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 […]

Tobacco signs damaged, vandalized

The first floor women’s restroom in White Hall Classroom Building was vandalized in opposition to the campus-wide tobacco ban.  Photo by Britney McIntosh | Staff

In case students forget the day UK became completely tobacco-free, they can be reminded by the signs placed throughout campus purchased by the university — as long as they are not missing or damaged. Between 55 and 60 tobacco-free signs have been damaged or have vanished since Nov. 19, said Bob Wiseman, vice president for […]

Finals Week change up for vote

Student Government is not using Dead Week as an excuse to do nothing. SG could decide on fee increases, a new senate president and a split finals schedule by the end of the week starting Wednesday. An election will be held at the weekly meeting to replace Senate President John Whitt, who will graduate in […]

Two struck on South Limestone

Two unidentified males were struck by a vehicle while crossing South Limestone. Both are in stable condition.  Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt Staff

Within minutes, the Lexington Fire Department responded to an accident in front of the Gatton College of Business and Economics, where two unknown males were hit by a vehicle. Two males were in the vehicle that struck the two pedestrians as they crossed South Limestone around 5:25 p.m. The Lexington Police and Fire Departments both […]

Holiday treat: Apple Store opens in UK Bookstore on Wednesday

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 Laura Karr The Student Center is making room for one apple that is no longer forbidden to campus. The UK Bookstore is unveiling Lexington’s first Apple Store Wednesday.  However, only UK students, faculty and staff will be able to purchase computers and software offered at the store. The store will offer special discounts for […]

Citing CentrePointe, Gray runs for mayor

Jim Gray

UK students make up approximately 27,000 of the residents in Lexington, and Vice Mayor Jim Gray, who announced he would run for mayor Tuesday, views the UK community as “mega-important.” Gray said he came to the decision to enter the race because it was the right time, and said his years of experience with the […]

Specialized UK 101 sections could be eliminated by Fall 2010

By Andrew Pillow UK’s freshmen seminar classes will be mixing up their rosters by next fall. Starting in Fall 2010, certain sections of UK 101 will no longer exist. Scholarships, athletics and majors currently separate freshmen in the UK 101 classes. Certain sections, specifically the sections for William C. Parker Scholars and athletes, will be […]

Seminar program trades pencils for skits in final exam

By Kevin Ortiz For most students, taking finals consists of essay questions or endless Scantron bubbles.  For students in the Discovery Seminar Program, writing utensils will not be necessary. On Wednesday in the Student Center Ballrooms, freshmen and transfer students in DSP will present their Fall 2009 Showcase, featuring topics and skills they have learned […]