The Louisville Cardinal U of L's Independent Student Newspaper 2016-05-27T22:42:09Z http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/feed/atom/ WordPress http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/media/2016/05/cropped-lc-logo-1-32x32.png Dalton Ray <![CDATA[Two-seed Louisville baseball loses to six-seed Clemson]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=36027 2016-05-27T22:42:09Z 2016-05-27T18:31:24Z By Dalton Ray– The second-seed Louisville Cardinals fell to sixth-seed Clemson Tigers by a score of 5-3. Louisville is now 1-1 in Pool B play while Clemson moves to 2-0. Both teams will play their third game tomorrow, the team with the best record will face off against the top team from Pool A in […]

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By Dalton Ray–

The second-seed Louisville Cardinals fell to sixth-seed Clemson Tigers by a score of 5-3. Louisville is now 1-1 in Pool B play while Clemson moves to 2-0. Both teams will play their third game tomorrow, the team with the best record will face off against the top team from Pool A in the championship Sunday.

Errors allowed the Cardinals to get the early lead over Clemson. In the second inning Danny Rosenbaum’s RBI single gave U of L a 1-0 lead. Clemson was able to tie up the game in the bottom. To start off the third, Corey Ray reached first off a error and stole second base. Nick Solak’s ground out RBI brought Ray home.

Louisville was able to grab the lead early on in the game, after four innings of play the Cards were ahead 3-1. In the fifth inning, Clemson was able to score two runs and rattle Louisville’s pitcher Brendan McKay. The Tigers scored the final four runs to get the game.

To start off the fifth inning, Reed Rohlam hit a bomb over the right field. After a single and a walk, a wild pitch put runners on second and third. McKay walked another batter, filling the bases. A hit-by-pitch gave Clemson their second run of the inning and tied the game.

Louisville wouldn’t score a run in the final five innings of play. After the fifth inning, U of L only registered three hits and two came in their final at bat. Clemson’s Clate Schmidt pitched 8.2 innings and after the Tigers stopped committing errors, he managed the game and earned six strikeouts.

In the sixth and seventh innings, Clemson hit another two solo home runs. The Tigers ended the game with four home runs.

Rosenbaum and Colin Lyman led the Cardinals offensively going 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI. Solak was the other Cardinal with an RBI on the day.

Louisville will face off against three-seed Virginia tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Durham.

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Kyeland Jackson <![CDATA[Foundation paid Ramsey nearly $3 million in 2014]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=36051 2016-05-26T21:06:40Z 2016-05-26T18:40:49Z By Kyeland Jackson — President James Ramsey was paid $2.8 million by the University of Louisville Foundation in 2014, $1 million more than he was paid in 2013. Originally reported by the Courier-Journal, tax returns from the Foundation revealed the compensation increase for Ramsey. Compensations were also paid to then-provost Shirley-Willihnganz and Chief of Staff Kathleen […]

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By Kyeland Jackson —

President James Ramsey was paid $2.8 million by the University of Louisville Foundation in 2014, $1 million more than he was paid in 2013.

Originally reported by the Courier-Journal, tax returns from the Foundation revealed the compensation increase for Ramsey. Compensations were also paid to then-provost Shirley-Willihnganz and Chief of Staff Kathleen Smith, amounting to $1.1 million and around $859,000 respectively. The compensation is on top of Ramsey’s university pay, amounting to around $350,000. The Foundation defended President Ramsey, saying the increased compensation was meant to keep him at U of L.

“Because of his vision and record of accomplishment, we worked hard to keep President Ramsey at U of L,” Foundation Chairman Bob Hughes said in the statement.

President Ramsey and Board of Trustees Chairman Larry Benz declined to comment on the payments.

Ramsey has been in hot water with the university as faculty and staff have polled for a no-confidence vote due to negative publicity and claims of mismanagement. U of L and the Foundation have also been in an ongoing state audit, which was stalled by late submissions from the university three weeks ago. A motion was considered to remove President Ramsey from his position on the U of L Foundation in January, but that was not pursued.

The Board of Trustees vote of no-confidence was scheduled for April 20, but canceled due to lack of racially representative members appointed by Governor Matt Bevin. Faculty Senate members recently voted in confidence, lending him a vote to stay with U of L. The Student Government Association and Staff Senate, given a representative position on the Board of Trustees, are still polling on the matter.

Normally, no-confidence votes have a 50-50 chance of leading to a resignation. That’s according to Sean McKinniss, a PhD graduate from Ohio who studies no-confidence votes across universities. The no-confidence vote is presumed to take place at the next meeting on June 21 if racial representation is made by then.

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Kyeland Jackson <![CDATA[Judge says Confederate statue can move]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=36029 2016-05-26T00:45:21Z 2016-05-25T22:34:57Z By Kyeland Jackson — Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman lifted a restraining order against Mayor Greg Fischer today, allowing the city to begin moving the Confederate statue near U of L’s campus. Representatives from Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of Confederates testified for the statue to remain. But emphasizing the importance of law over […]

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By Kyeland Jackson —

Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman lifted a restraining order against Mayor Greg Fischer today, allowing the city to begin moving the Confederate statue near U of L’s campus.

Representatives from Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of Confederates testified for the statue to remain. But emphasizing the importance of law over emotion, and saying there was not reasonable evidence to prove the monument belonged to the state, Mcdonald-Burkman struck down the plaintiffs’ lawsuit and motion for an injunction.

“This is a victory,” Chairman of Pan-African Studies Ricky Jones said outside the hearing. “There are a lot of battles to be fought but this one is very important for the University of Louisville, faculty, staff and students having a more humane place to work.”

Fischer released a statement saying his staff will evaluate the best way to remove and store the statue, but no actual dismantling will begin until McDonald-Burkman issues a written ruling on the suit.

Today’s hearing was scheduled after losing republican congressional candidate Everett Corley convinced Judge McDonald-Burkman to issue the restraining order against against the city. Citing “irreparable damages,” Corley’s suit stopped removal of the statue.

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell fought against the restraining order this week, filing a motion against it Monday. O’Connell said Fischer has the authority to move the monument, regardless of Corley’s suit saying otherwise.

Unless the plaintiffs appeal the ruling, movement of the statue will continue.

“Hopefully somewhere down the line, right reason and good sense will prevail and the monument can be saved” the plaintiffs said after the hearing. “If not in that location, (then) in an appropriate location.”

“The mayor said from the very beginning that it’s going to be dismantled carefully. They’re bringing in national experts to do this,” O’Connell said after the hearing. “It will be preserved until he finds a suitable place to relocate it and re-erect it.”

Graphic by Mallory Siegenthaler

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Olivia Krauth <![CDATA[U of L low on endowment return list]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=36032 2016-05-25T20:43:07Z 2016-05-25T20:43:07Z By Olivia Krauth– U of L has one of the lowest returns amounts in Kentucky public higher education, according to five years’ worth of data examined by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. The story, released today, showed U of L’s $730.5 million endowment receives an average 3-year return of 5.1 percent, and an average […]

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By Olivia Krauth–

U of L has one of the lowest returns amounts in Kentucky public higher education, according to five years’ worth of data examined by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

The story, released today, showed U of L’s $730.5 million endowment receives an average 3-year return of 5.1 percent, and an average 5-year return of 5.2 percent. The return figures put U of L at the ninth spot on the list of 11. The endowment itself was the second largest, behind the University of Kentucky’s $1.05 billion.

U of L bested Bellarmine University and Western Kentucky University. WKU’s College Heights Foundation topped the list with a 5-year return of 7.35 percent.

U of L did not provide how much it pays its 104 fund managers. The U of L foundation’s CFO, Jason Tomlinson, told KyCIR, “Those 104 managers move funds in and out of a multitude of investments with varying fee structures.” A former Kentucky Retirement Systems trustee quoted in the original story said the public and donors should be concerned by this.

The story comes a few months after ULF announced in a March 7th meeting that the foundation had lost $66.2 million. Director of Investments and Financial Management Michael Kramer said the decrease was due to spending on university needs and bad market investments.

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Conner Farrell <![CDATA[Chinanu Onuaku to remain in the NBA Draft]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=36016 2016-05-26T02:01:52Z 2016-05-25T19:52:52Z By Conner Farrell– Louisville men’s basketball player Chinanu Onuaku officially announced that he would remain in the NBA draft. Onuaku declared eligible for the draft shortly after the 2015-2016 season ended, but did not sign with agent. Which would allow him to return to school to play next season if he would of withdrew his […]

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By Conner Farrell–

Louisville men’s basketball player Chinanu Onuaku officially announced that he would remain in the NBA draft. Onuaku declared eligible for the draft shortly after the 2015-2016 season ended, but did not sign with agent. Which would allow him to return to school to play next season if he would of withdrew his name from the draft.

After performing well at the recent NBA Combine and in private workouts, the sophomore center gained increased interest in draft circles. ESPN’s Chad Ford tabbed his as his 35th best prospect and a late first-round pick.

“Onuaku might not be the most polished prospect in the draft, but he’s got an awesome NBA body and plays physically,” Ford said. “He rebounds, alters shots and is still just 19 years old. For a team looking for a physical, shot-blocking enforcer to come off the bench, he might be worth a pick late in the first round or early second.”

Onuaku had minor heart surgery this month to correct a “heart rhythm issue known as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome,” according to U of L sports information.

“After an extensive physical with the NBA doctors over the last few days, they noticed a situation that will require a minor procedure that will keep me off of the court for approximately 7 to 10 days. After the 7-to-10 day window, I will be ready to start my workouts again in pursuit of my NBA dreams,” Onuaku said in a recent statement through the university. 

Onuaku led the Cards in rebounding at 8.5 per game and in blocked shots two per game this season. He also earned All-ACC Defensive team honors. From his freshman to sophomore season, Onuaku improved his points per game average from three to 9.9 per game. The 6’10 sophomore also improved his free throw percentage from 46-percent to 59-percent but averaged three fouls a game in 24 minutes.

The NBA draft will be held on June 23 at 7:00 PM and will be televised on ESPN.

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Kyeland Jackson <![CDATA[Brief: Attorney moves to continue confederate statue removal]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=36008 2016-05-24T23:49:58Z 2016-05-24T16:18:01Z By Kyeland Jackson — A legal motion has been filed to continue removal of the Confederate memorial statue on U of L’s campus. Reported by the Courier-Journal, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell filed the motion on Monday to fight a restraining order against Mayor Greg Fischer. O’Connell says the statue’s location is controlled by Louisville Metro, giving Fischer the power […]

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By Kyeland Jackson —

A legal motion has been filed to continue removal of the Confederate memorial statue on U of L’s campus.

Reported by the Courier-Journal, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell filed the motion on Monday to fight a restraining order against Mayor Greg Fischer. O’Connell says the statue’s location is controlled by Louisville Metro, giving Fischer the power to remove it.

Fischer was sued by former Republican congressional candidate Everett Corley May 2. The suit called Fischer and President James Ramsey’s plans to remove the statue a “political book burning,” and sought to keep the statue in place.

Fischer and Ramsey announced the planned removal on April 29. The announcement has polarized the community, with protesters seeking to keep the statue in place and others celebrating it’s removal.

Pan-African Studies Chair Ricky Jones wrote an opinion piece on the matter, saying he and staff have worked 20 years to remove the monument from campus grounds.

A hearing on the statue is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Follow The Louisville Cardinal @thecardinalnews for live updates from the hearing.

This story will be updated. 

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Kyeland Jackson <![CDATA[U of L adds urban sustainability degree]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=35961 2016-05-21T20:38:33Z 2016-05-21T17:11:20Z By Kyeland Jackson —  U of L will add undergraduate and doctorate degrees in urban sustainability, according to an announcement during the May 9 staff senate meeting. The degrees will include six core and independent study courses, as well as credited internships. David Simpson, chairman of U of L’s sustainability council, said this is Kentucky’s first […]

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By Kyeland Jackson — 

U of L will add undergraduate and doctorate degrees in urban sustainability, according to an announcement during the May 9 staff senate meeting.

The degrees will include six core and independent study courses, as well as credited internships. David Simpson, chairman of U of L’s sustainability council, said this is Kentucky’s first bachelor’s degree program in urban sustainability. The degree will help create a specialized track in sustainability under the department’s PhD program, and will be offered next fall.

The idea for the degree programs was first introduced in 2008 when the sustainability council formed. Simpson said it has always been the goal of the council to offer these degrees to students. After a chance for the programs opened in the Department of Urban & Public Affairs, Simpson and the council took action to finalize it.

“I’m thrilled to see us finally taking this next big step on the path to truly integrating sustainability into everything we do at U of L,” Vice Provost for Sustainability Justin Mog said.

“We’ve come so far in terms of making sustainability a fundamental part of campus operations, administration and even student-life. But we are truly failing if sustainability is not integrated into the very reason the university is here: formal education.”

 

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Kyeland Jackson <![CDATA[Bevin’s higher ed cuts ruled legal]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=35975 2016-05-21T20:36:39Z 2016-05-18T22:43:40Z By Kyeland Jackson — Governor Matt Bevin’s higher education cuts are legal, according to a ruling Wednesday afternoon by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate. Originally reported by the Courier-Journal, Wingate said two state laws allow the $18 million in cuts to higher education which Bevin ordered in April. Attorney General Andy Beshear responded, challenging the […]

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By Kyeland Jackson —

Governor Matt Bevin’s higher education cuts are legal, according to a ruling Wednesday afternoon by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate.

Originally reported by the Courier-Journal, Wingate said two state laws allow the $18 million in cuts to higher education which Bevin ordered in April. Attorney General Andy Beshear responded, challenging the judge’s ruling. Bevin has been ordered to leave the $18 million alone until the matter is resolved.

This is the latest development in a legal battle against Bevin’s higher education cuts, which would take $6.5 million from U of L this fiscal year. Beshear sued Bevin in April, calling his cuts illegal for skirting legislation.

University faculty have prepared via a survey asking what they will do if the budget restraints pass. Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said the cuts may affect study abroad programs and scholarships offered by her department.

If finalized, the cuts will increase to nine percent in the next fiscal year – a cut of $13 million from U of L.

This story will be updated. 

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Dalton Ray <![CDATA[Cards baseball defeats Indiana 9-2]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=35957 2016-05-21T20:35:45Z 2016-05-18T01:37:49Z By Dalton Ray– In the final regular season home game, fourth-ranked Louisville outlasted Indiana 9-2 in Jim Patterson Stadium. U of L exploded in the sixth inning with eight runs, ending the game with 14 hits. Kade McClure struck-out a season-high 10 batters in six innings as he earned his eleventh win. Corey Ray had three hits […]

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By Dalton Ray–

In the final regular season home game, fourth-ranked Louisville outlasted Indiana 9-2 in Jim Patterson Stadium. U of L exploded in the sixth inning with eight runs, ending the game with 14 hits.

Kade McClure struck-out a season-high 10 batters in six innings as he earned his eleventh win. Corey Ray had three hits with a RBI. Brendan McKay, Devin Hairston and Danny Rosenbaum all had a pair of RBI’s on the day.

Coach Dan McDonnell was excited to see his team perform well in rainy weather.

“They (IU) play on turf as well so we know they’ve played in some bad weather before so there wasn’t going to be an advantage for us,” he said. “This is probably the worst weather we’ve played in this season and we didn’t panic.”

Indiana was able to score two runs in the fifth inning after getting two runners on base with singles. Craig Dedelow doubled and brought both runners in. Louisville didn’t take long to respond, sending in eight runs the next inning. Nick Solak started the inning with a single and advanced to double off an error.

“We were hitting fine before the sixth but we kept leaving some guys on base before that inning,” he said. “We just kept battling at the plate and ended up with eight runs which is impressive and that gave us the edge.”

Solak would bat twice in the sixth inning as 11 Cardinals went into the batting box. He would go two-for-three with a RBI in the game.

“They’re good competition, I was talking to (Anthony) Kidston the other day and he said IU was one of the only teams that have had his number over his career so it’s nice getting the win,” he said. “It’s nice to get this win for our upperclassmen but even more to just keep going for the season.”

With the win the Cardinals are 43-10. The final season series is on the road against Wake Forest. After that, the team will go into the ACC tournament. Cards lead the ACC Atlantic division with a 18-9 record.

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Kyeland Jackson <![CDATA[Where are the Cards now: Chaz Embry and David Green]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=35951 2016-05-21T20:27:15Z 2016-05-16T21:06:19Z By Kyeland Jackson — Every Saturday night you may hear them, cracking witty jokes and one-liners between radio segments. U of L alumni and hosts of the Chaz & Dave show on station 102.3, Chaz Embry and David Green achieved what many hope for: getting a career out of college. While the positions was waiting for […]

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By Kyeland Jackson —

Every Saturday night you may hear them, cracking witty jokes and one-liners between radio segments. U of L alumni and hosts of the Chaz & Dave show on station 102.3, Chaz Embry and David Green achieved what many hope for: getting a career out of college. While the positions was waiting for them after graduation, they say an internship got them where they are.

“I had no idea what I wanted to do,” Embry said. He and Green applied to the positions for class credit. Soon after, the duo was given a show to host together. Since most news is covered during the week, Embry and Green must put a creative spin on topics. But it’s their chemistry which brings success to the show.

“Our chemistry works off each other,” Green said. “Chaz puts out outlandish ideas, and I reel them back in.”

Since starting the show, Embry and Green have MC’d for Neon Trees, Third Eye Blind and various other artists in the last two years. Green says meeting people and hosting events are one of his favorite perks of the job, aside from on-air time with the show.

To students and graduates aiming for jobs in radio, Embry and Green advise to take an internship somewhere valuable.

“Some stations, they’ll let you intern and you get to do some of the grunt work,” Green said. He says 102.3 is the exception, allowing the duo to MC events, speak on-air and eventually host their own show during their internship.

“We’re in the unique position where our job is to get behind the mic and make somebody laugh, crack a smile, get their mind off of whatever is is they’re dealing with in their everyday life,” Embry said.

“Whether two people or 200 people laugh at one of our breaks, and it kind of gives them that escape, our job’s done.”

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