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University of Kentucky board plans to extend president’s contract; Capilouto requests pay cut

University of Kentucky board plans to extend president’s contract; Capilouto requests pay cut

University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Vance apprised UK employees and students this week of plans to extend President Eli Capilouto’s contract and of Capilouto’s request that his annual pay be reduced by 10 percent in the coming year. Capilouto became UK’s 12th president July 1, 2011.

Vance’s email message to campus is below:

Dear Campus Community,

On behalf of our Board of Trustees, please know how appreciative we are of the incredible work and sacrifices you are making on behalf of our University and the state we serve together.

Grandson of a slave, Maryland centenarian still fights for Black history and civil rights 

Grandson of a slave, Maryland centenarian still fights for Black history and civil rights 

Harvey Zeigler, 100, is the grandson of a man who escaped slavery in Orangeburg, South Carolina in the 1850s through the Underground Railroad. 

That man, Doc Zeigler, a musician, would ultimately settle near a small, rural, unincorporated town in Montgomery County, Maryland called Damascus, named after the capital city in Syria.

Michigan State University Considering Giving Students Election Day Off

 

Michigan State University could implement a new “fall break” that would give students Election Day off.

Under the proposed break, classes would be canceled on Monday, November 2 and Tuesday, November 3, which is Election Day.

University President Samuel Stanley said in a December newsletter that he is working with Provost Teresa Sullivan on planning a “pilot fall break” for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Auburn University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week to feature speakers, service opportunities

Auburn University will offer several campus-wide events and service opportunities as part of its Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week Jan. 20-24.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Reclaiming the Dream: A New Vision For the Future.” The week will kick off with a breakfast featuring keynote speaker civil rights activist Bernard Lafayette. The event will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The cost is $35 per person.

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