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Members of United Campus Workers, a union chapter, march on UK’s campus towards the Main Building in demand of healthcare and hazard pay on Nov. 12, 2020. UCW has been vocal about concerns with COVID-19 criticisms. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK denies campus union’s claim that their efforts connected to pay increase

Sarah Michels November 21, 2020

A little over a week after United Campus Workers staged a march calling for hazard pay on UK’s campus, several grounds workers have been told they are receiving a “base salary equity adjustment.” The...

Then-Democratic candidate for governor Andy Beshear responds to a question during the gubernatorial debate on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Beshear’s budget touts higher ed budget increase

Sydney Momeyer February 2, 2020

Governor Andy Beshear's proposed budget shows promise for a Kentucky higher education budget increase. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Beshear delivered his first budget address to the Commonwealth. In the address,...

Holmes Hall is one of many dorm-living options for students on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm | Staff

UK Board bumps up housing, dining rates for next school year to match inflation

Addison Lander December 10, 2019

On Tuesday, The UK Board of Trustees approved an increase in student housing and dining rates for the 2020-2021 school year.According to a press release given at the meeting's conclusion, the dining rates...

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UK’s online class fee increase limits students

Miranda Phipps September 9, 2019

I recently checked my UK financial statement, and I couldn’t understand what I was seeing. When I registered for an online course last semester, it cost an extra $10 per credit hour, yet there was a...

Girlsgirlsgirls Burritos on the corner of South Limestone and Avenue of Champions in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Parking meter rates near UK to increase, Lexington officials say

Rick Childress February 5, 2019

Parking meter rates on some of Lexington's busiest street parking spaces will increase at the beginning of March, city officials stated in a press release on Monday.Many spaces around the northern part...

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UK tuition costs to rise again in next year’s proposed budget

Kernel News Staff June 12, 2018

The Board of Trustees will soon consider a 2.5 percent tuition and fee increase for next school year, as part of their considerations for next year's operating budget. Without scholarships and aid, 2018-2019...

UK coaches see steep pay raise thanks to NCAA

Madison Rexroat March 17, 2017

Kentucky coaches have benefitted greatly from growing profits in NCAA athletics, particularly high-grossing ones like football and men’s basketball. But those respective coaches aren’t the only ones...

Minimum wage to increase in 2017

Madison Rexroat December 30, 2016

Starting on Jan. 1, the minimum wage in 21 states and several cities will increase.Since Congress has not made any changes to the nation’s minimum wage since 2009, states and local governments have started...

The 2007-08 Gold Forks: ‘And the losers are…’

April 27, 2008

As another finals week opens, it’s time for the Kernel to lampoon all the things that made this year special, then take no responsibility for what we’ve just written.Sure, there...

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