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Archive for Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Heard on the Hill: Student fees to be discussed soon; rec center looking for a name for its climbing wall; business ethicist to speak on Thursday

March 7, 2012

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• The University Daily Kansan is reporting that discussion on student fees is coming up soon.

No major hikes are expected, the newspaper reports, but the fees have been creeping slowly upwards for some time.

In fact, the Kansan reports that fees have gone up 13 percent since the 2007-08 school year, when they were $377.75 per semester, to today’s $428.95.

Fees fund all kinds of stuff, including paying for the David Ambler Student Recreation Center to the newspapers students on campus can pick up for free each day.

The largest fee, $108.80 per semester, primarily funds Student Health Services. The tiniest fee, at $2.50 per semester, goes to KJHK, the student radio station.

Here’s a complete breakdown.

• And speaking of the David Ambler Student Recreation Center, here’s a new one on me.

They’re looking for a name for that rock climbing wall they’ve got inside the fitness center.

Personally, I’ve never seen a rock wall with a name, and I wouldn’t even begin to know what to call it (Big Rock Candy Mountain? Far Above the Golden Rock Chalk I’m a Jay, Jay, Jayhawk Wall? Mortimer P. Wall?).

But if you’re a KU student and you’ve got better ideas than me, you can whip up a video and submit it to the rec center folks and see if you can get your name on the wall.

More details here on the rec center's Facebook page.

• A philosophy professor and business ethics expert is scheduled to speak at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union on Thursday.

Patricia Werhane will present "Globalization and Its Challenges for Business Ethics in the 21st Century" as the 2012 Sutton Ethics Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday.

She is the chair of business ethics and managing director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University.

Her talk will include a discussion of “creative capitalism,” which encourages global businesses to balance corporate profits with the needs of poor countries where they operate, and will present models of “profitable partnerships” that benefit both companies and communities.

• I don’t know if we’re going to get to call the wall Mortimer, but you can call my email inbox anything you like as long as you keep submitting your tips for Heard on the Hill to ahyland@ljworld.com.

Comments

akhmatova 2 years, 9 months ago

"No major hikes are expected, the newspaper reports, but the fees have been creeping slowly upwards for some time.

In fact, the Kansan reports that fees have gone up 13 percent since the 2007-08 school year, when they were $377.75 per semester, to today’s $428.95."

This is misleading, as they haven't gone up since the 2007-08 year. They've been at 428.95 steadily since then.

Jean Robart 2 years, 9 months ago

Does EVERYTHING have to be named? Can't it just be the climbing wall at the student rec center?

cneiss 2 years, 9 months ago

Those who are seeking to name the rock wall at the Rec might have been inspired by Mizzou. The rock wall at their rec center is named "Scroggs Peak" after their vice-chancellor for student affairs, Dr. Cathy Scroggs.

gsxr600 2 years, 9 months ago

You also had to pay for a bus pass in 07-08 before that was implemented into student fees. That might be something worth mentioning. The student fees are more or less justified I think, but I'd rather save $220 a year on my Watkins health fee considering I don't have any need for them.

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