konzahawk (Miles Nease)

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City manager speaks about hurdles facing the idea of downtown conference center; developers say they're still committed to project

I grew up in the Manhattan area and their conference center has completely transformed their downtown. I don’t know how much convention activity there is, but in addition to the convention center hotel, four other hotels have opened next door. That would seem to indicate that they are doing pretty well. Many state associations hold regular meetings in Manhattan, including one that I attended last week. When I ask the leaders of these organizations, why they never hold their meetings in Lawrence, they say that there is no place large enough to meet. I would think other organizations run into the same problem.

March 6, 2018 at 8:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU enrollment continues to fall while incoming students' ACT goes up

Does KU count online students? According to an article in the Capital-Journal about last year's numbers, the College does count online students in their total enrollment. It really doesn't matter. The College will continue to exceed our enrollment numbers because of our higher admission standards. We are not alone. The flagship universities of Michigan, Arizona, Virginia and many others are smaller than their land-grant counterparts, because of higher standards.

September 27, 2013 at 1:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Regents considering higher education budget for next session

I would argue that KU is already doing more with less. Look at other AAU university salaries and budgets. We are close to the bottom. If you don't care about the quality of your flagship university, than by all means, shout if from the rooftops. "More with Less"!

September 15, 2013 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legislative college, university tour scheduled for next month

They might as well not even come to Lawrence. They are not scheduled to arrive until 2:30! Their day typically ends at 3:00.

September 9, 2013 at 7:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legislative college, university tour scheduled for next month

I hope KU doesn't put much time, money or effort into this charade. These idiots have already made up their minds. What a joke this state has become.

September 9, 2013 at 7:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Unsightly structure

The grain elevator in North Lawrence also makes a nice gateway to the city. Implode it or spruce it up. It is located right next to the visitors center!

I was in Portland, Oregon recently and they had painted a huge mural on a grain elevator leading into downtown. It looked pretty cool. At least, do something!

Lawrence is supposed to be the "City of the Arts". Here is a huge canvas that would change an eyesore into a work of art.

September 5, 2013 at 12:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officials worry about effects of cuts on KU faculty

KU already ranks fifteenth out of sixteen members of the AAU Data Exchange. Topeka will probably mandate that we change our peers, so that we look better.

July 15, 2013 at 7:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officials worry about effects of cuts on KU faculty

i read somewhere that the state of Colorado only funds about 3% of CU's budget. CU has responded with some of the highest tuition in the country. KU is heading in the same direction. Unfortunately, our legislature will never allow us to charge anything close to the amount needed to offset recent or future cuts. It is only going to get worse with the three new members of the BOR.

July 15, 2013 at 7:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas among few states that cut funding to universities

Merrick just can't keep his mouth shut. Which is a good thing, because every time he speaks, he loses more votes. KU salaries are already fifteenth out of sixteenth in the AAU Sixteen Data Exchange. MU is last, but they are getting an increase. It won't be long before we are the bottom of the barrel.

July 15, 2013 at 7:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Arts demise

You could have stopped after your first sentence, "Centerville doesn't understand."

July 13, 2013 at 7:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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