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UK Student Government Association votes on vaccine mandate

UK Student Government Association votes on vaccine mandate

Allie Walters September 23, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the UK Student Government Association held a full senate chamber meeting, voting to continue considering the motion of a university vaccination mandate.SGA Senator Danica Moon,...

The statement from Parker Tussey and Brandon Brown announcing the suspension of their campaign.

Candidates for SGA presidency suspend campaign following endorsement from white student who used N-word on social media

Natalie Parks March 3, 2021

Editor's note: the second image in this article contains explicit language.An endorsement from a student government director now outed for using the N-word on social media has led Parker Tussey and Brandon...

A Vote Here sign outside of 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

UK’s SGA elections have begun. Here’s where and how to vote.

Sydney Momeyer March 2, 2020

Each year, the University of Kentucky's Student Government Association holds an election to decide who will make up their new administration.SGA works closely with UK's top administration to help make...

Moderator Lance Poston makes closing remarks during the President and Vice President Debate on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at UK College of Law Grand Courtroom in Lexington, Kentucky . Photo by Luke Taylor | Staff

SGA presidential,VP candidates debate ahead of next week’s elections

Natalie Parks February 26, 2020

The candidates for president and vice president of UK’s Student Government Association gathered on Wednesday night for a debate ahead of the student body elections next week.Three tickets are running...

Candidates for Kentucky governor Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear take part in a debate on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Bevin, Beshear face off at UK’s Singletary Center in second gubernatorial debate

Sydney Momeyer October 15, 2019

In a heated, back-and-forth event, Kentucky’s second gubernatorial debate took place under a series of accusations and promises between candidates.Tonight, incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and his...

UK SGA President Michael Hamilton poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at the SGA office at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Second-term SGA president looks to build on last year’s foundation

Sarah Michels September 13, 2019

Michael Hamilton rarely speaks in the first person singular. “We”, “Us” and “Our” permeate his vocabulary, while “I”, “me” and “my” stay hidden in the background.Hamilton, president...

President and vice presidents candidates Michael Hamilton and Kat Speece pose for a photo on Feb. 19, 2019, on UK’s campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Rick Childerss | Staff

Hamilton, Speece win SGA presidential run-off election

Jacob Eads March 7, 2019

Michael Hamilton and Kat Speece have won the race to be UK’s next Student Government Association president and vice president, according to a tweet from the campaign's account. The pair outlasted challengers...

The SGA judicial panel listens to complaints on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, presented by current SGA president Michael Hamilton and director of government relations Katherine Speece against president and vice president candidates Tucker Lovett and Andy Flood in the Gatton College of Business building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Accusations fly as UK SGA run-off elections approach

Ryan Brokamp March 5, 2019

The UK Student Government Association Supreme Court ruled on multiple campaign violations submitted by both the Lovett-Flood and Hamilton-Speece campaigns on Monday night. The court heard four total accusations,...

(left to right) Candidates for SGA vice president, Andy Flood, and president, Tucket Lovett, listen as current president Michael Hamilton and director of government relations Katherine Speece voice their concerns to the judicial panel on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at the Gatton College of Business in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

No winner in UK SGA presidential election; run-off election required

Sydney Momeyer March 1, 2019

In the recent UK Student Government Association election, no candidate received 50 percent or more of the vote, resulting in a run-off election. Michael Hamilton and Kat Speece were running against Tucker...

SGA presidential candidate Juwan Page speaks to the attendees of the Page-Azad All Call on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at the MLK Center in the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Page and Azad announced their candidacy for SGA president and vice-president on Tuesday night. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Write-in candidates for SGA hold forum to hear students’ voices

McKenna Horsley February 28, 2019

Candidate for Student Government Association president and 2018 homecoming king Juwan Page said that his team has probably had less than seven hours of sleep combined in the past 24 hours. Nevertheless,...

(left to right) Candidates for SGA vice president, Andy Flood, and president, Tucket Lovett, listen as current president Michael Hamilton and director of government relations Katherine Speece voice their concerns to the judicial panel on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at the Gatton College of Business in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

How to vote and keep up with UK’s upcoming SGA elections

Kernel News Staff February 26, 2019

Student Government Association election season has taken over campus this week. Here's the important times, dates and info to keep up:Presidential and Vice Presidential DebateWhen: Tuesday, Feb. 26 at...

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