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SIU President Randy Dunn says the school will remain viable, but may look dramatically different, if proposed cuts to higher education are enacted in Springfield.

Murray State University

With the Kentucky General Assembly 2016 session nearing its end next month, Murray State University and other institutions across the commonwealth are waiting for the final verdict on the next state budget. MSU President Bob Davies speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good on how the university is tightening its belt to accommodate anticipated funding cuts.

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In response to looming budget cuts proposed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, Morehead State University has announced plans to place all faculty and staff on a five-day unpaid furlough.

Southern Illinois University is out with its list of potential cuts, if Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget is passed - and if the budget impasse continues, it could be even worse.

Almost a year after the president of Northern Kentucky’s state community college retired amid running tensions with its board of directors, the college’s foundation will begin paying him a $348,000 incentive in July.

Murray State Alumni Names Distinguished Alumni

Mar 8, 2016
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The Murray State Alumni Association names four graduates as 2016 Distinguished Alumni. 

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Since its discovery in a population of bats in a New York cave in 2007, white nose syndrome has become one of the gravest threats to American and Canadian bats.  White nose is a fungal infection that disrupts the bat’s hibernation cycle and has resulted in the death of approximately 6 million bats in North America.  Kentucky has not escaped the infection’s spread; it first appeared in the Commonwealth in 2011 and has been detected in bats in western Kentucky’s Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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The University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees plans to hold a vote on members’ confidence in university president James Ramsey at its next meeting in April.

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Kentucky’s middle and high schools would be required to offer drug prevention instruction with an emphasis on opioid abuse under a bill moving through the state House.

The measure won unanimous support Tuesday from the House Education Committee.

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Murray State University Tracey Newport recently displayed his historical research project at last week’s Posters-at-the-Capitol event in Frankfort.

He and faculty mentor Dr. David Pizzo speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about Newport’s paper, "The Evil That Men Do: Comparative Genocide in the 20th Century."

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