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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Campus leaders at the opening of UKs Confucius Institute in November of 2010. Staff file photo. 

UK closing Confucius Institute, effective immediately

Natalie Parks March 3, 2021

Effective immediately, the University of Kentucky will close its branch of the Confucius Institute, an educational partnership with China present at many universities, due to "ongoing tensions between...

$250,000 misappropriated by former UK College of Education employees

$250,000 misappropriated by former UK College of Education employees

Sarah Simon-Patches November 13, 2020

In an email sent to students, UK president Eli Capilouto announced findings of a review conducted by UK Internal Audit that revealed the misappropriation of more than $250,000 by former employees within...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: Government needs to prioritize education

Ryder Noah From July 21, 2020

In the wake of the it’s-never-gonna-go-away coronavirus, universities are struggling to decide what to do. Whether creating a hybrid model like UK, going fully online or shutting down completely, there...

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UK to receive $17 million in federal emergency funding

Haley Blackburn April 25, 2020

UPDATE: Nearly 2900 UK students have received emergency grants from the CARES act with a total of $4.1 million already distributed.Kirsten Turner, associate provost for academic and student affairs, said...

Twitter reacts to protest at Kentucky state capitol building

McKenna Horsley April 2, 2018

Protesters gathered in Kentucky's capital on Monday morning to express their dissatisfaction with state legislature's proposal to make cuts to public education funding and pension bill that was passed...

U of L not funding future of journalism

Editorial Board October 4, 2017

Now more than ever, it is imperative that colleges across the nation prepare future journalists to be the eyes and ears of the public and protect its interests from corrupt individuals and harmful situations....

Andrea Modicas Best Friends exhibition will be at the UK Art Museum from Jan. 28 to April 30.

Arts and humanities endowments threatened by Trump budget

Madison Rexroat March 21, 2017

As part of President Trump’s proposed budget for 2018, in which several cuts have been suggested, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities face possible elimination.The...

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Kentucky to fund public universities based on performance

Madison Rexroat February 22, 2017

Kentucky lawmakers voted Tuesday to pass a bill that will distribute $1 billion to public universities based on graduation rates and other factors. The bill will give 35 percent of funding based on the...

CASA workers help advocate for the children in Kentucky who need it most, but the organization does not receive state funding.

Put Kentucky’s children first, allocate money for CASA

Editorial Staff February 29, 2016

Society says that kids come first and that we should “think of the children.” But Kentucky’s funding for Court Appointed Special Advocates in Kentucky contradicts this ideal.According to its website,...

Graduate Student Congress looks for more funding

Christina Buswell February 1, 2016

The Graduate Student Congress met Monday night to discuss plans to secure more funding for programs, including a travel program to help graduate students present research.Among newly proposed programs...

The inside of the Wildcat Coal lodge when it opened in 2012. Photo by Latara Appleby | Staff

Wildcat Coal Lodge would get $21 million with new budget

News Staff January 27, 2016

Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed budget gave UK permission to spend $21 million to expand and renovate the Wildcat Coal Lodge, the residence hall for UK men's basketball players, within the next two years. UK...

Kentucky governor Matt Bevin shakes hands with Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes after he finishes addressing the Commonwealth with his budget for the next two years.

Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget would cut UK’s state general funds by $110 million in 2 years

News Staff January 26, 2016

Gov. Matt Bevin’s recommended budget would cut UK’s general funds from the $280 million in fiscal year 2016 to $254 million in 2017, and $170 million in 2018.The Kentucky Council for Postsecondary...

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