Early results show no tobacco violations on campus

Leading up to the Nov. 19 tobacco ban, the main reason given for how the change will be implemented was creating a culture of compliance. With the ban in effect for nearly a month, the plan is seemingly working according to early results. As of Friday, no student or faculty member had been reported to […]

Student fights to change university privacy policies

Kirsten Lovas was stalked her freshman year at UK. Her information was available on the UK Web site. Portrait by Katie Perkowski | Staff

When Kirsten Lovas was a freshman, she was not aware personal information such as her residence hall and room number could be found on UK’s Web site — but she found out when she was stalked. When coming to and from her dorm, Lovas would see her stalker lurking outside and found out he obtained […]

Hitching a ride home: University offers shuttle for students

To get home in time for the holiday break and have a place for students’ vehicles when they return, UK Parking and Transportation Services is making the journey a little easier. Home for the Holidays shuttle From Dec. 15 to 18, PTS is offering a free shuttle available to students that will run from campus […]

Health contest aimed at staff

Losing is not always a bad thing. To start the new year, UK’s Health & Wellness Program in the Department of Human Resources is offering a Biggest Blue Loser competition for UK employees and their spouses, as well as UK retirees. Karen Bryla McNees, a dietician in the Health & Wellness Program, said the competition […]

Freshmen get hands-on for Discovery Seminar final

English freshman Michael Carey performed on stage during the Discovery Seminar Program in the Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday afternoon. Photos by Scott Hannigan | staff

By Jenny Boylan The Student Center Ballroom transformed into a studio for first-year students to present their discoveries throughout the semester. Carrying on a 13-year-old UK tradition, students of the Discovery Seminar Program presented what they learned throughout the semester through posters, PowerPoints, skits and other creative options. The DSP program aims to give freshmen […]

Apple increases traffic at UK Bookstore

The UK Bookstore will host a grand opening for the Apple Store on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

By Whittney Johnson UK can finally take a bite out of its big apple. Wednesday marked the grand opening of UK’s Apple store, which will allow students and faculty to purchase computers that could be between $50 and $300 cheaper. General members of the public will be able to purchase other products at retail. Sally […]

Thacker replaces Whitt in Senate

By Andrew Pillow Former Senate President John Whitt was able to meet his replacement before leaving to work with the U.S. Department of Defense. Falon Thacker, College of Arts and Science senator, was voted in as the new Senate president Wednesday night. Thacker ran unopposed for the position. “I think my new replacement will do […]

UK e-mail system down

The UK Information Technology center has been experiencing technical problems with the UK e-mail system since Friday, said customer service representative David King. King said a combination of increased SPAM and the failure of two out of the four e-mail gateways caused the problem. King said parts to repair both gateways had been ordered but […]

Strong winds damage power line

UK Police blocked off the area from the corner of Lexington Avenue and Avenue of Champions to the corner of Rose Street and Euclid on Wednesday morning after wind knocked over a power line. The area was blocked off to prevent pedestrians from walking near the power line that was left dangling because of the […]