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Eli Capilouto: Creating a real ‘sense of place’ means listening, re-thinking, to embrace all our students

As thousands of new students and families visit campus for “see blue. U,” we are reminded of the important sense of place that a college or university must be for those who learn, discover, work, and heal on its campus. That sense of place — of belonging — is fundamental to the success of UK and to each individual who steps foot on our campus.  The importance of place was evident last week...

Elizabeth Lawson says opportunity to portray former slave’s battle for freedom provided personal insights

Lexington actress and Maysville native Elizabeth Lawson will perform “Charlotte Dupuy: Suing for Freedom” on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Lawson says she didn’t know much about her own family history growing up in Maysville. She knew she was descended from slaves and was frustrated that her ancestry was always a closed topic. “Growing up,...