First, there was the number—35. And then, of course, there were the numbers. McCoughtry surpassed Griffith’s 2,333 career points to become the all-time scoring leader in Cardinal basketball history. She’s also the women’s all-time leader in rebounds, steals, free throws and field goals.
When the University of Louisville named two New York sociology professors as co-winners of its 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Education, Cathe Dykstra knew she had to meet them.
Just two months earlier, Dykstra had opened Louisville Scholar House Gladys and Lewis “Sonny” Bass Campus in Old Louisville, a residential complex offering low-cost child care and college tuition for 56 unemployed single parents and their children. Demand for the program was overwhelming, and the complex filled up in a matter of days. Today, more than 300 families remain on a waiting list for the program.
When James Ramsey was named University of Louisville president in November 2002, the university knew it was getting an educator with two decades of experience in state government. That’s a good combination.
Behind the plain walls and doors in the basement of the Ekstrom Library lurks something unexpected: a jungle.
It’s a jungle full of color that would spark the wonder of children and adults alike. George McWhorter lords over this candy-colored world of pop cultural artifacts, just like the fictional hero Tarzan commands the lively jungles of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ tales of exotic adventure.