January 27, 2022

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The headlines have been brutal: • “Faculty, students and staff blast leadership” • “KU to eliminate more than 150 jobs, lay off 30 people” • “Despite record donation, KU Athletics loses $5 million in 2018” • “Leaders say Kansas Athletics must focus on growing revenues, not cutting expenses” It’s not a good situation and

What are the priorities of Lawrence and Kansas University officials? Both need to grow and demand excellence to compete in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. What’s needed to return the vibrancy, enthusiasm and vision that used to be the hallmarks of Lawrence and KU? What’s missing? Basically

It’s a sad day and a loss for area sports fans. Tom Keegan, Journal-World sports editor for the past 15 years, is leaving Lawrence for a position as a sports columnist for the Boston Herald. He will be missed by readers who appreciated his good

Over the past several years “Make America Great Again” was a powerful and effective chant or slogan used by Donald Trump to rally support in his bid for the presidency. Since the 2016 successful election effort, the chant continues to be used by Trump to build

Why do KU Athletics Department officials continue to negotiate with Adidas for clothing and equipment for KU athletic teams? A number of years ago KU Athletics had a contract with Nike for clothing and equipment but this was cancelled by then-KU Athletics Director, Lew Perkins. No

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 the many and varied

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, how many KU graduates

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

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 she received in

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 director? Does