Category Archives: U of L

Actress Ruby Dee to speak at U of L

The University of Louisville’s “It’s Happening Here” speakers series is hosting legendary actress and human rights advocate, Lady Ruby Dee later this week. The forum is part of International Women’s Day with Dee’s lecture focusing the importance of “Social Justice Through The Arts” in an address to students. For several decades Dee has been a […]

U of L makes several restrooms gender neutral

Hat tip to The Edit for pointing this out. University of Louisville Vice President for Business Affairs Larry Owsley told a group of students yesterday that he had converted six restrooms to gender neutral as part of an agreement he made with leaders from commonGround and the Office for LGBT Services last fall. From TransGriot: […]

Lunchbox: For tweet’s sake

Labor day: In the continued fight for labor union endorsements in the Democratic primary, mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, received a nod from the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 147, which brings him up to three labor union endorsements thus. The campaign touts Councilman King’s 10 commitments to […]

Lunchbox: Hold the mayor

Food fight: University of Louisville students fed up with the school’s mandatory meal plan held a press conference with state lawmakers to voice their opposition, saying the additional $175 by the university is a burden for commuter students. According to state Rep. Joni Jenkins, House Bill 305 would narrow charges public universities and colleges can […]

U of L trumps Harvard in LGBT studies

Yesterday The New York Times reported that Harvard University was endowing a visiting professor in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies, a position the Ivy League giant believed was the first at an American college. But it turns out Harvard was wrong: The Associated Press pointed out that in fact the University of Louisville had the first […]

“The Thinker”

Rodin’s famous sculpture “The Thinker” on U of L’s campus will continue to be the color green instead of bronze. There are no funds set aside for its renovation in the operations budget portion of the university’s Master Plan.

Updates from the “Being Seen and Being Green” forum

The “Being Seen and Being Green” forum at the Speed Art Museum on Friday, April 17 had three speakers: Dan Jones of 21st Century Parks, U of L Provost Shirley Willihnganz and wHY principle architect Kulapat Yantrasast (wHY is doing the Speed’s expansion). Jones told the audience that 21st Century Parks ( is “The finest […]

Art attack!

  Sculptor Ed Hamilton will be at U of L’s Cressman Center for Visual Art, 100 E. Main St., on Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. This will be his first time experimenting with hot glass. Free and open to the public. Call 852-0288 or visit for more information.    

Lunchbox: Meet the Cheneys

Eat it: Fallout at the University of Louisville over the mandatory student meal plan being forced on students was the genesis of a nice piece in the student newspaper, The Cardinal, on how other students across North American universities are facing the same issue. Meanwhile, the U of L students’ opposition to the food plan is growing. Patrick’s U […]

Uh oh U of L

Patrick Henry Hughes, perhaps the second-most recognizable face of U of L athletic-related activities (Ricky baby!), is all kinds of pissed about new-ish Pep Band rules that effectively ban him from participating. It all centers on U of L’s decision a couple years ago to move the Pep Band under the umbrella of the Athletic […]