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Timothy Umsteads mugshot from the Fayette County jail website on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. Umstead was arrested on the night of Feb. 7, and he was booked on Feb. 8.

Former UK student’s weapon possession charges reduced

Hannah Stanley, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2024

This story has been updated as of Feb. 19, 2024. A former University of Kentucky student appeared in court today after allegedly making threats to his roommates on Feb. 7, 2024. His charges were amended...

Law professor Bill Fortune. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

Longtime UK law professor dies at 83

Natalie Schwartz, Reporter February 5, 2024

William H. “Bill” Fortune, a longtime professor in the University of Kentucky’s J. David Rosenberg College of Law, died on Monday, Jan. 29 at 83, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Fortune...

Pence Hall. Photo provided by the University of Kentucky.

Pence Hall’s $32M project to house College of Communication and Information

Lilly Keith, Staff Reporter January 25, 2024

Pence Hall will begin renovation this spring, transforming it into the home of the College of Communication and Information (CI) by fall 2025, according to Megan Sizemore, chief of staff for the College...

Kentucky freshman Natalia Barrera gives blood during the Big Blue Slam Blood Drive hosted by Kentucky Blood Center on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2024, in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

‘It’s an everyday constant need.’ Students give blood for Big Blue Slam drive

Adah Hufana, Staff Reporter January 24, 2024

The Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is holding a blood drive on the University of Kentucky’s campus for students to donate blood as part of the 16th annual Big Blue Slam event, according to the KBC website. The...

Sun shines on the exterior of Frazee Hall after its newly unveiled renovation at the University of Kentucky on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, in Lexington Kentucky. Photo by Matthew Mueller | Staff

Frazee Hall renovation creates new space for student resources

Lilly Keith, Staff Reporter January 13, 2024

Frazee Hall reopened to the public in November 2023 after being under construction since 2019, according to Stephen Stauffer, director of facilities resources and planning. Frazee Hall is located on...

Illustration by Akhila Nadimpalli.

Need a ride? How to sign up for Wildcab Vouchers

Adah Hufana, Staff Reporter December 26, 2023

Wildcab Vouchers, a late-night transportation service for UK students, will return to campus next spring, according to the UK Transportation Services website. The Wildcab Vouchers service gives students...

Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the crowd of students on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, outside the Gatton Student Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Smallwood | Staff

President Capilouto supports Gov. Beshear’s proposed investment in higher education

Kristen Roberts, Staff Reporter December 19, 2023

UK President Eli Capilouto sent a campus-wide email informing students and faculty of Gov. Andy Beshear’s budget proposal for the 2024-2026 school years. The email was sent on Tuesday, Nov. 19 after...

A blue circle outlines the area behind the University Flats where a four-story dorm awaits building plans. The build is awaiting legislative approval as the University of Kentucky has seen an influx in enrollment and demand for on-campus housing. (December 2023) Illustration by Abbey Cutrer.

UK Board of Trustees approves $81 million residence hall construction plans

Alexis Baker, News Editor December 8, 2023

An $81 million, four-story building with 644 beds for undergraduate students is awaiting legislative approval as the University of Kentucky has seen an influx in enrollment and demand for on-campus housing,...

An attendee receives a t-shirt during the SAB Crunch Brunch event on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Annual Crunch Brunch takes over student center for a night off of studying

Lilly Keith, Reporter December 8, 2023

The Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted its annual Crunch Brunch event as a stress reliever for University of Kentucky students before their week of finals, according to SAB Vice President of Promotions...

A tow truck pulls out a car that crashed into the front lawn of Maxwell Place, where President Eli Capilouto lives, on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Vehicle crashes into UK president’s lawn on Rose Street

Adah Hufana, Reporter December 4, 2023

A vehicle crashed into a wall on the corner of Rose Street and Columbia Avenue on Monday, Dec. 4. A 29-year-old man suffered a medical emergency while driving on Columbia Avenue toward Rose Street...

Students paint a mural displaying William T. Young Library on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, in the atrium of William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Adah Hufana

Mural of William T. Young Library to be displayed on campus

Adah Hufana, Reporter November 29, 2023

University of Kentucky students began painting a mural for UK’s campus as part of a three-day long event on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The interactive art piece event, located in the atrium of the William...

UK Invests deposits more than $100,000 across student brokerage accounts

UK Invests deposits more than $100,000 across student brokerage accounts

Ava Bumgarner, Reporter November 20, 2023

UK Invests has deposited more than $100,000 into students' Fidelity Bloom accounts since Aug. 21, according to an email from UK Invests on Nov. 5. The program was accessible for all students at the...

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