Jim Ramsey http://wkyufm.org en UK and U of L Presidents Oppose Academic Boycott of Israel http://wkyufm.org/post/uk-and-u-l-presidents-oppose-academic-boycott-israel <p>The presidents of Kentucky’s two largest universities have joined opposition to a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.</p><p>The American Studies Association passed a controversial resolution last month that rejects Israel’s policies against Palestine and calls on members to boycott the country’s colleges and universities.</p><p>That’s drawn a sharp response from U.S. college presidents and education groups who oppose any such ban.</p><p>Last week, University of Louisville President James Ramsey said any boycott could hinder academic collaboration and prevent positive outcomes, like cures for new diseases.</p><p>This week, University of Kentucky President Eli Capiluto joined Ramsey and nearly 200 other college presidents, saying campuses should by a place for civil discourse and dialog.</p><p>“I think the opportunity to foster those discussions on a campus should be something that is precious," the UK president said. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:29:25 +0000 Devin Katayama 42510 at http://wkyufm.org Famous Kentucky Philanthropist, Business Leader Dies http://wkyufm.org/post/famous-kentucky-philanthropist-business-leader-dies <p>One of Kentucky’s most famous philanthropists has died in Louisville. Owsley Brown Frazier was 77. Frazier was the great-grandson of the distiller who founded Brown-Forman Corp., whose brands include Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniels, and Old Forester. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:33:57 +0000 Kevin Willis 17616 at http://wkyufm.org Famous Kentucky Philanthropist, Business Leader Dies Controversy over CEO's Gay Marriage Comments Comes to Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/controversy-over-ceos-gay-marriage-comments-comes-kentucky <p>The Family Foundation of Kentucky is criticizing members of the University of Louisville administration for their response to a controversy surrounding Chick-Fil-A. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 18:08:35 +0000 16477 at http://wkyufm.org