In the Fall of 2017, Lexington made the national news when debate started around moving the Confederate statues in downtown Lexington. Mayor Gray poignantly highlighted Kentucky’s history as a border state with both Confederate and Union soldiers. This dichotomy and polarization is not simply in...

Students in the living and learning program, LEXengaged, share “Where They are From” to build understanding and empathy across cultural divides on campus. Their poems are modeled after George Ella Lyon’s (KY’s poet laureate, 2015-2016) poem of the same name. These poems are meant to contribute...

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