Dolph C. Simons, Jr.
Dolph Simons, Jr., is chairman of the World Company.
- Saturday Column: Awards raise concerns over local high school equity
- September 19, 2015
- Last week, the Journal-World carried a story about the National Merit scholarship program with photos of 10 Free State High School students, two Lawrence High School students and one Bishop Seabury Academy student who have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious award. Why the disparity in the number of Merit semifinalists between Free State and LHS?
- Saturday Column: Key hires could help KU reverse rankings slide
- September 12, 2015
- Within the past several days, Kansas University has been tagged with two national rankings: The university’s men’s basketball team has been ranked sixth best in the country, and the university as a whole has been ranked 115th best in the country.
- Saturday Column: Could European migrant issues spread to the United States?
- September 4, 2015
- A growing number of headlines tell about “Europe’s Migrant Crisis,” “Crisis at Europe’s Doorstep,” “Hungary Struggles to Handle Migrant Surge” and “Amid Europe’s Migrant Tide, A Small Horror in Turkey,” the last story accompanied by the shocking photo of the body of a 3-year-old boy who drowned in the Aegean Sea as he and his family tried to flee from Syria. The migrants number in the hundreds of thousands, and they come from numerous countries. Current estimates claim more than 2,500 migrants from Libya have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as they tried to reach Italy.
- 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.