Veterans to be focus of Student Affairs trustees

By Emilie Rymer The Student Affairs Committee meeting Monday will focus on military veterans of UK. Board of Trustees alumni representative Ann Haney said there are not any action items on the agenda, but there would be a presentation on the Veterans Affairs Office. “UK, like many other colleges and universities nationwide is seeing an […]

Former District Attorney speaks out

By Noha El Maraghi Former L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Robin Sax prosecuted sex offenders for more than 15 years. Sax spoke to a small audience about her job experiences and her advocacy for children’s rights Friday night at the Hilary J. Boone Center. One of the cases Sax focused on was of a female […]

Arts in Asia: Festival proves to be a success


By Laura Karr It is not everyday you see  large, elaborate costumes featuring bright colors and enormous headdresses being worn by people walking around campus. The first annual ArtsAsia Festival, which began on Oct. 17, has been surprisingly successful. During the past week, UK has hosted the festival’s lectures, demonstrations and performances to exhibit Asian […]

Running, painting and comedy for Homecoming

By Taylor Moak Blue windows all over Lexington. A run “For the Kids.” Dice and casino chips. Homecoming Week 2009, “Viva Lex Vegas,” is here. Homecoming Week begins Saturday and is full of events, new and similar to last year’s Homecoming, on campus for students to celebrate university traditions. The Student Activities Board has been […]

Lack of fall break accounted for elsewhere

By Margaret Stinnett While some universities give their students a fall break, UK eliminated its fall break two years ago. David Randall, professor of physiology and chair of the University Senate Council, which makes the decisions for the academic calendar, said the break did not completely disappear.  Instead, additional days will be added to both […]

Panel encourages campus to use less coal

By Anna Hawthorne When students leave campus, some lights stay on. “It blows my mind,” Martin Mudd, a UK graduate student, said.  “Actually it infuriates me because I know of a simple solution.” Mudd, a Kentuckians for the Commonwealth member, joined three others in a panel discussion called “Powering UK’s Future — The Coal Plant […]

Organizations team up for 5K run

By Roy York Most people may not be able to walk a mile in a cancer patient’s shoes, but the Student Activities Board and DanceBlue want the Lexington community to run five kilometers to help keep children with cancer in the race. On Sunday, SAB and DanceBlue will host their 14th Annual 5K Run/Walk as […]

H1N1 forces UK Hospital policy change

By Laura Clark To reduce the spread of the H1N1 pandemic, UK Hospital is changing its visitation policy. On Wednesday, Dr. Chris Nelson, associate professor of pediatrics specializing in infectious diseases, said Wednesday because of the month-long “widespread influenza situation,” UK Hospital is altering its current visitation policy to limit the spread of the flu […]

UK requests tobacco ban for sidewalks

Bluegrass Community and Technical College students sit outside in designated smoking area on the BCTC campus Wednesday afternoon. BCTC went tobacco free on Aug. 15 of this year, designating only one smoking area for their campus. Photo by Allie Garza | Staff

On Nov. 19, the only smoke in the air above the sidewalks on the edges of campus may come from the exhaust of construction equipment. At Tuesday’s Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council meeting, UK Assistant Vice President for Public Safety Anthany Beatty asked the council to sign a memorandum of understanding prohibiting the use of tobacco […]

Committee proposes legislation to eliminate SG position

By Andrew Pillow Student Government’s senator-at-large position could become a thing of the past if an act discussed Wednesday night by the Internal Affairs Committee is passed. The proposal, titled the Senate Membership Constitutional Amendment, would divide the current 40 senators among the colleges and graduate schools. Three freshmen senators and one sophomore senator would […]