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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

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The legends of UK: Why campus folklore is important

Brianna Stanley September 5, 2019

At UK, the library is sinking, there’s a foot-stabber on the loose and the Whitfield stump wants to steal your soul – or so they say.Here is a brief background on some of the legends you may hear during...

The Whitfield stump, which has been on campus since 1961, recently moved from its longtime location in front of White Hall Classroom Building to the Mining and Minerals Building. 

What’s the cost of admission at UK? One 230-million-year-old stump

Bailey Vandiver April 8, 2019

Paul Guthrie was a UK student in 1961, when a 230-million-year-old stump was donated to the university. It was given by a man named George Whitfield, earning it the nickname of “the Whitfield stump.”In...

Staff members and workmen using epoxy resin glue to attach lateral roots of an ancient stone tree stump exhibited near the Classroom Building on the University of Kentucky campus. Photo taken 1962.

Historic stump being relocated from Whitehall

Bailey Vandiver August 24, 2017

Students may have noticed that while they were gone for the summer, the stump in front of Whitehall disappeared, replaced by a brand new sidewalk.The stump is currently wrapped up and in storage, according...

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