The University of Louisville Cloaked in Secrecy

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting has fought for the release of public records and information from the University of Louisville.

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University of Louisville Releases Financial Auditor’s Review Following Court Settlement

The university for a year refused to release the financial review, which found a system susceptible to fraud. This week, the school settled a public records lawsuit brought on by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. Continue Reading →

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University of Louisville Releases Details on Major Gift From Papa John’s CEO, Koch Foundation

President James Ramsey confirmed a $6.3 million, seven-year grant that will fund the establishment, staffing and operation of the new John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise. Scheduled to open in the fall, the center will “engage in teaching and research that explores the role of free enterprise and entrepreneurship in advancing society.” Continue Reading →

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Fired University of Louisville Executive Sues School, Alleges Retaliation

A former top administrator at the University of Louisville has filed suit against the school’s board of trustees, alleging he was fired because he spoke out about health insurance bidding issues and racial discrimination of employees. According to a complaint filed Tuesday in Jefferson County Circuit Court, Sam Connally, former vice president for human resources, claims the university violated Kentucky’s whistleblower statute and the state’s civil rights act. An attorney hired by the university, however, determined in December that Connally’s claims were without merit. Connally alleges that Provost Shirley Willihnganz retaliated against him because he complained that Humana Inc. received an unfair advantage in the bidding process for university health insurance. Connally alleges the school was planning to solicit David Jones, Sr., Humana’s founder, for a $10 million gift to U of L’s capital campaign. Continue Reading →

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University of Louisville Confirms Proposed Gift from Koch Foundation, Papa John’s CEO

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting revealed last week that the university was in talks with Schnatter and the Koch Foundation regarding a $6 million proposed gift to create a “center for free economics.” Continue Reading →

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