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UofL, Foundation file suit against Ramsey, former administrators

Story from www.uofl.edu   Louisville, KY., – The University of Louisville and the University of Louisville Foundation filed suit today against former President James Ramsey and other former Foundation officials alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent appropriations and improper diversion of funds for personal gain. The suit filed in Jefferson Circuit Court claims that during the period from 2008 to 2016, Ramsey and others conspired to divert millions of dollars from the Foundation’s endowment into speculative and unauthorized ventures, putting the Foundation at risk. The suit further charges that these individuals depleted the endowment through complicated – and often unauthorized…

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Hopcat, Hair Policy and Finally, Ramsey is Not U of L’s President

The end of July 2016 will go down for a few big things in Louisville — it was the time when the giant Hopcat opened at Bardstown and Grinstead, officials argued over a hair policy at a local high school, and while it wasn’t pretty, it was the week James Ramsey was finally ousted as the U of L president. And, also, America’s Democratic Party nominated a woman, Hillary Clinton, to be President of the U.S. Sneak Peek at Hopcat: The folks from Michigan seem to have everything figured out as they launch their $5 million restaurant in the Highlands….

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Friday Bombshell: Bevin Announces U of L Board, Ramsey Are Out

Gov. Matt Bevin had enough of the shenanigans of the last few years at the University of Louisville. Today he announced that he was effectively firing the entire 17-member Board and accepting the resignation of the school’s president, Dr. James Ramsey. He said that three people – Junior Bridgeman, Bonita Black and Dr. Ron Wright –  will serve as the Interim Board for the next two weeks, Bevin said. Ramsey’s immediate fate isn’t certain, Bevin said, though his resignation could be effective immediately. “Given the disfunction that exists between factions of the board, it would have created a degrees of…

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Statue’s Limitations, Suddenbreakingnews, Jokes and Parties

As John Asher might tell you, it’s just eight days until the 142nd Run for the Roses, and we’ve already begun to celebrate. Here’s what’s worth paying attention to. Kentucky Name Drops: Exaggerator. Suddenbreakingnews. Nyquist. Creator. Mohaymen. To have some proper Derby conversations, learn that these are names of horses who will likely be in the Derby. 20 will start. Nyquist is the undefeated favorite. Buy a Racing form, or ask anyone for their opinion, if you want to know more. And listen to my interview with John Asher on the Rusty Satellite Show. No Joke – the Mark and…

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Cuts at WHAS-TV; Move Lou Pushback; Derby Derby and Petrino’s Deal and Free Advice

I spent a great week in Arizona, climbing up to 6,000 feet of altitude to Thumb Butte. And I came back to great weather, Derby Fever and all this — Cuts at WHAS-TV: A ton of local knowledge will be heading out the door at WHAS-TV in the next week, thanks to another round of corporate cuts. According to a source, Tegna (the parent company of WHAS, spun off from Gannett) offered buyout packages to at least a dozen staffers, and all but a couple accepted. Among those leaving are news anchor Melissa Swan, who’s been at the station since…


University of Louisville self-imposes more penalties; Here’s official statement

Statement From the Office of the President University of Louisville regarding NCAA Compliance Review and Additional Measures:   The University of Louisville continues to work collaboratively with the NCAA in the investigation of the University’s men’s basketball program.  As a member of the NCAA, the University takes its responsibility for NCAA compliance seriously, and has cooperated with the NCAA in an effort to close this difficult chapter as soon as possible consistent with NCAA enforcement procedures.  Under NCAA rules, the University is not able to discuss the investigation or the facts developed to date, but looks forward to doing so…


Louisville Ky basketball fans dealt harsh blow today by U of L

Louisville, Ky., – The University of Louisville Men’s basketball team will not play in the post-season, announced today by university president Dr. James Ramsey. The university has been conducting an investigation into alleged NCAA violations by members of the team amid an alleged sex scandal brought to light by Katina Powell’s book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules”. Without naming specific details, Ramsey told a press conference this afternoon “based upon the information gathered….I have determined that it was reasonable to conclude violations have occurred in the mens basketball program in the past.” With that, the university has self-imposed a post-season ban for the…

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University of Louisville establishes Youth Violence Prevention Research Center

  CDC awards $5.7 million to the School of Public Health and Information Sciences to develop community partnership LOUISVILLE, Ky. November 19, 2015 – Many West Louisville youth experience and are affected by violence. In hopes of addressing this tragic community issue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) $5.7 million to establish a Youth Violence Prevention Research Center. Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey were among key community members and partners present to establish the new University of Louisville Youth Violence…

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LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK: Sombreros, Spooks, Skeletons

LouisvilleKY.com is celebrating/lamenting the end of October and Daylight Savings Time by getting out on the town and, also, watching some good TV — Cards at Wake Forest Friday night, then the Breeders Cup all weekend (you can still get a Friday ticket for $22 on StubHub). On Sunday, you can see Rick Pitino’s Cardinals at the Yum! Center against Bellarmine. Sad Sombrero: Let’s not feel sorry for U of L president James Ramsey, whose office had to defend this embarrassing photo of staff members making fun of Mexicans. The pic was from a story reported by the Courier-Journal at…

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University of Louisville board gives go-ahead for $40 million renovation of student center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees today gave the go-ahead for a $40 million renovation of the Swain Student Activities Center on the Belknap Campus. The facelift will add an additional 32,775 square feet to the building. The project will include an overhaul of the bookstore and updated lobbies, lounges and restaurants. Plans also call for upgrades to electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems, plus the removal of interior escalators and an exterior ramp. The renovation will be financed through private sources, facility funds and a $9.6 million agency bond funded by the current student activities fee. Work is…