Kentucky Kernel legal fund

$13,476 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 231 people in 36 months
William Wright
on behalf of Kentucky Kernel
 LEXINGTON, KY

To fight the lawsuit filed by the University of Kentucky against its independent student newspaper, the Kernel staff is asking for your help.
Money donated to this account will be used to pay for the hard out-of-pocket costs that are likely to arise during litigation.
Any unused funds will be placed in a fund dedicated to future open records and open meetings issues at the Kernel, an indpendent 501c(3) nonprofit.
The lawsuit is a move to hide records that detail allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault by a faculty member. The Kernel believes students have a right to see those documents.
But fighting this lawsuit will take an amount of money the Kernel can not afford on its own.
The Kernel staff needs your help. University administrators must not be allowed to hide public records simply because they have the most money in the game. The university will likely spend thousands of tax and tuition dollars fighting this case.
Help us keep UK accountable to its students and to the citizens of Kentucky.

Here are links to our coverage of the lawsuit:

UK follows through on promise of suit against Kernel

Resigned professor accused of research misconduct

UK suit for secrecy betrays public interest

Kernel obtains withheld records; victims say UK trying to protect professor in sexual assault case

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Jeff Newton
36 months ago
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Don't take shit from these thugs. Good luck. And keep shining that light. An educational institution that is supposed to be teaching students to be good citizens, violating the Kentucky attorney general and then trying to pick on its own student paper! Total morons and thugs.

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Mark Weiser Russell
35 months ago
2
2

You are being bullied by Dr. Eli Capilouto. I'm ashamed that UK says it wants transparency and instead tries to bully a student publication that searches for truth,

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Jeremy Stevenson
36 months ago
1
1

Never yield.

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Tyler Hill
36 months ago
1
1

A friend of mine has suggested the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) as another potential source of aid, if you want to look into that. https://www.thefire.org/resources/submit-a-case/

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Chris Smith
36 months ago
1
1

Have you contacted the Student Press Law Center? They might be able to help. http://www.splc.org/

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James Young
35 months ago

I'm a senior at STEAM and this news made it all the way here. #fightthegoodfight

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Raised by 231 people in 36 months
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Jeff Newton
36 months ago
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Don't take shit from these thugs. Good luck. And keep shining that light. An educational institution that is supposed to be teaching students to be good citizens, violating the Kentucky attorney general and then trying to pick on its own student paper! Total morons and thugs.

+ Read More
Mark Weiser Russell
35 months ago
2
2

You are being bullied by Dr. Eli Capilouto. I'm ashamed that UK says it wants transparency and instead tries to bully a student publication that searches for truth,

+ Read More
Jeremy Stevenson
36 months ago
1
1

Never yield.

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Tyler Hill
36 months ago
1
1

A friend of mine has suggested the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) as another potential source of aid, if you want to look into that. https://www.thefire.org/resources/submit-a-case/

+ Read More
Chris Smith
36 months ago
1
1

Have you contacted the Student Press Law Center? They might be able to help. http://www.splc.org/

+ Read More
James Young
35 months ago

I'm a senior at STEAM and this news made it all the way here. #fightthegoodfight

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