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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...

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Fast food and fast money

Brooklyn Kelley September 29, 2021

Restaurants are desperate for workers during the pandemic, causing pay rates to be inflated for typically minimum wage jobs. Now, in some instances, more demanding positions pay close to the same amount...

Union panel calls for fair pay

Brooklyn Kelley April 22, 2021

Student Worker Advocacy hosted a panel for students at the amphitheater behind Memorial Hall on April 22 for students to hear testimonials from four UK-affiliated employees and students or former students....

UK to furlough 1700 employees

UK to furlough 1700 employees

Lauren Campbell April 23, 2020

Roughly 1,700 UK employees will be affected by furlough-like steps taken by UK, announced UK president Eli Capilouto in an April 23 email to the campus community.The employees will be placed on "low operational...

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Op-ed: The Kernel’s tenuous averaging

Luke Schlake February 5, 2020

Why do we say “read the fine print?”Because it's a lot easier to believe and accept something written in big font. The first week of the semester, the Kentucky Kernel proclaimed that ”UK's female...

This graph shows starting salaries for all 19 of UKs deans using data from their offer letters, which were obtained by the Kernel. Graphic by Haley Robey | Staff

UK’s female deans average lower pay, analysis finds

Natalie Parks February 3, 2020

UK’s female deans for undergraduate colleges are on average paid 17 percent less than their male counterparts, a Kernel analysis of UK salary data shows.In addition to the pay gap, women account for...

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Jeff Bezos donates to charity but shouldn’t be praised

September 14, 2018

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the richest man on Earth, announced Thursday that he would invest $2 billion in eradicating homelessness and in preschool programs in underserved communities.Is it nice that...

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...

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