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KU not spooked by MOOCs: Officials say they're watching free online course trend, but not acting yet

Other than a few college credits I earned while in the Military, I completed my entire degree online. While it was a challenge to be disciplined enough to work and study from home, it also saved me the commute time and offered flexibility if I had to go out of town or work late. I had a fantastic experience and I would recommend it to those working adults who have the discipline to do the work and have it in on time.

My children all need to take at least 1 on-line course in order to graduate. There are also K-12 schools that offer high school diplomas via internet classes.

When I received my degree I was concerned that it didn't have the same value as a traditional degree, however now that most major universities offer courses and degree programs on-line, I feel that I was just ahead of most in recognizing the value.

January 28, 2013 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: Naming suspects

Ohhh Frankie8, I wonder what that screan name references. Why is my user name a concern to you? Instead of realizing it is a reference to a movie character, your first reaction is associate it with domestic violence? You are a special kind of stupid aren't you?

My domestic violence reference in my original post was an example, but by no means the only crime that gets falsley reported. Besides, women commit domestic violence as well, and there are deadbeat mothers too. Please don't make this a gender issue. You need to cease your war against men.

Women make false allegations all of the time and there is a huge murder trial going on right now in Arizona in which a woman brutally stabbed her boyfriend and killed him, so women are capable of much worse things than filing false reports!

You don't seem to be a very rational person Frankie8, you probably think the boyfriend did something to deserve being murdered. I ask you again to stop your war against men and join with me in asking LJW to stop printing the name of people arrested until they have been convicted.

January 15, 2013 at 7:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: Naming suspects

I completely disagree with LJW's decision to list the names of those arrested. An arrest may be public record but that is completely different from plastering their names and alleged violations in a news paper and drawing attention to it.

People are accused of crimes all of the time and later they are proven innocent. By drawing attention to the fact that they have been accused of a crime is a punishment of it's own. How many times have men been accused of domestic violence by a wife/girlfriend or ex-wife/ex-girlfriend to gain an advatage in a custody hearing? Or as revenge because they caught the man cheating or suspect he has cheated? What about the women who get caught lying about these things? Do they get arrested or prosecuted for filing false police reports? So often, when a woman claims to have been the victim of domestic violence the allegations are untrue and yet the police make an arrest with no evidence other than the woman's word.

Please change your policy back to how it was LJW, it's the right thing to do.

January 15, 2013 at 11:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Activist Sandra Fluke to speak at KU in March

Oh geez, If a woman can't support the children she brings into the world, then she should STOP HAVING SEX! Women used to be ashamed of getting pregnant without a husband but now that we have become a nation that rewards "single mothers" by paying to raise their kids, it is completely acceptable. Children are not free meal tickets and should not be treated as such. It is time to go back to the days when women had respect for themselves and for men rather than to continue to teach young girls that men are bad and unnecessary. The lack of respect women have for men is a terrible trend that will continue to drag our society down.

Women, your future sons, your fathers and brothers don't deserve to be treated as poorly as most of you treat the men in your lives.

January 2, 2013 at 5:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Change needed

"There would be stiff penalties for infractions, including confiscation of all weapons and loss of the privilege of owning weapons"

Sorry to inform you that owning weapons is not a privilege, it is a right...the 2nd Amendment.

December 25, 2012 at 6:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

In N.C., a big step backward

Did you really just state that Obama isn't responsible for running up the national debt? It's comments like that, that make the left look really stupid or naive.

May 13, 2012 at 10:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Departure of Brownback's chief of staff raising questions

As a Detroit area native I can attest to the high skills necessary to operate in a manufacturing plant, as that is the majority of jobs in Michigan. I would also point out that many of the workers at Frito-Lay, Del Monte, Hills, Schlumberger, etc. are well paid and technically savy.

We need to make things in America that we can trade and export to other nations. Taxes are big consideration when attempting to lure companies to specific areas, however there are other considerations as well. One of the considerations for a business are unions. While I would be one of the first to acknowledge that unions were crucial in forming the middle class, they are also a major part of the collapse of manufacturing in the USA. The unions and their member got greedy and lazy and tried to force the companies to accept rediculous work rules and staggering pay rates. That is why a company like Mars Candy would never build a plant near Detroit or St. Louis or Cleveland or Newark. Had Topeka been a more pro union environment we would not have gotten Mars here either.

April 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NBC News apologizes for editing tape of 911 call

They won't arrest him until they have evidence and can prove he's guilty. If they arrest him now but don't have the evidence to convict him, what good does that do?

April 4, 2012 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think security cameras in public places invade your privacy?

I don't like the idea of cameras everywhere, but I do see the need. What concerns me even more is a law Illinois is considering that makes it a felony to video tape police officers. What are they afraid of? If the people can be video taped why not the police? Some cops are more criminal than the criminals they arrest.

March 26, 2012 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think security cameras in public places invade your privacy?

I don't like the idea of cameras everywhere, but I do see the need. What concerns me even more is a law Illinois is considering that makes it a felony to video tape police officers. What are they afraid of? If the people can be video taped why not the police? Some cops are more criminal than the criminals they arrest.

March 26, 2012 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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