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Assigned readings: Helpful or harmful?

Brooklyn Kelley April 21, 2022

Minds are much like bodies — what we put in them matters. In a college setting, this can be difficult to control, especially when assigned readings have so much to do with a grade in a course.Assigned...

Tricia Henry, an academic advisor in the Gatton College of Business, works in her office on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Important or unnecessary: A look at advising appointments

Lindsey Davis and Emily Girard February 22, 2022

Once a semester, every student gets an advising hold on their account, which requires them to meet with their adviser before they can schedule their classes for the following semester.For some students,...

University of Kentucky strategic communications sophomore Maigan Williams gets tested for COVID-19 on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

COVID-19: Two years later

Morgan Luster January 20, 2022

Over the past two years, the world has grappled to find its balance under the unpredictable conditions brought by COVID-19. This uninvited guest has left the world with devastating gifts that have altered...

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Fall break is a step in the right direction, but more is needed

Editorial Board October 29, 2021

UK was a ghost town this weekend. There were likely more squirrels than human beings on university grounds. A lost but not forgotten feeling filled the corridors of every hallway and wind tunnel on campus...

History professor Karen Petrone poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at BUILDING in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Where were you?

News Staff September 9, 2021

While most undergraduate students weren’t alive or don’t remember Sept. 11, 2001, the events of that day have indisputably changed the trajectory of our daily lives. The Kernel asked several UK faculty...

Dr. Susan Odom, an associate professor in UKs chemistry department, shown in a staff photo. 

Professor Susan Odom remembered as a bright mind, enthusiastic mentor and engaging friend

Natalie Parks April 23, 2021

Colleagues and friends remember Dr. Susan Odom, a University of Kentucky professor who died on April 18, as a vibrant, engaging figure with a passion for science and mentorship.Odom was a professor of...

A masked student studies in the William T. Young Library during the first day of classes for the fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Zoom classes: Soon to be a memory or here to stay?

Shawn Clancy April 19, 2021

In a post-COVID world, should UK still offer a greater amount of online and hybrid classes than they did pre-COVID?Ask any student or professor about “zoom fatigue” and I guarantee you’ll receive...

Dr. Susan Odom, an associate professor in UKs chemistry department, shown in a staff photo. 

UK professor died after falling at home

Kernel News Staff April 19, 2021

University of Kentucky professor Dr. Susan Odom died unexpectedly over the weekend in a home accident. Her death was confirmed by the university on Monday, April 19.According to the Fayette County coroner's...

The World Needed Dr. Holle

Luke Schlake December 7, 2020

One week ago, Dr. Bruce Holle died. He had just retired from over 40 years of teaching. If you never took one of his history classes, the universe robbed you. He was a force of nature.This was a guy who...

Recently retired history professor dies from COVID-19

Recently retired history professor dies from COVID-19

Haley Simpkins December 2, 2020

Retired UK history professor Bruce Holle died from COVID-19 earlier this week.  “The institution lost a dear colleague in Professor Bruce Holle," UK spokesperson Jay Blanton said. "He was treasured...

Journalism professor Buck Ryan before a College of Communication and Information meeting with President Eli Capilouto on Friday, September 21, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Court of Appeals rules against professor, in favor of UK party in due process case

Natalie Parks November 5, 2020

According to an opinion published by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the complaint of tenured professor Buck Ryan has been dismissed and the court affirmed the district court's...

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Online classes during a pandemic? Not it

Makayla Porter November 5, 2020

Initially, there was excitement for 2020, because every celebration was on the weekend and the aura surrounding the year was happy and free. Personally, I was turning 21, which is an important age; it...

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