All posts by Joseph Lyell

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  • University confirms student death was suicide

    By Joseph Lyell — U of L’s campus is in mourning after a student committed suicide by jumping from the Speed Museum parking garage Aug. 16. Senior Dekoda Battoe was leaving work at the Communication Department in...

    • Posted August 16, 2018
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  • Move-in Madness: Students get a soggy start to the semester

    By Joseph Lyell — Move-in day was a sloppy affair for U of L students on Aug. 16. Heavy rains flooded Old Eastern Parkway and left most Belknap sidewalks ankle-deep underwater. Students and orientation staff braved the...

    • Posted August 16, 2018
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  • Bevin and Bendapudi unveil Belknap Academic Building

    By Sam Combest — President Neeli Bendapudi and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin cut the ribbon to unveil the $80 million Belknap Academic Building Aug. 14. The new building has 165,000 square feet, four stories, and 50 classrooms,...

    • Posted August 14, 2018
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  • Board of trustees lost two members in two days

    By Joseph Lyell — Brian Cromer resigned from the board of trustees July 10, citing his employment with Stites & Harbison, PLLC as the reason for his departure. His resignation came the day before “Papa” John Schnatter...

    • Posted July 19, 2018
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  • Baseball might miss out on Papa John’s dough

    By Joseph Lyell — U of L Athletic Director Vince Tyra said John Schnatter wanted to donate to the baseball program before he  resigned from the board of trustees after admitting he used a racial slur. Schnatter’s...

    • Posted July 16, 2018
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  • U of L drops “Papa John’s” from Cardinal Stadium

    By Joseph Lyell — Cardinal Stadium will lose “Papa John’s” from its name immediately, U of L President Neeli Bendapudi announced July 13. The change comes two days after a Forbes report detailed John Schnatter using the...

    • Posted July 13, 2018
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  • Bendapudi: University is evaluating relationship with Papa John’s

    By Joseph Lyell — U of L President Neeli Bendapudi said she was disappointed to hear the Forbes report of John Schnatter used the N-word in a conference call with Papa John’s executives and a marketing agency. “Disappointment...

    • Posted July 12, 2018
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  • John Schnatter resigns from board of trustees

    By Joseph Lyell — John Schnatter has tendered his resignation from the U of L Board of Trustees effective immediately, according to a statement from board chair David Grissom. This comes 12 hours after a July  11...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • Brief: U of L names Cleveland State’s Gary Lewis police chief

    By Joseph Lyell — U of L has named former Cleveland State University Police Chief Gary Lewis to command its police department, the university announced July 11. Lewis has more than 25 years of experience in policing,...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • Brief: Trustees considering 5 percent university-wide funding cut

    By Joseph Lyell — President Neeli Bendapudi said trustees are considering increasing tuition 4 percent and slashing spending 5 percent across all university departments. The cuts, announced in an email blast, come after a year of financial...

    • Posted June 8, 2018
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