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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

A student studies in the William T. Young Library on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

New student loan forgiveness policy sparks varying responses from UK students and alumni

Emily Girard, Features Editor September 5, 2022

President Joe Biden announced Aug. 24 that the federal government would forgive $20,000 in student loans for borrowers who received Pell Grants and make less than $125,000 per year. Borrowers who did not...

Former Executive Director of the UK Alumni Association Tim Walsh. Photo via UKNOW.

Director of UK Alumni Association steps down

Jacob Eads September 10, 2019

Tim Walsh has resigned his post as Executive Director of the UK Alumni Association and is no longer employed at the university, according to UK spokesperson Jay Blanton. Walsh’s departure from the university...

Luke Reedy, a 2013 UK graduate, manages post-production for ABCs new show, Deception.

From Wildcat to Warner Bros: alumnus works on new TV show

April 2, 2018

A UK alumnus has taken his media production talents from Lexington to Los Angeles. Luke Reedy, a 2013 media arts and studies graduate, made a name for himself that can be seen on any TV screen.Currently,...

New program allows students, alumni to connect

Cathryn Perini January 30, 2018

Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat.A new program created by the UK Alumni Association and the president’s office is meant to connect current Wildcats with UK alumni.This program will create a group of...

’96 law school graduate revisits campus, sees change in progress

Bailey Vandiver September 28, 2017

“Let’s go in the law school,” my mom said to me after my official campus tour was over.We had just seen all the major locations on campus: Willy T, the brand new dining hall The 90, Whitehall and...

William T Young Library

Legacy admissions not the problem with school diversity, but not the solution either

Madison Rexroat August 21, 2017

Whether it’s race, class, income, in-state vs. out-of-state, athlete or not, honors student or not, the college admissions and scholarship process has a complex dynamic that one way or another, leaves...

Dee Walker is UK’s first African-American drum major. He will graduate in May with a degree in choral music education. 

Beat of his own drum

February 14, 2016

For the month of February the Kernel will be telling the story of 29 notable African American Alumni. These features are in conjunction with the UK Alumni Association project "They Came Before: The Legacy...

UK Alumni Association Project Message

February 3, 2016

For the month of February the Kernel will be telling the story of 29 notable African American Alumni. These features are in conjunction with the UK Alumni Association project "They Came Before: The Legacy...

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