Nothing New In UofL Foundation Audit

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A juvenile has been shot several times in the Park Hill neighborhood. [WDRB]

The University of Louisville Foundation exceeded its authority in paying former University President James Ramsey more than what was approved in 2014 by the university’s board of trustees, according to a long-awaited state audit released Wednesday. [C-J/AKN]

Supporting animals (or people) in need is a good thing. But here’s a look at how Louisville media consistently shits the bed when it comes to covering nightmare government agencies like Louisville Metro Animal Services. It’s nothing but hype. And you wonder why people don’t trust media. [WHAS11]

A couple of years ago, I read a story in a British newspaper about Yiwu, China, where 600 factories churn out 60 percent of the world’s Christmas decorations, most of them synthetic, cheap and cheesy. [Tom Eblen]

A southern Indiana woman tried to smuggle drugs to a Metro Corrections inmate, police said. [WLKY]

The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, a sign of growing confidence in the economy that is likely to pinch consumers and businesses ― and provide a modest boost to lenders and savers. [HuffPo]

WARNING! RIDICULOUS AUTOPLAY VIDEO! Looking back at the year within the Jefferson County Public School System, it has been one with achievements for students and staff along with some district challenges. [WAVE3]

U.S. intelligence officials now believe with “a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. [NBC News]

If the University of Louisville lost its accreditation, it would likely shut down — or at least cease to exist as you know it. [WFPL]

What? The librul WALL STREE JOURNAL says fracking can taint drinking water?! Surely not! [WSJ]

The largest gathering of sports events organizers in the country has booked a second visit to the Derby City. [Business First]

After several months of planning, the Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana has secured an initial site for temporary shelter during harsh weather, but is still in grave need of volunteers. [News & Tribune]

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2 thoughts on “Nothing New In UofL Foundation Audit

  1. Re synthetic decorations: Probably 25 years back I went to a holiday party given by a gay man. His tall Christmas tree was perfection, in a exquisite setting. After expressing my admiration, I asked if the tree was artificial. “My dear, don’t EVER ask a gay man if anything is ARTIFICIAL,” he answered.

  2. Good Luck!!!


    I write to let you know that Neville Pinto, who has been serving as acting president since August, has accepted the presidency at the University of Cincinnati. He will begin in his new position in February.

    I want to thank Neville for his service as acting president during these past few months. His steady leadership and willingness to work closely with both the Board of Trustees and the UofL Foundation Board has helped steer the university through tough times toward a bright future.

    Dr. Pinto and I are discussing a transition plan that will secure strong leadership for the university after his mid-February departure. I will also consult with the faculty, staff and student reps to obtain their thoughts and input. A meeting of the Board of Trustees will be scheduled in the near future to plan for this change in leadership such that we have some overlap and on-going continuity and momentum going into 2017. We will keep the university community posted on our progress.

    This is a tremendous opportunity for Neville to return to the university where he spent 26 years of his career. We wish the best to him and his family. Meanwhile, I am confident that through the outstanding on-going work of our faculty, staff and students and the support of our friends and the community, the University of Louisville will continue its course as a premier (?) university.

    Larry Benz
    Chair, UofL Board of Trustees

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