- Editorial: KU outreach
- A KU program that seeks to pair retiring business owners with potential buyers for their businesses is a nice example of the university providing a direct benefit to the residents of K
- April 24, 2014
- K-State Research and Extension pretty much sets the standard for university outreach in Kansas. Just about everyone in the state is aware of the agency’s work in agriculture, horticulture, community development and youth activities.
April 23, 2014
- Opinion: Law erodes teachers’ rights
- Of all of the legislation passed by the current Legislature, House Bill 2506, signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday, may well be the most controversial. That bill, the main purpose of which was supposed to be supplemental funding for K-12 schools in Kansas to comply with an order of the Kansas Supreme Court, also makes additional non-financial changes in Kansas education law.
April 19, 2014
- Saturday Column: Faculty are loyal but concerned about KU’s future
- 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?
April 15, 2014
- Your turn: Board of Regents can learn from social media work group
- 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.)
April 12, 2014
- Your turn: Former editor earned community’s respect
- It doesn’t seem that long ago when we Lawrence Junior High kids were jamming into the Congregational Church “recreation area” for those church-sponsored Friday night dances. You “old-timers” remember when Pastor Dale Turner in the 1950s opened his heart and church to us Lawrence “Happy Days,” barely teenage, boys and girls. Times change, people grow, and our wonderful Lawrence community continues to thrive. Many people through the years have contributed immensely to local progress. Today I remember a fellow Jayhawk, Bill Mayer.
April 24, 2014
- Opinion: Progress, but no deal, in Iran
- As the Iran nuclear talks reach roughly the halfway point in the six-month timetable for negotiating a comprehensive agreement, both sides report slow, steady progress in closing gaps — but no deal yet.
April 23, 2014
- Opinion: When all we have is each other
- It was an angry book. Much of the response was angry, too. Some towns banned it, some towns burned it. Every town talked about it.
April 22, 2014
- Opinion: Iran appointee stirs sour memories
- Hamid Aboutalebi looked like the ideal candidate to become Tehran’s ambassador to the United Nations. He speaks fluent English and French, has served as ambassador to Italy, Australia, Belgium, and the European Union, and — in an ecumenical twist — got his Ph.D. from a Catholic university.
April 21, 2014
April 24, 2014
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