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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Cones and fences prevent traffic on Rose Street on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Kentucky Kernel

UK needs more acceptability and accessibility on campus

Editorial Board October 13, 2022

On campus tours, many future Wildcats can admire the beauty of campus and the new buildings, but what they may not see are the parts that are not quite as nice and accessible. Between elevators that...

New census data reflects changing Kentucky population

New census data reflects changing Kentucky population

Emily Girard and Audrey Fones September 23, 2021

Fayette County has experienced multiracial population growth that parallels the increasing racial diversity of America as a whole, according to U.S. Census data released Sept. 16.The white, non-Hispanic...

UK’s search for Vice President for Institutional Diversity is coming to a close

Emily Girard May 27, 2021

Three finalists for UK’s Vice President for Institutional Diversity position will be on campus next week to participate in forums and meet with constituents, UK President Eli Capilouto announced in an...

Dr. George Wright on September 12, 2019. Photo by Pete Comparoni | UKphoto

‘Wright’ for the job: the man behind UK’s diversity office

Sarah Michels February 8, 2021

At 70 years old, Wright is starting a whole new career.UK hired him as a visiting professor in 2019, the 70th anniversary of Lyman T. Johnson’s successful lawsuit which desegregated the university and...

Jill Steffen, conference chair, speaks to members during the Society of Women Engineers meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at the Ralph G. Anderson Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Women engineers gain community, development through student society

Lauren Campbell November 2, 2020

 The Society of Women Engineers is a student organization that provides a thriving community of support for female students within the College of Engineering.This week, the UK chapter of SWE will have...

Faculty graphs

Men outnumber women among UK faculty, especially in STEM fields

Haley Simpkins November 2, 2020

Academia has a diversity problem; in recent years, universities across the country have begun diversity initiatives that focus on recruiting faculty to more accurately represent the student population....

Inclusivity, diversity, expansion hot topics for women in gaming and gaming at UK

Clare Egan October 26, 2020

Over the last few years, UK has seen an increase in student interest in gaming; as the industry itself expands and becomes more recognized as a legitimate career path, the College of Communications and...

Thousands of marchers took to downtown streets during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom March on Monday, January 20, 2020, in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

Lexington takes to the streets for annual MLK march

Hailey Peters January 21, 2020

The Lexington community gathered Monday in a display of unity to commemorate the life and legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The miles-long celebration was a collaborative effort...

Tze-Ying Wu helps Shan Jennings hold a viola and play the opening notes of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star as part of Dr. Wus booth at the Curiosity Fair in UKs Gatton Student Center on October 29, 2019. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

UK’s Curiosity Fair shows the lighter side of learning

Natalie Parks October 29, 2019

The usual reaction to a brain in a vat is to run away screaming.But at the UK Curiosity Fair, people gathered around the philosophy department’s preserved brain on purpose, as part of celebration of...

Comedian and author Trevor Noah joins the Dean of the UK College of Education Julian Vasquez Heilig for discussion at Memorial Coliseum on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. The event commemorates 70 years of integration at UK. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UK Photo

UK commemorating 70 years of integration and ‘important strides’ for diversity on campus

Emily Laytham September 20, 2019

With 70 years of racial integration under its cap, the University of Kentucky is celebrating progress – and potential – on campus this year.Several events have been planned for UK’s commemoration...

Trevor Noah shot a selfie with some students outside the Singletary Center for the Arts after his presentation on campus on Friday August 30, 2019. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

Trevor Noah’s spot-on advice for UK academics

Brianna Stanley September 4, 2019

UK recently welcomed Trevor Noah, comedian, author and host of “The Daily Show,” to campus to commemorate 70 years of integration at UK. In a question and answer session, Noah drew upon his own experiences...

Trevor Noah shot a selfie with some students outside the Singletary Center for the Arts after his presentation on campus on Friday August 30, 2019. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

Trevor Noah talks education, diversity, comedy at campus lecture

Jade Grisham September 3, 2019

Last Friday, the UK Office for Institutional Diversity and the Student Activities Board hosted a sold-out event at Memorial Coliseum to commemorate 70 years of integration at the University of Kentucky,...

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