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Bob Dole, Eisenhower’s granddaughter join Brownback’s re-election team

Poor Ike is probably turning in his grave while his family name is being dragged through the mud by fringe far right radicals.

The folks who run the Republican party in Kansas today are not very far from the McCarthy clan he had to contend with.

July 24, 2013 at 8:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Democrats criticize Brownback over public stance for higher education while approving cuts

You touch upon another dirty little secret. In addition to defunding education the governor is dismantling KDOT.

The effect may not show immediately, but it will. It is like deciding that you are not going to paint your home's exterior and bragging about how well your house looks and how much money you are saving. Time will catch up with you.

June 28, 2013 at 6:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House Speaker Merrick blasts regents, KU over funding, salary issues

The way the Kansas legislature is behaving KU will soon have to choose between trying to remain a top tier University and being a public University.

June 26, 2013 at 11:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House Speaker Merrick blasts regents, KU over funding, salary issues

It is very clear the Republican party in Kansas is against education at every level. It is up o the citizens of Kansas to decide if this is the kind of leadership they what they want for their kids.

Mr. Merric is right about one thing, free market means that the most qualified people at KU do not have to sit here and wath him and his party run the educational system in Kansas into the ground.

Free market also means that gifted young people looking for a high paying jobs and a good quality of life do not have to stay in Kansas and watch him and his party run the state into the ground. There are plenty of opportunities out there for them.

June 25, 2013 at 10:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

I would only add that the same is true for the faculty. At a time when it is becoming clear to many faculty affected by salary compression that the only way to get the market rate for their services is to leave KU, giving the Chancellor a 15% raise is a major blow to their morale. I do not understand who thought that doing this right now would be a good idea.

June 21, 2013 at 7:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU geographers win defense grant to study Central American communities

These folks care deeply about the betterment of indigenous people. It is sad to see people who have never set foot in any of these communities make comments that are clearly driven by their blind dogmatic views.

Congratulations to both researchers on a large grant that by the way will bring to KU many times their salary in overhead return. These are precicely the kind of successful people that KU is at risk of losing because of the blind dogmatic views that prevail in the Kansas legislature.

June 21, 2013 at 6:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Budget cuts to higher education lead to request for higher tuition

Annual state funding to the University of California 1.2 billion dollars
Annual state funding to the University of Kansas 250 million dollars

It is good to keep things in perspective when discussing rankings.

June 8, 2013 at 8:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU, all regents schools seek tuition, fee increases

Yes, we all learned after the market crash how hard corporation executives have it and how accountable they are for their actions.

June 6, 2013 at 8:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU, all regents schools seek tuition, fee increases

Yes, we all learned after the market crash how hard corporation executives have it and how accountable they are for their actions.

June 6, 2013 at 8:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Republicans approve tax, appropriations bills to conclude legislative session

Brownback and the republican legislature are going to succeed in driving KU out of the AAU.

June 2, 2013 at 8:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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