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Appalachian students displaced by coronavirus outbreak get a lifeline from mutual aid groups

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Colleges and universities are closing across the United States to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. But while some students are able to continue their studies online, others can’t, and they have a different set of challenges that could limit their ability to even make it back home to their families. Berea College in eastern Kentucky announced March...

International students at UK have opportunity to experience Thanksgiving with traditional meal

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky While many Americans gather around tables to share a meal on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving is not a holiday that is celebrated throughout the world. To give international students attending the University of Kentucky a chance to experience this very American holiday, students in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently planned...

Centre College welcomes 370 students, the most diverse freshman class in the history of the campus

By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College Centre College has welcomed its most diverse class in history to campus. The Class of 2023 is comprised of 370 first-year students from across the globe. Besides 30 states, including Hawaii, 10 countries are represented, including Armenia, China, India, Japan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Korea and Vietnam. While international students make up seven...

New endowment to support Transylvania University’s summer study abroad program in Ireland

Transylvania University has announced the creation of the Earle and Cathy O’Donnell Endowment for Irish Studies, which will provide financial assistance for the university’s students studying in Ireland during a new summer abroad program. The endowment is named after Earle O’Donnell, a graduate of Transy’s Class of 1971, and his wife Cathy. Earle O’Donnell is a retired attorney, having...

More than 300 new students welcomed as Class of 2022 arrives at Transylvania University

Transylvania University welcomes students from across Kentucky, the nation and the world today as more than 300 new Pioneers arrive on campus. Kentucky students make up a majority of the incoming class, with nearly 80 percent coming from the Commonwealth. Students from Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan make up another 13 percent of the first-year class, with 10 other states also...