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Do you support Kansas University’s new policy preventing outside businesses from using sidewalk chalk as a way to get free advertising on campus?

Response Percent Votes
62% 541
37% 323
Total 864


Paul R Getto 7 years, 7 months ago

Yawn. I believe it washes off when it rains.

eotw33 7 years, 7 months ago

I believe the problem is business' advertising drinking and some chose to use spray on chalk which requires a power washer to remove which cost the university money

BorderRuffian 7 years, 7 months ago

And what about Hooters girls? Should they make them remove the shirts that have "Hooters" written on them?

whats_going_on 7 years, 7 months ago


I don't care.

If I did care, I would say, KU...get your head out of your a**, is it really that big of a deal. Chalk washes off. When I was at KU, I enjoyed seeing those as I walked along, even if just for entertainment/something to read walking to class.

pumpkinpatch 7 years, 7 months ago

I just caught wind that they will soon be having a policy on how much toilet paper a person can will on campus for each rest room visit.

KU_cynic 7 years, 7 months ago

I've seen signs posted in bathrooms advising people to flush and wash their hands.

I also saw a sign near a KU elevator yesterday that said "Please don't vandalize this sign."

Apparently what can be assumed as common sense and courtesy isn't much these days.

jamieg99 7 years, 7 months ago

As a student, I like seeing the campus organizations advertise on sidewalk chalk days. And yes, it brightens up the place and gives me something to read. But I will say, students at KU can hardly get from one place to another without some company handing us a flier or pamphlet or following us with a pitch on why we should rent at their apartment building or subscribe to their magazine for only $9.99. So anything to lighten up on bombardment would be a welcome break. I'm happy their limiting it in any way, but I'd rather there was just a NO SOLICITATIONS rule-- sure, set up a table, and if we're interested in your credit card or whatever, we'll come talk to you. Companies know it's like shooting fish in a barrel as we're rushing to and from classes or trying to study outside.

das 7 years, 7 months ago

Pretty easily actually.....the culprit is advertising itself and could be charged with defacement of public property (graffiti).....the medium is irrelevant. See how graffiti is defined here -

das 7 years, 7 months ago

oops.......I did not mean "public" property....but it still pertains.

denak 7 years, 7 months ago

I don't see the problem as long as what is written is not profane, promotes illegal activities or violates any inclusion policy the University might have.

I do think the business that advertises on the sidewalk should be responsible for cleaning it up. If a business advertises for an event on Friday, then the business should wash it off on Saturday or before school starts on Monday. If it is still there on Monday or if the University has to spend money cleaning it off, then the business should be billed.

If they want free advertising on KU property, then they should be respectful of KU property.


9070811 7 years, 6 months ago

The problem was bars advertising drink specials.

9070811 7 years, 6 months ago

The problem was bars advertising drink specials.

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