Friday, March 30, 2012

UK President Eli Capilouto Talks Down the Big Blue Faithful

Via Twitter EdJurist Justin Bathon says he has never seen the university so nervous.

Be Smart
Be Safe
Be Responsible
Go Cats!


Anonymous said...

Wow, sounds like the talk I got from my middle school teacher before we visited the museum out of town. Don't guess a few hundred of them got this message.

Brittany Epperson said...

There are certain ways to take pride in the college that you choose to attend, whether it's a university or technical college. The president of UK wanted the safety of his UK students as well as others that may have been in Lexington the weekend of the Final Four to be justified. Students from other schools were in Lexington to support the Cats, myself being one of them. In my opinion, buring couches and and busting the windows of innocent cars on the street aren't responsible ways to have fun or take pride in your favorite team or school. Walking around Lexington that night before the game, you could see signs and posters about previous Final Four games that were positive and more motivating to anyone who passed by. Although those posters didn't make news headlines, no one was injured or hauled off to jail because of something stupid they did to get arrested. Due to the events that happened throughout that weekend, people think students at UK are crazy and irresponsible, and that stereotype has spread throughout the state. That is not true in any way, shape or form. We just need to be more responsible about how one takes pride in supporting sporting events anywhere, not just at UK.