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Aaron Garcia poses for a portrait on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at the Gatton College of Business in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Aaron Garcia cooks up big plans

Charlotte Hauck March 3, 2022

Aaron Garcia is a student at the University of Kentucky, and on March 31, he will also be a restaurant owner.His restaurant, Castello’s, will open in South Oakland Village at 4371 Old Harrodsburg Road....

Joe Graft poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Corrie McCroskey | Staff

Humans of UK: Joe Graft is living history

Corrie McCroskey January 27, 2022

It was 1968, and Louisville native Joe Graft was a junior studying finance at UK with plans to someday join the military full-time. That day came much sooner than he thought.At only 23, Graft was drafted...

Snow covers cars parked in the student parking lot outside Kroger Field on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Ice storm warning in effect

Natalie Parks February 9, 2021

Meteorologists are forecasting harsh wintry weather heading into Wednesday and Thursday, leading city governments and UK to prep for a potential ice storm.The National Weather Service issued an ice storm...

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

In-person, hybrid or online? UK students can now check their fall course formats

Sarah Michels July 19, 2020

UK students can now check which of their fall courses are traditional in-person instruction, hybrid or online-only. Student can log into their myUK portals, go to schedule and click on each class to see...

UK releases official plan of operations for fall semester

UK releases official plan of operations for fall semester

Emily Girard June 16, 2020

After announcing in May that it planned to reopen for the Fall 2020 semester, UK has released its official plan of operations for reopening campus.  “This plan...is the product of the hard and thoughtful...

UK releases second update on reopening, asks for feedback

Haley Blackburn May 29, 2020

UK has released the second status report for reopening campus in the fall semester. The 243-page report described plans for campus operations including plans for housing, dining, and classes.  The...

Prats, a lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences, is concerned about enforcement and compliance of social distancing guidelines like masks.

“I can’t imagine going into the classroom”: UK faculty on campus reopening

Emily Girard May 18, 2020

At the beginning of May, UK announced that it planned to reopen for the Fall 2020 semester.The reopening plans, released in mid-May for feedback, include adjustments to classroom spaces and course delivery.But...

UK unveils restart plan concepts

UK unveils restart plan concepts

Haley Blackburn May 13, 2020

UPDATE: Though only two days were allotted for feedback on the restart plans, UK has received more than 3,000 responses to the feedback surveys said UK spokesperson Jay Blanton.“And we plan to offer...

Students flood the sidewalks during class change on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Lexington Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

SGA announces plan to tackle sexual assault awareness, advocacy on campus

Emily Laytham February 11, 2020

UK's Student Government Association has announced a tentative plan to further promote consent culture on campus.A Monday night tweet stated that SGA will grow their "relationship with the VIP Center"...

From left to right, Senior Brianna Ritchison, President Eli Capilouto, Council Member Amanda Bledsoe, and Signet LLC Founder, Principal, and Chairman Tony Manna spoke about the Winslow Project. Photo by Mark Cornelison, UK Photo.

UK outlines plans for Winslow Project, announces naming contest

Addison Lander November 13, 2019

University of Kentucky leaders and members of the Lexington community outlined further plans for the university's plans for its development at the corner of South Limestone and Winslow Street.Now dubbed...

There is an urgent need for more good boys (and girls) on campus

Dylan Wain September 18, 2019

I’ll be honest, I’m a simple guy with simple needs. Just like the rest of you, I need more dogs on campus! I have noticed a dangerously low level of dogs walking around campus. I am in favor of more...

A rendering of the future parking and retail space that is to occupy the space that was once Kennedys Bookstore. | Photo provided by UKNOW

Kennedy’s Bookstore to become parking garage and retail space

Sydney Momeyer February 22, 2019

Kennedy's Bookstore, once located on the corner of South Limestone and Winslow Street, will now become an opportunity for UK to expand parking and add space for retail.UK announced its plans for the space...

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