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Construction of the new Coldstream Research Campus on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at the Coldstream Research Campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Updates underway at UK’s Coldstream Research Campus

Emily Girard August 26, 2021

The University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus has undergone major developments in recent years.The campus currently occupies 735 acres and provides office and laboratory space to over 50 organizations,...

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 Senate Council members discuss mandating COVID-19 vaccines: “We’re in a strong position to call for a mandate”

Gillian Stawiszynski August 24, 2021

The University of Kentucky Senate Council met at 3 p.m. on Monday, August 23 to request a vaccine mandate for the entire UK community. On August 17, 2021, Kentucky reported the highest COVID-19 positivity...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivers updates on COVID-19 on Aug. 23, 2021.

Gov. Beshear announces record COVID-19 cases, deployment of National Guard

Emily Girard August 23, 2021

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear held a news conference Monday in which he announced record numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Beshear said that, despite over 31,000 vaccines being distributed...

Lexington Hospitals physicians push COVID-19 vaccines

Gillian Stawiszynski August 19, 2021

Physicians from Lexington Hospitals, including emergency medicine doctors and infectious disease experts, met with the Lexington community Thursday to urge COVID-19 vaccinations among Lexington residents. “This...

UK selected to participate in COVID-19 vaccine booster study

Emily Girard August 11, 2021

UK researchers will be part of a national study to assess a COVID-19 vaccine booster, UK announced in a media availability meeting and news release Wednesday.Adults who have received two doses of the Pfizer...

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...

UK HealthCare to require COVID-19 vaccines for employees

Emily Girard August 4, 2021

UK announced in a news release Wednesday that all UK HealthCare employees will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by September 15.The news release detailed that all “providers, staff, trainees,...

UK Board of Trustees approves tuition increase, employee benefits

Emily Girard June 17, 2021

UK approved a 1% tuition increase for students and a $15 minimum wage for staff as part of UK’s largest ever budget.The $5.1 billion budget was proposed last week and approved at a Board of Trustees...

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...

UK officials propose budget for fiscal year 2022

Gillian Stawiszynski June 8, 2021

University of Kentucky board members and officials met on Monday to hear the proposal of the 2021-22 fiscal year budget. The officials’ main goals are for UK to thrive when the crisis of COVID-19 subsides...

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