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November 28, 2015

Saturday Column: Thanksgiving memories may be inspiration for future
Thanksgiving is indeed a special holiday that seems to carry more importance and meaning year by year.

November 21, 2015

Saturday Column: KU should set example in addressing diversity issues
Years from now, maybe sooner, the current environment on American university campuses may be identified or referred to as the “period of demands” or “the ugly years.” On campus after campus, charges of racism, demands for “inclusion and belonging” training, demands for individuals to resign immediately or face impeachment, charges of discrimination and unfair treatment, votes of “no-confidence” in university administrators and elected student leaders, threats by university athletes to refuse to participate in team activities, sit-ins and takeovers of chancellor’s offices and other tactics are being used to try to bring about major changes in traditional values and policies at U.S. universities.

November 18, 2015

Opinion: Nurturing the KU family
I have been reading about the various protests going on at universities around the country with a mixture of pleasure and sadness. The pleasure comes from the fact that our students are exhibiting passion for a cause, worrying about something apart from how much they will be able to earn when they graduate. My sadness comes from the realization that so many of our students, particularly students of color, feel that they are not fully a part of the university communities in which they live and study.

November 14, 2015

Saturday Column: Kansas University needs strong, visionary leadership
No one can question but that this is a critical time for Kansas University. It’s a period of transition, and how the transitions are handled will determine, to a large degree, the course of the university over the next 15 to 20 years.
Letters to the Editor

December 1, 2015

Letter: KU staff issues


I am very disappointed with the Kansas University chancellor’s interview. It seems to clearly indicate the chancellor is not in ...

Letter: Pet emergencies


I wanted to give all pet owners some information I learned last week. My precious cat, Zoey, began to have ...

Letter: Gradual approach


Let’s hope we make planetary well-being the measure of global human activity at the Paris Climate Accord. The nations of ...

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