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March 25, 2011

Bring back KU discount

When Lew Perkins cut the faculty and staff discounts for tickets to Jayhawk games, he stated that perhaps the benefit might be reinstated at some future time.

The 20 percent discount had been one of the few extra benefits enjoyed by active and retired faculty and staff at the University of Kansas. Some had to stop attending Jayhawk games.

Perhaps taking away the discount during the time millions of dollars in tickets were being siphoned off by members of Perkins’ staff was necessary. But presuming that tickets will now be sold for the benefit of the Athletic Department, perhaps now is that future time when increased funds from ticket sales will allow the new athletic director to reinstate faculty-staff discounts allowing more of them to enjoy Jayhawk games in person.

R. Vance Hall
University of Kansas
Professor Emeritus
Overland Park

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