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More group space available at library Ceremony on Friday to dedicate the area By Anyssa Roberts

Renovations to the William T. Young Library totaling more than $330,000 will be dedicated in a ceremony on Friday. The renovations in the North and South wings of the second floor were aimed at facilitating a more active group learning environment for students, according to a UK news release. The open space is complete with three new “media:scapes,” which allow students to work in groups and share a TV. The Hub, located in the basement, also has a “media:scape.”

There also are tables with multiseating areas and a state-of-the-art classroom, Librarian Shawn Livingston said. In addition, white boards serve as walls to separate study areas. Livingston said the changes are to keep the library up to date. Around 5,700 feet of shelving were removed, including the south wall of the second floor, he said. The periodicals section on the second floor was also permanently moved to the third floor. The dedication ceremony will be at 3 p.m. on Friday in the library’s atrium.


Students work on homework at one of the media:scapes located in a glass window office complete with whiteboard walls.

Capilouto, Riordan discuss future of the university Plans in place to keep up with education trends By Will Wright and Anyssa Roberts

As the United States higher education system changes, UK moves forward with plans to accommodate a new normal. President Eli Capilouto and Provost Christine Riordan sat down with the Kernel’s editorial board on Tuesday and discussed how the university plans to improve the university in upcoming years. Among the initiatives, the two officials said tighter campus security and living-learning programs are ways they hope to accommodate students and improve retention rates.

The university has put nearly $5 million into campus security this year, including new identification cards. The new IDs are currently used as room keys for residents of Central Hall. They will serve the same functions for residents of the other dorms being built and will also function as a key for students to access classroom buildings after 5 p.m. The ID contains a proximity chip, which will unlock the door without requiring students to swipe the card. Though a database managed by the UK Police Department will record who enters what building and when, Capilouto and Riordan said they do See FUTURE on page 3


Sophomores Danielle Beam and Hayley Miller pass a new safety tower on Tuesday outside the Main Building. While some of the towers have not been activated, UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said they should be running soon.

Quiet arrival, big sound: Blue towers light up campus By Morgan Eads

Midst the building of dorms and the renovations of buildings, extreme updates to safety systems on campus have passed more quietly. Over the summer, bright blue emergency towers were installed to replace outdated emergency stations, which is part of a $5 million safety initiative by the university. The new towers are in 26 lo-

cations around campus and cost about $260,000 to install, said UK Police Chief Joe Monroe. He said the towers are more than just a flashy version of the old emergency phones. Cameras and loud speakers are among the new features on the towers, though some are still wrapped in plastic. Monroe said the remaining towers should be up and running “any day now.” In case of severe weather or another type of emergency situation, each of the new towers on

campus can broadcast a warning, he said. The police department hopes this feature will help reach maximum coverage of campus for alerts, Monroe said. Not every student on campus is signed up for UK Alert, which is the text and email alert system on campus, and this extra layer of alerts will help spread crucial information more quickly. Equally helpful are the camSee SAFETY on page 2

Kennedy’s undergoes changes to keep up with book trends Store sees students shift to online books By Anyssa Roberts

Kennedy’s, one of Lexington’s most popular textbook sellers, is undergoing

changes to both its appearance and merchandise to keep pace with the transforming textbook market. The store once known as Kennedy’s Book Store will

be changing its name to Kennedy’s Wildcat Den in September, said Carol Behr, general manager of the store. Kennedy’s also has rearranged its merchandise to

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better suit its new image. The front of the store, which once was home to aisles of books, has been transformed to accommodate all UK memorabilia. Textbooks have been moved to a back room with smaller aisles, due to decreased in-store traffic for Classifieds.............5 Crossword.............5 Horoscope.............5

textbooks. Behr said the number of people coming into Kennedy’s to purchase books has decreased, but the number of online purchases has increased considerably. “In this day and age, people prefer to shop online. This

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is a more technologically driven time,” Behr said. “Students and parents will buy books online and have them delivered or pick them up in the store.” The average cost of books See BOOKS on page 4


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UK police reports ‘strong-arm’ robbery The victim, a female UK student, was approached by an unknown man who reportedly tried to force her to give him her phone, according a UKPD press release.

When the victim refused to comply, the man reportedly pushed her, and then fled toward campus, according to the release. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-11-inch, thinlybuilt black male in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a

white T-shirt with a graphic design and a baseball cap, according to the release. Anyone with information on the robbery is encouraged to call UK police at 859-2578573.

1,000 total security cameras on the main and medical campuses. Most of the cameras are

identification of suspects if an emergency occurs. Though this surveillance could cause privacy concerns

something bad happens,” said Claire Jaworski, a Spanish freshman. “It’s not like I’m doing something bad that I don’t want to be spied on. If something happens we will be glad it’s there.” New boxes that will allow students to swipe into buildings after hours with their new IDs will also give UK police a better idea of who is in an area in the case of a crime or emergency, Monroe said. Police can see who has swiped into the buildings at certain times. “We can look at it if something happens,” Monroe said. “But that is not something we would just look at otherwise.”

Man attempts to steal cell phone The UK Police Department received a report around 1 p.m. Tuesday of a “strong-arm” robbery at the intersection of Virginia and Press Avenues.

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eras mounted on each tower, Monroe said. When one of the emergency towers is triggered, a call will go to UK police dispatch and the feed from the camera will appear on the screen of the dispatcher. The camera will help to better tell what kind of help is needed and allow the dispatcher to see who they are talking to, Monroe said. The emergency phone cameras only make up a small portion of the cameras now on campus. With 500 cameras recently added, there are around

It’s not like I’m doing something bad that I don’t want to be spied on. If something happens we will be glad it’s there.” Claire Jaworski, Spanish freshman

outside or at the access points of buildings, Monroe said. The hope is that these cameras will allow quick

for some, several students said they think the changes are positive. “It’ll come in handy if



The new emergency towers are in 26 locations around campus. They feature cameras and speakers that will broadcast alerts.


An article on page 2 of Tuesday’s Kernel contained incorrect information about the program SafeCats. SafeCats is actually operated by the Air Force ROTC cadets, not the UK Army ROTC.

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FUTURE Continued from page 1 not think students need to worry about this database. “We do not have goals to snoop or be intrusive,” Capilouto said. In addition to campus security, Riordan said more living-learning programs, like the ones in Keeneland and Patterson Halls, will also help increase retention rates by integrating new students into the academic environment. Other plans for academic retention include a team that will research why UK’s retention rates are so low. For example, about two-thirds of the Class of 2013 are still enrolled at UK, according to the Office of Institutional Research. Capilouto said the university has a system to check on students who drop out or transfer, but finds they often don’t want to share for personal reasons. “It’s a tough thing to track,” he said. “We are blocking and tackling for retention.” Federal funding Capilouto and Riordan said they are finding alternative sources for funding in a time when state appropriations for higher education are shrinking. Recently, President Barack Obama spoke about a plan to match university suc-

cess with federal funding. Capilouto said he thinks Obama’s plan is too simple because the value of an education isn’t always measurable. “We can’t be so simplistic to just be measuring wages” for federal funds, he said. For example, a student may graduate with a lot of debt, but because of the value of the education, they are able to pay it off and be better prepared for the workforce. He said Obama’s plan might not measure success accurately in comparison with other universities. Alcohol policy The administration is also looking to review policies already in place. A committee of about 15 people, including Student Government President Roshan Palli and UK Police Chief Joe Monroe, is working to determine the alcohol policy on campus. Both Capilouto and Riordan said changing the alcohol policy would affect many different groups on campus such as the Resident Life staff, UK Police and off-campus homeowners. “We want to be certain not to … jump to conclusions,” Capilouto said. Capilouto said he is hoping to hear from the committee by the end of the semester.

Meet the new provost: Dr. Christine Riordan • Before she was blue: Riordan was dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver before accepting the position of provost at UK in July 2013. • Favorite Pandora stations: A Fine Frenzy, Adele, classic rock and James Taylor • Favorite activities: Running, biking and lifting weights. She likes to write articles in her spare time, and is often with her two teenagers. • Restaurants: “We have been eating our way through Lexington,” she said. She’s enjoyed Billy’s Bar B-Q and Graeter’s Ice Cream.

Associate’s degrees can yield more than 4-year degrees By Adrienne Lu

WASHINGTON — Students who earn associate’s degrees and occupational certificates often earn more in their first year out of college than those with fouryear college degrees, according to a new study examining the average salaries of graduates in five states. For the study, College Measures, a partnership between the American Institutes for Research and Matrix Knowledge Group, worked with Arkansas, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia to obtain data on how much graduates from two- and four-year colleges in those states earned in their first year after graduation. College Measures aims to improve the decision-making process for students, parents and policymakers for a more efficient and productive higher education system. “The findings challenge some conventional wisdom, showing for example that

what you study matters more than where you study,” Mark Schneider, president of College Measures, said. “Higher education is one of the most important investments people make. The right choices can lead to good careers and good wages while the wrong ones can leave graduates with mountains of debt and poor prospects for ever paying off student loans.” Schneider said states tend to put a lot of money into the flagship universities, the best-known research institutions in each state. But his study indicates state legislators should focus more attention and funding on community colleges, which “can represent a good way for residents of a state to get the training that they need to get into the local labor market and earn a reasonable wage.” Schneider said that regional four-year public colleges should also take a cue from community colleges and think more about how they can best train students to fill the needs of local job

markets. Among the lessons of the study: Short-term credentials, such as two-year degrees and technical certificates, can be worth more than bachelor’s degrees in early years. The study found that in Texas, those who graduated with technical associate’s degrees earned over $11,000 more on average in their first year after graduation than those with four-year degrees. Those who graduate from flagship campuses who entered the job market directly after graduation did not earn more than graduates of regional college campuses. In all five states, those who graduated with engineering degrees earned the most. Graduates with degrees in technology, engineering and math earned more than other majors, but the study found no evidence that those with science degrees in subjects such as biology or chemistry earned higher wages.


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Austin Boucher to start for Miami

Top guard prospects interested in UK

Quarterback plays after benched for two seasons By Matt Overing

After 966 days without starting a football game, Miami University (Ohio) senior quarterback Austin Boucher started for the RedH a w k s against Marlast shall weekend, and will start again in Commonwealth StaBoucher dium against UK on Saturday. In 2010, Boucher filled in for Zac Dysert in the final four games of the year. Dysert, now with the Denver Broncos, suffered a lacerated spleen while playing against Bowling Green State University on Nov. 10, 2010. Boucher took his place and led Miami down the field, setting up a gamewinning 33-yard field goal as the time expired. Boucher started and won the final three games of the year for Miami, including the MAC Championship and the 2011 Bowl. In

the bowl victory, Boucher threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns and was named bowl MVP, earning a kiss on the cheek from NASCAR driver Danica Patrick. Despite Boucher's strong finish in the 2010 season, Dysert returned and started the next two seasons for Miami. “I’ve always prepared myself to be the starter, and even though I wasn’t, I still tried to be a leader,” Boucher told the Journal-News (Hamilton, Ohio). Boucher's teammates voted him captain this season. “It's a great honor,” Boucher told Miami All-Access. “I'm very thankful. More than anything, I'm glad the team looked to me as a leader. I'm excited to lead the team and have a great year.” This season, Boucher will be leading a team that lost 10 starters — five on offense and five on defense. The young RedHawks have just 12 seniors on the roster, compared to 51 freshmen and 23 sophomores, according to Miami's athletic department. Boucher started Miami's season opener against Marshall on Aug. 31. He threw for 165 yards on 10-of-22

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passing, including one touchdown and one interception in the 52-14 loss. Miami and Marshall were tied at 14-14 at the end of the second quarter. Head coach Don Treadwell said that Boucher played well in the first half. “In the first half, (Boucher) did just about what you want,” Treadwell said. “I thought he was in good command and in charge of what we were doing.” Boucher will start against a UK defense that gave up 271 yards through the air to junior Western Kentucky University quarterback Brandon Doughty. Doughty completed 27 of 34 passes, including a nineyard touchdown pass. When asked about what was different this year for Miami, Boucher told Miami AllAccess that the team is motivated. “After two 4-8 seasons, we know what it takes to win. We have an offense that is excited and ready to make plays,” Boucher said. Miami will square off against UK in the Cats’ home opener at noon on Saturday.

By Brett Bibbins

UK men’s basketball head coach John Calipari is known for his ability to develop guards into NBA caliber players. That reputation makes UK a target for the top guard prospects in the country, and the Class of 2014 is no different. Major UK point guard target Tyler Ulis has shortlisted UK and scheduled an official visit, all within two weeks of top prospect Emmanuel Mudiay’s decision not to join the Cats. Ulis, a 5-foot-9, 150pound prospect out of Matteson, Ill., announced his list now only includes UK, Michigan State University and the University of Iowa, cutting the University of Southern California, according to Steve Jones of the Louisville CourierJournal. The Class of 2014 has had more potential package deals than any class in recent memory, and a pair of UK targets is rumored to be looking to play at the next level together. Ulis and Devin Booker, the No. 16 ranked prospect in the class, according to ESPN, have expressed a mutual interest in teaming up, according to Jason Jordan of USA

TODAY. The two guards noted UK and Michigan State as possible destinations and plan on visiting both schools later this week. Both prospects will visit with Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo and the Spartans on Friday, Sept. 6, and then they head to Lexington for the UK Alumni Game on Sunday, Sept. 9, according to Jones. prospect, Another guard James Blackmon Jr., set up an official visit to Lexington this week after making an unofficial visit on Thursday, Aug. 29. He will attend Big Blue Madness during his official visit on Friday, Oct. 18. Blackmon Jr., a 6-foot2, 175-pound shooting guard from Marion, Ind., is the No. 25 ranked player in the class of 2014, according to ESPN. One other shooting guard on Calipari’s radar in the Class of 2014 is ESPN’s No. 11 ranked Rashad Vaughn. However, Vaughn has not shortened his list since cutting it to 11 schools. Standing at 6 feet, 6 inches, and 200 pounds, the Minneapolis, Minn., native has the body type to play either the shooting guard or small forward position at a high level, but

he does not have a visit set up to Lexington yet. Vaughn is the No. 11 ranked prospect and the No. 1 ranked shooting guard in the ESPN Class of 2014. Outside of the two guard positions, ESPN’s No. 1 power forward Cliff Alexander still considers UK a favorite, according to Alexander’s high school coach Mike Oliver. “It’s easy to get him down to Kentucky, and Kentucky’s always going to be at the top of the list,” Oliver said. Alexander is ESPN’s No. 2 ranked overall prospect and UK remains in his top-10 list, according to his Twitter account on June 21. The 6-foot-8, 225pound power forward has already visited UK for last year’s Big Blue Madness. The lone commitment to the Cats remains Karl Towns Jr., the No. 6 ranked player in the class, according to ESPN. The 7-foot-1, 235pound center has been playing with the Dominican Republic National Team, and led the team in scoring with 16 points in victory over 83-54 Paraguay on Sept. 3. As Towns Jr. continues to perform on the international level, it remains uncertain which other Class of 2014 prospects will join him at UK.

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per academic year is estimated at $1,000 per student, according to UK’s estimated average student budget. Students are experiencing an almost $200 increase on textbook prices from the 2012-13 school year, according to, a comprehensive site for student finances. The cost of books fluctuates depending on the amount of academic hours a student takes or the class requirements. Professors have a large influence on which books are used in the class and how many books students are required to have, said anthropology professor Jamie McDonald. For some of the classes McDonald teaches, she only requires one textbook. But she has witnessed the changes in textbook requirements in the past few years. In the past, professors would require three or more books, whereas now it’s two or less, McDonald said.

She takes the cost of textbooks into consideration when choosing a book for her class, but the book’s content is what is most important in her decision. “What dismays me is we have students who can’t afford books,” McDonald said. Communications junior David Snyder said his scholarship pays for his books, but he hears his friends complain about the cost. Snyder said his friends will attend their first class to be sure they need textbooks before visiting a bookstore. In an age of tablets, laptops and smart phones, electronic versions of printed books, or e-books, have become popular amongst students. Kinesiology freshman Derek Collier is taking McDonalds’ anthropology class and said he had yet to purchase his book, but is looking into purchasing an e-book. According to, one in five students uses tablets and smartphones to study. “E-books have revolutionized publishing. The sales have skyrocketed,” said Alli-

son Webster, executive assis- ter then it’s gone.” about 20 to 25 percent, Behr almost 80 percent of its montant to the director of the UniThe profit margin for a said. ey from textbook purchases versity Press of Kentucky, textbook at Kennedy’s, or the Renting textbooks knock and the majority of those purStephen M. Wrinn. amount of revenue from the prices down from the original chases are rented books, she In comparison to a physi- sales that exceeds the cost, is sale price. Kennedy’s makes said. cal or a loose-page textbook, e-books are the less expensive choice, but Behr said e-books are only a temporary solution to their financial woes. “ A book used to last five to eight years, but now a book is used for two years and it’s considered old and out-ofdate,” she said, “With an e-book, it only lasts PHOTO BY LOGAN DOUGLAS | STAFF the semesFreshman Jesse Hart and sophomore Sarah Miller browse the new school supply section at Kennedy’s.


Sen. Rand Paul skeptical of proposed US strike against Syria By David Lightman McClatchy Washington Bureau/MCT

WASHINGTON — A highly skeptical Sen. Rand

Paul on Tuesday sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s bid to launch military strikes against Syria, saying the mission’s purpose

remained murky and uncertain. “I don’t see sending my son or anyone else’s son to die for what many are saying is a


Syrian protesters rally at the Syrian embassy in Amman, Jordan on Friday.

stalemate with no good outcome,” the Kentucky Republican told reporters. Paul also questioned whether Obama has the authority to launch military action without congressional consent. Paul made his case in an animated exchange Tuesday with Secretary of State John Kerry, as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony on the Obama administration’s decision to take military action against Syria. Paul is seen as one of the Senate’s most outspoken questioners of the mission, as well as a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate. He’s been outspoken in his questioning of the administration’s authority to take military action against Syria. After a series of hearings and briefings this week, which continue Wednesday, Congress is expected to debate and vote next week on the presi-

dent’s request for military action. Paul conceded the Senate is likely to approve the measure, though he said he was talking to “like-minded senators” about how to proceed. “Our best chances for ultimate victory is in the House,” Paul said, where Republicans have a 233-200 majority. Though Obama is seeking approval, administration officials have not ruled out striking Syria regardless of what Congress says. Paul was appalled. “I want to be proud of the president, but every time I’m just about there, then I get worried that really, he doesn’t mean it, that he’s going to sort of obey the Constitution if he wins,” Paul said. “Make me proud today, Secretary Kerry. Stand up for us and say, you’re going to obey the Constitution if we vote you down, which is unlikely.” Kerry said Obama already has the authority to launch a

strike, and anyway, he’s not seeking to wage a war. Paul noted that the Constitution doesn’t distinguish between big and small wars. “Ask the people on the ships launching the missiles whether they’re involved with war or not,” he said. Kerry was flanked by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “You’ve got three people here who’ve been to war,” said Kerry, a Vietnam veteran. “There’s not one of us who doesn’t understand what going to war means and we don’t want to go to war. We don’t believe we are going to war in the classic sense of taking American troops and America to war. The president is asking for the authority to do a limited action that will degrade the capacity of a tyrant who has been using chemical weapons to kill his own people.”


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The unsettling task of buying books As fall semester kicks off, many of us have welcomed the infamous college struggle back into our lives — we have swapped homecooked meals for Ramen noodles, cups of Easy Mac and borrowed meal swipes all in the name of success. Along with that struggle comes the unsettling task of purchasing textbooks. Not only must we accept the fact that some of us may forever owe money to our parents, UK or the federal government, we are also expected to accept the increasing prices of text-

books. According to USA TODAY, the rates for textbooks in the last decade have jumped an astonishing 82 percent. Though we are expected to accept this unfairness, and oftentimes required to do so, a new era is in the making: some students and professors have decided to take a stand. For several professors, taking a stand has consisted of simply refusing to use or force students to purchase the overly-priced books initially required for

their course. Music to our ears indeed, but this has been somewhat expected — professors are, after all, the ones who have assigned, worked with and watched the changes in prices of textbooks. One would expect the number of professors choosing cheaper alternatives for their students to be greater than just a meager handful, but they haven’t, at least not all of them. Another, more sinister trend has emerged. Instead of professors working with

students to find cheaper alternatives for the textbooks, some have published their own books and have required students to purchase them at usually even higher prices — is this for their benefit or ours? We also wonder why it is necessary to publish two or three editions of the same book, and then expect students to get the latest edition. One or two alterations do not validate an extra $100 coming out of our pockets. Often we feel that students have been taken ad-

vantage of. But luckily, with the debt piling beneath our feet, students have found alternative, cheaper options. And we support this wholeheartedly. Students have begun purchasing cheaper e-book versions of their textbooks, trading books with friends, and simply waiting to purchase books until the professor absolutely requires it. Taking any action at all, no matter how small, makes a difference in what is paid and in what others earn by abusing our bank accounts.

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Do not let student tailgating die This weekend a student tradition that surrounds football season every year continues. By now, many of you have probably seen or heard about the changes to the university’s tailgating policy. By regulating the registration of student organizations for spots on game day, the administration seeks to continue a great UK tradition in a safe and organized manner. While older students may be wary of the changes, I would encourage an open mind toward the new policy. I ask that you look at this as an opportunity to have fun in a more responsible way. Tailgating has always been one of my ROSHAN favorite Kentucky traditions. It is a way of PALLI bringing people together, a way of shrugging off a tough week of school, and a way Contributing to enjoy the company of friends and somecolumnist times family. The Parent’s Weekend Tailgate seemed to be a great way of introducing my family to the spirit of this campus. Very few, if any, incidents occurred during these occasions because everyone made the effort to put their best foot forward and present the university in the most positive light possible. And yet, these tailgates

were still more than a good time. That is the effort that I would like to see this year for every tailgate. Have a great time, but do so responsibly, with an eye toward the reputation of the school. We also want to see as many students as possible take part. The student tailgate scene at UK (especially in the area managed by the policy) is often associated with the Greek Community. While we want fraternities and sororities to continue their efforts, we want the tailgates on Cooper Drive to bring the entire community together, Greek and nonGreek. For this reason, we encourage everyone who wants to tailgate to let his or her respective organizations know. Sign up, set up and enjoy the day. It is that simple. If that area is filled with students from all over campus, we will all benefit. Above all, my message is this: Do not let student-tailgating die. There are different rules in place, but the essence is still the same — people coming together to deepen bonds and support our Wildcats. It truly is a great way to spend a day before heading to the big game. So keep coming. With responsibility and a sense of community, we can once again make this a tradition worth being proud of. Roshan Palli is Student Government president. His column appears every Wednesday in the Kernel. Email

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