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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Former US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Concordia CEO Matthew Swift speak during a fireside chat on transportation and innovation at the Concordia Lexington Summit on Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky.

Nonprofit organization Concordia holds summit in Lexington

Sophia Shoemaker April 14, 2022

The nonprofit organization Concordia held its first ever Lexington summit on April 7 and 8 at the Lexington Marriott City Center.Founded in 2011, the organization is a non-partisan entity that “enables...

Candidates for SGA presidency suspend campaign following endorsement from white student who used N-word on social media

Natalie Parks March 3, 2021

Editor's note: the Kentucky Kernel editorial board has made the decision to withhold the name and identifiers of the subject at their request due to the fact they were a minor when the Tweet was sent. An...

SGA candidate Brandon Brown (left) and Parker Tussey (right) pose together for a portrait on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Tussey and Brown campaign on path to normalcy, COVID-19 equity

Natalie Parks March 1, 2021

Update: As of Wednesday, March 3, the Tussey/Brown ticket suspended their campaign.Friends and now running mates: rising seniors Parker Tussey and Brandon Brown are campaigning for student body president...

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...

Young participants hold up signs during the annual Holiday Freedom March on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Dear Mr. President: Letters from elementary and middle schoolers to Joe Biden

Sarah Michels January 21, 2021

As the Biden administration officially replaces the outgoing Trump administration, the nation shifts their eyes to the next four years. What will President Joe Biden do, and how well will he do it? Will...

Biden won. Now what? Next steps in the presidential transition of power.

Haley Simpkins November 8, 2020

Now that Joe Biden has been named president-elect, what happens next? President Trump said in a press release on Saturday that his campaign will take the next steps for legal action on Monday to “ensure...

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Amy McGrath supporters during the rally on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Bath County High School in Owingsville, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK students voice reactions to Biden presidency

Lauren Campbell November 8, 2020

Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, Nov. 7, surpassing 270 electoral college votes as he flipped Pennsylvania. UK students have voiced their reaction to his win and...

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Amy McGrath supporters during the rally on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Bath County High School in Owingsville, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Key swing states called, driving Biden to victory over Trump

Natalie Parks November 7, 2020

The nation has been waiting.Four days after Election Day, and at the tail end of months and months of campaigning, the Presidential race has been called in favor of Joe Biden, who will become the 46th...

Board of Trustees discussed COVID, racial equality and budgetary measures to be implemented the fall 2020 semester

Board of Trustees discussed COVID, racial equality and budgetary measures to be implemented the fall 2020 semester

Sarah Michels June 19, 2020

The Board of Trustees of UK met again on Friday to discuss academic and student affairs, the 2020-21 budget and details of this fall's restart plan. The Academic and Student Affairs Committee meeting...

President Eli Capilouto and his wife walk onto the field for the crowning of the UK 2018 Homecoming King and Queen at halftime during the game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Nine-year UK president Eli Capilouto up for contract extension

Lauren Campbell June 16, 2020

After nine years at the University of Kentucky, Eli Capilouto is seeking an extension of his tenure as UK’s 12th president. He chose to extend his contract earlier this year, a decision that was announced...

UK President Eli Capilouto. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Capilouto to take 10 percent pay cut, extend presidency

Natalie Parks May 21, 2020

President Eli Capilouto will reduce his annual salary this coming year by 10 percent, according to a campus email from UK Board of Trustees chair Robert Vance.Vance said that Capilouto requested that those...

President Donald Trump speaks from the podium at his Rupp Arena rally on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Photo by Ryan C. Hermens | Provided by the Lexington Herald-Leader

Trump energizes Lexington audience with Bevin endorsement right before Election Day

Editor's note: The following story is being re-published after running in the College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky University's independent student newspaper, and the photos are courtesy of the Lexington...

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