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Fraternity moves out, women move in

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A former fraternity house on campus has transformed into an all-girls dormitory. Twenty-eight freshmen women, a sophomore resident adviser and a hall director live at 441 Pennsylvania Avenue, formerly the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house. Ben Crutcher, associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services, said the decision to turn the house into a residence hall was […]

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By Kayla Phelps New and undecided students now have a new option when considering what field they should obtain their bachelor’s degree in. Formerly an academic minor, the Gender and Women’s Studies program was made into its own department in the College of Arts and Sciences in June. Although this change has been in the […]

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W.T. Young Library hours remain same

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By Jill Seelmeyer As the fall semester begins, students can rest assured that the W.  T. Young Library hours will remain the same as last semester. Beginning Sept. 13, the library will be open 24 hours five days a week, while closing at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. It will open at 8 a.m. […]

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The Jessamine County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the report of a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning near campus, according to the Lexington Division of Police, who are assisting in the investigation. UK Police were notified of the sexual assault of a UK student early Monday morning by the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Department, prompting […]

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By Garrett Wymer A world record was broken as a rainbow of balloons flew over the Johnson Center Fields late Friday night. Officially, 3,902 participants took part in the World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight, sponsored by the UK Christian Student Fellowship. In six minutes, 119,411 balloons were thrown, more than five times the seating capacity […]

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By Laura Clark Move-in day came a little late for residents of the newly constructed Red Mile Village apartments. The apartments, located on Red Mile Road, were unable to receive students on August 21, the original date scheduled for move-in, according to the residents’ lease. Some students were relocated to the Crowne Plaza and the […]

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By Katie Perkowski With emphasis being placed highly on becoming a top-20 research university, UK may have to focus on other priorities, according to a recent report. In an August report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, the University of Kentucky got a “C” on the strength of its 2008-09 core curriculum. “Our […]

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Two remain displaced after Greg Page fire

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By Katie Perkowski Last Wednesday’s fire at the Greg Page Apartments was caused by discarded smoking material, said the UK fire marshal. Some of the damaged apartments were cleaned out and six of the residents who had to be relocated were able to move back into their original place, said Ben Crutcher, vice president for […]

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Construction going according to plan:  High and Limestone intersection closed; no change for businesses

By Allie Geiman With one month down and eleven to go, the project that will link the UK and Transylvania campuses to downtown is progressing on schedule, according to the project manager. The construction on South Limestone, which began July 22, is the first phase of the city council-adopted Streetscape Master Plan, which, as listed […]

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By Laura Clark With classes back in session, crowds, classrooms and coughs are inevitable scenes at schools, resulting in a higher risk for students to contract viruses. Kentucky elementary schools in Letcher and Boyle counties closed last week due to Novel H1N1 (Swine) Flu-like symptoms of some students and staff. For UK’s campus to close, […]

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