All posts by Madison Thompson

About Madison Thompson

  • Future SGA candidates must remain the student voice

    By Madison Thompson — U of L’s Student Government Association is an integral and integrated part of university life. The officers act as the primary advocate and voice of the student body. SGA is not only the voice...

    • Posted February 19, 2018
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  • Building the future, deferring the past

    By Madison Thompson — U of L is expanding campus and building projects, from the renovations to the SAC to the new Future Student Success Center. The renovations bring the hope of growing student enrollment, as well as new...

    • Posted February 16, 2018
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  • Hiring freeze thaws cleaning, not jobs

    By Madison Thompson — U of L has been experiencing a hiring freeze for several years now. As well as administrative positions, other positions such as custodial work have been frozen. This has led to a buildup...

    • Posted February 13, 2018
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  • Criminal activity around housing endangers student safety

    By Madison Thompson — Campus safety has always been a topic of interest. Two shootings in four months at The Arch apartments calls into question College Choice’s rating of U of L being in the top 20 safest universities. The...

    • Posted February 9, 2018
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  • Valentine’s Day scams students and loved ones

    By Madison Thompson — Valentine’s Day is a time of love and romance for people in relationships. It’s a time to love one another and let them know how much they mean to you. It’s also a...

    • Posted February 6, 2018
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  • No one was heard at Jan. 17 and 18 listening tours

    By Huda Jabbar — In November 2017, the board of trustees announced the search for our new president would be closed. In order to soothe the crowds, they introduced the idea of listening tours and open forums...

    • Posted February 2, 2018
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  • Construction on campus brings hopeful innovations

    By Madison Thompson — Construction and reconstruction have disrupted Belknap campus from Spring 2015 to now. The new Floyd Street roundabout, SAC renovation and new academic building have left campus in shambles for students and faculty to...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Climate survey creates questions and concerns

    By Madison Thompson — The Climate Diversity Survey and Background from 2014 and 2017 have been released to the public. Together, the documents contain 82 pages of graphed question results. Despite the data-dense document, no summary was...

    • Posted January 30, 2018
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  • University warns of flu danger

    By Kirstin Lee — University spokesperson John Karman said as of Jan. 29, 40 people have tested positive for the flu or flu-like illnesses at U of L campuses. This year, a type of flu called the...

    • Posted January 30, 2018
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  • computer, identity theft, w-2, cyber, crime
    Equifax hack: Is enough being done for account security?

    By Madison Thompson — U of L employees experienced an Equifax information hack last tax season. More than 80 university employees reported fake tax returns filed under their names, and 750 employees were notified of suspicious activity. Personal information like...

    • Posted January 26, 2018
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