Media Controversies Not New for UK

The University of Kentucky Athletic Department is again at odds with the school’s newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel. A Kernel reporter called two walk-on basketball players to confirm they were joining the team. Afterward, he reportedly sought further comment, which UK officials say violates the school media guide. It says all requests for comments from players […]

Federal Grant Goes to Carbon Capture Research at the University of Kentucky

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it’s giving the University of Kentucky a $14 million grant earmarked for coal technology research. Carbon capture and sequestration is a process by which carbon dioxide is removed from power plant emissions, then injected deep underground. It’s controversial because it’s very costly and many of the available […]

New UK President Talks Affordablity, Trustees Raise Tuition

by Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio It’s official. University of Alabama at Birmingham provost Eli Capilouto has been elected the University of Kentucky’s 12th president. Today the board of trustees unanimously voted to offer the preferred candidate a contract. Capilouto says he has this message for current and potential UK students. “We are going to […]

Candidate for UK President Speaks With Students and Faculty

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio University of Kentucky faculty, staff and students had a number of questions today for the man who may be the school’s next president. Eli Capilouto is the provost of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He visited UK today as the board of trustees’ preferred candidate to replace retiring […]

UAB Provost Preferred Candidate for UK Presidency

by Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio The University of Kentucky’s Board of Trustees has selected University of Alabama at Birmingham provost Eli Capilouto as its preferred candidate to succeed Lee Todd as the school’s 12th president. Capilouto and his wife, Mary Lynne, were introduced at a press conference in Northern Kentucky late Sunday afternoon. Capilouto […]

UK Presidential Search Winding Down

From Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio A six month nationwide search for the next leader of the University of Kentucky is nearly complete. From the beginning, UK Board of Trustees Chair Britt Brockman has called the presidential search timeline ambitious. President Lee Todd announced plans to retire in September. By late October, a search committee […]

University of Kentucky Raises Tuition, Fees

University of Kentucky officials have proposed an increase in mandatory housing and meal fees. That’s on top of a plan to raise tuition six percent. At a budget form today, university treasurer Angie Martin announced that next year’s students will pay nine percent more for on-campus housing and an additional three percent for their meal plan. Although faculty and staff will receive their first pay raise in three years, Martin says some departments will have their budgets cut by 2.5 percent, despite the extra revenue from fee increases.

The budget proposal will raise the overall cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, to $15,880 per year, per student. It will be submitted to the university’s Board of Trustees on May 3rd.

University of Kentucky Presidential Search Committee Chooses Finalists

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio The University of Kentucky Presidential Search Committee has narrowed its list of candidates to replace retiring president Lee Todd, but members of the committee remain tight-lipped about the process. Committee chair Jim Stuckert will not say how many names are on the list. “We’re still doing additional due diligence […]