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Bill Straub: Georgia Davis Powers represents all that should be celebrated by a statue in Capitol Rotunda

Unless you’re a devotee of Turner Classic Movies – I plead guilty – you’ve probably never come across Judge Priest, a 1934 film starring Will Rogers and directed by the American master, John Ford, who, a year before his passing, said it was his favorite movie. Based on the writings of Paducah native Irvin S. Cobb, Judge Priest takes place in an unidentified Western Kentucky town sometime around...

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...

UK College of Law Symposium commemorates 50th anniversary of Kentucky Civil Rights Act

The Kentucky Civil Rights Act was signed into law on Jan. 27, 1966. Fifty years later, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, the University of Kentucky College of Law and Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will commemorate the anniversary with a one-day law symposium. The symposium, taking place at the Law Building, will consist of speakers and panelists including Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, judges, lawyers...

Bill Straub: Assuming Davis statue gets the heave-ho, let’s honor Georgia Davis Powers

Uncovering an issue that Kentucky Republicans and Democrats on both the federal and state level agree upon is rather like finding a gold nugget in a Cracker Jack box – rare, unexpected and very welcome.   It happened recently in wake of the tragic shooting in a Charleston, South Carolina, church basement by an avowed racist that left nine African-Americans dead. Led by Republican gubernatorial...

Bill Straub: Assuming Davis statue gets the heave-ho, let's honor Georgia Davis Powers

Uncovering an issue that Kentucky Republicans and Democrats on both the federal and state level agree upon is rather like finding a gold nugget in a Cracker Jack box – rare, unexpected and very welcome.   It happened recently in wake of the tragic shooting in a Charleston, South Carolina, church basement by an avowed racist that left nine African-Americans dead. Led by Republican gubernatorial...