NPR host tells stories of tragedy, courage


Members of the UK community listened to stories of courage and rebuilding Wednesday night at Memorial Hall. Melissa Block, a National Public Radio host who has hosted All Things Considered since 2003, shared her award-winning stories from Sichuan, China, after the devastating earthquake of May 2008. Block said NPR originally sent her to Sichuan to […]

Housing session moved: Council to meet over Spring Break


By Rachel Bryant Those wanting to address the student housing issue will have to wait to speak their minds. City council members voted at Tuesday’s work session not to place the proposal on the agenda for Thursday’s full council meeting, said Ben Duncan, UK Student Government chief of staff. The proposal, which seeks to change […]

Advocating for coal


By Jennifer Parli The use of coal at UK has sparked numerous protests, debates and discussion. While many seek to eliminate coal as a fuel source completely from the university, others hold firm that coal is still the best choice for Kentucky. Chairman of the Department of Mining Engineering Rick Honaker said UK is taking […]

Housing gets heated: work session brings both sides


By Melody Bailiff It’s a debate that is becoming more heated than the 2008 presidential race, and Lexington residents are jumping in. UK students and Lexington residents gathered at the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government city council work session meeting Tuesday and discussed the definition of “family” according to city housing laws. If this definition passes, […]

Recognitions, awards highlight board meeting


By Taylor Moak and Katie Saltz The first item on the agenda brought the UK Board of Trustees members to their feet at Tuesdays meeting. UK cheerleaders made a guest appearance as part of a resolution to recognize the team for their unprecedented 18 national titles. “The UK cheerleaders are recognized as some of the […]

NPR personality to speak on Sichuan earthquake


A voice heard on radios around the world will resound in Memorial Hall on Wednesday evening. Melissa Block, a host for National Public Radio’s daily news program “All Things Considered,” will speak on her coverage of the aftermath of the 2008 earthquake in China’s Sichuan province. Shana Herron, assistant director of the UK Asia Center, […]

Mayor forum to discuss growth


The candidates for mayor of Lexington will be talking about Lexington’s growth and vitality at a forum on 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Lexington Public Library downtown. Mayor Jim Newberry, Vice-Mayor Jim Gray, former Mayor Teresa Isaac and Skip Horine will particpate in a question and answer session. The event is free and open to […]

Committee discusses internationalization at UK, changing ticket lottery


Traveling the world was the focus of the Board of Trustees Student Affairs Committee Tuesday morning. Susan Carvalho, the associate provost for international programs, presented the goals her office has set for increasing the numbers of UK students studying abroad. Carvalho discussed the four F’s that are the typical barriers for students wishing to travel: […]

Fire marshal recommends closing of SAE house


Following an incident over the weekend where a student was wrapped in toilet paper and set on fire, UK Fire Marshal Greg Williamson has recommended the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house be closed for two semesters. UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said police found a student wrapped in toilet paper like a mummy after responding to […]