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Douglas, You forgot to mention the $183,500.00 that KU paid R. William Funk and Associates to select said candidate already on the payroll.
Posted 26 April 2018, 7:20 a.m.
I grew up in the Manhattan area and their conference center has completely transformed their downtown. I don’t know how much convention activity there is, but in addition to the convention center hotel, four other hotels have opened next door. That would seem to indicate that they are doing pretty well. Many state associations hold regular meetings in Manhattan, including one that I attended last week. When I ask the leaders of these organizations, why they never hold their meetings in Lawrence, they say that there is no place large enough to meet. I would think other organizations run into the same problem.
Posted 6 March 2018, 8:01 a.m.
Does KU count online students? According to an article in the Capital-Journal about last year's numbers, the College does count online students in their total enrollment. It really doesn't matter. The College will continue to exceed our enrollment numbers because of our higher admission standards. We are not alone. The flagship universities of Michigan, Arizona, Virginia and many others are smaller than their land-grant counterparts, because of higher standards.
Posted 27 September 2013, 1:03 p.m.
I would argue that KU is already doing more with less. Look at other AAU university salaries and budgets. We are close to the bottom. If you don't care about the quality of your flagship university, than by all means, shout if from the rooftops. "More with Less"!
Posted 15 September 2013, 11:42 a.m.
They might as well not even come to Lawrence. They are not scheduled to arrive until 2:30! Their day typically ends at 3:00.
Posted 9 September 2013, 7:31 p.m.
I hope KU doesn't put much time, money or effort into this charade. These idiots have already made up their minds. What a joke this state has become.
Posted 9 September 2013, 7:28 p.m.
The grain elevator in North Lawrence also makes a nice gateway to the city. Implode it or spruce it up. It is located right next to the visitors center!
I was in Portland, Oregon recently and they had painted a huge mural on a grain elevator leading into downtown. It looked pretty cool. At least, do something!
Lawrence is supposed to be the "City of the Arts". Here is a huge canvas that would change an eyesore into a work of art.
Posted 5 September 2013, 12:54 p.m.
KU already ranks fifteenth out of sixteen members of the AAU Data Exchange. Topeka will probably mandate that we change our peers, so that we look better.
Posted 15 July 2013, 7:41 p.m.
i read somewhere that the state of Colorado only funds about 3% of CU's budget. CU has responded with some of the highest tuition in the country. KU is heading in the same direction. Unfortunately, our legislature will never allow us to charge anything close to the amount needed to offset recent or future cuts. It is only going to get worse with the three new members of the BOR.
Posted 15 July 2013, 7:38 p.m.
Merrick just can't keep his mouth shut. Which is a good thing, because every time he speaks, he loses more votes. KU salaries are already fifteenth out of sixteenth in the AAU Sixteen Data Exchange. MU is last, but they are getting an increase. It won't be long before we are the bottom of the barrel.
Posted 15 July 2013, 7:32 p.m.
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