Kentucky limits on debt issuance hinder university constructions

Kentucky's restrictions on university debt, at a time when many public universities are turning to bonds in lieu of state funding for capital projects, further hinder construction at state institutions.


Multi-state investigation of for-profits stays local, so far

Multi-state investigation of for-profits includes review of institutional loans and recruiting of veterans. But finding common targets is a problem, and investigators have yet to take on a major for-profit.


Pikeville abandons plan to become state university in Ky.

Facing political opposition, private Kentucky university scraps push to become a state institution.

University of Pikeville seeks to join Kentucky public higher education system

U. of Pikeville will probably face political headwinds in push to become a public university in Kentucky.


Ky. Attorney General Jack Conway battles for-profits

Attorney general Jack Conway has taken on for-profit colleges in a big way -- and some of their leaders are donating to his opponent. But will his multi-state investigation run out of steam?


Angling for the Top 20

8 years into campaign to enter the elite, U. of Kentucky assesses its progress and how far it has yet to go.

Dissent vs. Vandalism

Northern Kentucky suspends professor photographed removing anti-abortion display on campus.

How a Search Can Change an Institution

When U. of Louisville went after a top scientist, she asked about benefits for her partner. Now institution is first in Kentucky to offer them.

Progress, But Only Partial

Enrollment of black freshmen at U. of Kentucky rebounds from last year's drop, but officials know harder work is ahead.

Showdown on Partner Benefits

Kentucky governor calls special legislative session in part to block universities from insuring gay employees' partners.


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