Student group protests for fair wage

Kierna Cochran holds a Solidarity sign up outside of the Rose Street Parking garage Tuesday in protest of UK having a licensing contract with VF Corporation. Photo By Michael Reaves | Staff

The goal of the protests is to meet with university president Eli Capilouto and convince him to stop doing business with the VF Corporation in favor of Alta Gracia, a living wage company that has some clothing in the UK bookstore.

State economy showed progress in previous year

According to the report breakdown, Kentucky added 50,000 jobs for a 2.7 percent growth, which was above the national average of two percent. According to Bollinger, the Kentucky economy experienced a boom in the fall.

Taking the reins

Rebecca Kozlowski hits the ball during the polo match against Virginia Tech in the indoor arena at Westwood Farm in Lexington Ky., on Saturday. UK won 19-7.

Hooves shifted restlessly as six women, helmeted and padded to protect their heads, knees and lower legs, waited for a softball-sized ball to hit the dirt. Minutes later, the calm was replaced by the sound of horses huffing and the thunk of mallet meeting ball, boot and saddle.

Driving until the sun sets

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The team’s garage in the Terrell Building, clearly identified by “UK Solar Car” marked on the outside of the white door, is full of batteries, wiring, plywood tables and shelves, but is dominated by the wide, Wildcat blue hood of this year’s solar car and its stripped frame and motor on the ground nearby.

Writers Hall of Fame to induct UK alumni

President Obama awards a 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to Wendell E. Berry for his achievements as a poet, novelist, farmer, and conservationist, in the East Room at the White House inWashington D.C., March 2, 2011. (Mary F. Calvert/MCT

Former UK professor Wendell Berry will be the first living person inaugurated into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame on Wednesday, said Jessica Faye Mohler, the marketing and communications director for the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.