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Saturday Column: Faculty are loyal but concerned about KU’s future
April 19, 2014
As the 2013-14 school year at Kansas University nears an end, what’s the mood across the campus? Are faculty members excited and enthused about the future — their futures as well as the university’s — or are they worried and concerned?

Tom Keegan

Column: Downtown Shot Put should be quite a show
April 14, 2014
The Downtown Shot Put, an event that has greatly overshadowed the rest of the Kansas Relays the past few springs, will do so more than ever again Friday evening. By Tom Keegan

Your Turn

Your turn: Board of Regents can learn from social media work group
April 15, 2014
In the months since the Kansas Board of Regents passed their widely derided social media policy, many have wondered why they would create a policy so at odds with higher education. One answer is that the regents are political appointees, all but one of whom lack professional expertise in higher education. (Four of the nine are lawyers.)

George Gurley

Opinion: Exulting in Mardi Gras excess
April 6, 2014
Some irresistible need must make members of our species attempt to escape from the prison of their skins. I was standing at the corner of Frenchman and Royal streets in New Orleans, and towards me flowed a stream of human beings magically transformed: A penguin, baboon, zebra, sea horse, alligator, gorilla, bear — the entire animal kingdom usurped by intoxicated women and men.

Garden Calendar

Garden Variety: Put your ash in the garden
November 21, 2013
Traditionally, the recommendation is NOT to put wood ashes in the garden. But the thinking behind that prohibition is changing.