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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kondwani Phwandaphwanda, also known as Dr. K., poses for a photo on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, at the Lewis Honors College in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

Humans of UK: Kondwani Phwandaphwanda combines creativity and education

Zaida Bell-Frantz, Reporter February 27, 2023

Kondwani Phwandaphwanda, or as his students and colleagues know him, Dr. K, is not only a fierce educator but a passionate musician and a talented soccer player.   Hailing from Malawi, Africa, Phwandaphwanda...

Illustration by Allie Hall

Ryan Murphy’s career reveals how far Hollywood has come – and how far there is to go

Jennifer Sadler, Reporter January 19, 2023

Famed writer, director and producer Ryan Murphy was granted the Carol Burnett Award at the 80th Golden Globes on Jan. 10. The award, which was created and first given at the 78th Golden Globes, was...

BREAKING: Alpha Phi house director found dead

BREAKING: Alpha Phi house director found dead

Sarah Michels March 21, 2022

On Sunday afternoon, UK Police found Alpha Phi’s “house mom” Michelle Stadler dead in the chapter’s sorority house on Columbia Ave. Upon their return from break, sorority members had been unable...

Director of the School of Journalism and Media, Dr. Erika Engstrom, poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at Blazer Dining in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Humans of UK: Dr. Erika Engstrom makes her presence known

Gillian Stawiszynski September 9, 2021

This is Humans of UK, inspired by the Humans of New York Instagram series by photographer and author Brandon Stanton. This series dives into the individuals of UK as well as their stories, strifes and...

Crimes of the Heart set

‘Crimes of the Heart’ is a reflection of family

Kristi Fitzgerald February 18, 2019

The performers in “Crimes of the Heart” received a standing ovation after their Feb. 17 their performance. The performance of the play took place in the Briggs Theatre of Fine Arts Building on the...

Kentucky legend CM Newton dies at 88

Erika Bonner June 4, 2018

Former Kentucky student-athlete and director of athletics CM Newton passed away Monday in Tuscaloosa. Newton was 88 years old.Newton began his collegiate career at UK, where he played forward for the basketball...

New Director of UKs School of Architecture Jeffrey Johnson will officially begin his tenure at the university on July 1. 

School of Architecture appoints new director

McKenna Horsley May 22, 2016

When he was appointed the new director of UK’s School of Architecture last week, Jeffrey Johnson felt excited and honored. Chosen from a pool of 50 applicants for the position, Johnson felt the history...

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