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Column by Richard Becker The question over whether President Obama’s recently passed economic stimulus bill was broad enough in scope and properly tailored to the current economic crisis has all but dominated the print, television and online media in recent weeks. To begin with, the Nobel Prize laureate Paul Krugman wrote in his Monday column […]

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Recently, the Kernel printed an article concerning Student Government’s proposal to place certain restrictions on Dead Week. While I applaud SG for recognizing that many students are unhappy with the current Dead Week situation, I wonder if this change will have any real impact on the amount of time that students actually spend preparing for […]

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There is no denying that DanceBlue is an impressive organization. In its first year, the 24-hour dance marathon raised $123,323.16 for the UK Pediatric Oncology Clinic. Now, in its fourth year, DanceBlue raised a record $600,888.82. Breaking another record, 605 dancers participated and over 350 people volunteered on Friday and Saturday in Memorial Coliseum, according […]

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Column by Jacob Sims Congress and the White House just don’t seem to get it. Every taxpayer in the United States has to be thrifty with their money, spend it wisely and balance their budget in the midst of this economic downturn; neither Congress nor the White House is doing any of these things. Every […]

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Column by Zach Hester Here we are, people. We are barreling down a path of change that flies in the face of conventional wisdom and our Constitution. After a worthless and unpopular second term from our previous president, we are now finding the change we so haughtily sought after and voted for in November is […]

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On Feb. 24, we all listened to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. He proclaimed the message that we, the American people, can weather this storm of recession. However, our current course is not the swiftest or most prudent way back to prosperity. Obama outlined his hopes for this country’s 2010 budget, and […]

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President Todd and the Board of Trustees are now charged with the task of aligning UK’s tuition rates after the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and a group of collaborators capped the 2009-10 tuition increase at 5 percent in the midst of more state budget cuts. Tuition will be $8,122, up from this school year’s […]

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The idea of monitoring students for academic or social troubles is a smart one. In an era where campus shootings happen more frequently and the perpetrator always had “warning signs” that could have been caught, a check up system seems to be a smart safety decision. That is, unless those responsible for such checks are […]

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Column by Tim Riley The Dow Jones sits at about 6,600. A 10-year low. From all available data, this does not appear to be a short blip on the path to riches either. Experienced, hard working people are losing their jobs and most college seniors should be looking for a good graduate school. Of course, […]

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Column by Andrew Waldner Michael Steele became the chairman of the Republican National Committee recently, if you were unaware, and has spent the entire time since making weird comments on air and all-around pissing the party off. First, it was his more-moderate-than-some views, which he quickly swept aside and replaced with hard-line conservative views. In […]

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