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1:50 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

How UofL, UK and IU Southeast Handle Campus Security

The University of Louisville's Belknap campus
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In the past year, both Indiana University Southeast and the University of Kentucky have had incidences of armed gunmen on campus, and the University of Louisville has had to deal with violent crimes near the school’s Belknap campus. The gunman scares at UK and IUS ended as false alarms, but what have all three schools done to improve the safety of their campuses?

Here’s a roundup.

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Local News
7:29 am
Sun May 18, 2014

Charts: Kentucky State Funding to Colleges Since 1999

The clocktower at the University of Louisville's Belknap campus.
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Earlier this month, we presented a chart showing tuition increases at Kentucky state colleges since 1980. It led to a good deal of attention because, well, tuition had increased substantially since the Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. Administration.

Some wondered also about  the state legislature's funding provided to state universities and colleges. Here's what that looks  from 1999 to the current academic year:

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Local News
7:30 am
Thu December 19, 2013

University of Louisville Buys, Plans to Eventually Demolish, Silos Near Campus

The silos from Interstate 65.
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The  silos that have for years signaled to Interstate 65 travelers that they are in the midst of the University of Louisville have been sold.

Purchased by UofL for the price of $3.3 million, the silos will most likely be demolished to make way for the expanding Belknap campus, university officials said.

The silos and adjoining industrial property serves no practical purpose for the University’s Master Plan, UofL spokesman Mark Hebert said.

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Local News
12:11 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Find Out How UofL, UK and Others Spend on Athletics, Academics With New Knight Database

Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has gone live with a massive database on college athletics and academic spending. 

The database includes information on all the larger schools  in the region, including the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.

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Local News
11:24 am
Sat November 30, 2013

U of L Reconsiders Nucleus Innovation Park Master Plan Following I-65 Bridge Construction

Construction of a temporary surface parking lot is underway.

Construction of the new I-65 bridge has forced the University of Louisville to reconsider its master plan for the downtown Nucleus Innovation Park. Officials are now determining where buildings should be constructed with respect to the bridge’s placement.

In March, U of L expects to break ground on a parking garage somewhere on the block at East Market and Floyd streets. That's where will sit the innovation park that will serve more new businesses currently specializing in aging care.

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6:56 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Civil Rights Letters to be on Digital Display at the University of Louisville

Martin Luther King Jr.
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The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s had many voices of support.

In Louisville, one of those voices was Anne Braden. Braden wrote many letters to Martin Luther King Jr. Some expressed support—others asked for support.

Those letters, along with other original documents associated with the Civil Rights movement, will be on digital display at the Ekstrom Library on the University of Louisville campus from Oct. 21 through Oct. 25.

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4:33 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

University of Louisville Approves Budget That Includes Pay Raises, Tuition Increases, No State Cuts

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees has approved the school’s budget for next year that includes pay raises, tuition increases and no statewide funding cuts.

“The good news is we’re not being cut next year. The bad news is we’re not getting any new money,” says U of L president James Ramsey, adding the school has faced 13 separate budget cuts over a 12 year period.

Kentucky did fund increases in 2005 and 2006, but following the recession the state cut higher education which meant $9 million the current fiscal year.

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