Palestinian activist to talk peace

By Dick Yarmy Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian legislator and political activist, was named the speaker in UK’s initiative for a yearlong dialogue on prospects for peace in the Middle East. She will speak on March 29, 2010. “She is highly qualified to enlighten us on the Palestinian point of view,” said Terry Anderson, a UK […]

Proposal to eliminate SG Senate position fails

By Casey Wheeless A Student Government proposal to eliminate the majority of senator-at-large positions did not pass at Wednesday night’s full Senate meeting. The proposal will be redrafted and presented again at a later date. The proposal was to keep the same 40 senator positions but take the senator-at-large spots away, giving them to representative […]

[SLIDESHOW] ‘Black UK’ crowns campus royalty


By Kendra Holloman The curtains in Memorial Hall opened for 10 students participating Wednesday night in a 22-year-old Homecoming tradition—the Mr. & Ms. Black UK Pageant. The pageant is part of the Black Student Union’s Homecoming week and is intended to choose the most-qualified students to represent the black population on campus, according to an […]

Grassroots campaign evolves from stickers to nationwide bus tour

Bob Votruba stands beside his blue bus outside the Chemistry-Physics Building on Tuesday. Votruba travels to college campuses around the nation spreading the message of kindness with his dog Bogart.   Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

After the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, Bob Votruba visited the campus memorial a week later to pass out stickers for his grassroots campaign, “Sow Only Seeds Of Love.” “I ended up receiving so many e-mails and hand-written letters,” Votruba said. “People were saying, ‘We really love the message.’ Then my mindset changed from ‘Maybe […]

Tobacco ban on city sidewalks on hold for residents’ opinions

Students will still be able to walk the sidewalks surrounding campus to get their nicotine fix come Nov. 19. At Tuesday’s Urban County Council meeting, UK’s proposed memorandum of understanding with Lexington was moved to the Intergovernmental Committee. Council members said the move would allow them to hear more concerns from residents who could be […]

Small steps taken for new housing proposal

By Brooke McCloud The definition of a student house has to be established before any actions are taken on the current housing proposal. The Urban County Council’s Planning Committee continued discussions on a new off-campus proposal called the Student Housing in Partnership Program. Lexington Police Officer Keith Gaines originally presented the proposal on Oct. 20. […]

Gift of $7 million approved at finance meeting

By Brandon Goodwin The UK Board of Trustees finance committee meeting approved the pledge of $7,000,000 from Joe Craft and the Difference Makers to build a new UK men’s basketball dormitory on Tuesday. UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart spoke before the committee to support the renaming of the residence to “Wildcat Coal Lodge,” as well […]

Changes possible for Todd’s bonus grading scale

By Katie Saltz President Lee Todd’s annual report card might be graded a little differently in the future. At the Board Executive Committee meeting Tuesday morning, members discussed changing the weight attached to different items on the list of Institutional Goals for Todd. These goals are the basis for Todd’s “grade” given by the board […]

The rest of South Limestone may get safety makeover

By Cassidy Herrington Besides the clatter of jackhammers and cement trucks currently on South Limestone, there may be separate and additional plans for the road ahead. Students and Lexington residents were invited to a public meeting at the Student Center on Tuesday evening to introduce three proposals for the future of South Limestone. Brad Johnson, […]