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In honor of the chancellor’s inauguration, the provost’s office is asking the Kansas University community to perform 100,000 hours of community service. Will you volunteer?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
82% 368
Yes
 
17% 80
Total 448

Comments

beawolf 4 years, 11 months ago

Assuming the no's are members of the KU community, why would you not volunteer a couple of hours?

BorderRuffian 4 years, 11 months ago

Why should I? That's not a petulent question, it is a real question. Why should I volunteer to meet some imaginary or arbitrary goal JUST to give honor to someone I do not know nor care to? I already donate a considerable amount of my hours volunteering in various capacities - why should I do it "in honor" of this chancellor?

beawolf 4 years, 11 months ago

"someone I do not know nor care to? ".... So, I take it you are NOT a member of the KU community.

kusp8 4 years, 11 months ago

Me too...I think it's because if I'm going to volunteer it's not going to be in honor of some old woman who I never see and doesn't have a direct impact upon my life.

Graczyk 4 years, 11 months ago

I'll make you a deal. Start addressing some of the challenges facing KU (there are many, pick your fave) and when those situations show improvement, then I'll do some community service in your honor.

Vinny1 4 years, 11 months ago

The chancellor started a year ago.

Rather than waste the money they are on a huge inauguration why not donate that? Yes, I am a student at KU and no, I will not be doing any community service "in honor" of the chancellor.

Tom Wilson 4 years, 11 months ago

What insanity! Sounds like something his holiness, Barack Obama, would demand from his subjects! Up to this point, I kind of liked her. It appears we have invited an unintended guest across our threshhold.

jonas_opines 4 years, 11 months ago

"What insanity! Sounds like something his holiness, Barack Obama, would demand from his subjects!"

What?

KU_cynic 4 years, 11 months ago

I have commented before on the folly and expense of an inauguration ceremony for a chancellor who's been on the job for nearly eight months.

In fact today I am scrambling to meet a number of professional and personal obligations -- as usual -- and the thought of "logging some volunteer hours" right now -- and the idea that KU personnel other than me apparently have the time to do so -- steams my clams.

What really steams me is that dozens or perhaps hundreds of paid person hours have been spent on this event (not the volunteer work, mind you). That's just the kind of nonsense that blows KU's credibility with a legislature facing budget problems.

whats_going_on 4 years, 11 months ago

I don't understand what this is about...hasn't she been around for awhile now? And what does community service have to do with it?

Flap Doodle 4 years, 11 months ago

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sourpuss 4 years, 11 months ago

How about realizing that the position of chancellor is just a job, just like every other job at a university. It isn't special, it doesn't require hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary, or a special party, or a special house or airplane or anything else. It's just a job and with all the junior assistant under vice provosts at the university, I don't see what is left for the chancellor to do anyway. But go ahead, throw your little parties for your overpaid king/queen and keep calling yourself the Harvard on the Kaw if you must. Oh, and don't forget that tuition increase and job cuts next year too.

beawolf 4 years, 11 months ago

I have a feeling you were either fired from KU or have been turned down on a number of job applications. This post is so moronic that no rebuttal is necessary.

Phillbert 4 years, 11 months ago

KU_cynic: "In fact today I am scrambling to meet a number of professional and personal obligations -- as usual -- and the thought of "logging some volunteer hours" right now -- and the idea that KU personnel other than me apparently have the time to do so -- steams my clams."


Then perhaps you'd want to spend more time doing all this work you claim to have instead of spending your work days complaining about things online...

KU_cynic 4 years, 11 months ago

Sheesh! Look at the posting time stamp (11:58) on my earlier comment, Phillbert. In an otherwise superbusy day I take 15 minutes to cram down a sandwiche at my desk, check the news, and post a snarky comment -- and I'm flamed for wasting time. Give me a break!

local_support 4 years, 11 months ago

Whatever it takes to get folks to volunteer.

And how in the hell does this relate to Obama in ANY way?

Stephen Roberts 4 years, 11 months ago

How much community service hours is she going to perform??? How about athletes at KU??

equalaccessprivacy 4 years, 11 months ago

Too many people in Lawrence are completely convinced, despite apparently having almost zero aptitude for self-examination, that they are "helpful," "kind," "generous" people. If they don't say so themselves too. They will quickly share this opinion upon any chance encounter as their best excuse for offensively gettting up in strangers' business and interfering with people's ability to feel safe on the streets. Such behavior is incredibly patronizing and often involves regarding and treating people according to offensive stereotypes and projecting false limitations on them.

To me nobody is less likeable or welcome in my world than these numerous self-satisfied people who aggressively impose themselves on complete strangers and demand that others march to someone else's drum all in the name of an extremely selfish form of being helpful. It obvious such people need to be needed and are desperate to be thanked. It takes brains and creativity and insight to contribute to the world, but too many Kansans have been brought up to believe they will go to heaven for fulfilling a mindlessly pack horse function in others' lives. For incompetents the best way to help is perhaps to leave your more mindful betters alone.

equalaccessprivacy 4 years, 11 months ago

Too many people in Lawrence are completely convinced, despite apparently having almost zero aptitude for self-examination, that they are "helpful," "kind," "generous" people. If they don't say so themselves too. They will quickly share this opinion upon any chance encounter as their best excuse for offensively gettting up in strangers' business and interfering with people's ability to feel safe on the streets. Such behavior is incredibly patronizing and often involves regarding and treating people according to offensive stereotypes and projecting false limitations on them.

To me nobody is less likeable or welcome in my world than these numerous self-satisfied people who aggressively impose themselves on complete strangers and demand that others march to someone else's drum all in the name of an extremely selfish form of being helpful. It obvious such people need to be needed and are desperate to be thanked. It takes brains and creativity and insight to contribute to the world, but too many Kansans have been brought up to believe they will go to heaven for fulfilling a mindlessly pack horse function in others' lives. For incompetents the best way to help is perhaps to leave your more mindful betters alone.

JaneQ 4 years, 11 months ago

Never am I more appauled at the Lawrence Community then when I'm reading comments on the LJWorld. What could it POSSIBLY hurt to do a couple of hours for the area so that KU looks less like a partying sports school and more like productive community members trying to head in the right direction? I know, I know, when you're not whining online you're doing thousands of hours of community service. Good for you. So donate a couple to help our image.

I'm actually going to be honest. I do jack s*** for the community. I'm going to take this opportunity to do something, no matter how mundane, to set an example for my daughter. Maybe it'll get the ball rolling for our family to work harder around here and think less about ourselves.

Everything's about politics. We hire chancellors to be politicians. She's doing EXACTLY what she's suppose to do. Yield to the expert.

Jane

Flap Doodle 4 years, 11 months ago

I got a post pinked for quoting somebody & the original post is still up? What's up with that?

equalaccessprivacy 4 years, 11 months ago

Too many people in Lawrence are completely convinced, despite apparently having almost zero aptitude for self-examination, that they are "helpful," "kind," "generous" people. If they don't say so themselves too. They will quickly share this opinion upon any chance encounter as their best excuse for offensively gettting up in strangers' business and interfering with other people's ability to feel safe on the streets. Such behavior is incredibly patronizing and often involves regarding and treating people according to offensive stereotypes and projecting false limitations on them.Such politically uncorrect protocol and disrespect for equal rights hardly belongs in a college town

To me nobody is less likeable or welcome in my world than these numerous self-satisfied people who aggressively impose themselves on complete strangers and demand that others march to someone else's drum all in the name of an extremely selfish form of being helpful. It obvious such people need to be needed and are desperate to be thanked. It takes brains and creativity and insight to contribute to the world, but too many Kansans have been brought up to believe they will go to heaven for fulfilling a mindlessly pack horse function in others' lives. For incompetents the best way to help is perhaps to leave your more mindful betters alone.

How many of you will volunteer to be more modest and gentle and tentative in the way you approach others instead of just pesumptiously assuming you have the rightaway and a 24/7 welcome mat to invade the personal boundaries of complete strangers? If you must indulge yourself in benevolent feelings toward others please either use much better judgment or do find an agency or organization looking for someone with your skills. Don't just ambush and jump and mess with strangers whose day you might not be exactly making---quite the contrary.

beawolf 4 years, 11 months ago

We aren't talking about your front yard OneEye, just the city.

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