January 28, 2022

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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

It’s good that KU Health System executives and Kansas Athletics Sports Medicine officials have worked out a plan whereby Kansas Athletics Sports employees now will be part of the Kansas Health System. It is a good move for KU athletes and hopefully will serve as an

In a few days a number of Lawrence residents will gather at two public meetings to discuss and make recommendations relative to how they believe “downtown Lawrence” should develop over the next 20 years. They will be engaged in the “Community Outreach efforts for the Downtown

How many Lawrence residents are interested in the growth, development and welfare of their city? Really interested, not just casually interested, offering lip service, advice in the barber’s chair or bitching at the daily coffee club? Truly interested and concerned? Apparently not too many. Only six individuals

The Kansas University Athletics Department, the University, college sports, the National Collegiate Athletics Association and Lawrence all are losing a top individual and valuable asset with the upcoming departure of Jim Marchiony as Associate Athletics Director. KU Athletics officials announced this past Thursday Marchiony would be

Some time ago Lawrence city officials announced a national search would be made to identify possible candidates for the soon-to-be vacated City Manager position. Last week it was announced the national search had been narrowed to two individuals working and living a relatively few miles from

It doesn’t do much good at this time to point fingers about what’s gone wrong with a local street project but hopefully some lessons will have been learned. The long, frustrating and costly situation associated with the 23rd Street project is an ugly embarrassment and certainly

One of these days, probably not too far away, a good number of Lawrence residents and friends of Kansas University are going to wake up some morning and ask, “What’s happening to our city and university? How did all of this come about”? For years Lawrence

What is Lawrence going to look like in 20 years? What is the University of Kansas going to look like in 20 years? Both the city and university enjoy excellent past records but that’s no guarantee this will continue. In fact, both the city and

Those who want Kansas University to move upward in national rankings in teaching and research probably were stunned several weeks ago by a suggestion that a radical change be made in how to fill two important positions at the University. The interim provost suggested, or asked,