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Bill Gatton makes record $20 million donation to University of Kentucky for student center

Bill Gatton

The University of Kentucky’s greatest giver did something that will go down in the history books once more: UK reported Thursday that agent Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton would beat his $14 million gift in 1995 with $20 million for the college’s extension of its Student Center. “Charge Gatton’s steadfast backing for the University of Kentucky has had a significant effect ... Read More »

Kentucky universities can raise tuition 8%

University of Kentucky

Kentucky’s public universities received permission to increase tuition as much as 8 percent over the next two years – potentially hiking yet again the sticker price of a college education. With state funding falling and university expectations rising, the Council on Postsecondary Education decided it had to approve the allowed increase, which applies to in-state undergraduate students for the coming ... Read More »

Higher education: 7 universities from the US set up college fair

college fair

Representatives of seven universities and colleges from the Unites States engaged with students aspiring to pursue higher education abroad at a fair held at the Forman Christian College on Sunday. New York University, Emporia State University, Valparaiso University, University of Kentucky, Hiram College, University of Northern Iowa and the Savannah College of Art and Design were represented at the event. ... Read More »

Kentucky universities boost enrollments, degrees

University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville — the state’s largest universities based on enrollments — each reported slight increases in enrollments for the latest academic years, capping off a decade of steady increases in university attendees. That upward trend was common at public universities across the state as enrollments in degree programs rose 9 percent from 2003 ... Read More »

Presidents of Kentucky’s two largest universities oppose Israeli academic boycott

Israeli universities

The presidents of Kentucky’s two largest universities have joined opposition to a boycott of Israeli academic institutions by the American Studies Association. The ASA National Council recommended its members pass a resolution to boycott Israeli colleges and universities, which they did last month.  The resolution takes an “ethical stance” on Israel’s policies against Palestine. From the ASA website: The Council voted ... Read More »

More than 5,000 sign up for University of Kentucky’s free online chemistry course

Online college class

More than 5,000 students have signed up for the University of Kentucky‘s first foray into free online instruction. Two chemistry teachers at UK designed a class to help high school students better prepare for Advanced Placement or college chemistry. The class is UK’s first massive online open course, or MOOC, offered through Coursera, one of the nation’s largest providers of ... Read More »

University of Kentucky considers privatizing dining services

University of Kentucky considers privatizing dining services

The University of Kentucky is studying the possibility of outsourcing its dining services, a move that could affect 243 full-time and part-time employees and 501 student workers. UK has hired a consultant for $55,524 to explore the issue and prepare a request-for-proposal document that will go out early next year. However, UK officials have said the university’s dining department could ... Read More »

University of Kentucky to offer classes linked to international universities

After more than two years of planning, the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences is ready to implement a program that will allow UK students to take courses “linked” to international universities. “It’s exciting to use all these new technologies to make a more collaborative and international education,” Kathi Kern, director of the Center for the Enhancement of ... Read More »

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