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KU selects Arizona State professor to be new dean of social welfare

Michelle Mohr Carney seems to be a highly qualified person from a major university to run the department. And she was chosen from a field of four similarly qualified candidates.

But not according to the very pompous Jacob S. Dorman, former associate professor, department of history. He wrote in his resignation letter to the editor on May 5 that KU would not be able to recruit the best trained people from other schools. KU could never be a premier university not being able to recruit highly esteemed people from coastal areas.

It appears a dime a dozen associate professor of history went away and can be easily replaced, but was able to bring on a highly qualified new dean. Though Arizona State is not coastal, it is a morning drive from the Pacific. And Georgia and South Caroline are even closer to the Atlantic.

Welcome to KU Michelle, and congratulations on your new position.

May 24, 2017 at 12:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence district's assistant superintendent appointed to deputy superintendent position

It is interesting how 497 claims to be impoverished enough seemingly to use palimpsest for paper, but can find any amount of dollars needed for the ever expanding administrative staff to shuffle more paper.

“Budget reductions will be realized by moving existing staff, changing duties/roles, and eliminating several open positions” is a generic flim-flam technique that public entities use to divert people’s attention. It is what funded Haydens new position also. Simply put, they budget for ghost positions that are not funded. An open position doesn’t take any money, so in reality there is no cost savings. Hence, they are able to generate money magically. There is no cost savings in changing desks.

There is no need to go to the streets of New York to see how the shell game is played. It is done right here. The problem is that cub reporters don’t know how to ask the questions they should.

In the meantime, administrative staffs in the education industrial complex continue to grow like a virus.

But people are finally beginning to catch on to the game as there are only so many tax dollars to take from the public.

May 24, 2017 at 11:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach to announce plans on governor's race within 2 months

Thus the ongoing democrats efforts to register ineligible voters in the state.

May 22, 2017 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach to announce plans on governor's race within 2 months

If silliness is all you have, so be it.

May 22, 2017 at 3:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach to announce plans on governor's race within 2 months

Lawrence Liberals are full of emotion about elections, but are unable to think pragmatically. Elections are about math, using actual numbers. .

Most recent data shows that of 1.7 million registered voters in Kansas, a mere 24% register as democrats. Douglas County, ranked second highest, is only 34%. Wyandotte County is only 51%.

Meanwhile, nearly twice as many (45%) are registered statewide as Republicans. Of the 105 counties in the state, 73 have Republican registration of over 50%.

Election results from 2014 demonstrate that 509,000 people have already voted for Kobach in a high turnout, statewide election. He received 60% of the vote. His performance exceeded that of 2010, when he received 489,000 votes with 59%.

On the other hand, Davis received only 401,000 votes in his high profile election for governor in 2014. He exceeded expectations at 46% of the statewide vote.

Doing the math with these most current numbers in mind, how is the state democrat party planning on making up the 108,000 vote deficit to beat Kobach? Possibly bring in Bernie Sanders to campaign for the party?

May 22, 2017 at 1:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach to announce plans on governor's race within 2 months

In less than two years, you will be calling him Governor Kobach.

May 22, 2017 at 10:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hayden to resign as Lawrence superintendent, will stay with district in new role, pending board approval

Just out of curiosity, how many school districts have you run ?

May 13, 2017 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hayden to resign as Lawrence superintendent, will stay with district in new role, pending board approval

Actually Amy, in your rush to criticize you have demonstrated it is truly you that has the lack of reading comprehension skills.

You can see the time of my post. Then you can see the exact time the original article was posted.

Now examine when Geriks post above was made regarding a possible update.

In big red letters at the top is the time the article was updated.

Clearly, to someone with reading comprehension skills, one would see that my post obviously was made many hours before the update, which included the quote regarding “budget neutrality”.

You should work on those reading and math skills.

Nice try though. You get an "A" for effort.

May 13, 2017 at 10:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hayden to resign as Lawrence superintendent, will stay with district in new role, pending board approval

This is just totally unbelievable. Except in Lawrence.

We are told by the liberals there is not enough money for schools. Ongoing lawsuits because there is allegedly not enough money. There are not enough teachers. Teachers are leaving the state in droves. Classrooms with fifty students. An acorn falls from a tree and the liberal Henny Pennys announce the sky is falling. There must be massive tax increases.

Yet, Hayden creates a new position for himself after merely a year, and resigns. Assuming he is not taking a huge decrease of his $205,000 salary in his newly self-created position, that is just more new spending for the district. Another increase in district administrative costs by adding more bureaucracy.

How can that new money suddenly be found in a budget supposedly decimated of funding. That could pay for five teachers.

Next time Peter Hancock writes an article of the dire straits of the funding of schools, people should remember how the district operates.

What a school board the Lawrence Liberals have put into office.

May 12, 2017 at 11:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Billion-dollar tax plan fails in Kansas Senate

I wondered who those people were at the corner table at Starbucks yesterday that were arguing so much. It got so heated they almost spilled their Frappuccino’s ! It appears it was the senate democrat caucus.

The Lawrence Liberals have been telling us relentlessly at every election that more so called moderate Republicans were needed in Topeka to get things done. Now it is obvious the democrats can’t even form a coalition with moderates for a tax increase they have been wanting for four years.

I would urge the Kansas democrat party to continue pushing the Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda. It is the gift that keeps on giving to the state Republicans.

May 11, 2017 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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