Dolph C. Simons, Jr.
Dolph Simons, Jr., is chairman of the World Company.
- Saturday Column: KU and city need to hire the best and brightest
- August 29, 2015
- Kansas University officials currently are looking for a new dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Lawrence City Commission is seeking candidates to become Lawrence’s new city manager and working to fill a vacancy on the commission.
- Saturday Column: Resigning KU Alumni Association president will be tough to replace
- July 25, 2015
- Earlier this week, Kansas University Alumni Association officials announced Kevin Corbett is stepping down as president of the nationally recognized association. On July 31, he will end an 11-year term as president.
- Saturday Column: Key leaders promote excellence at KU Hospital
- June 27, 2015
- “I doubt if there is any other hospital in the country which can match the turnaround the Kansas University Hospital has achieved in the past 15 to 20 years. It’s amazing, and its regional and national reputation gets better year after year.” This was the opinion of a senior KU Hospital doctor following last week’s KU Hospital Hall of Fame dinner and awards celebration.
- Saturday Column: Don’t let 9th Street project divide the community
- June 20, 2015
- It’s time for a genuine, honest conversation about the Ninth Street arts corridor project. Name-calling, questionable interpretations of past comments or statements, egos, some of those involved being two thin-skinned, questionable motivations, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, threats and other actions relative to what now is known as the East Ninth Project have created a dangerous situation that could have lasting and damaging consequences for Lawrence. Now is the time for honesty, trust and transparency.
- Saturday Column: Legislative session an embarrassment for Kansas
- June 13, 2015
- The long, embarrassing 2015 Kansas legislative session has come to an end. Early Friday morning, members of the Kansas House agreed to a tax plan that broke the deadlock between the House and Senate, and now, the measures will be sent to the governor for his signature.
- Saturday column: Cast of characters gathers for ‘16 presidential race
- June 6, 2015
- Day by day, the stage and cast are being assembled for an 18-month drama or comedy to select the person who will serve four years in the world’s most powerful elected position. So far, about 20 individuals — mostly Republicans, along with three or four Democrats — have indicated they think they are well qualified to serve as president of the United States.
- Saturday Column: Release of KU emails is academic freedom issue
- May 30, 2015
- Historically, colleges and universities have been described as open marketplaces of ideas. Unfortunately, the availability and variety of ideas at universities often depend on the manager of these marketplaces.
- Saturday Column: Bioscience agency should return to original mission
- May 23, 2015
- On April 19, 2004, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed the Kansas Economic Growth Act, which created the Kansas Bioscience Authority. At that time, the Kansas Legislature declared, “The mission of the Kansas Bioscience Authority is to make Kansas the most desirable state in which to conduct, facilitate, support, fund and perform bioscience research, development and commercialization, to make Kansas a national leader in bioscience, to create jobs, foster economic growth, advance scientific knowledge and improve the quality of life for the citizens of the state of Kansas.”
- Saturday Column: Faculty also deserve commencement recognition
- May 16, 2015
- The big story this weekend is Kansas University commencement with its various activities and approximately 4,500 students walking down Campanile Hill into Memorial Stadium on Sunday to receive their degrees. This is the university’s 143rd commencement ceremony with graduates from throughout Kansas, 46 states and 43 countries at the center of the event.