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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 )

State Rep. Anthony Brown criticizes Lawrence, KU

As a resident of Eudora and an employee of KU, I agree! There is a good sized portion of Eudorans who are employeed by KU.

Didn't KU students help with the rebulding of Greensbug? There are other things KU has done for the state. KU needs to do a better job of selling to the rest of Kansans (not just legislators) what we do for for the state-create jobs, rebuild cities, educate doctors for small towns, etc.

January 5, 2011 at 3:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cyclists on lookout for hit-and-run driver

If you read the link above that takes you to KS law-you would see that they can ride 2 abreast at most.

July 20, 2010 at 10:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Student plans to file complaint after being confronted by Eudora police

That sucks. That would also explain why the black man whose house I walk by frequently isn't very nice when I try to say hi.

I wish Eudora cops would take more interest in Noah who likes to bash the gas lines by the Grandview Trailers. Two gas leaks in 2 months. Way to go Eudora cops!

June 10, 2010 at 10:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chancellor: Raising admission standards a priority for KU in the coming year

good suggestion, but that would require the legislature to fund the public schools. a faculty member said the other day that he thought we were seeing the results of No Child Left Behind-a whole pack of students who don't know how to think critically.

May 25, 2010 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU officials clear McCollum Hall, say suspect in gun incident is believed to have left campus

The loud speaker announcement didn't say anything about a gun. The email I got about 15 minutes later did.

April 30, 2010 at 2:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate Republicans deliver budget bill, ask for State Finance Council meeting

logrithmic -that depends. i'm not 100% certain but i think this is what will happen.

Unclassified Professional Staff are part of the state employee classification along with Classified Staff. You work for SRS or in the capital building or for the prisons, etc. you are one of those two classifications.

several years ago the Classified Staff at KU left civil service and became KU Support Staff. this allowed SS to get raises when the rest of the state employees didn't get raises because KU pays the wages.

therefore, i think that SS at KU will get paid regardless since it is coming directly from KU. faculty and other UPS are still under the state (unless they get paid through Endowment). if nothing is resolved, i can see faculty and UPS not getting paid friday.

February 17, 2009 at 1:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State suspends paying income tax refunds, may miss payroll as budget tightens

there are several different types of employees at KU. there are Unclassified Professionals and Support Staff.

it is my understanding that UP are still state employees, part of the Unclassified Professional and Classified classifications for state employees.

Support Staff are not exactly civil servants any more. SS money comes from the university's budget.

if i'm correct, UP will not get paid and SS will get paid.

February 16, 2009 at 7:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )