Haitian paintings go from scrapbook to artwork

Political science freshman Dakota Smith looks at the Art of the Children of Haiti exhibit in the Lucille Little Fine Arts library on Tuesday. Photo by Chloe Hollon | Staff

By Alicia Brab When Lauren Buswell decided to teach art to children in Haiti, she never thought their paintings would end up on the walls of a UK building. But with a new exhibit at the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, that is exactly what happened. The library is now home to a temporary exhibit […]

‘Sexperts’ educate on what’s right and what’s wrong

A panel of "Sexperts" met with a handful of student yesterday evening in the Center Theater at the Student Center to answer questions submitted about sex. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

“Can you get HIV from kissing?” “Are there any side effects to Plan B?” “What is douching, and is it safe?” Students heard the answers to the these questions Wednesday afternoon at an open forum held as part of “Safer Sex Secrets Week” on campus. The event was co-hosted by the University Health Services PAWS […]

Student presidents focus on affordability

Student Government officers spoke with legislators about higher education at the capitol in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon. Photos by William Baldon | Staff

By Taylor Moak The Capitol Building in Frankfort was silent Tuesday when it should have been filled with students. The Rally for Higher Education scheduled for Tuesday afternoon was canceled after much of the state received snow, making travel difficult for many participants. The rally was to be an opportunity for college and university students […]

Scholar says teaching quality needs a major overhaul


By Drew Teague Many students feel they spend hours wasted in the classroom, a complaint a leader in the economics field feels is valid. “Time spent in school where you don’t learn anything isn’t worth anything,” said Eric Hanushek, the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Scholar Award from the UK Martin School of Public Policy […]

Dirty little secrets: ‘Sexperts’ host Q&A

Joann Brown

All those embarrassing questions about condoms and chlamydia will be answered Wednesday by two UK health professionals. University Health Service PAWS Center, along with the Student Activities Board and The Student Health Advisory Council, are hosting “Safer Sex Secrets Week” at UK, and on Wednesday students will have a chance to learn about sexual health […]

Accounting for the missing: Lexington looks to represent students more accurately in 2010


By Roy York For the 2010 census, Lexington is counting on a historically underrepresented group: the students. Lisa Higgins-Hord, UK Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement and member of Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry’s Complete Count Committee, said students have been one of the most underrepresented groups in past censuses. This year, UK is partnering with […]

Gourmet burgers sizzle in Lexington

A kitchen worker at Bunk's readies a burger for a customer. Photo by Taylor Moak | Staff

By Roy York Dallas Rose sits in a UK classroom 15 hours per week. He serves food at P.F. Chang’s 20 hours per week. And he spends 80 hours per week working as the co-owner and operator of Bunk’s Gourmet Burgers and Handcut Fries. “Sleep is the cousin of death and being broke,” said Rose, […]

New student housing regulation could pass April 15


By Roy York The word family may soon have a new, clearer definition as soon as April 15 if the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council passes an amendment to regulations concerning residential buildings around UK. Craig Hardin, owner of Hardin Properties and a volunteer appointed to the Student Housing Task Force, sent an e-mail to the […]

Web site to get new identity


The entire layout of UK is changing. Rather, the Web site is. In the coming days, the official UK Web site will be revamped to focus directly to an external audience, equipped with  videos and graphics to freshen the virtual face of UK’s “see blue.” campaign. “Our current Web site has been up for two […]