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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The mural inside Memorial Hall was created by Anne Rice OHanlon in 1934. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff File Photo

UK to cover Memorial Hall mural after student sit-in

April 2, 2019

The University of Kentucky administration will "immediately" cover a controversial mural in Memorial Hall that has been protested for several years on campus. The news came in a campus-wide email sent...

Occupiers begin to spread out in the designated sleeping area during the occupation by the Black Student Advisory Council and Basic Needs Campaign on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

How UK students went from hunger strike to campus sit-in

April 2, 2019

If you've passed anywhere near the Main Building on the University of Kentucky campus, you may have heard or seen the peaceful occupation of a group of UK students. The two separate groups who are joining...

President Capilouto listens to student concerns during the meeting between him and the Black Student Advisoy Council and the Basic Needs Campaign on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

UK building occupation continues after intense meeting with Capilouto

Natalie Parks April 2, 2019

The demands by the Black Student Advisory Council and the Basic Needs Campaign were not met during Tuesday’s meeting with President Capilouto. The hunger strike and occupation of the Main Building will...

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto met with faculty from the Department of Communications on Friday, September 21, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

In campus-wide email, Capilouto says he will meet with occupying students today

Kernel News Staff April 2, 2019

On Monday evening, students led by the Black Student Advisory Council and Basic Needs campaign began to occupy the Main Building on UK's campus. Early on Tuesday morning, UK President Eli Capilouto sent...

A student hangs up posters from the Basic Needs campaign in the first floor of the Main Building on UKs campus as part of the occupation by the Black Student Advisory Council and the Basic Needs Campaign on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

‘Students want to see change.’ UK students occupy campus building.

Natalie Parks April 1, 2019

Students led by the Black Student Advisory Council and Basic Needs campaign began to occupy the Main Building on Monday evening in support of their campaigns for action from the administration.“Our dialogue...

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