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8:45 am
Mon April 1, 2013

U of L Center to Host 'Awful Truth About Hazing' Forum

The University of Louisville’s Center on Race and Inequality is holding a public forum on hazing injuries and deaths among student organizations.

In 2011, hazing gained national headlines after Florida A&M University came under sharp scrutiny for the death of marching band member Robert Champion, who was beaten after a football game. The school has suspended its world-famous marching band and prosecutors have pressed misdemeanor charges against more than a dozen students.

UofL Pan-African Studies Professor Ricky L. Jones is director of the center. He says Louisville has also seen  violent hazing incidents on its college campuses, which occur more often than people realize.

"We’ve had a number of suspensions over the last decade and a half. We had one student almost die, who suffered from kidney failure in 1997. We’ve had extended suspensions going from seven to ten years of Greek-lettered organizations here," he says. "So it’s not an issue that’s just relegated to Florida A&M and people need to understand that."

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Local News
11:39 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to Speak in Louisville

John Paul Stevens
Credit U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will speak in April in Louisville and receive an award named for a forerunner from the city.

The Brandeis Award is awarded through UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and is given to " people who practice the ideals of personal freedom, concern for the disadvantaged and public service," the university said. In a statement, UofL interim law dean Susan Duncan said compared Stevens to Brandeis, a Louisville native who served on the Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939 and was known for his advocacy for speech and privacy rights.

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11:11 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Nearly 300 U of L Staff, Faculty Members Show Interest in Buyout Option

James Ramsey
Credit University of Louisville

Updated: The University of Louisville Board of Trustees is expected to consider approval of the school’s recently announced buy-out option for retiring staff and faculty members today.

According to Thursday's agenda, “the president recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the attached Voluntary Separation Incentive Program." The program spells out what participating employees receive for retiring or leaving the university in 2014. 

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Local News
1:14 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

NCAA Allegations Against U of L's Hurtt Released

University of Louisville

University of Louisville assistant football coach Clint Hurtt faces allegations of receiving and providing impermissible benefits while he was an assistant at Miami. The NCAA says Hurtt received a$2,500 loan and provided perks to Hurricanes recruits.

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Local News
4:53 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

U of L Gets $5 Million Donation for Soccer Stadium

The University of Louisville says construction of a new campus soccer stadium could begin as early as June.

Officials say they’re ready to get moving on the project now that they’ve received a $5 million donation from longtime school supporters Dr. Mark Lynn and his wife, Cindy.

The $17.5 million facility will be located on Floyd Street, across from the football practice fields.  The site is currently a parking lot.    U of L still needs to raise about $3 million to fully fund the project. 

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Local News
1:01 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Source: Clint Hurtt, Others Misled NCAA Investigators

A person familiar with the situation says that the NCAA believes former Miami assistant coaches Clint Hurtt, Aubrey Hill and Jorge Fernandez provided false or misleading information during the probe into the university's athletic programs.

Hurtt is currently an assistant football coach for the Louisville Cardinals. He has been on the U of L staff since head coach Charlie Strong was hired in 2010 and is considered one of the country’s top recruiters. The U of L football program is not part of the NCAA investigation. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:41 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

U of L Partners with Stage One on Stage, in Class

"Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters," produced by the University of Louisville in partnership with Stage One Family Theatre.
Stage One

A new partnership between the  University of Louisville's theater arts department and Stage One Family Theatre will add at least one university-produced play for younger audiences to Stage One’s programming. 

Stage One serves more than 100,000 children, teachers and chaperones every school year. U of L's repertory company sends  graduate students into area schools to perform plays for young audiences. They're teaming up on  “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters,” a musical based on a folktale from Zimbabwe, which will be the first university repertory play to receive an expanded production in the Bomhard Theatre. 

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11:08 am
Mon January 28, 2013

U of L Energy-Saving Efforts Surpassing Original Goals

The University of Louisville’s energy-saving efforts are going even better than expected.

U of L is in the middle of a long-term project to cut the university’s energy consumption and carbon footprint. The effort was launched in 2009, and since then, workers have been updating lighting, heating and cooling systems, and reducing water consumption.

Now, the university is reporting that a progress report shows significant savings already. From U of L:

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Local News
4:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Strong's U of L Contract Extension, Pay Raise Approved

The University of Louisville has approved an eight-year contract extension for football coach Charlie Strong.

The deal will pay Strong an annual base salary of $3.7 million, plus numerous performance bonuses, making him one of the country’s highest-paid college football coaches.

U of L Athletic Director Tom Jurich says Strong deserves it.

"I think he’s already lived up to it and earned it and in every aspect of his coaching ability, he’s got an A+ from me," he said. 

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Local News
6:50 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Former Chinese Political Prisoner Harry Wu: U.S. Companies Too Cozy with Communist China

Harry Wu
Credit University of Louisville

Communism in China brought mixed reactions for a young Harry Wu.

When he visited poorer regions of the country, Wu could see some benefits for the poor. But Wu's father was a banker, among the capitalist class who were being persecuted in Mao's China. He considered leaving — maybe going to the then-British controlled Hong Kong — but he decided to stay in China and study. 

His family's past wealth caused him harassment until, in 1960, he was shipped off to a labor camp. And in labor camps he'd stay for the next 19 years.

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