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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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

Capilouto’s pay increase: Justified or excessive?

Kaleb Littleton December 16, 2021

Amidst the turmoil of the pandemic, UK president Eli Capilouto will soon get a significant pay raise. The announcement was made on Dec. 14 in an email from Robert Vance, the chair of the Board of Trustees.The...

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

A day after Capilouto raise announcement, campus worker union lobbied for hazard pay in Frankfort

Sarah Michels December 16, 2021

Every day of the pandemic, custodian Cory Pollard had to come into work, sanitizing campus to protect students, faculty and staff from COVID-19. He and his coworkers never got a break, he said, because...

UK announces a $15 minimum wage for campus workers

Emily Girard May 21, 2021

UK announced on Thursday, May 20, 2021, that it would be raising its minimum hourly pay for nonadministrative and nonacademic employees to $15 by 2022, according to a press release sent by the United...

UCW demonstrators march through campus on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UCW continues calls for change with march through campus

Callie Justice November 12, 2020

United Campus Workers, a coalition of UK employees, marched across campus in the afternoon of Nov. 12  as part of their campaign to demand a meeting with UK President Eli Capilouto.“No justice, no peace....

Working to pay for college isn’t as feasible as it was 30 years ago

Madison Rexroat June 13, 2017

College is obviously a significant cost that students rarely pay for themselves without parental assistance, scholarships or student loans. Since 1979, working your way through college has become almost...

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...

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Gray for change

By the editorial board November 6, 2016

While the U.S. presidential race has all the spotlight now, there are still many other important political races going on, including the race between the Kentucky U.S. Senate candidates Jim Gray and Rand...

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...

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden attend U.S. President Barack Obamas final State of the Union address at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama addresses student issues during his final State of the Union

Cheyene Miller January 13, 2016

In his last State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama spoke on several issues that could have major impacts on college students nationwide including the minimum wage and college tuition.Obama spoke...

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