Louisville ‘survives’ Purge hoax as student journalists eclipse professional media, shed light on fear frenzy Monday, Aug 18 2014 

purge-tshirtAs the clock struck 8 p.m. Friday and the baseless rumor of mass “#LouisvillePurge” murder was set to begin, Manual High School students Peter Champelli and Kate Hatter debunked the supposed threat, reporting that an Iroquois High School student simply … Continue reading

Center for Interfaith Relations appoints new managing director Saturday, Aug 9 2014 

Sarah Reed Harris cropSarah Reed Harris has been appointed managing director of the Center for Interfaith Relations. “We are fortunate to have found in Sarah a person of great personal faith and tremendous administrative and organizational ability,” Turney P. Berry, chairman of the … Continue reading

Kentucky State University president gives up $90k to ensure higher wages for campus workers Tuesday, Aug 5 2014 

Courtesy of Service Employees International UnionNot too long ago IL’s Terry Boyd wrote a piece about how the presidents of Centre College and Berea College each earn about $300,000 a year, and their schools are considered good educational deals, according to Money magazine. At the … Continue reading

Kindergarten Countdown Fair returns to Slugger Field on Tuesday, Aug. 5 Sunday, Aug 3 2014 

Photo by Erin McMahon.Break out your wet naps and plastic baggies of Cheerios – hundreds of 5-year-olds are expected to swarm Louisville Slugger Field Aug. 5 for the annual Kindergarten Countdown Fair. Excited squeals, nonstop chatter and runny noses are sure to abound. … Continue reading

River City to become Breastfeeding City this Saturday Thursday, Jul 31 2014 

Breastfeeding_a_babyMultiple breastfeeding-related events are scheduled around Metro Louisville this Saturday, Aug. 2, as the area steps up for World Breastfeeding Week. The two main events are The Big Latch On 2014, which is being held at Louisville maternity store Babyology, … Continue reading

New skills at work: How Louisville will benefit from the largesse of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation Tuesday, Jul 29 2014 

Advanced_editing_workshop_at_Wikipedia_in_Higher_Education_Summit,_2011-07-09A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a $250 million JPMorgan Chase program to train unemployed youths in 14 American cities, giving them needed job skills to join the workforce. Louisville was one of the cities included, but … Continue reading

Opinion: Curse or cure? Online debate explores charter schools Monday, Jul 28 2014 

Photography for the Mystic Valley Charter Schools.By Jim Waters There are two kinds of ignorance: one is genuine unawareness; the other is willful. Rational Wiki defines “willful ignorance” as “the state and practice of ignoring any sensory input that appears to contradict one’s inner model of … Continue reading

The Nature Conservancy’s Kentucky chapter launches its summer LEAF internships Wednesday, Jul 16 2014 

halberd-leaved-violet-vilola-hThis past July 7 the Nature Conservancy’s Kentucky chapter welcomed the six newest student-interns for its Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program. The students are all from near Atlanta, Ga. and will participate in conservation projects in … Continue reading

AMPED music program wraps with concert in the park this Saturday Friday, Jul 11 2014 

photo by AMPEDThe summer flies when you’re having fun, and for the more than a dozen students at the Academy of Music Production Education and Development (AMPED), the four week program went by too fast. The program, which met three times a week for … Continue reading

Seriously, THIS is the University of Louisville audit? Wednesday, Jul 2 2014 

deceptionSo two months after we first submitted a Freedom of Information Act request, we finally got the University of Louisville audit. But not really… What we got today is labeled “a consulting report,” 15 pages of findings and suggestions by Louisville-based … Continue reading

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