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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Where college is free and how quickly it’s expanding

Madison Rexroat May 24, 2017

The idea of free college has definitely not been around for long, but since 2015 when President Obama proposed making community college free for the entire nation, and since Bernie Sanders passionately...

Tennessee bill could provide free college for older adults

Madison Rexroat April 19, 2017

A new bill that would make free two years of community college for those 24 and over is under review of the state Senate in Tennessee.The program, called Tennessee Reconnect, follows the earlier Tennessee...

Kentucky governor Matt Bevin addresses the Commonwealth with his budget for the next two years on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky. The budget included a $110 million cut from UKs state general funding, the elimination of Kynect, and a re-evaluation of status for those receiving Medicaid.

Gov. Bevin adjusts free two-year college plan

Kayla Coco April 18, 2017

Free college can be obtained for Kentucky students, but with certain stipulations.Proposed during the 2016 legislative session, the Work Ready Scholarship was a funding option for students pursuing two-year...

Free college in New York and how it will work

Madison Rexroat April 12, 2017

Tuition-free college in New York was approved over the weekend, making it the first state to offer free tuition at four-year public colleges. However, there are some intricacies to the new policy.To receive...

San Francisco announces free community college

Madison Rexroat February 8, 2017

The mayor of San Francisco announced on Monday a new initiative that will make college free to all residents.The initiative uses funding from tax on properties sold for $5 million or more and will be offered...

Bernie Sanders rallies for American dream in Lexington

Marjorie Kirk May 5, 2016

[email protected] the May 17 primary approaching and the race for the Democratic candidate for president coming to an end, Sen. Bernie Sanders urged Lexington to take back the American dream from corporations...

Vermont Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd at the Village Leadership Academy during a campaign stop in Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Sanders’ education plan could save our generation

Editorial January 23, 2016

American college students, including those at UK, face mounting levels of student loan debt that could economically cripple an entire generation. Much like the housing bubble that was part of the economic...

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