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Dr. George Wright: Extending grace to loved ones, to ourselves during this holiday season

“Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already won.” — John Lewis, former civil rights activist and congressman UK campus from downtown view. (Photo by Mark Cornelison) Soon, members of our community will return to families and loved ones,...

Commentary: Managing an invisible enemy, UK crosses halfway point of an unprecedented semester

By Eli Capilouto and Robert DiPaola University of Kentucky We reached an important milestone recently at the University of Kentucky. With about 50 days left until Thanksgiving, we crossed the halfway point of this unprecedented semester. We know we confront an invisible virus that attacks indiscriminately. What seems to be manageable today can escalate tomorrow, particularly when we let our guard down...

UK’s Calipari says Wildcats ‘pretty well in order’ while living in a bubble guarding against pandemic

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari doesn’t mind living in a bubble and said the Wildcats have things “pretty well in order” when it comes to guarding against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The guys have been great, but this thing has been hard,” Calipari said. “I’m more concerned with mental health than with anything else. (The players) know...

Aaron Thompson: As fall semester begins statewide, student responsibility crucial to campus health

As the fall semester kicks off at colleges and universities across Kentucky, there is still much uncertainty. The spread of the virus is accelerating at exactly the wrong moment, threatening to undo months of planning. The decision to resume in-person operations is truly a Sophie’s choice. There is no perfect solution, and for every person happy with the decision, someone else is not. As president...

UK campus earns gold designation from American College of Sports Medicine for health initiatives

By Beth Goins, Ryan Girves, and Meg Mills University of Kentucky Concrete walking paths meander through the University of Kentucky landscape, while bike racks dot the architecture of building fronts. Passing through campus, one might see people zooming along on skateboards, rollerblades or bikes, or jogging past pedestrians. At the impressive new student center, tall windows in one section reveal a...

Murray State to modify fall 2020 academic calendar; classes to begin on Aug. 17, but no fall break

Murray State University has announced modifications to its fall 2020 academic calendar for the health, safety and well-being of the campus and broader community. Murray State’s fall 2020 academic calendar has been condensed to minimize student travel to and from campus during the holidays for the safety and well-being of students. Classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 17 (instead of Tuesday, Aug. 18)....