Student housing issue gets input from university

By Brooke McCloud While the city has been looking for different options for safer off-campus student housing, UK has now joined in the discussion. Lexington Police Officer Keith Gaines presented the Student Housing in Partnership Program to the Urban County Council Planning Committee Tuesday afternoon. “The acronym SHIPP was derived from the word partnership, which […]

Honor fraternities help decorate, improve resumes

By Jenny Boylan Soon-to-be college graduates will be searching for jobs all over the country and joining a fraternity might just be the trick to land a job. About 20 honor, leadership or service societies have on-campus chapters at UK. Brooke Brown, the assistant director of the Stuckert Career Center, said membership in an honor […]

Breaking the bank: Committee revived to oversee student fees

Fees outside of tuition have to come out of student's pockets. The Student Fee Committee will oversee the allotment of how the money is spent.    Photo Illustration by Adam Wolffbrandt and Britney McIntosh | Staff

By Wesley Robinson After a yearlong hiatus, the Student Fee Committee is back to give students the opportunity to have a say regarding mandatory student fee amounts for 2010-11 school year. Student Government created the committee two years ago as an advisory committee to help determine student fee allocation. Last year, there was not a […]

Public meets for third time to debate housing plan

By Brooke McCloud Amidst strong responses to the current student housing proposal, new options are being explored this week. The Urban County Council Planning Committee will hold a third public meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m. to discuss new off-campus housing  density options. The city council meeting will be lead by Lexington Police Officer Keith Gaines […]

UK student announces bid to fill House seat

Ryan Quarles, a third year law student, just announced his bid to run for state representative.  Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

By Laura Clark A current student has set his eyes on a seat that will represent the state. Ryan Quarles, a third year UK law student, announced his bid for House District 62 State Representative Saturday in his native Scott County. “Kentucky needs fresh leadership if we really want to make a change,” Quarles said. […]

Students, professors feel strain of flu

By Laura Clark While the temperature continues to drop, flu rates are on the rise. The 2009 H1N1 Influenza and other influenza-like illnesses are still spreading, forcing a number of students to miss class.  However, students are not the only ones absent. Communications professor Derek Lane contracted H1N1 Oct. 10, missed his classes during the […]

Crime Log from Oct. 12 to Oct. 18

UK Police reports from Oct. 12 to Oct. 18. Oct. 12     Criminal mischief reported at 135 East Maxwell St. at 8:38 a.m. Oct. 13     Bicycle theft reported at 121 Keeneland Dr. at 7:53 p.m. Oct. 14     Trespassing reported at 800 Rose St. at 10:59 a.m. Oct. 14     Indecent exposure reported at […]

Speakers remember highlights, downfall of Johnson presidency

By Katie Perkowski Three old friends sat down to reminisce their time working with President Lyndon B. Johnson Monday afternoon in front of an almost packed crowd at the W. T. Young Library auditorium. Bobby Baker, former chief legislative aide to Johnson; Bess Clements Abell, daughter of former Kentucky governor Earle Clements and former social […]

Solar house places top 10 in competition

By Katie Perkowski After months of hard work and preparation by builders and designers, UK’s S-KY BLUE house finished ninth overall in the 2009 Solar Decathlon. The Decathlon is a competition where 20 teams from colleges and universities across the globe compete to design, build and operate the most attractive, effective and energy-efficient solar-powered house, […]

Speakers to give inside account of Washington, President LBJ

By Kelly Berger Bess Abell, Tyler Abell and Bobby Baker, who all had close ties with former President Lyndon B. Johnson, will tell of their encounters with him and changes they have seen in Washington from the 1950s and ‘60s until now. The event, titled “LBJ and Kentucky: An Inside Account,” is the 26th edition […]