Sweet redemption: A week after “the game we do not speak of,” the Cards made a comeback on the football field Saturday, beating Tennessee Tech 51-10. Granted the Golden Eagles aren’t exactly a pigskin powerhouse. So be it. The ass-whooping was necessary to keep Louisville fans from taking a flying leap from Row ZZ into the parking lot of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
U of L President James Ramsey finally has apologized for former dean Robert Felner wreaking havoc at the school, proving that either a) the apocalypse is near, or b) the university’s top administrator has a conscience. After a criminal investigation looking into Felner’s mishandling of grant money became public earlier this summer, Ramsey repeatedly defended the former dean as a change agent, dismissing grievances filed against him as “anonymous crap.”
It turns out high school juniors in Louisville (and across the state, for that matter) have some serious cramming to do before college. The state now requires all 11th graders at public schools to take the ACT, and the first round of results suggest some students took a chance on answering “B” across the board. The average score in Jefferson County was 18 out of 36, just slightly lower than the statewide average. There was a vast disparity among Louisville high schools, with Western scoring 13.8 compared to an average score of 24.8 at Manual.
It’s official: Homeless women and children are not welcome in the Original Highlands. Wayside Christian Mission wants to buy the vacant Mercy Academy campus on East Broadway (a seemingly perfect fit), but the neighborhood association says “not in my backyard,” vowing to block the purchase.