The Louisville Cardinal U of L's Independent Student Newspaper 2019-07-11T23:56:15Z https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/feed/atom/ WordPress https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/media/2016/05/cropped-lc-logo-1-32x32.png Maggie Vancampen <![CDATA[President releases draft of Strategic Plan]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=69998 2019-07-11T23:56:15Z 2019-07-11T20:55:55Z By Maggie Vancampen and Matthew Keck — After six months planning, President Neeli Bendapudi has...

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By Maggie Vancampen and Matthew Keck —

After six months planning, President Neeli Bendapudi has released the first draft of the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan.

Bendapudi emailed the University of Louisville community with the news.

“I am grateful many of you provided thoughtful ideas and feedback through the website and our open forums,” she said in the email.

The draft plan is open for revisions. All comments and suggestions should use the comment form by July 24.

The plan focuses on Bendapudi’s vision of making U of L a great place to learn, work and invest. It also enumerates Cardinal Principles.

The Cardinal Principles are care, accountability, respect, diversity, integrity, noble purpose, agility and leadership.

It is split into two three-year plans. The first year, 2019-2020, is about “Defining Our Aspirations and Building Capabilities.”

The second year, 2020-2021, is “Building Capabilities and Piloting Change Strategies.”

The final year, 2021-2022, is “Assessing Change and Scaling What Works.”

The second three-year plan will determine what has been achieved and highlight and refine those programs going forward.

Key themes are preparing students for the future, attracting successful people to the U of L community and creating an environment where all contribution is valued.

Making U of L a great place to learn, work and invest is a focal point of the new plan. Transformative, purpose-driven and engaged learning are all key factors for making it a great place to learn.

In order to make it a great place to work, personal growth and professional development take center. The plan also asks that the faculty and staff live the institutional values.

U of L’s impact on the economic, social and cultural well-being of Louisville will make it a great place to invest.

Bendapudi wants to see the university take on Grand Challenges, whether through student and faculty research or the funds that help drive the research.

After the Board of Trustees approves, U of L will implement the plan, create a Grand Challenges Committee and appoint a Cardinal Principles Committee.

The Grand Challenges Committee is charged with finding areas that impact the economic and societal well-being of local and global communities.

The Cardinal Principles Committee will ensure the university is following Bendapudi’s Cardinal Principles.

The university stated that they will spend the fall testing and reviewing many of the strategies mentioned in the draft. They want to keep U of L an institution of progressive change, substance and engagement.

An Implementation Committee will be appointed soon to move it forward in the fall and over the next three years.

“Thank you for your engagement and your support during the development of this plan,” Bendapudi said in the email. “Together, we will move forward to make U of L an even better place to learn, to work and in which to invest.”

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Matthew Keck <![CDATA[U of L football coach put on paid leave following his arrest]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=69989 2019-07-03T19:54:34Z 2019-07-03T19:52:05Z By Matthew Keck– Assistant University of Louisville football coach Cortney Braswell was put on paid...

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By Matthew Keck–

Assistant University of Louisville football coach Cortney Braswell was put on paid leave July 2. This comes the week after Braswell was arrested on fugitive charges in Louisville.

U of L football spokesman Rocco Gasparro told the Courier Journal that Braswell would be put on paid leave pending further investigation.

The charges made against Braswell last week dealt with a former high school he coached at in Chattanooga, Tenn. It was reported that Braswell allegedly kept over $2,000 in payments he received from semi-professional football teams that paid to use Chattanooga Central’s field.

Braswell was transferred to the Hamilton County Jail in Chattanooga after his arrest in Louisville. At this time Braswell is no longer listed on the jail website.

Louisville football head coach Scott Satterfield said last week that he was aware of the situation regarding Braswell. He also said that they are continuing to gather more information about the situation at hand.

Braswell was hired this January as the quality control coach for the U of L football team.

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Gabriel Wiest <![CDATA[U of L Cardinals defeat Mississippi State Bulldogs in College World Series]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=69961 2019-06-21T18:07:18Z 2019-06-21T06:22:50Z By Gabriel Wiest — The Cardinals won their second straight College World Series elimination game...

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By Gabriel Wiest —

The Cardinals won their second straight College World Series elimination game June 20 in a walk off against Mississippi State 4-3.

Louisville will face off against Vanderbilt June 21. The Cardinals have already lost one game against the team during the tournament and are facing elimination if they lose again.

“I’m super proud of these guys,” said head coach Dan McDonnell. “There was a lot of belief in that dugout. You could hear it in the tone and the comments and the words. They definitely felt like we had a chance. We just had to make it happen, and we were able to.”

Coming off a 5-3 win against Auburn, it was clear Louisville was not going to be eliminated without a fight.

The game started with a three-inning stalemate. Junior Nick Bennett pitched the first four innings, earning an ERA of 4.40.

At the top of the fourth the Bulldogs struck iron with two runs and no answer from the Cards.

The Bulldogs then came back with another run made at the top of the seventh inning.

Juniors Tyler Fitzgerald and Danny Oriente made the first two runs for the Cards at the bottom of the seventh. The Bulldogs did not answer the rest of the game.

In a walk off, Louisville came back in the bottom of the ninth to score two more runs to win the game, with Oriente’s second of the night, and junior Jake Snider’s first.

Oriente and junior Drew Campbell had a combined four at-bats, four hits and three RBI’s opening up the Cards for offensive plays.

“I think you can see a lot from our team in those two at-bats from Oriente and Campbell,” said McDonnell. “Those two at-bats by those guys really showed our toughness.”

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Dalton Ray <![CDATA[Louisville baseball answers the bell in CWS elimination game]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=69956 2019-06-19T20:44:01Z 2019-06-19T18:20:14Z By Dalton Ray — Louisville baseball (50-17, 21-9) stays alive in the College World Series...

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By Dalton Ray —

Louisville baseball (50-17, 21-9) stays alive in the College World Series with a 5-3 win over Auburn (38-28, 14-16), eliminating the Tigers. The Cardinals held off Auburn’s late surge that included five hits in the final two innings. U of L will play the loser of Vanderbilt and Mississippi State Thursday, June 20.

The game entered a weather delay that postponed play from 2:55 p.m. Tuesday to 11:06 a.m. Wednesday.

Junior Bobby Miller (8-1, 3.91 ERA) recorded the win, striking out three and giving up five hits in his 4.0 innings. Three Cardinals recorded RBIs in juniors Tyler Fitzgerald, Drew Campbell and Justin Lavey.

Fitzgerald zoned in on a fast ball and cranked a two-out home run in the first inning. In the bottom half, an error in right field and a walked batter put runners on the corners. Miller closed out the threat by fielding a liner ripped at the mound.

Auburn jumped on the scoreboard in the second inning following a one-out ground out, scoring the runner from third base.

In the bottom of the third inning with two outs and a runner on second base, Auburn’s Steven Williams dropped one in shallow right. Campbell fielded the ball then sniped Will Holland at home plate to prevent the go-ahead run and end the inning.

The Cardinals loaded the bases on the north side of the fourth inning, causing Auburn to change pitchers as the rain picked up pace. Auburn’s new pitcher Elliott Anderson walked Campbell on five pitches, giving U of L a 2-1 lead. Sophomore Lucas Dunn dribbled a ball to short stop and a fielding error led to a pair of Louisville runs.

Campbell added clip to his highlight reel, ending the fourth inning on a diving catch. Following the catch, the game entered a rain delay.

Junior Adam Elliot (2-2, 2.64 ERA) replaced Miller and recorded three strikeouts in his 2.0 innings of work.

Louisville’s standout junior closer Michael McAvene (seven saves, 2.67 ERA) entered and allowed a two-out RBI, but closed the seventh inning with a strikeout.

The Cards plated another run in the eighth inning, pushing their lead back to three runs. The two-out drama continued for McAvene, allowing three singles to load the bases. The Chicago Cubs’ third round selection dialed up another breaking ball on the outside of the plate, icing the scoring threat.

Sophomore Michael Kirian replaced McAvene and gave up a solo shot to center. Kirian rebounded with a strikeout to end the game and stranding an Auburn runner.

U of L has dropped both games against Vanderbilt during the 2019 campaign. Louisville is 1-1 all time against Mississippi State, last playing in 2007.

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Gabriel Wiest <![CDATA[No. 7 Louisville baseball defeated by No.2 Vanderbilt in first round of CWS]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=69934 2019-06-17T02:14:26Z 2019-06-16T10:00:49Z By Gabriel Wiest — Omaha,Ne. — Seventh-ranked Louisville baseball (49-17) fell to No.2 Vanderbilt (55-11)...

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By Gabriel Wiest —

Omaha,Ne. — Seventh-ranked Louisville baseball (49-17) fell to No.2 Vanderbilt (55-11) 3-1 in the first round of the College World Series. Louisville must win the next two games to stay in Omaha.

ACC Pitcher of the year Reid Detmers’ first pitch in the bottom of the first inning resulted in a home run from Austin Martin for the Commodores.

Louisville picked up steam in the top of the fifth inning with a run by junior Justin Lavey made possible by a single down the middle by freshmen Henry Davis.

Sophomore Bryan Hoeing relieved Detmers in the bottom of the sixth inning. Detmers left the game with an ERA of 2.79, shutting out Vanderbilt for four innings.

Vanderbilt’s Martin hit a home run to give the Commodores a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Louisville struck out the last two innings of the game.

While this game puts Louisville in the losers bracket, there is still a chance for Louisville to show up in the World Series.

The Cardinals have faced double elimination already in the post-season when they lost to Illinois State in the Regionals.

Louisville plays again June 18. The Cardinals will play either Mississippi State or Auburn.

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Gabriel Wiest <![CDATA[Louisville basketball holds breath amidst possible allegations]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=69911 2019-06-17T01:59:20Z 2019-06-15T08:36:55Z By Gabriel Wiest– According to NCAA official Stan Wilcox, Level I violations will be placed...

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By Gabriel Wiest–

According to NCAA official Stan Wilcox, Level I violations will be placed on six men’s basketball programs by the end of summer. Louisville could be clipped by the violations as the program was involved in the 2017 pay-to-play scandal investigated by the FBI.

Wilcox said the notice of allegations will be sent to the programs in the coming weeks. Notice of allegations are sent after the NCAA has finish their investigation.

Under NCAA bylaw 10.1 misconduct is defined by, “receipt of benefits by an institutional staff member for facilitating or arranging a meeting between a student athlete and an agent, financial advisor or representative of an agent or advisor.”

Level I violations are the most serious in the NCAA and the sanctions can include scholarship loss, returning earned money from the time period of the violations, probation and more. Louisville is all too familiar with Level I sanctions after their scandal with self-proclaimed escort Katina Powell which led to the removal of the 2013 national title.

The FBI led to the major turnover in the athletic department in which Louisville parted ways with long-time head coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich.

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Matthew Keck <![CDATA[U of L won’t buy Kentucky One Health assets]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=69904 2019-06-13T22:38:59Z 2019-06-13T14:51:35Z By Matthew Keck — The University of Louisville announced June 11 it will not be...

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By Matthew Keck —

The University of Louisville announced June 11 it will not be buying Kentucky One Health’s Louisville assets. Those assets include Jewish Hospital where U of L has service lines and residencies.

This announcement came after U of L’s six-month search for a partner to help acquire the assets and fund this acquisition. U of L had until June 30 to find a partner.

“We regret ending our talks with CHI [Catholic Health Initiatives], but we must do what is fiscally responsible for the University of Louisville,” said UofL President Neeli Bendapudi. “Without a viable partner, we do not have the resources necessary to make the acquisition a reality.”

U of L stated in the press release that CHI will extend the Academic Affiliation Agreement. This ensures that graduate and resident program operations at Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab won’t cease. CHI will assign new facilities at the university’s request if operations at the two cannot continue. U of L media spokesman John Karman said this extension is open ended.

The academic agreement allows U of L’s physicians and residents to care for patients and work in leadership positions for various hospital programs. It also allows them to conduct clinical trials that offer innovative treatment unavailable elsewhere in the region.

Karman said that the university hopes that no positions will be lost as a result of this deal falling through.

CHI has additionally agreed to continue the professional services and medical directorships. These are all included in the Master Services Agreement. CHI stated they will give at least 90 days before terminating any of these individual agreements.

“Our patients will continue to receive the highest quality care, and our students and residents will continue to receive the education and training they must have to become future providers,” Bendapudi said. “That is our unwavering commitment.”

Jewish Hospital is where U of L physicians provide organ transplantation, cardiovascular medicine and neurological surgery. This hospital is the only solid organ transplant facility in the region. U of L’s clinical care and research in cardiovascular medicine and spinal cord injury are conducted at Jewish and Frazier Rehab.

Deborah Lee-Eddie, interim market CEO for Kentucky One,  said she was disappointed that U of L could not find a partner, but they will now continue discussions with other interested organizations.

Photo Courtesy of Kentucky One Health

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Gabriel Wiest <![CDATA[Brief: Binelas earns post-season honor]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=69899 2019-06-11T23:58:49Z 2019-06-11T17:21:19Z by Gabriel Wiest– The National Colligate Writers Association announced third baseman Alex Binelas for the...

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by Gabriel Wiest–

The National Colligate Writers Association announced third baseman Alex Binelas for the freshmen baseball All-American Honor on June 10. He is one of 32 players to grab the title.

Binelas is the 17 player in Louisville’s program history to have the honor. Fourteen of those players were coached by Dan McDonnell.

Binelas also earned ACC Player of the Week and Perfect Game National Player of the Week in April as well with a .453 batting average over the month.

The third baseman picked up steam over the duration of the season, and has now peaked in post-season. His post-season highlight was his game winning hit against Illinois State in regionals and sending the Cards to the College World Series.

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Matthew Keck <![CDATA[U of L students and alumni earn study abroad scholarships]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=69894 2019-06-10T22:52:17Z 2019-06-10T22:52:16Z By Matthew Keck– The University of Louisville announced that 26 students and alumni have received...

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By Matthew Keck–

The University of Louisville announced that 26 students and alumni have received scholarships for study abroad. Out of those 26, 12 of them are student Fulbright awards.

“When I heard that we had so many winners of prominent awards—including a dozen Fulbrights—I marveled at how we are able to achieve such high honors year after year,” said U of L President Neeli Bendapudi. “We have an astounding track record as a producer of top scholars and I’m so proud of our incredible students, faculty and staff because they all work together to make this possible.”

With 12 Fulbright recipients this year U of L has doubled their number of winners since 2017. This is the second most Fulbright awards U of L students have received in the last 5 years, with 14 recipients in 2016.

All 12 of the Fulbright scholars graduated this May. These scholars have plans to teach or conduct research in Europe, South America, Caribbean and Southeast, East, and South Asia.

U of L has had 133 Fulbright students since 2003. That number is more than all Kentucky public institutions combined. According to their website the Fulbright program awards around 1,900 U.S. students annually.

The other 14 scholarships students and alumni received include: the Boren, Critical Language, Rotary, English Speaking Union, Irvin F. and Alice S. Etscorn International and Mary Churchill Humphrey.

The Etscorn and Humphrey scholarships are university funded. Depending on outside funding, the Etscorn scholarship can range from $2,500 to $5000. The Humphrey scholarship covers most of tuition, fees and room and board, but recipients must put forth some personal funds.

These other 14 scholars will study and conduct research in Africa, West, East, and South Asia, Central and South America and Europe.

To see a full list with names and information on each individual scholar click here. For further information on these top scholars you can contact Cindy Hess at (502) 852-1105.

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Gabriel Wiest <![CDATA[Louisville advances to World Series, ECU Pirates sail home defeated]]> https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=69884 2019-06-08T21:53:27Z 2019-06-08T21:06:19Z By Gabriel Wiest– The Louisville Cardinals defeated East Carolina University June 8 by a combined...

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By Gabriel Wiest–

The Louisville Cardinals defeated East Carolina University June 8 by a combined score of 26-1 in two games. The team advances to the College World Series June 15 in Omaha.

While the Pirates were known for four pitchers with ERAs under 3.00, Louisville tallied 32 hits in the series.

Coming off an explosive June 7 14-1 win against ECU, it was clear Louisville was not going to make the same mistakes from the NCAA Regionals. Sophomore Bobby Miller shined on the mound, throwing a no-hitter through eight innings. Miller sat down five batters and only walked two on an efficient 90-pitch outing.

Louisville came into this game with the same intensity from game one. U of L scored three runs at the top of the second and third innings for an early lead.

The Cards added insurance runs by scoring another three runs in the fifth and ninth innings. Junior Drew Campbell and Justin Lavey led the way at the plate. Campbell went 3-for-5 with two RBIs while Lavey’s 3-for-3 performance added three RBIs.

For the Pirates, there was no buried treasure under the mound. They  switched pitchers six times during the game. Eight Cardinals recorded hits and four took the plate at least five times.

The Pirates at their height were only one base away from scoring a run at the bottom of the seventh.

The series marked the most runs allowed by ECU pitchers this season. In just two games the Pirates let by 32 hits, allowing Louisville plenty of opportunities to make plays.

The Cardinals will take the mound in the College World Series Saturday, June 15 in Omaha, Nebraska. Their opponent will be announced in the coming days.

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