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UK President Lee Todd’s comments about “green” coal-to-liquid fuel in a Kernel editorial board Q & A last week reflected his and the administration’s ignorance of this type of fuel and lack of knowledge regarding proper sustainability efforts for this university. Many consider coal-to-liquid fuel to be one of the dirtiest forms of energy because […]

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Students should feel at home, no matter what race

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When UK announced that black enrollment this school year had increased, the university breathed a sigh of relief — an increase of even 1 percent is an improvement — and the recruitment office began working hard to bring that number up even more for fall 2009. UK should be proud of the increase, which is […]

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Column by Derek Brown In the upcoming months, students will have to decide, many for the first time, who they will vote for in the presidential election. My advice: focus on the issues. Don’t get caught up in the mudslinging by each campaign. At the same time, however, don’t blindly buy into the hype that […]

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Column by Joe Gallenstein Everyone in this country realizes the difficulty of the times we live in. Writing two weeks ago, I highlighted the plans of both presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain when it comes to tax policy and middle class America. However, we in this country also face a healthcare crisis on […]

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Online gaming lawsuit a sign of over-regulation

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In grade school, we all learned about America being great. We are the land of freedom and opportunity. I am a U.S. citizen that financially supports the government to help protect me as I live my life freely. But I always question these teachings when the government constantly keeps me from living freely, especially when […]

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Column by Taylor Shelton On Earth Day earlier this year, former Student Government President Nick Phelps, along with staff trustee Russ Williams, made a mistake. Their mistake was choosing to eliminate the student-supported ‘green fee,’ which had been overwhelmingly passed by a SG referendum in 2006. What their decision amounted to was the loss of […]

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If you’ve been on campus for more than 20 minutes, then someone has mentioned UK’s Top 20 Business Plan to you. Those who listened to President Todd deliver the State of the University Address realized it was the same old song and dance. It is not that the plan is bad for UK. If successful, […]

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Fasting event raises money, awareness

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By taking food away from themselves, over 300 people gave a chance for others to eat. Fast-A-Thon, an event that was put on last week by the Muslim Student Association, raised money from about 10 businesses around the city to help stop hunger in Lexington, according to a Kernel article on Wednesday. Besides being graced […]

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Daily, a large number of medical professionals turn to a systematic framework called common morality through which they may reach the most impartial and rational decisions possible in the most inconceivable moral dilemmas concerning life and death, organ donations and ethical care. Imagine considering such principles as not causing death, pain, disability, deprivation of freedom […]

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Kernel cartoon

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Kernel cartoon
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