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Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Bill Summers IV to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, bringing the board in compliance with a state law that requires it to have a proportional representation of minorities. 

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Three prominent Kentucky sports columnists are calling on Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino to resign following an expansive report on alleged prostitution in the program.

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  The University of Louisville says it is investigating allegations in a forthcoming book that a former men’s basketball team staff member arranged for escorts to dance and have sex with players and recruits.


Gov. Steve Beshear’s appointments to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees were in violation of the law regarding minority representation, according to an Attorney General opinion issued Tuesday.

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The Universities of Kentucky and Louisville are joining together to create a national center of excellence in micro and nanotechnology.   

Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will examine the “governance and oversight” of the University of Louisville Foundation, which manages the schools’ $1.1 billion endowment.

The auditor will also investigate the governance structure of the school’s board of trustees, which oversees compensation of the school’s president, faculty and staff.

Last year the foundation independently awarded hefty deferred compensation packages to University of Louisville President James Ramsey, Executive Vice President Shirley Willihnganz, and Ramsey’s chief of staff Kathleen Smith.

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  A week after announcing the receipt of $6.3 million from the foundations of businessmen “Papa” John Schnatter and Charles Koch, the University of Louisville has released the underlying seven-year agreements.

The two documents affirm that the new John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise will be created by Dec. 1. It also states that the money will be spent on two tenure-track professorships, two visiting professors, center staff and expenses, up to five research grants, up to four doctoral fellowships, and classes, seminars and annual lectures.

The annual Battle of the Bluegrass is tomorrow at the KFC Yum Center as the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals square off in men’s college basketball.

University of Louisville President James Ramsey publicly confirmed Thursday that the university is in talks to receive a large monetary gift — said to be $6 million — from Papa John’s International CEO John Schnatter and the Charles Koch Foundation.

Declines in state appropriations and negative financial trends have made American universities rely more on alumni and wealthy benefactors for cash donations.