About Me

My name is Allison Kiehl and I am a student journalist at the University of Cincinnati. I currently serve as the News Director for The News Record. Previously, I worked at Cincinnati Magazine as an Editorial intern and at The News Record as a News Reporter.

My Latest Work

Siddall Hall renovation to cost $85 million

The University of Cincinnati (UC) Board of Trustees (BOT) on Tuesday approved $78.5 million for the construction of Siddall Hall set to begin in January 2023.

The dormitory was previously allocated $6.5 million for the preconstruction design process in August 2021. With the additional funds dedicated to the building's construction, the project hit its guaranteed maximum price tag.

Patrick Kowalski, vice president of finance at UC, says that market inflation and the high costs of subcontracted

Board of Trustees allows classified research initiatives

The University of Cincinnati (UC) Board of Trustees (BOT) met Tuesday in its first session hosted at the newly constructed Digital Futures building, passing an effort for the university to begin taking on more classified and restricted research projects.

To allow for these types of projects, the board unanimously voted to modify UC's rules preventing this kind of research since their conception in 2005. This initiative was presented by trustee Ron Brown and the Governance and Internal Affairs C

'Power in Community': Remembering Cayden Turner, the UC student killed in yesterday’s hit-and-run

After a fatal hit-and-run Wednesday on Jefferson Avenue involving two University of Cincinnati (UC) students, the community is coming together at the 86 Coffee Bar to remember Cayden Turner, who was later pronounced dead at the UC Medical Center following the incident.

The students, Turner and Namiya Russell, were struck by a speeding car at roughly 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the 2900 block of Jefferson Ave., near the 86, leaving Turner dead and Russell injured, according to the Cincinnati Police D

'A place to come together': UC unveils Digital Futures building

The University of Cincinnati (UC) continues its research and innovation initiatives with the Digital Futures Building, which officially opened on Friday, Sept. 23.

The new 180,000-square-foot building, located off Martin Luther King Avenue, is UC's newest addition to what Patrick Limbach, vice president of research at UC, calls the "new Avondale Innovation Campus."

True to its name, the Digital Futures building will house over 15 advanced-tech labs, approximately 20 classrooms, and meeting, ev

'We are making big moves': UC College of Law officially opens

While classes have been taking place in the building for nearly a month, the University of Cincinnati (UC) officially opened the new College of Law building on Tuesday.

The new 116,635-square-foot facility was built onto the existing Lindner Hall to house the College of Law, as well as some undergraduate classes.

The building, now seven stories, includes 23 classrooms, dedicated student study spaces, seven flexible-seating seminar rooms and an auditorium that can serve as an appellate courtroo

'Big 12 Country': UC hosts Big 12 commissioner and officials

Brett Yormark, the commissioner of the Big 12 conference, and several executives arrived at the University of Cincinnati (UC) on Wednesday morning as a part of the conference's visiting tour.

UC was just one stop on this tour, where Yormark – who was recently appointed as the fifth commissioner of the Big 12 in late June – and conference officials are visiting each Big 12 school to meet head coaches and athletic departments, according to Zach Stipe, UC's associate athletic director of communica

UC overbooks on-campus housing, offers moving incentives

The largest incoming student class in recent memory and one less operational dorm, the University of Cincinnati (UC) is relocating upper-class students off-campus and encouraging them to cancel their housing contracts altogether.

The university messaged students for the first time in early June and continued to message them over emails and text messages about the incentive programs.

“To help accommodate our largest residential community to date, university housing is offering a limited time in

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