'Behind the Blue': UK President Eli Capilouto on the Start of a New Semester
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2022) — This week marked the start of the first full week of classes for the University of Kentucky campus.
As we begin the Spring 2022 semester, "Behind the Blue" sat down with UK President Eli Capilouto to reflect upon the obstacles and triumphs the UK family experienced in 2021, and to look ahead to the opportunities and excitement that lies ahead in this new year.
Listen to learn more about how our campus is once again responding to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and why Capilouto is so proud of this community.
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