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There has been no progress in the hiring of a police chief for UK. The 60 to 70 applications for the position are becoming stagnated, and no one seems to even be questioning a significant leadership role being vacant for so long — in the neighborhood of 30 months. The track record for the position […]

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Column by Tate White The second lecture of the Sustainability Lecture Series took place March 4, when Vandana Shiva graced UK with her genteel and sophisticated presence. Although receiving her Ph.D. in physics, Shiva embraces environmental activism in her career as a scholar. Her name brandishes a multitude of articles for scientific and technical journals […]

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Column by Philip Timmerman It seemed to me that Andrew Waldner’s article in Wednesday’s Kernel (“A letter to the religious right: You have no right”) did less to defend gay marriage than it did to criticize the Christian faith. While Waldner’s remarks addressed Christians generally, the following article concerns specifically Catholic beliefs. Waldner’s comments displayed […]

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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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