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Former KU CLAS dean Wilcox chosen to lead University of California Riverside

I agree, too. Kim is dedicated to higher ed, to students, and to faculty. Plus he also has a terrific, self-effacing sense of humor, which takes a lot of grace and confidence in a leader. It was a real overnight to not grab him as Chancellor and the University would have been a very different place today had the right choice been made. But Kim is moving on and up and good for him.

July 26, 2013 at 9:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

I THINK since KU is a state school that salaries come under its level of responsibility. It's my assumption that Endowment always raised money for the extras -- like buildings, endowed professorships, that sort of thing. I don't think you want a system in a state school where private funds are being used for basics, like salaries, building maintenance, etc. Then the state gets off easy. The point is, do the people want a first-class institution or not? If so, they should be willing to pay for it. But we shouldn't be turning to donors in New York or California to give the KU Chancellor a raise.

June 20, 2013 at 4:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

This is really bad on so many levels. I can't comment on whether the Chancellor deserves a raise or not -- maybe she does. So do countless other KU employees who don't have the option of turning to Endowment for a raise. This is truly a slippery slope for Endowment, which I thought has traditionally avoided funding things that are rightfully the responsibility of the state. In light of minimal or no raises for other employees and in light of increasing the burden for tuition on students and their families, how can this possibly be justified. She would have increased her stature considerably more had she refused it.

June 20, 2013 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Researchers from far and wide spend summer weeks at KU's 'Stats Camp'

This is a very entrepreneurial approach that KU should encourage. Good job, LJW, for covering this great project which brings distinction not only to the University but to the community.

June 14, 2013 at 7:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )