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Our freedom and our responsibility

Universities like ours are incubators of ideas and dialogue, places that create space for all identities and all perspectives.

A tragic loss for our community

I have the incredibly sad responsibility to inform you of the loss of one of our students over the weekend.

Sticking to it

This past week, as we celebrated 107 years of UK Homecoming, many of us participated in time-honored traditions alongside friends, loved ones and fellow members of the UK family.

Taking Care of Our People

Midterms are quickly approaching, and with so many activities consuming our time, it can be easy to forget to pause and reflect on who we are at the University of Kentucky. 

Supporting our community

Members of our UK family and their loved ones are once again confronting what for so many of us is unimaginable — this time, a hurricane pummeling homes and communities throughout the South.

Putting students first; growing to meet Kentucky’s needs

I am so pleased with the details of an exciting preliminary enrollment report that we provided to our Board of Trustees on Friday. It depicts with clarity and purpose, with commitment and a sense of progress, how we are growing to meet the needs of our state and its future.

UK Invests: a first-of-its-kind initiative to enhance student wellness

This morning, we are announcing a first-of-its-kind initiative — a program that will help our students develop a deeper understanding of the value of investing in themselves, in part, fueled by investments we make in them.

Weekly update: New vaccines, new opportunity to protect our community

Amendments to the emergency use authorizations of the COVID-19 booster vaccines have prompted us to adjust our vaccine offerings as we continue to put the health and safety of our campus community first.

Weekly update: Lessons as we begin a new academic year

I had the privilege Friday night of welcoming the largest first-year class in our history. It was wonderful to see so many new faces, excited about the possibilities of a new year and all this special place has to offer.

Weekly Update

Taking care of our people is a pillar in our strategic plan, and it applies to our state as well as our campus. Part of our efforts include pay raises nine of the last 10 years for faculty and staff, four increases in starting wages since 2015 and a continued expansion of benefits while keeping low out-of-pocket costs.