Campus flier gives false information


Kentucky Kernel imposters put posters up around campus demanding climate action at UK Campus on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt

A flier posted throughout campus Tuesday designed to look like an excerpt of a Kernel article was not affiliated with the Kentucky Kernel in any way. The headline of the flier declaring “Students demand climate justice on campus,” was not part of any Kernel article and the masthead was used without the knowledge of Kernel staff.

It was not clear by press time who posted the fliers around campus.

The flier said students on campus opposed to the use of “outdated and unhealthy technology to power classrooms and facilities” had a “standoff” with UK President Lee Todd, gave him a list of demands and “refused to compromise” in their mission.

UK spokeswoman Gail Hairston said the statements made in the flier were not true.

“At this point there has been no meeting between students and the president, and no presentation of demands has been made,” Hairston said.

The flier said the student body “declared a war on coal” and aims to have all coal removed from campus by 2015.