plenty of good going on at KU; maybe Dolph could start there.


Hydra 7 years, 10 months ago

The quickest way to destroy a home is to have a backed up Loo. No matter how you paint it it's still going to stink and drop the value!

jhawks360 7 years, 10 months ago

I think this is a wonderful editorial. I, too, am sick and tired of Dolph's Saturday column and am weirded out by his obsession with basing KU athletics and administration.

It would be really nice if he would write about something meaningful, important and timely in his column, instead of the same ole tired rhetoric about athletics.

Phillbert 7 years, 9 months ago

Imagine that - a writer who: cites actual facts based on research; uses those facts to make cogent points; and does it all in less than 2,000 words. Nicely done - and all too rare for this paper, especially on Saturdays.

Richard Heckler 7 years, 9 months ago

Local builders and developers have compromised KU athletics kinda like they have the local economy that which went from economic growth to a high tax dollar bedroom community and flooded retail markets.

Now we have economic displacement because these people were not smart enough to learn there are only so many tax dollars and retail dollars in Lawrence,Kansas.

Can the FBI and IRS stop the KU corruption?

jhawks360 7 years, 9 months ago

In fairness to Arnie, it's not too hard.

Click on Dolph's name above any article and it will link you with all of his previous columns. It's pretty astounding/awkward...

jhawks360 7 years, 9 months ago

Depends.... Did the Chancellor or Lew Perkins come up with the idea??

If so, Dolph will think it's the worst idea ever.

If not, Dolph would probably support it.

Haiku_Cuckoo 7 years, 9 months ago

Great letter, Arnie. I feel the same way.

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