hear_me (Carol Bowen)

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Documents shed light on ties between KU teacher and Koch Foundation

KU needs time to sort this out. Hopefully, the faculty senate will follow up. From what I've read as an outsider, Mr. Hall should quit claiming that he is doing research. He is proposing policy models. His course descriptions should clearly state that. Whenever I read publications of this kind, I sense a lack of data support, and the conclusion is in the first paragraph. KUs first step should be to clarify what the institute and Mr. Hall offer. And, KU should have a policy and procedure for any similar situations. If we really want to expose college students to various schools of thought, we should not remove Mr. Hall, but clearly describe him. How else would students develop a broad understanding or should we just encourage bias? Good grief. We have too many biases now.

September 2, 2015 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners seeking consultant to conduct review of codes department in wake of Kobach controversy

The inspections of the school construction projects was iffy, too. Why would the county even agree to do that?

September 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Disrepair of Lawrence’s sidewalks concerns pedestrian-bicycle task force

Note that laws about sidewalk responsibility are state laws. Many communities across the country are grappling with this issue.

September 1, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Disrepair of Lawrence’s sidewalks concerns pedestrian-bicycle task force

Good points. Share your thoughts on priorities with the task force.

"Residents can leave a comment for the task force about what they would like to see the city of Lawrence do to encourage and support safe and accessible walking and bicycling on the city’s online forum, Lawrence Listens. The task force’s next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St."

September 1, 2015 at 10:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Disrepair of Lawrence’s sidewalks concerns pedestrian-bicycle task force

Wow! That's a lot of money. Unfortunately, the city cannot work backward, only forward. Your example is why the task force should address this problem. There's got to be a better way.

September 1, 2015 at 9:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence engineers recommending lane reduction for stretch of Kasold Drive

Conrad, There have been so many articles on this topic that the rationale has been forgotten. What is the traffic volume history, crash history, and so on on this stretch of Kasold.

August 31, 2015 at 2:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence engineers recommending lane reduction for stretch of Kasold Drive

Area planning instead of street planning. Interesting concept. MIT changed their curricula to include more humanities courses. The goal was to broaden the thinking of their engineering and architecture students.

August 31, 2015 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence engineers recommending lane reduction for stretch of Kasold Drive

While I would love to see major improvements on other main streets, there is justification for redoing Kasold, now, while it is possible. As Kasold ages, retrofitting will be more challenging and more expensive. The volume of traffic has been consistent. Streets like this exist in many Midwest cities and have since the 1970s. This is not an experiment. Drivers will get used to the new Kasold, and it will be more functional. Better now than later.

August 31, 2015 at 12:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU, student, teacher with Koch ties reach settlement in case over $1,800 records request

I noticed the papers were opinion papers, too. Now, that all this is out in the open, KU faculty and staff can sort it out.

August 29, 2015 at 12:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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