xt71ns0kwg0z https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt71ns0kwg0z/data/mets.xml The Kentucky Kernel Kentucky -- Lexington The Kentucky Kernel 2008-04-09 Earlier Titles: Idea of University of Kentucky, The State College Cadet newspapers  English   Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. The Kentucky Kernel  The Kentucky Kernel, April 09, 2008 text The Kentucky Kernel, April 09, 2008 2008 2008-04-09 2020 true xt71ns0kwg0z section xt71ns0kwg0z LISTENING TO HER ELDER: Annie Bowlands tries to fight through a

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Todd recommends no raises for faculty, staff

Budget would be first
since 2002-03 to leave
salaries unchanged

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Staff and faculty will not receive
salary increases next year because of
shortfalls in the state budget and in-
creased operating costs for the uni-
versity. President Lee Todd an-
nounced yesterday.

"We have explored every avenue
to increase salaries for faculty and
staff. but the funds are simply not
there." Todd said in a campuswide e-

lf approved. the budget will be
the first since 2002-03 that does not
include raises for faculty and staff.
and the first since ”92—93 that does
not include increases or pay bonuses.

To balance the salary free/c.
which would not include hospital
employees. Todd will propose
putting $850000 into the “fighting
fund." which helps retain faculty
who have job offers from other col-
leges by supplementing their
salaries. said UK spokesman lay
Blanton. The university will also ab—
sorb any increase to employee health
insurance premiums for UK HMO
plans next year. Todd said.

Whether the staff hiring freeze
enacted at the beginning of the year
will continue has not yet been deter-

mined. Blanton said.

Faculty salaries have increased an
average of 3.6 percent each year
since 2003. while staff raises have av-
eraged 3.3 percent.

Todd's announcement comes the
week after the state House and Senate
approved a $20 million cut to UK’s
funding. To help offset the reduction.
Todd will propose tuition increases of
9 percent for in~state students and 6.6
percent for out-of—sta‘te students. An
additional $14 million will have to be
recovered through department and
college cuts. which will be deter—
mined in the next few months by the
provost. deans and senior administra»
tors. Todd said.

See Salaries on page 3

"We have explored

increase salaries for
faculty and staff,
but the funds are
simply not there."


every avenue to
this month.

mandatory fees

UK president


posal includes

9 percent tuition hike

flyJill Luster


In spite of a potential state budget cut of $20 million
next year. UK students will have the same tuition increase
as last year. pending approval of the UK Board of Trustees

In a campuswide e-mail yesterday. President Lee Todd
announced his recommendation to raise tuition and

9 percent for in—state students and 6.6 per»

cent for out-of-state students for the 2008—09 school year.
That means lowersdivision undergraduate students from

See Tuition on page 3

mail yesterday.

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SG considers
limiting group
funding grants

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Student groups will have to be more
selective when requesting money from
Student Government if a proposed amend—
ment passes at tonight‘s full Senate meet-

If passed. the changes to the Appropri-
ations Act would limit student organiya-
tions to one funding grant per year. regard»
less of the type of request. and would re»
move the diversity requirement from what
is currently the service and diversity grant.

The proposed changes to the act would
let SG help more students who need fund—
ing next year. said Sen. Kevin Parrott. who
co—sponsorcd the act with Sen. Mary

"We basically wanted to allow more
groups to get funding." he said. "We were
looking for the best way to fray the cost.
and that was to limit each group to one
funding (request) per year."

The service and diversity grant is cur—
rently reserved for community service pro—
jects or any event that the Appropriations
and Revenue Committee deems as “pro-
moting campus diversity." The amendment
would change the name to a “service
grant" and the requirement about prornot-
ing diversity would be removed from the

Parrott. who is chairman of the coni—
mittec. said he wanted to put more empha-
sis on service. which would not eliminate
services to diversity. But requests for “di-
verse" groups and activities has begun to
encompass more than SG expected. and
defining what was beneficial to diversity
was difficult to manage. he said.

“I felt like the true purpose of diversity
grants was being corrupted." Parrott said.
“It isn‘t that we don’t support diversity. we
just changed it to have better control."

Currently. student groups can apply for
a service and diversity grant even after re—
cciving another type of grant. Under the
proposed rules. an organi/ation could only
receive funding once. regardless of the
type of request. Grants for club sports. eol~
legc student councils and service projects
are limited to SI .000. while general fund
ing grants are capped at $500.

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budget for student organizations by mid—
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gathered on llK‘s campus to
watch an NCAA baseball game.
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into Cliff Hagan Stadium for last
night‘s game between UK and of
Louisville more than the

center field. allowing for shoul«
dcr—to~sbou|der standing only.
The only empty seats belonged
to season ticket holders. many of
whom failed to make it out to the
game of the year so far.

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changes. Parrott said.

Senate President Tyler Montell said the
limit on grants per organization would en~
sure that students bring forward their best
ideas and the projects that need funding the

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N .C. newspaper editor to t ’11 story of covering Duke lacrosse case

were: Arielle


ty arid duration of national coverage
that the case has received. Ashley said.

The negative and often over-simpli-
lied portrayals of the community left its
members “more than a little reseiittul."
he said.

Throughout the last year. Ashley
has tried to help the community con
front lingering societal issues and qllt‘sr
tions revealed by the case. he said.

The Wendell H . Ford Public Policy
Research (‘enter is sponsoring Ashley's
speech. The event offers students a
unique chance to hear a firsthand ac-
count from someone close to the case.

said l'racy Campbell. a histor\ protcs
soi and co director ol the center

Sittilt‘llls can also ask .\sltl;'_\ qllc‘s
trons about mistakes .ind
tirade throughout the coverage of thc
c.isc. ('arriplvcll said

“frame journalists and prosetii
tors have iniuh to learn from vvliat
haPltcncd iii Durham.” lic said. “And
we hope this discussion will clial
lengc students to evplorc their ovsn
biases and assumptions .iboiit a host
of issues in case they find themselves
in a similar position one day."

tern." Ashley said.

The Herald-Sun worked
to help open lines of com
munication among the me—
dia. the public and people
related to the case when the
controversy first surfaced in
March 2006. Ashley said.
Charges were dropped IX
months later. and the case
left a lasting mark on the
school as well as the community. he

“I think the community was more
than a little shell-shocked at the intensi-

Duke Lacrosse Case" at 4 pm.
today in the W.T. Young Library
Auditorium. The event is free
and open to the public.

Ashley. fomier editor of the
Messenger-Inquirer in ()wens-
boro, Ky.. wrll speak on how
the narrative evolved over time
in relation to issues of race.

'power. the media. the judicial
system and the town-gown rela-
tionship in Durham. NC.

“I think it has made all of us here
even more cautious about accusations
and charges in the criminal justice sysv

When three Duke University on cesses
lacrosse players were wrongly charged
with rape. the ease attracted intense na-
tional media coverage and analysis.
One focal point in the controversy was
the town‘s local newspaper. the
Durham Herald—Sun. which received
national praise and criticism for its re-
ports on the case.

Bob Ashley. editor of the Herald-
Sun since January 2005. is presenting
“The Kaleidoscopic Narratives of the

. Ashley

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Continued from page 1

Faculty and staff pay raises.
as well as tuition increases. still
have to be approved by the
Board of Trustees at the April 22

Faculty trustee Ernie
Yanarella said last night that he
and the two other faculty and
staff tru5tees have already begun
discussing Todd‘s proposal.
Yanarella said he does not want
a situation at UK comparable to
Kentucky public schools this
year. where teachers will be re-
ceiving a 1 percent raise and
may face layoffs.

“I think between getting no
salary increase a year versus layv
offs. l‘d rather bite the bullet and
accept no pay raises" he said.

Todd warned in his e-mail
that “the economic outlook for
the next couple of years in Ken-
tucky and the rest of the US. is
not promising."

Yanarella said he hopes
UK's budget problems are short

“It certainly is an unfortu~
nate set of events we‘re having
to deal with. but the hope is that
we'll have rebounded in a year
or two." he said.

English senior Cassandra
Lyons said she is concerned for
how rising tuition costs will im-


pact current and aspiring college
students. With high tuition. rais-
es may not be a good option this
year. she said.

“I don‘t know somebody
who needs a raise every single
year of their lives." Lyons said.

Some UK staff members
were concerned yesterday that
they would not be able to keep
up with the rising cost of living
without a salary increase.

“1 think it‘s good for (stu~
dents) that tuition isn't going up
as much. but it‘s bad for the
staff." said Ronald Montgomery.
a custodian in the Student Cen-

Montgomery has worked at
UK for 17 years. As a staff
member. he received pay raises
of 5 percent last year and 3.5
percent the year before that.
Montgomery said the raises
have balanced inflation and,
without the raise. he may fall

"The cost-of—Iiving increase
— to me. it's another setback."
Montgomery said.

Another UK custodian.
Joseph Dunbar, said the staff hir-
ing freeze enacted at the begin-
ning of the year has created more
work for current staff.

“It‘s true. cost of tuition is
going up. but we struggle. We're
doing more than we should be
because we‘re understaffed." he



Continued from page 1


Kentucky would pay an extra
$319.75 a year. and out-of—state
lower-division students would
pay $493.75 more.

On-campus housing prices
would not be raised and dining
costs would go up 4 percent if
Todd's plan clears the April 22
meeting. as his proposals have
the past few years. It would also
increase financial aid to partially
offset the tuition increase’s im-
pact on students. Todd said.

Out-of~state tuition would
be raised less because those stu-
dents already pay more. said UK
spokesman Jay Blanton. A lower
rate of increase would also help
bring in out-of-state students. he

Todd‘s decision to increase
tuition comes on the heels of
last week‘s decision by the state
House and Senate to cut higher
education's budget by 3 percent.
in addition to a 3 percent cut al~
ready in place. Gov. Steve

Beshear must still approve the
cuts. and the House and Senate
must approve them again sepa-

ln yesterday‘s e—mail. Todd
said UK would have to raise tu—
ition 18 percent to fully offset
state budget cuts. which he said
was "simply too high." The tu-
ition hikes Todd proposes would
reduce UK's deficit to $l4 mil-
lion. The rest of the funds would
come from department and col-
lege cuts. which will be deter-
mined in the next few months.

Students wanting to discuss
the tuition increase can partici-
pate in a student forum on April
18. four days before the board
decides how much more stu—
dents will have to shell out.

Student Govemment Presi—
dent Nick Phclps said talks with
university officials earlier this
year led him to believe tuition
might go up half of what is pro-
posed. Now students will pay
more to get the same quality of

“It really makes you wonder.
are we getting close to the
breaking point?" Phelps said.



Continued from page T



“We want to make sure stu—
dents are coming to us with the
event they have the most need
for." said Montell. who was re—
cently elected SG president for
next year.

Montell reviewed the pro—
posal and said he agreed with
Parrott about the removal of the
diversity grant.

"Not to downplay diversi-


ty. but it is such a general
term." Montell said. “So many
things could be considered as

If this act passes. Montell
said he believes the A&R com—
mittee will operate much better
next year. The changes Parrott
and Bosserman suggested were
well thought out and would ben-
efit students who need funding
from 80. he said. '

“We want to affect as many
students as possible and we
want to make it fair." Montell


Companies race to m


phones energy-efficient

By Victor (iodine;

The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — Behind every
great new portable gadget is a
battery struggling to keep up.

The humble lithium ion bat-
tery has fallen behind as:

I Cell phones have sprouted
color screens. then cameras.
Web browsers and GPS trackers.

I MP3 players have trans-
formed into touch-screen video

I Laptops have adopted Wi-
Fi. Bluetooth and Blu-ray.

Battery companies have
been able to increase the energy
density of their lithium ion bat-
teries about 10 percent per year
in the last several years. but the
growing energy demands of
portable devices have outpaced
those gains.

Work is booming for tech
companies designing integrated
circuits to make cell phones and
other handheld gadgets more en-

The growth in the power
management industry was high-
lighted last month when Analog
Devices Inc. officially opened
its power management research
center in Richardson. Texas.

The company has only a
handful of engineers now. but it
expects to hire more.

Analog Devices isn‘t the
only company in the Dallas area
working on portable power
management technology.

Dallas—based Texas Instru-
ments Inc. is generally consid—
ered the leading firm in that
realm. while start-ups such as
P(+2) Technologies LP (former—
ly PowerPulse Technologies) in
Richardson are working on their
own solutions to the problem of
portable power.

“There are a number of peo-
ple who weren’t previously in
the business. who say. ‘There's
good money here.” said
Stephan 0hr. research director
for analog semiconductors at re-
search firm Gartner lnc.

Analog Devices is one of
those entrants.

Peter Henry. vice president
of power management products
for Analog Devices. joined the
Massachusetts-based firm in
2006 to jump~stan that division.

Henry said power manage—
ment has become a bigger con-
cern for makers of cell phones
and other portable devices over
the last few years. as more fea-
tures have been crammed in.

“If you look back to 2001.
nobody had a problem with bat-
tery life" on cell phones. he said.
“But it was a basic voice-only

Now consumers expect their
phones to be essentially pocket
computers. sending and receiv-
ing e-mail. connecting to wire—
less lntemet networks and play-
ing back almost any digital me-

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Mayor calls for scholarships to boost economy

By John DIyidfigrggg

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Mayor Jim Newberry‘s city
budget address last night spoke to
the role of future Wildcats in Lex—
ington‘s economy.

Newberry asked city council
members to support a new: initia-
me that would begin redefining
the Lexington workforce by env
couraging high school students to
attend college in the fields of sci—
ence. technology. engineering and

New berry proposed that the
city provide 3500.000 in scholar—
ships to Lexington high school stu—
dents going into STEM fields.

“I cannot think of a better way
to spend 0.2 percent of the general
fund by investing in our high

school students while at
the same time sending
the world a message that
Lexington actively sup-
ports STEM education."
Newberry said.

“We must take ag-
gressive steps to develop
our workforce so we can
attract the high-tech jobs
of the future." he said.

Newberry acknowledged that
many: of the council members
might have reservations about
starting a new initiative during a
tight budget year. but he said it
was necessary for Lexington’s
progress. ’

"When 83 percent of our gene
eral fund comes from taxes tied di-
rectly to our local economy. we
must find ways to make Lexing-


ton‘s local economy pros-
per," he said.

The 2008-09 city bud-
get is a proposed spending
plan of $274 million.
which is down from $281
million spent in 2007-08.

The bulk of the spend-
ing will go toward pubic
safety. Newberry said.

According to the city
budget, $6.5 million will go to
ward increased personnel costs to
meet collective bargaining agree—
ments in police. fire and correc-
tions, and $13.4 million will fund
equipment upgrades in the depart-
ments. A $70 million bond will ad—
dress unfunded liability in police
and fire pensions.

Newberry also expressed the
need to support emergency opera

tions, storm sewer projects and
employee retirement funds in his

An estimated $3.4 million will
be allocated for storm sewer pro-
jects. which are required by a re-
cent settlement with the Environ~
mental Protection Agency, and $2
million to $6 million will go to-
ward employee retirement pay~

While the majority of this
year‘s budget will focus on cor—
recting current issues affecting
Lexington. Newberry said he rec—
ognized the potential of Lexing-
ton‘s economy. Educating the
state‘s youth in the fields of math
and science would help the city
cross the threshold into an increas-
ingly high—tech world. he said.

Nashville improv sketch group brings act to UK

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In a twist from the usual performance rules.
tonight the audience members will determine
what sccties the actors portray on stage.

The Imprm Nashville Touring Group will

of improv comedy. They go around and do a
lot of team building. leadership workshops and
they do 60-minute shows." Hanks said.

Emily Volman. managing director of Im-
prov Nashville. said she and a few other actors
started the company because they realized
Nashville was lacking in the improvisational

perform for free in the Worsham Theater in the department.

ting for college students since they are often
stressed out.

"I would hope to think that young people
today like to laugh and make fun of things that
are happening in the world in a humorous fash~
ion." Volman said. “There are a lot of funny
things happening in life. and it‘s better to laugh

about them than cry.”

Student (‘enter at 7 pm.

the Student Acti\itcs Board. compared lmprov who have day jobs but
Nashville to the TV show “Whose Line Is It
Anyway 2’"

The group takes suggestions from the audi-

vised stories and songs. Hanks said.
"Improy Nashulle has the same basic idea

The improvisation group is comprised of
(‘allic Hanks. director of cultural arts for actors who do comedy full-time and others around town. but it is not every day that stu—

Volman said they rehearse like any sports prov Nashville.
team in order to get better.

“We don‘t know what is going to happen hope it will kind of provide a break just to
ence and turns the ideas into scenes of impro- during the show." Volman said. “We just try come out for an hour and catch a few laughs."
and make ourselves better."

Volman believes that the show will be fit—

Hanks said there are comedy venues
do improv on the side. dents get to see a group like Volman and Im-

"Everybody likes to laugh." Hanks said. “I





UK sorority adviser wins award

awarded the (ireek Adv iser of the Year award
to Susan West. UK‘s assistant dean of students.

director of fraternity and sorority affairs and seSSion to draw imam“ for Anemative

adviser for LiK‘s Panhcllenic Council. Spring Break

This is the second time West has won the
award. which is based on experience. and a
student‘s application and recommendation es-
say. As Panhellenic (‘ouncil adviser. she over-
sees 14 sororities. which have a total of about
2.000 members.

out more information

their experiences and

awarded for its women‘s issues programming.
including a safety awareness session and an “Once Upon a Time in Appalachia." where
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spring break service trips for next year cart find turns. The meeting will be in room 106. the

Center. Five to six students and staff will share open to students. staff and faculty interested in

One group traveled to Mary‘ville. Tenn. for

they learned about the culture and served the
community with projects such as trail mainte—
nance. The other group went to Albany. 0a.. to
help build houses.

The steering committee for next year's UK
interested in planning Alternative Spring Break will choose new loca—

tonight in the Student Center for Student Involvement. at 8 pm. It is

show photos from this participating or joining the steering committee.

The liK Panhellenic Council


The Seattle Times

SEATTLE .. The creators of
a new educational videogame say
they ha\e sneaked the latest teach-
ing research into a colorful. ani—
mated adventure game so fun that
kids will hardly reali/c they‘re
learning math.

",\t the end of the day. when a
child sits down to play. the child
thinks it's a game." said Lott Gray.
L‘tt—ftillntlcl‘ and chief executi\e of

was also

Method to t *aeh math disguised as Videogame

Belleyue. Wash-based DreamBox
Learning. "The parents know the
kids are serioust learning. but the
kids think it‘s a serious game."
DreamBox. which announced
the game this month. says it is fill—
ing a