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A dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is injected into a patient’s arm on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK COVID-19 boosters no longer FDA-approved

Grace Medley, Reporter September 7, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have authorized a new COVID-19 booster, meaning the UK-provided boosters are no longer Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved. According to...

A student wearing a mask exits Gatton Student Center on the first day of in-person classes on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Masks optional across UK, Capilouto announces

Emily Girard June 3, 2022

Masks and plexiglass are now optional in all University of Kentucky campus buildings, excluding UK HealthCare facilities. In a campus-wide email on Friday, university President Eli Capilouto said the...

Chris Stapleton performs during his “A Concert for Kentucky” on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Chris Stapleton’s spectacular Kroger Field concert was worth the two year delay

Jack Weaver April 25, 2022

After two years of postponements, Chris Stapleton finally took the stage in Lexington Saturday night for the first ever concert at Kroger Field.Stapleton’s “A Concert for Kentucky” was originally...

A dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is injected into a patient’s arm on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

COVID-19 cases show a steady decrease for students and faculty at UK

Amy Oakley March 10, 2022

Nearly two years after the pandemic started, many students and faculty at UK are feeling hopeful now that the university has gone mask-optional.Many neighboring universities across the state have either...

Holly Fessel, a UK nursing student, administers a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Unvaccinated at UK

Abbey Cutrer January 20, 2022

COVID-19 on a college campus is a challenge, and students are reacting in different ways when it comes to vaccines and testing at UK. As of Jan. 17, 88.7% of the student population is vaccinated, leaving...

Students walk across campus on the first day of the spring semester on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK resumes in-person classes as omicron cases rise

Hannah Stanley January 13, 2022

The new year brings new challenges for UK, and the omicron COVID-19 variant has become one of the most relevant. The university has implemented further actions to prevent the spread across campus.UK has...

Jayden Riggs, a sophomore clinical management major, gets tested for COVID-19 on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at K-Lair in Haggin Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

All of UK should be tested

Editorial Board January 13, 2022

As students approach the fifth semester that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems unlikely that the virus will be going away anytime soon. At this point, though, the University of Kentucky...

Akvilė Paražinskaitė serves the ball during the University of Kentucky vs. Tennessee women’s tennis match on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Hillary J. Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Column: Novak Djokovic’s visa mix-up proves fatal amidst vaccine exemption

Hunter Shelton January 6, 2022

Novak Djokovic, the current No. 1 ranked tennis player in the world, is a winner of 20 Grand Slam singles titles, including nine Australian Open titles.  On Wednesday, Jan. 5, the Serbian landed in Australia,...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari walks off the court after the UK vs. Mount St. Mary’s basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 80-55. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky vs. Ohio State canceled due to COVID-19

Hunter Shelton December 16, 2021

Kentucky men's basketball's scheduled matchup against the Ohio State Buckeyes  in the CBS Sports Classic has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 results within the Ohio State program, UK Athletics...

Fallen leaves collect under a row of trees outside of William T. Young Library on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Looking back at fall 2021

Editorial Board December 2, 2021

The fall 2021 semester has not passed without its challenges, but the feelings associated with it are vastly different — and far better — than the last.Following three semesters that were radically...

An anonymous tip, submitted to UK on September 19, 2020, via the incident reporting form, alleges that Delta Sigma Phi held an over-capacity party. A copy of the tip was obtained by the Kentucky Kernel via an open records request.

Multiple fraternities suspended for COVID-19 infractions

Natalie Parks September 28, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, eight fraternities at the University of Kentucky have faced disciplinary action for violations of the university’s COVID-19 protocols.Six fraternities are on disciplinary...

UK president Eli Capilouto speaks to new students during the Wildcat Welcome Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

COVID Update: One goal achieved but more progress to come, Capilouto says

Sarah Michels September 16, 2021

Over 80 percent of the campus community is fully or partially vaccinated as of Sept. 9, UK President Eli Capilouto announced to UK’s Board of Trustees Friday. With an 81.5 percent vaccination rate,...

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