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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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...

US Supreme Court rules against NCAA, allows student-athletes to be compensated

Hunter Shelton June 21, 2021

In a landmark ruling for the landscape of college athletics, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the NCAA on Monday, allowing student athletes to be able to receive unlimited education-related...

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Amy McGrath supporters during the rally on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Bath County High School in Owingsville, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Key swing states called, driving Biden to victory over Trump

Natalie Parks November 7, 2020

The nation has been waiting.Four days after Election Day, and at the tail end of months and months of campaigning, the Presidential race has been called in favor of Joe Biden, who will become the 46th...

Lexington voters fill out their ballots at the Dunbar Community Center polling location on Nov. 3, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Election round-up: What Kernelites are seeing and hearing in Lexington

Natalie Parks November 3, 2020

Results updateSaturday, Nov. 7: The Associated Press, New York Times and other outlets call the Presidential race in favor of Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes pushed the...

Voting stations lined up at the the Maxwell Elementary Voting location. Voters came out early in the morning to vote in the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Maxwell Elementary Voting location in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Voting guide: registration deadlines and absentee ballot requests

Elijah Hendricks October 2, 2020

 Like most things about 2020, voting has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Where in previous years voting meant waiting in a long and crowded line, this year’s election calls for evaluating...

Dr. Haoying Sun

UK faculty source over 6,000 protective masks for UK HealthCare workers

Emily Girard April 3, 2020

After hearing of a shortage of personal protective equipment at UK Healthcare due to the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Chinese and Chinese-American UK faculty banded together to acquire over 6,000 face...

The University of Kentucky announced a $500,000 investment into the campuss mental health resources on Feb. 21, 2020. Photo by Rick Childress

As coronavirus fears grow, UK students and staff share their opinions

Emily Girard March 9, 2020

With eight cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed in Kentucky, students, faculty and staff have had mixed responses to the recently declared state of emergency. Though many students recognize the disease's...

White Hall Classroom Building

UK asking students to notify university of Spring Break travel

Rick Childress March 9, 2020

UK officials are asking students to notify the university of their Spring Break travel plans by filling out a voluntary form "so we can support returning travelers and safeguard our community as much as...

Then-Democratic candidate for governor Andy Beshear responds to a question during the gubernatorial debate on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Beshear announces three new coronavirus cases. No new cases are being treated at UK.

Addison Lander March 8, 2020

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed three new cases of novel coronavirus in a Facebook live on Sunday evening. "Our state lab confirmed three new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising Kentucky’s...

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