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Trustees fill gap from state budget cuts

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By Austin Schmitt To fill a gap created by cuts to UK’s budget by the Kentucky Legislature, the Board of Trustees voted to decrease the university’s budget by $5.2 million. Gov. Steve Beshear’s “cutback order” last month reduced UK’s state funding by $6.3 million. With tuition revenue coming in over budget by $970,800, UK used […]

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By Rory Greene For the fifth year in a row, UK Greenthumb and Earth Days in the Bluegrass are coming together to celebrate the environment and raise awareness for a cause. Earth Days in the Bluegrass is a month-long series of events including films, music and workshops designed to promote the responsibility of individual and […]

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By Jill Seelmeyer UK’s Greek Intervarsity will hold an event Wednesday to raise money and awareness for the International Justice Mission. The event, called Greek IV Patio Party, will be held on the patio of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house from 8 to 9 p.m. Greek IV member Katie Alexander said they will show a […]

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Farmers encourage students to eat healthy and locally

By Najah Allouch Have you eaten your five fruits and vegetables today? As part of the month-long event of Earth Days in the Bluegrass, Tuesday is “Eat Something Local Day.” “Eat Something Local Day” is aimed to encourage students who are not able to participate in any of the other events that are going on, […]

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By Ali Hammond In his 30th year of research since starting his Ph.D. at the age of 21, UK researcher Alan Daugherty said he has always had scientific interests and loves the interesting system of research. Daugherty was named as the American Heart Association’s “Science Advocate of the Year,” according to a UK news release […]

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By Courtney Chaffin In his second lecture of the day, Nobel Laureate Eric Wieschaus visited campus Monday to speak about “Chance or Pre-Pattern: How Cells in the Embryo Are Organized Into Patterns.” Around 100 people attended to hear the Nobel Prize winner speak at the Thomas Hunt Morgan Seminar. Sean Ehlman, a biology sophomore, said […]

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Group hosts diverse event for fair-minded

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By Matt Labriola OUTsource will host GAYLA, an event that will include a drag show and a silent auction of art donated by local artists with themes relating to gender and sexuality. There will be information booths set up by organizations to promote collaboration, according to Director of OUTsource Ryan Murrell. One the goals of […]

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FUSION Hosts Q&A Tuesday Night

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By Katie Perkowski FUSION is a great way to engage different members of your group and a way to bond, said FUSION Campus Outreach Chair Sierra Enlow. FUSION will host a question-and-answer session Tuesday starting at 7:30 p.m. in room 206 of the Student Center. Enlow said she and various Center for Community Outreach members […]

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Tea party event takes aim at tax concerns

By Sean Patterson Political conservatives in Central Kentucky gathered Saturday at Applebee’s Park for “Bluegrass Tax Liberation Day” festivities. The event included booths for local conservative causes, face painting for kids, a “left-leaning” car that participants could hit with a sledgehammer, and an air cannon that fired tennis balls at blocks spelling out the words […]

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By Kayla Phelps Heloise, syndicated newspaper columnist and contributing editor of Good Housekeeping magazine, spoke to UK students Saturday about ways to save money and stay organized. Heloise has authored more than 10 books — her most recent titled “Get Organized with Heloise” was released in 2004. She visited campus to speak at a Delta […]

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