Mark Vierthaler left the company in September 2008.
- KU must keep grip on faculty despite state budget squeeze
- September 8, 2008
- Kansas University has more than possible layoffs to worry about. It needs to keep an eye on its current employees as well. University officials worry that unpredictable annual budgets may make it harder to keep their best professors from being snatched up by other universities. “When you’re subject to attempts of staff poaching, it’s a sign your faculty are doing something right,” Provost Richard Lariviere said.
- Election coverage to be topic of forum at Editors Day event
- September 5, 2008
- The speakers for Kansas Editors Day at Kansas University won’t be lecturing. For the first time, they’ll be debating. Three panelists will face off on the media’s role in presidential campaigns at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
- Chancellor announces ‘record enrollment’ at KU this semester
- 04:37 p.m., September 4, 2008 Updated 10:54 a.m.
- Though official enrollment figures are still days away, Kansas University leaders are beaming over the way the university handled record enrollment.
- Anti-abortion groups parade graphic images in ‘free speech zone’ at KU
- September 3, 2008
- Tammy Cook wants students to know what effect abortion has on society.And Cook, director of field operations for the Wichita-based anti-abortion group Justice for All, has visual aids.
- KU increases federal research funding
- 12:03 p.m., September 2, 2008 Updated 08:07 p.m.
- Kansas University was able to increase its federal research funding in 2007 despite the decreasing availability of funds.
- Students navigate expensive, changing landscape of textbooks
- September 1, 2008
- One week into classes at Kansas University, Nick McCoy has spent around $800 on books. “You need money to do stuff. You need money to go out,” the Overland Park junior said. “But you’ve got to pay for textbooks first. You can’t just show up without the textbooks.” McCoy isn’t alone. Many students still feel the pressure of expensive textbooks.
- University prepared to tighten belt for lean times
- August 31, 2008
- Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway is preparing for the worst. While a possible two-year, 7 percent budget crunch for state universities isn’t set in stone, Hemenway said he wants to gird the university for some rocky times. On July 14, Kansas budget director Duane Goossen asked state colleges and universities to prepare a list of possible cuts.
- KU enlists company to check new hires
- August 31, 2008
- All new Kansas University hires must undergo criminal background checks starting in September. Earlier this year, the Kansas Board of Regents told its universities that criminal history checks would be required before a job could be offered. Under the policy, all newly hired or rehired faculty, staff, salaried student employees and temporary employees of six months or more would be subject to checks.
- The truth isn’t in here: KU professors keep ‘crackpot files’
- August 31, 2008
- The whole William Shakespeare thing is a sham. Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, was the real man behind the quill. Lump this in with Richard Hardin’s group of theories, student papers or correspondence so far off the academic beaten path that they bear repeating. Sometimes called “crackpot files,” they often leave professors chuckling - or scratching their heads.