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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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...

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...

Continued masking, testing among Capiloutos plans for spring semester

Continued masking, testing among Capilouto’s plans for spring semester

Emily Girard December 24, 2021

UK will continue to require all individuals to wear masks in campus buildings and unvaccinated individuals to take weekly COVID tests in spring 2022, according to a spring guide released Thursday.In a...

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...

The Laramie Project on October 29, 2021. Photos by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

The resurgence of UK theater: Department presents ‘The Laramie Project’

Anna Byerley November 18, 2021

After a non-traditional season with a mix of live and pre-recorded performances, the UK theater department is eager to return to a full season of live indoor performances with in-person audiences. During...

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,...

The Albert B. Chandler Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

More people than ever are applying to the College of Medicine. Students and faculty have ideas about why

Emily Girard September 9, 2021

UK’s College of Medicine saw a dramatic increase in applications in 2020. In the past year, the number of applicants has increased from 2,777 to 3,792 — one of the highest recorded applicant numbers...

Open letter urging vaccine mandate at UK gains over 1,000 signatures

Open letter urging vaccine mandate at UK gains over 1,000 signatures

Jack Weaver and Rayleigh Deaton September 1, 2021

As of Wednesday at 11 p.m., 1,400 signatures have been affixed to an open letter petitioning University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and Acting Provost Robert S. DiPaola to make COVID-19 vaccines...

A crowd of UK students jumps up and down to music during Christian Student Fellowship’s Luau Party on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at CSFs temporary location on Columbia Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

CSF luau criticized for lax COVID protocol for second consecutive year

Haley Woods and Sarah Michels August 23, 2021

A luau party thrown by UK’s Christian Student Fellowship has caused quite the Twitter stir, and not for the first time. A video of Friday night’s mostly maskless and not socially-distanced event posted...

UK to require both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors

Brooklyn Kelley August 6, 2021

UK President Eli Capilouto announced via email this morning that masks will be required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals on campus this fall. Capilouto said UK will continue to monitor...

UK to lift COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated individuals

Gillian Stawiszynski June 10, 2021

UK President Eli Capilouto sent out an email Thursday regarding new COVID-19 policies. He said UK hopes to return to some sense of normalcy this school year while remaining vigilant to protect the community’s...

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