UK hits $1 billion mark, keeps moving


By Cassidy Herrington Most would agree $1 billion is an impressive amount for any fundraising effort, but the UK Development Office has hit that goal and has no plans on stopping. In 2008, the Development Office reached over $1 billion in fundraising as part of the university’s 10-year capital campaign. UK President Lee Todd assigned […]

Third VP candidate ‘considers students first’


By Taylor Moak One candidate will travel more than 2,100 miles for the opportunity to prove to students he could serve as the vice president of student affairs. Cornel Morton, the current vice president of student affairs at California Polytechnic State University, will be on campus Thursday as the third candidate for UK’s vacant vice […]

Employee, grad collect stories of recent veterans

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By Iryna Dzyubynska While the guts and glory of war stories attracts many to the silver screen, two men are hoping to give people a glimpse into the lives of soldiers beyond the battlefield. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, along with Tyler Gayheart, a recent UK graduate and […]

Lawsuit pits state law vs. UK regulations


One UK student is facing off against the university when it comes to his right to bear arms. State law will weigh against university regulation in the case of one UK graduate student who is suing the school. Michael Mitchell, an epidemiology graduate student and former UK Hospital employee who filed a lawsuit against the […]

Ky. lab to bridge technology gap

UK President Lee Todd speaks at the announcement of the Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab in Frankfort, Ky., on Tuesday. UK College of Education Dean Mary John O'Hair, left of Todd, introduced the plan to improve learning environments.  Photo by Hope Smith | Staff

By Hope Smith Video games may show UK the way to its top-20 spot. UK College of Education Dean Mary John O’Hair introduced the Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab plan Tuesday morning in Frankfort alongside UK President Lee Todd and other Kentucky education leaders. The P20 Innovation Lab will bring together individuals throughout the community to […]

Group’s goal to go beyond coal


By Shannon Frazer In a state where the tradition of coal runs deep, a group of UK students are hoping to change history. The Sierra Club and Sierra Student Coalition held its kickoff meeting Monday to discuss plans to revolutionize the way UK receives energy. The coalition aims to make UK coal-free by 2015. Sierra […]

NeW group on campus helping women gain their voice in society


By Courtney Chaffin Women looking for their voice on campus have the chance to find it in a new student group. The Network of Enlightened Women, also known as NeW, is an organization that meets regularly to help college girls learn new ways to gain their voice and to represent themselves in ways they believe […]

Leading UK researcher dies at 77


The UK community lost a “giant in his field” Saturday. Dr. William Markesbery, director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, died on Jan. 30 at UK Hospital. Markesbery, 77, led the center for more than 30 years. Dr. Paul Bachner, professor and chairman of pathology and laboratory medicine, met Markesbery during their residency at Columbia-Presbyterian […]

UK graduate student files lawsuit against university


Ever since the Virginia Tech shooting in April 2007, the issue of concealed weapons on college campuses has been brought into a brighter spotlight — and last week, the issue was brought into UK’s spotlight. Michael Mitchell, an epidemiology graduate student will finish his degree in about a month, but currently is in the midst […]