Modern relationships defy traditions

Column by Tim Riley Sit in a philosophy class long enough and one will notice the same theme occurring again and again — balance. It’s vital to know when to use the carrot and when to bring out the stick. Let these opposing points slip out of balance and the slow road to disaster has […]

Settling myths of insurance coverage

Column by Justin Lamb Increasing access to health care in this country would seem like a pretty noble goal, but one look at the cable news networks would lead you to believe otherwise. The health care reform debate has devolved into an utter circus. While there will always be disagreements over how to tackle the […]

Reform essential for health care

Unless you have been hiding out in a cave the last six months, you have probably seen or read something about health care coverage in the U.S.  One of President Barack Obama’s main objectives while in the White House is to reform health care to provide coverage for every U.S. citizen.  After a summer full […]

Budget problems must spare students, campus organizations

Trickle-down economics are alive and well. Budget problems have dripped down from the federal level, down to the state level, on to the university level and finally the student level. But there doesn’t seem to be a bailout for students. While the budget cuts won’t directly affect the funding for student organizations in their budgets, […]

More disclosure needed for network

Column by Krish Muralidhar I welcome Professor Christopher Rice’s commentary in the Kentucky Kernel (August 28) regarding the Big Blue Network. I have had several e-mail conversations with Rice and Assistant Provost Randolph Hollingsworth regarding this matter. I am writing this letter in the interest of fostering a broader conversation regarding privacy issues in the […]

Fancy Farm gives humor to politics

Column by Buck Ryan After years of weaving around Kentucky’s political byways—you know, the ones named back-to-back after former governors—I finally made a right turn and ended up at the Fancy Farm picnic. Please excuse me for having missed 128 of them, but sometimes civic life can benefit from fresh eyes. Media coverage summarized the […]

Red Mile tenants displaced and confused

For a lot of students, staying in a hotel is a rare luxury that only happens during spring break, on a university outing, or on mommy and daddy’s dollar during a family vacation. Cleaning service, fresh sheets, swimming pool — who wouldn’t want that? If you were to ask the 160 or so students that […]