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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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Teaching civics leads to activism

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Column by Trey Grayson When our founding fathers emerged from the Constitutional Convention in 1789, they gave America the principles that continue to guide us to the present. Not only does the Constitution guide American democracy, but it is the longest lasting constitution in human history and has served as an inspiration for democratic constitutions […]

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Sometimes, change isn’t that bad. Sure, change can be scary; it’s different and not always inviting. But after decades of having the ‘6-pack’ as a staple of South campus, it’s time for the fraternities to move on. In effect, that’s what many of the remaining fraternities, a ‘4-pack,’ if you will, are looking to do […]

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­­­Column by Jacob Sims Change, hope, unity, reform, and ethics are all broad terms being loosely thrown around this presidential election, with each candidate attempting to gain more support from the public in their bid to become, arguably, the most powerful individual in the world. Speeches from both candidates sound so magnificent and there is […]

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I must agree with Kevin Floore in his letter to the editor. It is time for Democrats and Republicans like Kahne to stop taking swipes at the candidates and start debating policy. With less than 60 days before the election, it is time that undecided voters become decided. I would suggest that the Kernel do […]

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Campus alert should expand its boundaries

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After the Virginia Tech tragedy in 2007, campus safety became a major issue across the country. Stemming from that was UK Alert, the university’s emergency notification system. According to a Kernel article last Tuesday, Christy Giles, director of emergency management at UK, said the system was only used to notify users if “immediate action is […]

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College life presents most students with new opportunities, as well as increased freedom. This is especially true in a city like Lexington, where there’s always something happening somewhere at some specific time. Part of the battle for incoming students is dealing with the change in lifestyle that college presents. Some are better at this than […]

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Column by Taylor Shelton In just a little over three years at UK, I’m not sure how many times the word “diversity” has been used. Whether it was over the failure of our administration to recruit minority students, or over the numerous racially insensitive remarks that were propagated by our student leadership, diversity has been […]

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The whining needs to stop. In the last several days, everyone’s been complaining about the library’s new hours. I would like to take the time to point out that there are a myriad of other universities and colleges around the nation that don’t have a 24-hour library. Yet somehow, those students don’t seem to have […]

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