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Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

The day a University employee takes responsibility for anything will be a sign of the Apocalypse. Don't you know that teachers don't make mistakes? They're all angels, desperately fighting against the demons (parents, students, legislature) who fight them every step of the way. It's a miracle any of them survive. But in no way are they responsible for anything negative that happens - only the good things.

September 24, 2013 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Employment law still catching up to social media

Unless he was a Conservative. Then you'd demand his firing.

September 23, 2013 at 12:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Regents support restoring cut university funds but back off flat tuition proposal

Listen...tuition in the State of Kansas has gone up over 400 percent above inflation in the last 30 years. A couple of years ago KU wanted us to thank them for 'only' raising tuition 5.5 percent when the real income of Americans (i.e. the middle class) had decreased by 1.4 percent. Seriously, do you think money grows on trees? Where was this magical funding supposed to come from? (HINT: Income taxes on already-strapped families.) We already spend over half the State's budget on the Education Industry. How much is enough?

You obviously either work for KU or have drank the Kool Aid that makes you believe that all educators are angels and all Institutions are paragons of virtue. (HINT #2: They aren't and they aren't.) Higher Education is about money. Period. And they will spend as much as you can possibly shovel at them. Get that? NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY YOU GIVE THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY IT WILL NEVER, EVER, BE ENOUGH.

Now excuse me while I go back to work to help my children pay back tens of thousands of dollars in debt for a diploma that isn't worth the paper it's printed on.

September 19, 2013 at 12:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Phenom gives Royals hope for future during present collapse

Collapse? They're something like 12 games over .500 since the All Star Break. They've been playing incredibly well for the last two months and have put themselves in the playoff hunt.

If you want to talk about bad baseball, go back to May...or the seven game losing streak. But you can't call what is happening now a 'collapse'.

September 18, 2013 at 8:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Regents considering higher education budget for next session

You mean the 'flagship university' that charges full tuition to have high school graduates teach math courses? The one who makes students pay $85 for a CD with a .pdf of the textbook on it? That 'flagship'? Tuition has gone up 400 percent above inflation since 1980. The Education Industry is a complete scam and anyone who believes otherwise is working for them.

September 16, 2013 at 1:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Regents considering higher education budget for next session

Does anyone in this screwed up system represent us? You know, the consumer? The Regents are in bed with the institutions, and all they do is tell us we should be thankful that tuition 'only' went up 5.5 percent while net income dropped 1.5 percent.

September 16, 2013 at 12:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Gov. Sebelius to attend reception to help Rep. Davis, who is considering a campaign for governor

Sebelius? You mean the HHS who was caught in blatant violation of The Hatch Act and then lied her way out of it?

Great person to be campaigning for you.

September 16, 2013 at 12:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dean of KU graduate school to leave for University of British Columbia

You're kidding right? There are any number of people willing to get paid too much to do too little. The Education Industry has a nearly endless supply of personnel to fill positions....and they're churning more of them out every year.

The argument that we don't spend enough on teacher's salaries is a myth propagated by - guess who - the teachers! "Oh, we lost another administrator! We have to pay more so we can retain them!!!" Wrong. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of qualified people to replace them and you can probably lower the salary when you do it.

Call the math department at KU and ask them how many instructors they have who don't even have a college degree yet. I think you'll be surprised....if they'll tell you that is.

September 6, 2013 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Women of Distinction Calendar honors female students, faculty, staff and alumnae

I think it's time we get rid of the 'Women' label. No more 'KU Women's Hall of Fame' or whatever they have. Women are equals and to me it's time to quit separating their accomplishments. It's as if we still are saying: "Oh! Look at the little woman who did so well outside the kitchen!" That may have been appropriate 50 years ago, but it's no longer unusual to see successful women. Merge all of the awards and acknowledgements. Honor all successful individuals as one.

September 4, 2013 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

In Missouri, following the path of Quantrill's raiders

"The KU-Mizzou rivalry is about more than just basketball."

There is no more rivalry. It's as much a part of history as the Civil War. But that's what happens when money drives the 'Education' system.

August 19, 2013 at 12:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )