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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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...

Image from the 1952 Kentuckian Yearbook.

Photoless: Review of Kentuckian yearbooks reveals photos of students in blackface

Jacob Eads September 27, 2019

Editor's note: This version of the article lacks the mentioned images. A version with the photos can be found here.In 1959, UK students were fresh off a National Championship basketball season, they went...

Image from the 1952 Kentuckian Yearbook.

Review of Kentuckian yearbooks reveals photos of students in blackface

Jacob Eads September 27, 2019

Editor's note: Photos farther down in this article may be offensive. A version without the photos can be found here.In 1959, UK students were fresh off a National Championship basketball season, they went...

Lyman T. Johnson, the first African American to attend the University of Kentucky Portrait Print Collection (University of Kentucky)

He ‘paved the way’ for integration at UK. Who was Lyman T. Johnson?

Sydney Momeyer September 20, 2019

This year marks 70 years since one man changed higher education in Kentucky forever.This year marks 70 years since Lyman T. Johnson, won his suit against the University of Kentucky, and officially desegregated...

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...

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