All posts by Simon Isham

  • 21st Century Initiative holds second open forum

    By Simon Isham– Provost Shirley Willihnganz’ 21st Century Initiative continues to develop its goals through a series of open forums, presented by university administrators. The open forum, the second this month, occurred this morning in Chao Auditorium....

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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  • Asian Studies department hosts international conference on China

    By Simon Isham— U of L, in collaboration with the Asian studies program, is currently hosting the 19th annual Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences International Conference in the Seelbach Hilton in downtown Louisville. This year’s...

    • Posted November 1, 2013
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  • SGA and athletics discuss SAC renovation plans

    By Simon Isham — As the new Student Recreation Center nears a grand opening, the Student Government Association and the athletics department are currently in discussion over which organization should be granted the rights to some newly...

    • Posted October 22, 2013
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  • Students forced out as mold returns

    Simon Isham & Olivia Krauth— A least two students have been forced to live in dorm study lounges in Threlkeld Hall as mold infestations were found in their Miller Hall dorm rooms. Freshmen Ryan Long and Jacob...

    • Posted October 18, 2013
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  • Janet Mock delivers Pride Week 2013 keynote

    By Simon Isham– She is a beautiful brown woman from Hawaii, endowed with a full head of curls that shake when she’s feeling sassy and envelop the face of anyone she hugs — which she does freely...

    • Posted October 6, 2013
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  • Professor resigns after porn cache found by student

    By Savion Taylor– Assistant Professor Tommy Parker submitted his resignation from the university last week, with an effective date of July 31. Part of the reason for this sudden departure could be self-produced porn, that at least...

    • Posted September 24, 2013
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  • To catch a fraudster: Recent embezzlement unraveled

    By Simon Isham — The recent embezzlement case at U of L, in which Perry “Chad” Vaughn was accused of stealing $2 million from the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, has raised questions about how the...

    • Posted September 22, 2013
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  • Review: “Don Jon” lays bare our unrealistic expectations

    By Simon Isham — Let’s talk about porn — dirty, nasty, raunchy triple-X action. It is with this degree of frankness that Joseph Gordon-Levitt confronts the role of pornography in American culture as the titular character in...

    • Posted September 18, 2013
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  • Provost’s 21st Century Initiative plans to propel the university into the new millennium

    By Simon Isham– Every university has a game plan, detailing how that school wants to help its students and facilities develop. For U of L, the provost’s 21st Century University Inititative is that plan, and it’s operating...

    • Posted September 14, 2013
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  • Who’s Who at U of L

    By Simon Isham — We decided to run this particular feature on our cover this week after we took a non-scientific poll of random students walking around campus, asking if they knew the names of the top...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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