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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
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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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Local News
1:06 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Report: NCAA to Cite U of L Assistant Hurtt

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University of Louisville assistant football coach Clint Hurtt could be accused this week of violating NCAA rules when he was an assistant at the University of Miami.

A source tells CBS Sports that Hurtt, who’s U of L’s recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach, will be cited for unethical conduct for alleged recruiting violations at Miami, where he was on staff from 2007 to 2009.

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Education
12:14 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

U of L Receives Another Large Gift for Capital Campaign, Student Scholarships

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The University of Louisville has received a $6 million gift that will be applied to its capital campaign and will be used for student scholarships.

Half the money is coming from the Henry Vogt Foundation and its president Henry C. Heuser Jr., which has been matched by other donors. U of L officials say it will now rename its Hallmark scholars program the Henry Vogt Scholarships.

Students with a GPA of 3.75 in high school and at least a 30 on the ACT or 1320 on the SAT can apply for the awards which includes full tuition and an annual $3,500 allowance.

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Local News
11:47 am
Thu January 10, 2013

J. Blaine Hudson Memorial Planned for Monday

J. Blaine Hudson
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A memorial for J. Blaine Hudson — the longtime Louisville educator and activist who died Saturday — is being planned for Monday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The event, open to the general public, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Brown & Williamson Club, on the third floor of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, 2800 S. Floyd St.  The memorial will also be streamed on the University of Louisville website.

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Education
2:43 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Harry Wu, Former Chinese Political Prisoner, to Discuss U.S.-China Relations in Louisville

Harry Wu
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Harry Wu, a former Chinese political prisoner and later a human rights activist, will discuss U.S.-China relations on Jan. 23 at the Brown & Williamson Club at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The speech, called "In the Mouth of the Dragon: U.S. and China Relations in the 21st Century," is sponsored by the UofL Center for Asian Democracy.

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Local News
7:00 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Colleagues Say J. Blaine Hudson's Legacy of Activism and Education Served Crucial Role in City

J. Blaine Hudson
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When J. Blaine Hudson became dean of the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences eight years ago, it was significant. He was leading a school he had not only attended, but had years ago protested because of the lack of opportunities for African-American students.

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Education
8:23 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

J. Blaine Hudson, Longtime U of L Educator, Dies

J. Blaine Hudson
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J. Blaine Hudson, a longtime University of Louisville educator and leading voice in the city's African-American community, died on Saturday.

He was 63.

In the past year, Hudson took a prominent role as the chairman of a work group assembled by Mayor Greg Fischer that was assigned to suggest ways to reduce violence in Louisville following the daytime shooting that left three dead in May in Parkland.

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Local News
12:00 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

UofL, Farm to Table Team For More Local Foods

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Louisville’s Farm to Table organization is working with the University of Louisville help the university source more of its food locally.

Sarah Fritschner, who leads Farm to Table, has been instrumental in streamlining communication between food service providers, major distributors, and local vendors. Recently, the university hosted a catering fair to introduce local producers and larger distributors.

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Local News
4:30 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Former U of L Football Player Sues Over Alleged Locker Room Beating

A former University of Louisville football player is suing the school and coach Charlie Strong and claims he was coerced into covering up a beating in the locker room by a pair of teammates.

Former Cardinals defensive lineman Patrick Grant of Sunrise, Fla., alleges two teammates attacked him Oct. 24, 2010, in the locker room at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and, according to the lawsuit, beat him "so badly that he required immediate, urgent care and nearly lost his left eye."

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