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Bluegrass musicians offer new taste to campus

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By Brooke McCloud Bluegrass musicians entertained students, staff and music fans Friday in the Niles Gallery of the Fine Arts Library as part of the 2009 Appalachia in the Bluegrass concert series. Banjo master Lee Sexton, strummed alongside fellow musicians Rich Kirby, Roy Tackett and 11-year-old Jack Adams. This year’s concert series aims to focus […]

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Ridge Wilson reinstated to football team

Freshman linebacker Ridge Wilson, who has been charged with and pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree assault, has been reinstated to the UK football team as of Saturday, UK head coach Rich Brooks announced in a news release. “Ridge Wilson has been reinstated to full status with the University of Kentucky football program,” Brooks said in […]

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All work and no play:  Pull between jobs and classes leaves little room for anything else

By Garrett Wymer Add 33 work hours and 14 hours of classes together, and the result is one hectic week that many students at UK face. Before the fall semester, employees at the Johnson Center were allowed to do homework during slow hours of business, but not anymore, said social work senior Brad Long. Long […]

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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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