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A campus squirrel clings onto a tree after being spooked by a student walking on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, near Patterson Office Tower in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

Who runs the world? Squirrels

Gracie Moore, Reporter February 20, 2023

It’s time we talk about the chaos of the campus squirrels.  Western Kentucky University may have white squirrels, but our squirrels seem to act on every intrusive thought that goes through their...

Bill Gatton talks with students after the celebration honoring him in the Student Center on Friday, August 31, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

‘A Kentucky original.’ UK alum and largest donor Bill Gatton dies at 89

Hannah Stanley April 19, 2022

Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton, UK alumnus and the school’s biggest donor, died Tuesday at age 89.   Gatton was a “Kentucky original” who grew up in a small coalfield near Bremen in Muhlenberg...

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Berea College halts classes amid COVID-19 concerns

Jacob Eads March 10, 2020

Berea College has announced it will cease all instructional activities Friday, March 13, in response to "growing COVID-19 challenges." According to the college's website, administrators determined that...

The University of Kentucky announced a $500,000 investment into the campuss mental health resources on Feb. 21, 2020. Photo by Rick Childress

WSJ annual ranking of colleges places UK at fifth in Kentucky

Kernel News Staff September 6, 2018

UK is better than Louisville, but worse than four other Kentucky colleges, at least according to the Wall Street Journal's annual college rankings that were released Wednesday.The Journal's rankings, which...


The battle continues.

Bailey Vandiver August 21, 2018

After nearly two years of legal proceedings, the Kentucky Kernel is still involved in three lawsuits concerning the obtainment of records about sexual misconduct at universities.The Kernel’s pursuit...

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Sociology class wins #VoiceofJustice contest

Kat Manouchehri April 19, 2017

Attorney General Andy Beshear and Eileen Recktenwald, director of the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP), announced UK as the overall winner of the #VoiceofJustice video contest earlier...

Students criticize UK carbon score

By McKenna Horsley [email protected] March 10, 2016

For UK, it’s not easy being green. The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System gave UK a silver rating for sustainability.The university earned 43.25 percent of available points, along...


UK should sign Climate Commitment

Editorial Board March 6, 2016

On Wednesday, UK’s local environmental group, Greenthumb, protested the university’s blind approach to environmental policy. The Kentucky Kernel agrees with Greenthumb – it is time for UK to make...

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