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By Philip Timmerman President Lee Todd will not accept his performance bonus for this year, said the chair of the UK Board of Trustees Executive Committee. The committee voted Monday to approve a bonus of $168,000 — 96 percent of the $170,000 performance based award. Todd, however, is declining the bonus as an act of […]

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By Garrett Wymer The University Health Care Committee met Monday evening to discuss finances, operations and expansion amidst the nationwide health care debate. University Health Care closed the 2009 fiscal year in June with a 1 percent margin of profit, Chief Financial Officer Sergio Melgar said, noting that more than half of all providers usually […]

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First Amendment events focus on freedom

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National expert advocates discussion on First Amendment Mark Goodman, Knight Chair of Scholastic Journalism at Kent State, will address students on Tuesday at the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center’s annual First Amendment Celebration concerning the state of the First Amendment in today’s society and the consequences of not upholding it. “I think that we can […]

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UK sees rise in freshmen ACT scores

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By Michael Kraus Gradual improvements within UK’s freshmen classes are going anywhere but down. Within the past few years, UK has seen a steady increase in incoming freshmen classes’ ACT scores. With this being a goal within the university and the admissions office, the future is looking bright. “This is reflected in UK’s mission to […]

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By Garrett Wymer Imagine a person’s fate—career-wise, at least—being determined in less than 30 seconds time. Mike Hammond, group-recruiting manager for Enterprise Holdings, said that is precisely what happens when an employer sifts through hundreds of resumes from job applicants. If someone’s resume is not eye-catching, or at least correct, it is likely that the […]

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Care for a smoke? Tobacco-free plan will snuff out cigarettes, other products on Nov. 19

By Katie Perkowski kperkowski@kykernel.com On Nov. 19 students will be able to smoke in the middle of Rose Street, but not the middle of campus. Any students walking down South Limestone to White Hall Classroom Building may find themselves walking in a bike lane instead of a sidewalk in order to smoke. On Nov. 19, […]

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By Kirsten Clancy news@kykernel.com UK hosted Elizabeth Alexander, poet and author of “Praise Song for the Day,” a poem read at last year’s presidential inauguration, as the keynote speaker for this year’s Kentucky Women Writers Conference Alexander read pieces of her poetry, including “Praise Song for the Day,” Saturday night at Memorial Hall. Poet Honoree […]

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Sheehan promotes book, anti-war stance

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By Brandon Goodwin news@kykernel.com In 2004, after her son was killed in the Iraq War, Cindy Sheehan became an outspoken activist against the war. Sheehan traveled the U.S. speaking out against President Bush and the war. On Saturday, Sheehan spoke to UK and Transylvania University students to promote her new book, “Myth America: 10 Greatest […]

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By Anna Hawthorne news@kykernel.com A revised TaxiCats program now offers students an enhanced discount on taxis using a valid UK ID. TaxiCats is a service provided by All American Taxi and the UK Parking and Transportation Services (PTS). Chrissie Balding Tune, marketing and promotion specialist senior for UK PTS, said the TaxiCats discount used to […]

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‘Blitz Week’ helps DanceBlue fundraise

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By Sara Nargessi The DanceBlue committee will be hosting its first ever “Blitz Week” Sept. 14 through Sept. 18 to raise money and awareness for the annual event. “We really wanted to have a big beginning of the year push to not only raise awareness of our cause and raise money, but also to encourage […]

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