Since a lot of this is new to me, i'm being verbose.
I based the fixes to this on the wireframes located at https://wiki.kuali.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=328017536. After working with the header text problems i also discovered issues with the breadcrumbs and contextbar. Those issues have also been fixed. Some of that problem was superfluous code related to workarounds needed prior to Rice 2.3 update. Removing that fixed a lot. I also put in an override so the contextbar would stay empty and have proper styling according to the wireframes.