Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

The University of Kentucky just announced that Coke is no longer considered "local food" in its cafeterias. Now it doesn't take a graduate student to figure that out. Of course, UK has been fighting bigger battles, like the the abrupt departure of an entomology professor accused of sexual misconduct. James Harwood avoided disciplinary action and was given paid leave for six months. UK refused an open records request  by the student newspaper which eventually broke the story. Now, UK President Eli Capilouto promised to institute reforms to better protect students and employees from sexual harassment. Did I mention the paper is now being sued by the school? —- All this apparently to preserve its image—Maybe we shouldn't be surprised as this is coming from an institution that took so long to determine that Coke is not a local food product.