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… Continue reading Media Controversies Not New for UK
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… Continue reading Federal Grant Goes to Carbon Capture Research at the University of Kentucky
by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Lee Todd is in his final few days as president of the University of Kentucky. Todd will retire this week after 10 years leading the huge operations of academics, athletics, and healthcare. “What’s going on at the hospital is beyond my expectations,” he says. “What’s gone on in enrollment… Continue reading Todd Begins Final Week as UK President
The 6-foot-8 forward announced via Twitter on Saturday that he would withdraw his name from the NBA Draft. He is returning for his sophomore season to the University of Kentucky. “Last year was an unbelievable experience, but we left a lot on the table,” Jones told ESPN. “I’ve decided to come back and help us… Continue reading Terrance Jones Returning to Kentucky
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… Continue reading New UK President Talks Affordablity, Trustees Raise Tuition
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… Continue reading Candidate for UK President Speaks With Students and Faculty
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… Continue reading UAB Provost Preferred Candidate for UK Presidency
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… Continue reading UK Presidential Search Winding Down
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.
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… Continue reading University of Kentucky Presidential Search Committee Chooses Finalists