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Dolph C. Simons, Jr.

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A True Jewel

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Congratulations to Derek Kwan and his Lied Center associates for last week’s outstanding and unique celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Lied Center of Kansas. It was a great evening with Kwan opening the program by telling the capacity audience about t... More »

Marketing Lawrence

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It would be interesting to know how many of the men and women who just received their undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kansas University would like to stay in Lawrence IF there were job opportunities which matched their training and schooling. Likewise,... More »

A Good First Step

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Up until Monday morning it was clear the future and/or good health of Kansas University depended to a large degree on the level of generosity of 20 or so individuals who gathered in Phoenix several weeks ago. The purpose of the meeting, called by KU athletics ... More »

Questionable Chancellor Payoffs?

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Last week’s report that former Kansas University chancellor Gray-Little is being paid $510,041 to serve as a “special advisor” to the university probably came as a big surprise to the school’s faculty, alumni and many state legislators. This is the same amount... More »

KU Football Challenges

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How many wins does the KU football team need to rack up this fall to satisfy KU football fans? How many wins to attract a respectable number of students/spectators in the stadium? How many wins to satisfy a troubled and pressured chancellor and athletics direc... More »

Time for New Structure?

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Neeli Bendapudi’s recent announcement she will be leaving Kansas University to become president of the University of Louisville is a major loss for KU, Lawrence and the State of Kansas. It’s also a great loss for the overall field of education throughout the s... More »

Annual Education Funding Crisis

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Year after year, one of the almost-guaranteed topics of debate among Kansas state legislators, judges, teacher unions, taxpayers, school administrators and the general public is what is the proper level of funding for the state’s schools….K-12 and the colleges... More »

Fraternity Exam?

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News about a temporary freeze on all social activities of the 24 men’s fraternities at Kansas University probably came as a surprise, even a shock, to a vast majority of KU alumni around the country but to a lesser degree among current KU students. Historicall... More »

Hospital Merger?

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How long will it be before Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Kansas University Hospital officials work out a mutually rewarding association or merger? A relationship that would be good in many ways for both hospitals but more importantly….good for patients and th... More »

Faculty Morale

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The headline stated, “Faculty group says morale among KU professors at all-time low; low pay, ‘bloated’ administration, concealed carry among factors.” This should serve as a powerful wake-up call for those who in recent years have pooh-poohed claims there are... More »

Strong Board of Regents

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The way things are going, it’s likely Kansas eventually will end up with a Board of Regents composed of individuals who don’t have much of a record of significant accomplishments, little interest or involvement in elective politics, no strong active ties with ... More »

Money and Corruption

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It would be great if there was as much interest, enthusiasm and public concern about the academic excellence of our colleges and universities as there is about the athletic excellence at these schools. This week’s news about the FBI’s investigation of bribery,... More »