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In a cost savings move, Kansas University has stopped the tradition of sounding a steam whistle to announce the end of classes. Will you miss the whistle?

Response Percent Votes
82% 631
17% 134
Total 765


mikeisthename 9 years, 9 months ago

I am a KU alumnus and lived in Lawrence after college. No matter where I was living, I could hear that whistle. Sometimes I could set my watch by the whistle depending on the day (usually went off at 20 after the hour). It's a tradition. Without the whistle the campus loses a part of what makes KU a great place to go to school. I hope it does come back.

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 9 years, 9 months ago

What this blows the whistle on is Hemenway's gross incompetence running KU.

julienstockwell 9 years, 9 months ago

I think that $3000 a year really isn't too much of an expense especially when the athletic department is blowing through money as it is. Bring her back, KU.

stratpro 9 years, 9 months ago

The whistle must be reinstated. chan_hawk89 is right. The campanille will be next, for sure. Maybe the Endowment can pay for the whistle.

chuggy23 9 years, 9 months ago

it is only $3000. they can recycle cans to collect the money. the whistle has been a tradition since the 1890`s.

thebigspoon 9 years, 9 months ago

ThisreallydoesBlow!Bring back the whistle!

chan_hawk89 9 years, 9 months ago

What's next?The Bells of the Campanille?For shame!

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 9 months ago

How exactly does one perform a cost-benefit analysis of a tradition?

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