U of L, Bellarmine Participate in “The Great Debate”

The University of Louisville is hosting a regional debate this Thursday that centers on race in politics, culture and class in the Obama era. U of L will face off against Bellarmine University and Tennessee State University. Teams will argue from one of three perspectives including Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. or a synthesis […]

Professor Addresses Crowd at U of L Trayvon Martin Rally

Students at the University of Louisville held a walkout and rally today to protest circumstances surrounding the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The U of L walkout was one of several Martin-related protests scheduled nationwide Monday. Several students and activists spoke out against the incident and addressed issues of race that have tinted the […]

Activists Organize UofL Rally Over Trayvon Martin Shooting

Community activists and students at the University of Louisville are organizing a walkout and rally for Monday to raise awareness about the controversial shooting of a black teenager in Florida. Last month, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who said the teen looked suspicious. […]

McConnell Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting ‘Incredible Tragedy,’ Dodges Gun Law Questions

On the day President Obama addressed the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., also called the incident an “incredible tragedy” but dodged questions about Florida’s controversial Stand your Ground gun law. Last month, Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who said the teen […]