Finance Committee Proposes Going Green to Save Green

By Brandon Farmer Tuesday’s Board of Trustees Finance Committee meeting reviewed and addressed the university’s financial performance and proposed changes that will make the environment, as well as UK’s budget, a little greener. One of the key points of the meeting was to bring attention to the amount of energy consumed by the campus. One […]

Athletics gives money to Appalachian students

By Jill Seelmeyer In 1996, UK founded the Robinson Scholars Program to give the students of Eastern Kentucky a better chance of earning a college degree. Now, UK Athletics is doing its part to increase these efforts. At a news conference Monday, UK Athletics announced its commitment to giving $500,000 annually to  expand scholarships for […]

Finance Committee to conduct usual business

By Will Seiler The Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee will address recent academic and financial issues surrounding UK on Tuesday. Topics to be discussed include the energy saving performance contract, the capital construction report and the approval of the 2008-2009 endowment match program annual report. “We deal with current business issues, decisions that needs to […]

Committee to discuss payout option

The issue of budget cuts and university funding has been a topic of much debate this year, and on Tuesday the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee will look at the possibility of decreasing the money it takes out of endowments. The committee will discuss changing its payout, which is the money it takes out of […]

Kernel, Kentuckian to be reviewed

By Courtney Thomas Two UK student publications will be put under review on Tuesday. The Board of Trustees’ Student Affairs Committee will hold a meeting to review the Kentucky Kernel, UK’s independent student newspaper, and the Kentuckian, UK’s yearbook. The committee will also discuss Student Government and campus events. The main focus of the agenda […]

‘Affrilachia’ poet returns to alma mater

By Adam Warner UK graduate Frank X Walker aims to challenge what he calls an “all-white literary landscape.” Walker will be an associate professor for the creative writing program in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English starting in January, and Vice President for Institutional Diversity J.J. Jackson said he will open up students’ […]

Clinic to offer 600 more H1N1 vaccines

University Health Services will offer another free H1N1 walk-in clinic Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of the UHS building, located at 830 S. Limestone. The clinic has 600 doses of the intranasal vaccine, and it will be available to people of the UK community ages 18 and up, or […]

[POLL] Six fraternities charged with hazing in past year

In the last two weeks, the Dean of Students Office has  charged Phi Delta Theta and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternities with hazing. However, throughout the past year, four other fraternities have been charged with hazing violations as well.  Sigma Phi Epsilon was suspended due to alleged hazing in June, and their national headquarters revoked the […]

Author uses English class as background for book

New UK creative writing professor Ed McClanahan

By Sarah Landwehr For 13 UK students, their creative writing class means more than just a grade — because for these English 507 students, going to class earns them status as published authors. After 20 years out of the classroom, author Ed McClanahan returned to teach creative writing at UK to give his students a […]

Health care committee reviews performance

By Tilly Finley The Board of Trustees Health Care Committee will meet Monday for the last time this year to discuss topics including the financial report, the contracting report, the clinical performance report, and the report on privileges and appointments, said Barbara Young, chair of the committee. The meeting is open to everyone, Young said. […]