U of L President Offered Generous Contract Extension

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees continues to be impressed by President James Ramsey as a contract extension through 2020 was approved Thursday. It’s no surprise the board wants to keep Ramsey whose contract is scheduled to expire next summer. Earlier this year the panel praised him for meeting all the university’s goals and […]

Fischer Says Pressure on U of L to Preserve Reproductive and End-of-Life Health Services Will Continue

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says University of Louisville Hospital has a lot to lose if medical services are compromised in a pending merger with a division of Catholic Health Initiatives. Under the merger agreement, both University Hospital and Jewish Hospital will follow Catholic medical directives. That puts a number of services related to reproductive health […]

University of Louisville Begins Construction of Innovation Park

Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey celebrated on Wednesday the beginning of construction for a new building in the Nucleus Innovation Park. “We’ve got a new research park here. It’s going to be a hot spot of collaboration and innovation and of course a spot where many, many jobs are going […]

University of Louisville President is Recommended Raise and Bonus

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees has recommended a raise and bonus for President James Ramsey. For the past three years Ramsey has declined his bonus because the university was unable to provide staff with raises. This year, faculty and administrators will receive raises between zero and five percent based on merit. Next month, […]

UL Committee Passes Tuition Increase

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees’ finance committee approved a six percent tuition increase today. The measure will go to the full board in June and needs final approval from the State Council on Post-Secondary Education. Because state funding has been cut, Ramsey says U of L has few other options but to raise […]

In-Depth Look at Rising College Tuition in Kentucky

WFPL News Director Gabe Bullard hosted an hour-long program looking into the rising tuition costs at Kentucky colleges and universities.  The guests were University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey, Jefferson Community and Technical College President Dr. Tony Newberry, and Michael Gritton, the Executive Director of KentuckianaWorks.  The conversation examines the reasons for the rising […]