Officials say UK prepared for severe winter weather


By Roy York Students who found themselves slipping and sliding to class during the ice storm last year out of dark, powerless houses may find themselves facing the same situation if a major ice storm strikes Lexington this winter. Christy Giles, the UK Office of Emergency Management Director, said UK’s policy is to keep the […]

Defining what ‘green’ means: New officer makes list of resolutions for first year


Porous pavement, more bike lanes and a new face for the Web site —  all are in Shane Tedder’s plan for 2010. Tedder, UK’s recently appointed sustainability officer, has a list of plans in mind for the new year to make campus more environmentally-friendly. High on the list is a transformation of the sustainability committee’s […]

Down for the count: Boxing event canceled

Undecided junior and Sigma Chi Matt Garnick practices for the postponed Fight Night event  at Alumni Gym on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt | Staff

The fight is over. After months of struggling to become sanctioned and a three-month postponement, Fight Night has been canceled, said George Kington, president of Sigma Chi fraternity. Originally scheduled to be held last November, the event was postponed due to safety concerns. New rules were set in place, including required training with USA Boxing […]

Textbooks rank third on industry complaint list


Students using online stores for their textbook needs may be more likely to complain about something in the process. In a list compiled by the Better Business Bureau of Central and Eastern Kentucky, textbooks ranked third in a list of the top 10 most-complained about industries in 2009. This was the first year textbooks appeared […]

Coldstream director retiring in February: Decision was “long-term plan,” not tied to success

Tina Carpenter

By Roy York Tina Carpenter, executive director of UK’s Coldstream Research Campus, is planning to retire at the end of February after a three-year term in the position. “It’s been my long-term plan to retire after 25 years with UK,” Carpenter said. Carpenter’s duties included managing the entire Coldstream campus. Len Heller, UK’s vice president […]

Update to FAFSA provides easier options


Filing for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form just got simpler. As of last week students now have the online option of allowing FAFSA officials to retrieve IRS information instead of asking families to provide income and other information that may be unclear when a student submits the form. David […]

K2 week welcomes back students

Despite ice and snow, new and returning students can feel a warm welcome as they return to campus for the Spring semester. K2 kicked off Jan. 10 to host events for students as they adjust to campus life. K2 is the spring version of K Week, the welcome-back celebration held in the fall. Jared Tippets, […]

UK cancels classes before 10 a.m.

According to a UK alert sent around 9:10 p.m. Thursday night, all classes are canceled before 10 a.m. Friday morning. All employees not under Plan B should report at 10 a.m. Those employees under Plan B are to report earlier. A previous UK Alert was sent out with blanks for times. Check for more […]

Man accused of stalking, burglary waives case to grand jury

A Lexington man charged with stalking and burglary of a home occupied by female UK students waived his case to the grand jury Tuesday. Lexington Police arrested 55-year-old Terry Grossman on Dec. 18 when they found him near the students’ Crescent Avenue house after a resident reported an unknown subject inside. After additional questioning and […]