Comment history

Editorial: All in the family?

The Universities have made meaningful cuts. Positions are not being filled creating a staffing issue with work not being able to get completed, a salary cap which allows good faculty to be lured away to other institutions, reducing the number of students admitted or cutting programs. The various colleges have made meaningful cuts. You get what you pay for. Go ahead, keep cutting education and remember that when you need a doctor to perform surgery, or an engineer to fix your broken bridge.

July 26, 2013 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback running for re-election

Really? The last few times I was in that nec of the woods they were strong supporters of Brownie. Do these unhappy people get out and vote? Or did they fall victim to the Koch advertisements?

June 24, 2013 at 9:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU chancellor to get $60,000 pay raise funded through KU Endowment Association

I agree. As staff, this pisses me off.

June 21, 2013 at 8:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Board of Regents to vote on proposed tuition, fee increases

Faculty AND Staff. Dont' forget the STAFF who process the applications, work on class schedules, keep department offices functioning, advise students, maintain the buildings and grounds and so on. It is also a MERIT pool which means that staff have to hae a satisfactory and excelent evaluation to receive it.

June 20, 2013 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Manhattan man drops challenge to Obama on state ballot

Using the k-state.edu address was a big mistake. KU has a specific policy about that and I bet KSU does too. He needed to use his own yahoo or gmail address.

September 14, 2012 at 4:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Legislative maps create incumbent slugfest

Yes he is. I don't know anything about TerriLois Gregory. I do know about Anthony Brown. I can hope the Dems put up a good candidate, but I won't since the Dems seem to be playing up their strengths of lack of organization.

June 8, 2012 at 3:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Was there in the first week so they were still working out a few problems with service. I expect that to change once things get settled and that is why I gave 4 stars. My party had the fish and chips which was very delicious. Someone also had the sausage roll. We all left very full and pleased with the food. I will be going back again.

October 30, 2011 at 10:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU numbers tell troubling story

Endowment money is restricted. It can only be used for what the donor stipulated. If the donor gives money to be used as a scholarships for students with purple polkadots, then that is what we have to abide by. Athletcis Corp. is an afiliate corporation and their money is separate from KU proper.

October 20, 2011 at 1:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU showing effects of prolonged budget squeeze

I don't know if there is an actual hour requirement, but I know that tenured/tenure track faculty are supposed to teach 2 classes a semester. There are exceptions. Chairs, program directors and the like only need to teach two classes in an academic year. Faculty can "buy out" a semester of teaching, but I'm not sure what all that entails. Visiting faculty or lecturers can teach 2-3 classes a semester.

two classes are 9 hrs a week, add 3 + for office hours, then time for class prep, grading is around 20 hrs a week.

July 5, 2011 at 5:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence schools among weather-related cancellations and closings for Tuesday, Jan. 11

The KU Alert page didn't update to say KU was open until around 7:30.

January 11, 2011 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )