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KU chancellor to get $60,000 pay raise funded through KU Endowment Association

This is a demoralizing action for the staff and faculty who have received meager increases in the last few years, if at all. Perhaps these leaders, KU, KSU, and WSU in particular could turn around and donate their raises to scholarships or other worthy causes.

June 20, 2013 at 5:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed course requirements for CLAS students would still require foreign language, lab experience, but no Western Civ

How myopic of many to think that western civ is the only way to provide needed education and culture. The problem with US presumably educated individuals being so intolerant of non-western culture is exactly the fact that we insist that western civ is what everyone needs and is the only acceptable culture. Those who want to take western civ can do so, but those who desired a more worldly view can now choose to broaden their horizon. By the way, some of us got the contents of what you call western civ in high schools with stringent requirements, and the course in college is simply redundant.

Open your mind, and do read the new KU requirements with open mind instead of bemoaning the fact that people may choose to learn about cultures that predate western pseudo-civilization. Perhaps we will eventually have a true LIBERAL arts education instead of a stringent prescribed curriculum.

March 9, 2013 at 10:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: I live on a private road (owned by a HOA). We have a problem with through traffic speedin

Cheap HOA, poor design that allows easy drive through, no sidewalks, no bumps, and no signs. Raise your HOA fees and pay for the measures needed. It's private property your HOA can post the signs (hint: they won't work).

October 25, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Governor's task force on school efficiency starts work; chair promises to keep politics out

Keeping politics out = excluding moderates, liberals, democrats and any one who knows anything about effective education.

October 8, 2012 at 12:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

$20 million gift to help build new business school

Another blissful ignorant. Building names maybe about egos but the naming by private donors keeps tax dollars from being needed by KU and in your pocket. Buildings are most often about updating facilities to better train students and to increase capacity. Too many old buildings at KU that cannot accommodate the technological advances used in the modern business world. Toe, perhaps you can donate the $25,000 or so needed to endow a scholarship for the students that will be accommodated in this new building.

October 4, 2012 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

$20 million gift to help build new business school

Where do you think online classes originate from? Cyberspace? They require state of the art facilities with modern highspeed networking capabilities and production studios. Ignorance is bliss.

October 4, 2012 at 9:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plan to spend $1 million for more downtown parking to get closer look

There is no shortage of parking downtown, we have an excess of lazy citizens who refuse to take the bus and cheap citizens who don't want to pay for parking. Never had trouble getting a spot more than a block away from my destination.

This town needs to meter all space downtown, charge at least $1 per hour on all metered spaced and increase the rates in all structures, and tow, tow, tow. Work with businesses downtown to provide cheap permits for employees and for true clients some sort of validation or tokens to,reward customers.

Raise parking fines to at least $15 or more so people don't disregard the meters and follow with towing for those who violate the time limits by over four hour or some unreasonable amount of time.

September 26, 2012 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Lawrence Journal World persist in having problems getting requested records concerning Haskell Indian Nations University

Student records are sacred and protected by numerous laws. This issue came about decades ago due to the abuse by the media as well as federal and state agencies. You are asking for names of students and indirectly access to their academic records. The answer to this request must be a resounding no. It is not a freedom of information request.

September 18, 2012 at 8:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback says asking for 10 percent cuts in state agencies just first step in budget review process

Good old days of indenture servitude and slavery are just around the corner. Then they can take care of the budget and cut taxes. Don't worry our masters will take care of us specially those of us who pray to the right white god. By the way we won't need much more than basic writing (x) skills. The masters will do the numbers for us, only the masters will need their private schools. It worked so well in the past.....A

August 18, 2012 at 11:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback says asking for 10 percent cuts in state agencies just first step in budget review process

Just like you home your computer was competant to catch your typos. We get it.

August 18, 2012 at 11:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )