Program gives military students another chance

By Emilie Rymer Veterans will have an easier time returning to school thanks to a new Veterans Resource program. The UK Board of Trustees student affairs committee met Monday and hosted Anthony Dotson, UK’s veteran resource coordinator, to speak with the group on the newly created program. Last June, Dotson met with Provost Kumble Subbaswamy […]

Journalism graduates carve paths through modern world changes

By Nick Rhodes With the rapid expansion of the Internet and technology, all career fields are expecting changes. Journalism is no exception. The eighth annual Richard G. Wilson Journalism Alumni Symposium plans to discuss just that, with this year’s topic being, “The Future of News.” The symposium will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in […]

Housing committee to revise options

By Katie Perkowski After months of speculation on proposed off-campus student housing plans, the Urban County Council’s Planning Committee will decide which recommendations to use for a final plan. Members of the Student Housing Task Force will meet Tuesday morning to decide which options members support and those they will consider dropping, said Paul Schoniger, […]

Tobacco ban on public sidewalks to be voted on

Smokers sit on the curb on South Limestone. City council will meet Tuesday to discuss sidewalk tobacco enforcement.   Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt | Staff

Members of City Council will meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss UK’s proposal to implement the tobacco ban on public sidewalks. At last Tuesday’s meeting, Assistant Vice President for Public Safety Anthany Beatty asked the council to sign a “memorandum of understanding” which would allow enforcement on city-owned sidewalks on and surrounding the campus. Diane Lawless, […]

Basketball dorm naming rights causes stir over coal

By Katie Perkowski UK is working to get a new dorm for the men’s basketball team, and the new name could be required to include the word “coal.” A group, called the Difference Makers and led by Joe Craft, is looking to donate $7 million to the university in order to finance the new building, […]

Progress on new UK Hospital, safety of facility on table

By Roy York Lexington is in the middle of a makeover, and the UK Hospital is no exception. The construction on Limestone Street is hard to miss as billboards and bulldozers announce the hospital expansion underway to improve the health care experience at UK. At 4 p.m. Monday the Board of Trustees’ University Health Care […]

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 […]