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Column by Jordan Covvey Most people blow off flu season. It seems that clinicians have to beg most patients to go out and get a flu shot, despite the fact that they are quick, relatively painless and inexpensive. My favorite excuse? “I’ve never gotten the flu, so why do I need a flu shot now?” […]

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Column by Tim Riley Within the last week, one of the largest economic upheavals in our nation’s history began. Massive, seemingly stable businesses simply shut their doors or were swallowed up by the government. The effects of this event have been felt from the highest levels of the financial system, all the way down to […]

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In regards to the editorial written by Emily Foerster concerning agriculture, I have to respectfully disagree. While at first glance it may seem advantageous to only consume food that is locally grown, there are reasons why this is not the case. Kentucky is a significant agricultural producer, but it does not always have a comparative […]

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SG must learn from its budget shortcomings

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With the budget issues swirling statewide, it is no surprise that Student Government’s budget has remained in the headlines. Two years ago, the SG budget was $400,000, but statewide budget cuts have taken a toll on the group’s funding, which has been dramatically cut the past two years. SG has been forced to find different […]

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Column by Emily Foerster On Sept. 6, I attended the Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference in Louisville, a daylong event to raise awareness about the health and community benefits of eating locally produced food. I learned a lot, and hearing all of the speakers (our own Wendell Berry among them) inspired me to brainstorm ways […]

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Column by David Burnett It won’t happen to me. Subconsciously, that’s what most of us think when we read about the Lexington woman who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted a few weeks ago. It’s probably what the woman herself was thinking. Ironically, even when it does happen to us, we remain in denial: “this isn’t […]

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I was delighted to read about J.J. Jackson Thursday in the Kernel. I think with her we will see a lot of change in the diversity enrollment for UK. When she said in Thursday’s Kernel article, “One way to get there is we need all those different colors and people with disabilities in our classroom,” […]

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Q&A with Lee Todd

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UK President discusses university issues UK President Lee Todd sat down with the Kernel editorial board to discuss various issues impacting the university. Todd discusses the Top 20 Business Plan, the Amethyst Initiative and campus diversity. The following is a transcript of the interview: Q:  How do you prioritize your goals and decide what to put emphasis […]

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