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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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As part of a generation that is becoming more and more technological every minute, sometimes I feel lost in the abyss of devices and gadgets that bring the world to our fingertips — literally. Growing up, I remember walking next door or down the street to see what neighbors and friends were up to. What […]

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Column by Derek Brown Fear can affect humans in unusual ways. It can lead you to think irrationally, and it can bring your ideals and values into question. Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the United States was fearful. The past administration allowed this fear to derail us from our core values of unalienable rights. […]

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Column by Zachary Kiser Everyone has an issue that they are passionate about. We all take stands on a variety of issues, but there is always that select cause or topic that we find comfort in. Ever since I began writing for the Kernel last fall, I have tried to keep the personal topics I […]

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Despite the recession having a negative impact on most American industries, one seems to be thriving nationwide — public transportation. The use of public transportation likely picked up when gas prices were through the roof, but, surprisingly, the industry has continued to see a steady increase in users even with gas prices significantly decreasing. This […]

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Column by Tyler Montell There are several perks to being student body president, I can admit that. The basketball tickets are nice, sure, and I don’t hate the full scholarship at all. Perhaps the best perk of the job, though, is the opportunity to learn from one of the highest functioning teams in the Commonwealth […]

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Column by Mark Wetherington The issues raised by the demonstrators at the Capitol Power Plant March 2 should prompt Americans, and especially Kentuckians, to consider the impacts of coal and what place it has in the future of American energy consumption. Coal obviously has serious negative drawbacks and the sooner we can stop using it, […]

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