Religion remains sensitive topic

Column by Austin Schmitt Breckenridge County in Northwest Kentucky, just west of Elizabethtown, played host to a controversial scene that included a mixture of public education, sports and religion. With Kentucky firmly entrenched in the Bible Belt, it is no wonder that a voluntary bonding trip turned religious stirred a debate. “Eight or nine” high […]

Student council gives opportunities

Column by Shaun Denney On behalf of the Student Development Council, I would like to welcome everyone back for what is sure to be a great fall semester at the University of Kentucky. With football season underway, Keeneland and Big Blue Madness right around the corner and Labor Day weekend behind us, there is much […]

College improves, students benefit

When the architecture, interior design and engineering programs merged to become the College of Design five years ago, the move was a step back for the university. In addition to a newly created, cluttered department, the needs of the students got lost in the transition with the change. Recently, however, there has been positive momentum […]

Mongiardo not the answer for Kentucky

Column by Richard Becker Just ten months after the conclusion of a nearly two year campaign for president, the 2010 midterm elections are already heating up. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Bluegrass State where multiple Democrats and Republicans are vying for their respective party’s nomination to succeed outgoing Republican Sen. Jim Bunning. […]

Contrary to preachers, grace is for everybody

Letter to Editor by Josiah Durham As classes get rolling and another year kicks off for students, there has been a noticeable presence of street preachers standing and “preaching” to us students. As a strong, unabashed Christian myself, I cannot fault their courage to spread the Word. Yet, as I walk to class I am […]

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 […]