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By Philip Timmerman UK President Lee Todd joined Student Government President Ryan Smith in the third annual State of the University Address Thursday. The two acknowledged the progress UK has made toward achieving its goal of becoming a top-20 research university. Todd said despite the financial hardships the students and faculty of UK have endured […]

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By Andrew Pillow A UK department invited male and female students to explore the roles masculinity play in violence against women. Thursday, two events kicked off the start of the new Gender and Women’s Studies department.  The event included a movie and dialogue from students, professors and author Michael Kimmel at the Violence, Intervention and […]

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By Jenny Boylan Cancer touches almost every life in some way or another. Some of those affected are running for awareness. For its 13th year, Lexington will host the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Saturday at the Courthouse Plaza located downtown. Thousands of people are expected to show their support for the fight […]

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One fraternity will be doing more than tailgating before the UK versus Florida football game on Saturday. Pi Kappa Alpha is hosting the national Coach to Cure MD program, which raises money to benefit research and awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in boys. More than 300 colleges that will be hosting football games this weekend […]

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By Laura Clark UK President Lee Todd said unfreezing faculty salaries and the Top 20 Business Plan are the school’s short-term and long-term top priorities. In an interview with the Kernel on Wednesday, Todd said despite the faculty and staff salary freezes, UK employees have been able to work through it. “People kept really focused […]

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By Katie Perkowski A timeline has yet to be set in choosing a permanent police chief for UK, the UK president said Wednesday. In February 2006, McDonald Vick was named the police chief, but resigned a few months later after it was discovered that he paid a former female officer $25,000 to drop a sexual […]

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Todd, Smith to address campus issues at speech

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By Brandon Farmer Thursday’s State of the University Address will outline key topics that President Lee Todd and Student Government President Ryan Smith feel are important to the student body and to the state in general. In an interview with the Kernel on Wednesday, Todd expressed his concern on UK’s involvement with the community. “I […]

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[VIDEO] Students learn about dorm fires from demonstration

Story and photos by Adam Wolffbrandt In the event of a fire, students living in residence halls have less than three minutes to escape before it is too late. For Campus Fire Safety Month, the UK Fire Marshal’s Office, with the help of the Lexington Fire Department, built two model dorm rooms to demonstrate to […]

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Phonathon program prospers in tough times

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By Jenny Boylan Despite 2008 being one of the worst economic years in recent history, it was the most prosperous year for the UK Phonathon program since it began in the mid-1990s. A philanthropic program, the Phonathon brought in $1.4 million in annual gift commitments from alumni, parents, and friends of the university between fall […]

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Out on the streets:  Students march on city hall

By Casey Wheeless Around 100 students gathered near the Student Center patio Tuesday to voice their opinions on the current student housing proposal being debated in  city council. The “March on City Hall,” hosted by UK Student Government Association, began around 10:30 a.m. when students walked from the patio to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Building […]

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