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Local News
12:31 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

University of Kentucky Explains Purpose of Study Asking Whether Being Gay is a Mental Illness

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Yesterday we reported that the University of Kentucky administered a survey asking students whether they agree or disagree with statements about LGBTQ people—including whether being gay is a mental illness.

UK has issued a statement explaining the survey's purpose:

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Local News
4:48 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

The University of Kentucky Asked Students If Homosexuality is a Mental Illness

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Conservative watchdog group Campus Reform is reporting that the University of Kentucky conducted a survey focusing on attitudes about LGBTQ students.

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Education
7:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

UK and UofL Are Teaming Up for an MBA Program

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The University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville will offer a joint executive MBA program that focuses on extending education for business leaders. 

With a tuition price tag of just more than $67,000, the joint program will offer about 40 mid-level executives the opportunity to work with senior faculty members and learn new skills, officials said.

The class is set to begin in the fall of 2014.

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Local News
3:47 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Kentucky Women's Basketball Loses to Baylor in Sweet 16

Odyssey Sims and Baylor are back in the regional finals after turning an expected thriller of a rematch into a rout.

Sims scored 25 points, including her 1,000th this season, to lead No. 2 seed Baylor to a 90-72 win over third-seeded Kentucky on Saturday in the Sweet 16.

Baylor's sensational senior guard became only the second player to reach that milestone in a single season. She is 41 points behind Jackie Stiles' record of 1,062 for one year set in 2001.

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Politics
8:33 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Receives Cease and Desist Letter for Using Kentucky Player's Image

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The University of Kentucky's athletics department sent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign a cease and desist letter for using an image of a standout men's basketball player in a campaign video.

McConnell's team was under fire for most of Tuesday after mistakenly using footage of Duke University's 2010 NCAA championship victory when highlighting the state's basketball dominance.

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Politics
9:26 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

UofL, UK Presidents Praise Mitch McConnell for Helping Land Obama Manufacturing Jobs Partnership

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The presidents of Kentucky's two major universities are praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for his role in helping to secure funding for an Obama administration partnership meant to spur manufacturing jobs.

President Obama announced earlier today a $140 million commitment in Department of Defense funds would be going towards a program for two innovation institutes.

The University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky have both been selected to participate in the public-private partnership.

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Education
2:46 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Presidents of UK, UofL Make Funding Case to Kentucky General Assembly

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The presidents of the universities of Kentucky and Louisville made their case Thursday for more state dollars before a legislative  budget review committee.

U of L President James Ramsey and UK President Eli Capilouto are slated for a 2.5 percent cut in funding in the first year of Gov. Steve Beshear's proposed budget.

Related: Where Would Increased K-12 Education Funding Leave Kentucky's State Universities?

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Local News
6:47 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Rupp Arena Overhaul Plans Unveiled

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Officials have announced details of a planned $300 million "reinvention" of Lexington’s Rupp Arena.

The design includes a new adjoining convention center, a transparent facade chair-back seats throughout the arena.

Governor Steve Beshear is recommending $65 million in state-issued bonds to help fund the project. Full financing has not been worked out yet.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says that’s not a concern.

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Education
7:45 am
Sun January 26, 2014

7,000 Sign Up for University of Kentucky's First Massive Online Course

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It's too early to call the recent, widespread turn toward Massive Open Online Courses a success, but at schools like UK, online learning is growing.

Now, more than 7,000 students have signed up to begin taking chemistry though a new online pilot program at the University of Kentucky. The course is unique among MOOC programs because it's meant to prepare high school students for college level work, but anyone can sign up to take the class for free.

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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

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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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