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University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro lauded his school system's commitment to diversity while acknowledging "some tension" as UT tries to be more inclusive. 

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Students across Kentucky meet this month at Murray State University to take part in an effort to to close the financial gap between low-income youth and their well-off peers.

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A new bill that would create a system for charter schools to open up anywhere in Kentucky by 2018 has been filed in the state House of Representatives.

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Murray State University students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are coordinating an effort to host Rokerthon 3: Storming Into The Madness

With $48 Million Shortfall, U of L Plans Belt-Tightening

Feb 16, 2017
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University of Louisville’s interim president on Thursday forecasted drastic belt-tightening at the school as leaders seek to plug a $48 million shortfall.

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Kentucky Community and Technical College System has a new Vice President. Dr. Larry Ferguson was named to the role Thursday. 

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All eyes were on the University of Louisville and its foundation last summer.

Its president was ousted and its finances scrutinized. Both boards were hamstrung by turnover and uncertainty. University trustees were publicly threatening to sue the foundation.

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

Feb 16, 2017

As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom.

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The heroin abuse problem in Kentucky is causing lawmakers to look for new ways to prevent sometimes deadly consequences of opioid use. 

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Northern Kentucky University is in the final stages of a potential sale of its public radio station. The school’s board of regents has voted to authorize negotiations with a religious broadcaster. The would-be buyers are for two of its three non-commercial frequencies. 

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