University of Kentucky

Health
1:25 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Research in Kentucky to Explore Impact of Military Suicides

With the rate of suicides among military personnel continuing to rise, a University of Kentucky professor is leading a study to investigate the effect those deaths have on family and friends left behind. Based on previous research, it’s estimated that around 40% of Kentuckians know someone who has taken their own life.

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Tight University Budgets
4:02 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

UK Trustees Approve Budget Plan

U-K President Dr. Eli Capilouto during a visit to WKU Public Radio Studios

Trustees at the University of Kentucky have voted in favor of a $2.6 billion budget for the coming year. The plan offers no pay raises for UK employees, but President Eli Capilouto says he hopes to set aside funds for  5% merit pay raises for staff and faculty in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

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Education
7:26 am
Wed May 9, 2012

The University of Kentucky Raises Tuition Again

The University of Kentucky board of trustees has voted to increase student tuition and fees by six percent. The board voted Tuesday following plans announced last month to increase tuition as state funding for postsecondary education saw a 6.4% cut.

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Education and Security
11:58 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Kentucky Supreme Court Says Guns in Glove Boxes are Legal on Campus

The Kentucky Supreme Court today has ruled that guns and other deadly weapons may be stored in a car's glove compartment while on a college campus in the state. The High Court's ruling came in the case of a graduate student from the University of Kentucky.

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Arson Arrest
10:27 am
Fri April 6, 2012

UK Freshman Charged in Car Fire

A University of Kentucky student from Elizabethtown has been charged with arson, after an overturned car caught fire last week. Authorities say the vehicle was set ablaze in the wake of the Wildcat basketball team's victory over Louisville.

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UK President Interviewed
6:04 am
Mon February 27, 2012

UK President Comments on Budget

Dr. Eli Capilouto visits the studios of WKU Public Radio
WKU Public Radio

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says looming budget cuts are a serious concern for higher education across Kentucky. He says a large percentage of college students in Kentucky are already borrowing money to attend classes, and he says higher tuition rates aren't the answer for funding problems. He spoke with Dan Modlin.

Closed Captioning Case Settled
11:44 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Lawsuit Settled over Closed-Captioning at UK Football Games

University of Kentucky Athletics

A deaf University of Kentucky football season ticket holder and the university have settled a lawsuit over closed-captioning at Wildcat home games. Charles Mitchell of Lancaster filed suit in May, seeking to force the University to put captions for all game announcements on the scoreboard of the stadium, under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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