Tue. Oct 15th, 2019

News

Student Health 101: The Science of Sleep

It’s no secret that many college students get less than the optimal seven to nine hours of sleep needed, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). In a recent Student Health 101 survey, over 48% of respondents said they frequently or occasionally had trouble sleeping. Stephanie Kane, a senior at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, says she often has trouble sleeping due to general anxiety about the tasks she must accomplish the next day.

Meal Plan

    After having his hand raised for a good 15 minutes, a student is called on by SGA President Rudy Spencer. He rises from his seat and asks a question directed to Spencer. “Do you honestly think there are more people who support this meal plan than don’t?”
    “Yes,” Spencer answered. The end of his statement was followed by laughter and sounds of disbelief among the people crowded in the SAC’s Multi-purpose room.
    On Tuesday October 20, Spencer along with Sudexo representatives held a two hour forum to address concerns regarding the mandatory meal plan that will be implemented fall 2008.

Fed up: campus reacts to meal plan

Geoff Beebe was aggravated by the new $250 meal plan requirement going into effect next fall at the University of Louisville, enough so that he was motivated to attend a different university.
“I was looking at U of L because it comes highly recommended to me by my family who has attended this school for at least two generations,” Beebe, currently a junior at University of Maryland Baltimore County, said. “It leaves a sour taste in my mouth that there is a mandatory fee in place that I cannot mitigate.”

Dancing the night away…

This year’s Homecoming activities did not disappoint.
Mehak Bajaj was named Homecoming Queen and OJ Oleka was named Homecoming King. Bajaj, a senior psychology major and Oleka a senior marketing and political science major, were both sponsored by Kappa Delta Sorority.

U.S. justice to visit university, discuss issues

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts is slated to speak at the Brown and Williamson Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Oct. 27. Roberts will deliver opening remarks before sitting down for a panel discussion called “A Conversation with the Chief,” according to Gary Gregg of the McConnell Center.

Booze and books

Waving her hands in front of a red Dixie cup filled to the brim with beer, Nicole Emberg attempts to distract the two guys at the other end of the table.
 As her hands move back and forth swiftly, Eric Winstead pulls his arm back to a 90-degree angle and lightly floats a white ping pong ball into the air.
 The ball hits the top of the cup, rims around the edge and falls onto the wooden table.
 Emberg, with her teammate, Marissa Hibbs, a fellow peer at St. Catherine College in Bardstown, scream in elation, knowing they have secured victory in the drinking game known as Beer Pong.
 “Yes!,” exclaimed Emberg, as she gives high fives to her onlooking girlfriends.  
Winstead and his team partner, bar owner William Harlow, hang their heads in defeat.
“Owner gets beat by girls,” says Robbie Keith, another employee at the bar, grinning at Harlow.

College receives $3 million grant

After four months of bad news, the College of Education and Human Development finally received some good.
At a media advisory on Thursday, the college’s Interim Dean Blake Hazelton announced a $3.1 million grant they received from the National Science Foundation.
The grant will go toward developing a program for teacher assessment and student achievement, with a specific focus on geometry.
The announcement comes in the middle of a federal investigation into former CEHD Dean Robert Felner, who has been accused of misappropriating close to $694,000 in federal funds and supervising the awarding of a Ph.D. to a student who had only studied at the University of Louisville for nine credit hours.

HSC sees boost in crime activity

Oct. 6. A purse grab robbery of a University of Louisville employee was attempted at the corner of Preston Street and Broadway.
Oct. 9. A backpack grab robbery was attempted against U of L students at the Long John’s Silvers restaurant also at Preston and Broadway on.
Safety bulletins were issued to the U of L community regarding both of these incidents, which happened near the Health Sciences Campus, by the Department of Public Safety. Though the incidents happened off campus, many feel safety concerns on HSC extend far beyond Preston and Broadway.

Booze and books

Waving her hands in front of a red Dixie cup filled to the brim with beer, Nicole Emberg attempts to distract the two guys at the other end of the table.
 As her hands move back and forth swiftly, Eric Winstead pulls his arm back to a 90-degree angle and lightly floats a white ping pong ball into the air.
 The ball hits the top of the cup, rims around the edge and falls onto the wooden table.
 Emberg, with her teammate, Marissa Hibbs, a fellow peer at St. Catherine College in Bardstown, scream in elation, knowing they have secured victory in the drinking game known as Beer Pong.
 “Yes!,” exclaimed Emberg, as she gives high fives to her onlooking girlfriends.  
Winstead and his team partner, bar owner William Harlow, hang their heads in defeat.
“Owner gets beat by girls,” says Robbie Keith, another employee at the bar, grinning at Harlow.

Crime Alert

The University of Louisville’s Department of Public Safety reported a robbery in the Student Activities Center at 11:13. Witnesses described the suspect as a black male, 35-40 years of age wearing black hoodie, 5’7″ 200 lbs.