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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

UK student government Elections Commissioner Jacob Keeton speaks to perspective candidates in the Senate Chamber at the Gatton Student Center Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

UK Student Government Association opens applications for senator, student body president

Owen Chesemore, Reporter January 27, 2023

On Jan. 16, the Student Government Association (SGA) opened applications for the upcoming spring elections. Three days later, SGA conducted its first information session, hosted by Elections Commissioner...

Michael Hawse and Maya Elias pose for a portrait at the Gatton Student Center on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Photo by Corrie McCroskey | Staff

Student government vice president resigns over statement at K Week event

Sarah Michels August 22, 2021

After comments made at a first-generation student event, University of Kentucky Student Government Association Vice President Maya Elias has been removed from her office, effective immediately. SGA President...

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...

Moderator Lance Poston makes closing remarks during the President and Vice President Debate on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at UK College of Law Grand Courtroom in Lexington, Kentucky . Photo by Luke Taylor | Staff

SGA presidential,VP candidates debate ahead of next week’s elections

Natalie Parks February 26, 2020

The candidates for president and vice president of UK’s Student Government Association gathered on Wednesday night for a debate ahead of the student body elections next week.Three tickets are running...

UK President Eli Capilouto. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

SEC names UK’s Eli Capilouto as president of the conference

Sydney Momeyer June 4, 2019

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto will serve as the president of the SEC this year.This week, the conference elected President Capilouto to make decisions regarding SEC athletics. Capilouto...

President and vice president candidates Tucker Lovett and Andy Flood pose for a photo on Feb. 19, 2019, on UK’s campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

Lovett, Flood urge campus to ‘think big, expect more’ from SGA

Jacob Eads February 25, 2019

It’s not mandatory for UK’s student body president and vice president to live together, but one pair of candidates said their bond as roommates might give them an edge.Tucker Lovett and Andy Flood...

(left to right) Candidates for SGA vice president, Andy Flood, and president, Tucket Lovett, listen as current president Michael Hamilton and director of government relations Katherine Speece voice their concerns to the judicial panel on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at the Gatton College of Business in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Dueling complaints in SGA presidential race settled by student court

Jacob Eads February 14, 2019

A pair of claims brought before the Student Government Association Supreme Court questioning the legitimacy of each of the candidates for Student Body President ended in a wash Wednesday night.In nearly...

Vice presidential candidate Noor Ali and presidential candidate Michael Hamilton pose behind the Grehan Journalism Building on Friday, Feb. 16. Photo by Rick Childress

Hamilton, Ali voted SGA president, vice president

News Staff February 22, 2018

After two days of voting for Student Government Association positions for the 2018-2019 school year, the results are in for the incoming president and vice president. Michael Hamilton and Noor Ali were...

Student Government Association president and vice president. President Ben Childress (right), an economics senior, and vice president Elizabeth Foster (left), an electrical engineering junior, posed for a photo near Bradley Hall at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. 2017 file photo. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

University of Kentucky Student Government Association election results announced

Kalie Marantette March 3, 2017

The Student Government Association's election results were announced outside of Bowman’s Den on March 3.The SGA college senators, undergraduate Senator-At-Large, graduate Senator-At-Large positions,...

Student Government Association president and vice president. President Ben Childress (right), an economics senior, and vice president Elizabeth Foster (left), an electrical engineering junior, posed for a photo near Bradley Hall at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. 2017 file photo. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

Childress, Foster stress inclusion in SGA

Bailey Vandiver February 26, 2017

Veteran SGA representatives Ben Childress and Elizabeth Foster are running together for Student Government Association president and vice president, respectively.Childress, an economics senior, was a senator...

Rowan Reid (left) and Ben Childress (right) speak during a SGA Town Hall at Memorial Hall on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff.

Town hall gives students look at SGA presidential candidate, running mate

McKenna Horsley March 1, 2016

[email protected] Student Government Association held a town hall with candidate for student body president Rowan Reid and running mate Ben Childress in Memorial Hall Tuesday evening.WRFL’s General...

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