Tag Archives: University of Kansas

Hearne: Investigative Reporter Karen Dillon Shoots Down KU’s $8.1 Million Jet

Once upon a time, this story would have been a front pager in the Sunday Kansas City Star… And frankly, that’s still where it still should have appeared. Instead the newspaper of record in Kansas City laid off its top  investigative reporter in … Continue reading

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Valentine: The Cost of Higher Education

Higher education is so expensive… Our leaders all express concern over student debt. Condoleezza Rice said access to education is, ”the civil rights struggle of our day.” President Obama says we should tax “The Rich” to pay for Community College … Continue reading

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Hearne: Journal World Shoots Arrow at Roy Williams, KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little

Remember that line about walking softly and carrying a big stick? That’s hardly the case in Lawrence, Kansas where the walking is almost always pretty darn soft and the size of the stick is not only small, it’s all but invisible. That’s … Continue reading

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Sutherland: Is Elite Education Poison Ivy?

Six years ago, William Deresiewicz, a former Yale professor and literary critic, wrote a very cogent and thought-provoking essay, “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education.”  Last month, he followed up on his original diagnosis, expanded on it with further observations, and … Continue reading

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