Diversity on campus from a different view

Letter to Editor by Bennett Jerrow Yesterday’s article about the sensational new “diversity major” was iconic of the weightlessness of this modern buzzword. Diversity! How can anyone argue with that? I think most of us place an intrinsic value on broadening our horizons and trying to experience as many things as possible. But how can […]

Textbook income should remain with the professors

Kernel Editorial A Sept. 2 Kernel story explained that professors who assign their own books in their classes are now expected to donate any profit from that book back to UK or to a charity, according to an ethics directive. While it would certainly be unethical for any professor to assign his or her own […]

Bill positive step to reducing debt

Some students may not be able to feed and clothe themselves for free during the first few weeks of the semester, thanks to legislation signed by President Barack Obama last May. The law, Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act of 2009, bans the on-campus marketing of credit cards to those under the age of 21, […]

Evaluate news sources for quality

Column by Wesley Robinson Over the course of the year, we’re going to see a fair amount of blunders, missteps and failures around campus. Through it all, there’s one thing we need to remember: nobody sits down and plans problems, things just inevitably go wrong. If you think back to the past couple of years, […]

New major brings focus to true diversity

Last year students at UK noticed an increase in the university’s efforts to bring diversity to the forefront of the minds of student’s, faculty and staff. With the addition of UK Vice President for Institutional Diversity Judy “J.J.” Jackson, the university has seen changes made in events, activities and task forces involving diversity. However, while diversity became […]

Public discussion keeps library open

Coming into this year, it was unclear whether or not the W. T. Young Library would remain open 24 hours during the school week, but a partnership of UK leadership stepped up to the plate to keep the hours the same. Making sure students have the necessary resources is an honorable move, especially considering the economic times. In […]

Involvement on campus key to meeting goals

Column by Ben Duncan Now that summer’s over and we can’t spend the weekdays playing 18 in the morning, and afternoons at the Newtown pool, it’s time to get back to work. I hope you’re as excited as I am about this football game in Paul Brown Stadium against Miami of Ohio. Let’s all go […]

Internships provide invaluable experience

Column by Sylvia Miga “Do you realize that you are going to be working for free?” was one of the first questions I was asked before I accepted my internship. Working for free at an internship was something I had considered normal, especially since in the U.S., unpaid internships are considered common. However, in Poland, […]