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Parents help new students move into Boyd Hall during move in day on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

‘They’re part of our family.’ Big Blue Move-In welcomes new residents

Bryce Towle, TikTok Manager August 21, 2023

Big Blue Move-In at the University of Kentucky began Sunday, August 13, welcoming "excited" students. Nearly 7,000 new students have been added to the Big Blue Nation. This means the University of Kentucky...

UK president Eli Capilouto speaks during a Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Capilouto announces Bob DiPaola and Eric Monday as new Co-Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

Casey Sebastiano, Reporter August 6, 2023

UK president Eli Capilouto sent a campus-wide email on August 1 to inform the campus community of recent changes within UK HealthCare (UKHC). According to the email, Capilouto asked Bob DiPaola and...

Bill Gatton Foundation donates $100 million to UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Bill Gatton Foundation donates $100 million to UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Courtney Suber, Reporter May 26, 2023

The UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) was gifted $100 million on behalf of the Bill Gatton Foundation on May 25.  The donation was made on what would have been Carol Martin “Bill”...

Rallyists hold up signs in opposition during the KY Fairness Rally on Feb. 15, 2023, at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

On the question of trans rights, there is no neutrality

Austin Collier, Reporter March 27, 2023

Recent legislative sessions in Kentucky and other states have seen an alarming number of anti-LGBTQ bills advance toward becoming law.  This is the natural result of a climate of bigotry and hateful...

Capilouto announces accreditation panel visit to UK

Capilouto announces accreditation panel visit to UK

Casey Sebastiano, Reporter March 25, 2023

President Eli Capilouto announced in an email senior higher education administrators representing the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) visited UK’s campus...

Jake Lemon, president of the UConn Foundation and candidate for Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, speaks during an open forum on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, at the Gatton College of Business and Economics in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

Public forum held for Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement candidate

Laurel Swanz, Staff Reporter February 22, 2023

Preferred candidate for the position of Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement Jake Lemon spoke to a room of staff and students on Monday, Feb. 20, in the Gatton College of Business and...

University of Kentucky Board of Trustees chairman Robert Vances listens during a Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK Board of Trustees discusses possible expansion, appoints faculty positions

Alexis Baker, Staff Reporter February 20, 2023

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees met to appoint faculty positions, present awards and expand city planning on Friday, Feb. 17. The University Healthcare Committee chair, E. Britt Brockman,...

Police work a scene after responding to reports of shots being fired on University Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK needs to do more to promote safety in an unpredictable world

Gracie Moore, Reporter February 19, 2023

Following the shooting at Michigan State University on Monday, Feb. 13, shots were fired in an on-campus parking garage at UK early Wednesday morning. The first alert went out at 1:28 a.m. when the...

Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart watches the Kentucky vs. No. 1 South Carolina womens basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. South Carolina won 95-66. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK Athletics announces pilot program to sell alcohol at sporting events

Cole Parke, Sports Editor February 17, 2023

UK Athletics announced a pilot program that will test out the sale of alcoholic beverages at sporting events, starting with the 2023 baseball and softball seasons. “Our priority is, as always, to...

Capilouto invites preferred candidate for Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement position to campus

Capilouto invites ‘preferred candidate’ for Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement position to campus

Laurel Swanz, Staff Reporter February 15, 2023

President Eli Capilouto announced that the “preferred candidate” for the position of Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement will be attending an open forum next week, in a campus wide...

Lexington mayor Linda Gorton, left, and Kentucky governor Andy Beshear march in the MLK Freedom March on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky public figures reflect on Black History Month

Nate Lucas, Reporter February 9, 2023

February is nationally recognized as Black History Month. Public officials across Kentucky have issued statements, highlighting notable members of the Black community and introducing new initiatives for...

Members of the Lexington community march in the MLK Freedom march on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

‘A better day.’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day Freedom March held in downtown Lexington

Alexis Baker, Reporter January 17, 2023

Members of the Lexington community rallied for the annual Freedom March to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday afternoon. This year’s march was the 50th anniversary of Lexington’s MLK Day...

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