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What is the Future?

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What’s the future of Lawrence, what’s the future of the University of Kansas, what’s the future of the State of Kansas and….what’s the future of this country? To a great degree, it will depend on what happens during the upcoming U.S. presidential election only six months away on November 3. Will Donald Trump be reelected, given four more years and the opportunity to continue to lead this country w... More »

How Good is KU?

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How good is the University of Kansas? It enjoys a proud record; there have been several truly outstanding chancellors whose vision and national leadership helped build and propel the school to greater levels of excellence and recognition; there are individual schools or departments within the university which are “world class”; and, at times the university has been recognized by national ranking o... More »

Changes in City Hall?

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Will a new city manager and a remodeled city commission bring about any improvements in Lawrence’s reputation as a town with a negative, anti-growth, increasingly liberal attitude? This regional and national image is real, it’s a fact, not a slanted opinion. It has hindered and handicapped both Lawrence and the University. Developers and entrepreneurs, regional and national, look upon Lawrence as ... More »

KU’s Visioning Day

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The following email was sent by Kansas University Chancellor, Doug Girod, to all KU staff, faculty and affiliates and all Lawrence and Edwards campus students. Jayhawks, Essential to the progress of a major public research university is a strategic plan that establishes a vision, goals and objectives to guide future decisions. With this in mind, I am excited to launch the next strategic planning p... More »

Where’s the Leadership?

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What will it take for Kansas University to regain the excitement, enthusiasm, vision and national recognition for its academic excellence that used to be its hallmark years ago? KU was looked to as a shooting star among state-aided public universities with new ideas, new programs, great pride in the school and its accomplishments, strong and inspiring leadership and a growing group of faculty all-... More »

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