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Positive Actions – Not Words

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The next few paragraphs are not meant as an “I told you so” but rather to help set the stage relative to what is happening on Mt. Oread. Six months ago this writer, in a blog titled “A Study by Outsiders” asked what it said about the state of affairs at Kansas... More »

Funding Priorities?

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It’s ironic at a time when Kansas University officials have stressed the critical importance, necessity, to figure out ways to save money and be more efficient and to reduce the work force on the campus, possibly retiring tenured professors….there are new anno... More »

What is Best for Lawrence?

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How much longer are Lawrence Memorial Hospital officers, board members and some doctors going to place personal interests, egos, likes and dislikes above what may be in the best interests of those they serve? News that another major hospital may soon be making... More »

Critical Crossroad

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The University of Kansas is at a dangerous, critical crossroad. The level of its excellence, in all areas – academic, athletic and in telling its story in an honest, challenging manner — is damned important. It can’t be overemphasized. It’s important to the fu... More »

Here We Go Again!

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Here we go again, KU has fired another football coach. Athletics Director Jeff Long announced Monday a “mutual parting of the ways” with Coach Les Miles, pointing out such action wasn’t due to a lousy coaching record but rather, his alleged misconduct when he ... More »

Critical Discussion

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Thursday afternoon members of the Kansas University Faculty Senate will discuss whether they have confidence in their chancellor and provost. Longtime observers of KU cannot remember the last time such a discussion occurred by faculty senate members. This disc... More »

Election Questions and/or Opinions

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The votes are in, and until a federal court says otherwise, Joe Biden will be moving into the White House as this country’s 46th president. There are many unanswered questions, numerous possible voting violations, and violations of the Constitution and the lik... More »

A Study by Outsiders

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What does is say about the state of affairs at Kansas University when the chancellor asks the KU Endowment Association to hand over $710,000 to pay for a study to tell the chancellor the best way to run the university? Maybe this is a bit harsh but this is wha... More »

What’s the Answer for KU Football?

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What is it going to take for the University of Kansas to have a winning football program? Alumni, friends and KU fans have been asking this question for years. Aside from a few far-too-short periods, the Jayhawk football team has been an embarrassment to the s... More »

KUEA Funding Change

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One of the greatest and most unique assets of the University of Kansas is the Kansas University Endowment Association. The uniqueness of this “asset” is that the Association is a totally separate, stand-alone entity. It is not a part of the university, not con... More »

Gene Budig, One of the Best

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Over the years, at least the last 80 or so, the University of Kansas has had the good services of 11 chancellors. Starting with Deane Malott, Franklin Murphy, W. Clarke Wescoe, E. Laurence Chalmers, Raymond Nichols, Archie Dykes, Gene Budig, Del Shankel, Rober... More »

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... More »