May 28, 2023

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Congratulations to those who served on the search and selection committees to find a new president for Penn State University. They picked a winner in every respect. Neeli Bendapudi is a tremendously talented teacher, administrator, motivator and visionary leader. She has a genuine interest in her

Is the city going to grow into a larger and better community or is it likely to gradually slip in both population and excellence, lose its separate and proud identity and become merely another suburb of Kansas City? Until a few days ago, the easy answer

With Lawrence primary elections assured for positions on the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence Board of Education, Lawrence citizens deserve a good, solid, honest understanding of what each candidate stands for. Voters should know how each candidate plans to vote on major issues before the election

Kansas State University officials have an opportunity to score one of the greatest “touchdowns” in the school’s history. A winning touchdown for its students and faculty, the city of Manhattan and for the entire state. President Richard B. Myers announced he will be stepping down from

Who and where are Lawrence’s leaders? The even bigger question is why don’t these individuals come to the forefront and use their skills, knowledge and deserved recognition of achievement to help reignite the enthusiasm, excitement, vision and successes that used to be the hallmark of

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

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 announcements, or revelations, of

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 a formal announcement

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 future of Lawrence, the

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 was coach