University of Louisville http://wfpl.org en University of Louisville Digs In, Says No Need to Release More Records http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-digs-says-no-need-release-more-records <p>The University of Louisville has responded to a request by the state attorney general to justify its refusal to turn over documents to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, in the latest step in an <a href="http://kycir.org/2014/07/16/university-of-louisville-continues-to-fight-to-keep-records-from-public-view/">ongoing battle over public records.</a></p><p>In a letter dated July 18, U of L’s outside counsel said KyCIR’s public records appeal is moot since university officials earlier this month made public its final audit report.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:01:36 +0000 Kristina Goetz 9816 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Digs In, Says No Need to Release More Records UofL President James Ramsey Gets Boost in Pay, Will Make More Than $1M This Year http://wfpl.org/post/uofl-president-james-ramsey-gets-boost-pay-will-make-more-1m-year <p>University of Louisville President James Ramsey will get a significant increase in pay this year, coming in the form of a bonus that boosts his annual compensation to about $1.2 million.</p><p>At an annual retreat this week, the&nbsp;University's Board of Trustees recommended Ramsey receive a &nbsp;performance bonus, as well as a two percent raise.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:50:46 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9755 at http://wfpl.org UofL President James Ramsey Gets Boost in Pay, Will Make More Than $1M This Year University of Louisville Needs To Tighten Financial Controls, Audit Says http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-needs-tighten-financial-controls-audit-says <p>The University of Louisville released Wednesday an auditing firm’s long-anticipated report on the school’s financial controls, an analysis prompted by a series of thefts at the institution.</p><p>Strothman and Company said U of L needs to hire a chief financial officer, which the school is already trying to do. The institution also needs to ensure all of the university’s computer systems are subject to the same security controls. And it should improve controls over payroll to reduce the risk that fictitious employees could be paid, the report says.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:22:55 +0000 Kristina Goetz 9694 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Needs To Tighten Financial Controls, Audit Says University of Louisville Releases High-Profile Audit http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-releases-high-profile-audit <p>The University of Louisville on Wednesday released a highly-anticipated audit examining the school's financial controls.</p><p>Strothman and Company, a Louisville-based firm that is known for working with large governmental organizations, made 17 recommendations for changes. The recommendations including:</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:20:25 +0000 Kristina Goetz 9691 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Releases High-Profile Audit Attorney General Demands University of Louisville Provide High-Profile Audit For Review http://wfpl.org/post/attorney-general-demands-university-louisville-provide-high-profile-audit-review <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state attorney general’s office has asked the University of Louisville to explain why it still won’t release a high-profile audit that examined the school’s financial controls.</span></p><p>The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting <a href="http://kycir.org/2014/06/18/university-of-louisville-holding-on-to-high-profile-audit/" target="_blank">has sought a copy of the report</a> since April and last month filed an appeal with the attorney general following the university’s denial of a public records request.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:12:46 +0000 Kristina Goetz 9683 at http://wfpl.org Attorney General Demands University of Louisville Provide High-Profile Audit For Review Alison Lundergan Grimes Shares Student Loan Plan Ahead of College Affordability Rally in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-shares-student-loan-plan-ahead-college-affordability-rally-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Senate candidate Alison </span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span class="il" style="line-height: 1.5;">Grimes</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> unveiled a plan Friday that she says will help make </span><span class="il" style="line-height: 1.5;">college</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> more affordable and ease student loan debt for over a quarter-million Kentucky students.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:01:53 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9657 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Shares Student Loan Plan Ahead of College Affordability Rally in Louisville University of Louisville Won't Release High-Profile Audit http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-wont-release-high-profile-audit <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This story was reported by Louisville Public Media's&nbsp;<a href="http://kycir.org/2014/06/18/university-of-louisville-holding-on-to-high-profile-audit/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.</a></em></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:11:58 +0000 Kristina Goetz 9589 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Won't Release High-Profile Audit Annual Butterfly Count Set for Saturday at Horner Wildlife Sanctuary http://wfpl.org/post/annual-butterfly-count-set-saturday-horner-wildlife-sanctuary <p>Retired University of Louisville Professor Charles Covell&nbsp;and others will again lead a <a href="http://php.louisville.edu/advancement/ocm/news/release.php?relid=2459">butterfly counting expedition</a>&nbsp;on Saturday morning in Oldham County. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The count, held annually at U of L’s<a href="http://php.louisville.edu/advancement/ocm/news/release.php?relid=2459"> Horner Wildlife Sanctuary, </a>&nbsp;is part of the national butterfly census.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Michael Homan & Rick Howlett 9550 at http://wfpl.org Annual Butterfly Count Set for Saturday at Horner Wildlife Sanctuary At Risk: WFPL's 3-Month Look Into the Lives of Louisville's Struggling Students http://wfpl.org/post/risk-wfpls-3-month-look-lives-louisvilles-struggling-students <p></p><p>Kenneth Gray is from a poor family, raised by his grandmother alone. He grew up on 42nd Street in Shawnee, a part of town where opportunities are sparse. He’s African-American. By the statistics, the odds are stacked against him.</p><p>He is a “maybe kid.”</p><p>“Maybe you’ll go to class,” says Kenneth, 18. “Maybe you’ll graduate. Maybe you won’t drop out. Maybe you won’t go to prison.”</p><p>Or maybe he won’t.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 10:58:18 +0000 Devin Katayama 9423 at http://wfpl.org At Risk: WFPL's 3-Month Look Into the Lives of Louisville's Struggling Students University of Louisville Raises Tuition 5 Percent http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-raises-tuition-5-percent <p>When the University of Louisville's fall semester begins, students will pay more tuition than ever before.</p><p>UofL was able to offset a nearly $2.1 million annual cut in state funding, in part, by raising tuition for the upcoming academic year by 5 percent.</p><p>This means in-state students attending UofL&nbsp;will pay $10,236 for the 2014-15 school year.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 01:35:02 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9312 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Raises Tuition 5 Percent