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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The class of 2026 fills the student section at Big Blue U on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Kentucky Kernel

‘Healthier, wealthier, wiser Kentucky.’ The changing landscape of UK

Hannah Stanley, News Editor August 25, 2022

As the fall 2022 school year begins, UK is challenged with welcoming a historical first year class of more than 6,000 students while juggling COVID, monkeypox and internal renovations. In order to keep...

The Albert B. Chandler Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

More people than ever are applying to the College of Medicine. Students and faculty have ideas about why

Emily Girard September 9, 2021

UK’s College of Medicine saw a dramatic increase in applications in 2020. In the past year, the number of applicants has increased from 2,777 to 3,792 — one of the highest recorded applicant numbers...

UK mandates weekly COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated faculty, staff and students

Emily Girard August 26, 2021

All unvaccinated UK faculty, staff and students will be required to take a weekly COVID-19 test, UK President Eli Capilouto announced in an email Thursday. As part of UK’s return to normal operations...

UK to require both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors

Brooklyn Kelley August 6, 2021

UK President Eli Capilouto announced via email this morning that masks will be required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals on campus this fall. Capilouto said UK will continue to monitor...

Database breach discovered in UK College of Education; UK to implement new security measures

Emily Girard August 5, 2021

A recent cybersecurity inspection revealed that information from UK’s College of Education was accessed by an unauthorized individual. UK announced in a news release Thursday that it will increase its...

Mike Richey

Mike Richey, UK’s Vice President for Philanthropy, to retire at year’s end

Emily Girard July 26, 2021

Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, Mike Richey, who has been involved with UK since the 1960s, is retiring at the end of 2021.“Mike came to UK as a young student…He never left UK,...

David Hawpe

David Hawpe, former Kentucky Kernel and Courier Journal editor, dies at 78

David Hawpe, a former editor for the Louisville Courier Journal and the Kentucky Kernel, died Sunday at 78 years old.“He was from East Kentucky, the south end of Louisville, St. Matthews and Anchorage,...

Dr. Martha Peterson

Dr. Martha Peterson named as acting graduate school dean

Emily Girard June 30, 2021

After a months-long search, UK has selected Dr. Martha Peterson as acting dean of the Graduate School.UK Provost David Blackwell appointed Peterson, who will also serve as Acting Associate Provost of Graduate...

Colleen Scott and JuRang Kim

JuRang Kim and Colleen Scott: Two missing instruments, a lack of security cameras, and an unexpected friendship

Gillian Stawiszynski June 29, 2021

    This May, two students at UK’s College of Fine Arts were put into an incredibly stressful situation. Their on-campus lockers were broken into, and their instruments were stolen. “I felt so...

UK to lift COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated individuals

Gillian Stawiszynski June 10, 2021

UK President Eli Capilouto sent out an email Thursday regarding new COVID-19 policies. He said UK hopes to return to some sense of normalcy this school year while remaining vigilant to protect the community’s...

Graphic made by Natalie Parks with Infogram.

Students hope for debt relief as government wavers on amount

Haley Simpkins February 22, 2021

Student debt forgiveness has been a major topic of conversation during the start of the Biden presidency, and students at UK are joining the discussion.According to the annual Federal Student Loan Portfolio,...

UK to require flu shots for all students

Emily Girard October 8, 2020

For the first time, UK will require all current students to receive a flu shot, according to an email sent Thursday. “Receiving a flu shot is particularly important this year, as we continue to confront...

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