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Ashley Judd speaks to reporters before the 2020 Hall of Distinguished Alumni ceremony on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Ashley Judd inducted into UK Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Sophia Shoemaker October 6, 2021

University of Kentucky alumna, award-winning actress, humanitarian and advocate Ashley Judd was inducted into the university’s 2020 Hall of Distinguished Alumni on Oct. 1, 2021. Judd is known not only...

Kentucky mens basketball assistant coach Ron Chin Coleman addresses the media following a Father-Daughter Summer Basketball Camp at the Joe Craft Center on June 19, 2021. 

Chin Coleman ready to continue success at Kentucky

Barkley Truax June 19, 2021

Success has followed Chin Coleman around for as long as he can remember. His competitiveness and winning attitude knows no bounds.“I’m passionate, man,” Coleman said with a smile. “I wouldn’t...

UK President Eli Capilouto gives a speech during Linda Gortons mayoral inauguration ceremony in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Capilouto ‘honored’ to share UK’s story with lawmakers

Jacob Eads February 20, 2020

In an all-campus email Thursday, University President Eli Capilouto said he was recently given the opportunity to speak to members of Kentucky's General Assembly about the state's ongoing budget process. Capilouto...

Comedian and author Trevor Noah joins the Dean of the UK College of Education Julian Vasquez Heilig for discussion at Memorial Coliseum on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. The event commemorates 70 years of integration at UK. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UK Photo

UK commemorating 70 years of integration and ‘important strides’ for diversity on campus

Emily Laytham September 20, 2019

With 70 years of racial integration under its cap, the University of Kentucky is celebrating progress – and potential – on campus this year.Several events have been planned for UK’s commemoration...

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Failure, a stepping stone to success

Chandler Wilcox September 20, 2019

One of my favorite quotes comes from the famous former leader of Great Britain, Winston Churchill. I think he was onto something when he said: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage...

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So much to celebrate: Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day

Haley Hintz March 7, 2019

 Situated perfectly in the middle of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day– my favorite day of the year– is a way to recognize social, economic, cultural and political achievements...

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New York Bill a necessary step forward for education

February 12, 2019

The New York Times reported on Feb. 1 that, after the passage of a new bill, New York is joining California and Colorado and will now allow its teachers to be evaluated based on a school district protocol...

Freshman guard Ashton Hagans dribbles the ball into the lane. University of Kentucky mens basketball team defeated Mississippi State 76-55 at Rupp Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Hagans, Washington, Travis have career nights

Hailey Peters January 22, 2019

The Kentucky Wildcats pulled out a 76-55 win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday in Rupp Arena. Much of the success can be attributed to two of Kentucky’s starters, who broke and tied their...

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Despite hardships, good came out of 2018

Amy Tesfayesus December 27, 2018

If you search “Ellen Isn’t Giving Up Hope in the Midst of Devastating Events” on YouTube, you will find an eight-minute compilation of acts of kindness and heroic stories, both big and small, from...

The Kentucky volleyball team celebrates after their victory against WKU during the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-2. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

AD Barnhart pleased with the progress and success of ‘Olympic’ sports at UK

April 9, 2018

It’s clear that at most universities around the United States, two sports take most of the popularity and make the most revenue for its athletic department.That narrative is true at UK, as its football...

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Interview preparation key to student success

Sierra Hatfield September 16, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of playing the role of the interviewer rather than interviewee. As I met with students who wanted to work in SGA’s Campus Services, I came across many of UK’s best, brightest...

Blake Blevins is the Opinions Editor for the Kentucky Kernel. 

Kernel’s declassified college survival guide

Blake Blevins August 21, 2017

Classes are beginning at UK; for new student and veterans alike, the beginning of the year is a good time to adopt some new habits. Decide to do better this year than last, and consider these tips to be...

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