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Do you think firing Turner Gill as head KU football coach was the right move?

Really, you're going to compare a .208 win percentage to a .500 win percentage? Henrickson was 29 & 29 after two seasons. She's fielded a winning team in 5 of her 7 seasons. If a Gill-led Jayhawks team was 12 & 12 or had one winning season (just asking for 1 game over .500), he would still have a job at KU. THAT's the difference. Oh and this is her 8th season.

November 27, 2011 at 9:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence motorcycle club reminding drivers about safety in wake of fatal accident

Although there are people who are not looking where they are going, the problem is likely more insidious. It isn't about drivers "not caring" about motorcyclists. It is that they look but don't see, which is the phenomenon known as inattentional blindness at play. IB is somewhat poorly named for the average person who thinks that if the driver would "just pay attention" they would see the motorcyclist. It isn't really the case though. The following blog does a decent job discussing the issue.

http://dontai.com/wp/2010/05/12/the-d...

There are numerous demonstrations in which images are shown to people "paying attention" to the image (Probably the most famous is the invisible gorilla demonstration.) and they miss something changing right before their eyes. They look but don't see. It is not to say that the problem of texting, talking on the phone, and taking the eyes off the road are not a problem. Instead, IB is just one more problem, and of the problems listed, it is the one most difficult to overcome.

September 11, 2011 at 10:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

4 Kansas University professors honored for their work at awards ceremony

Those misplaced modifiers will just get you every time!
Suggestion: Place "at awards ceremony" immediately after "honored"

May 3, 2011 at 10:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Police Department installs cameras to track license plates at intersection of Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive

So should we all just shut up and take our medicine? I will say that I am more concerned when government tracks innocent citizens. The "if you're doing nothing wrong..." argument also rings hollow with me. Initially, these types of data collection devices are used for their stated purpose, but eventually, someone will think about all that data and how ripe it is for mining.

April 30, 2011 at 10:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Police Department installs cameras to track license plates at intersection of Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive

So how does it track "wanted" plates without recording all plates and comparing them to a database? Of course it will be tracking everyone and where you are will be stored in a database.

April 29, 2011 at 8:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU alumna receives degree more than 70 years after having never applied for graduation

Misterlee, how long ago were those incompletes? I believe that "I" grades turn into "F"s automatically after a year. You'd probably have to take all of those hours over, pay tuition, and you'd also have Fs on your transcript. I'm guessing the Registrar can give you the most accurate info.

April 9, 2011 at 5:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU alumna receives degree more than 70 years after having never applied for graduation

"And she already acted like an alumna"

Well, that's because she was an alumna. Even had she not graduated, she would have been an alumna because she attended KU.

Congrats to her.

April 8, 2011 at 7:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Versatility on display: Freshman Khadre Lane leads Seabury past Veritas

I think that's his tongue, curled up on the sides.

January 29, 2011 at 11:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Athletics Inc., not KU, paying for funeral of Robinson's mother and cost of sending team to D.C.

"KU" doesn't need to pay a cent. The KUAC coffers have plenty of money to handle this, and it is likely (actually reported) that there are donors. The only naive one here is the cynic in you.

January 27, 2011 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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