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Murray State University

Katherine Farmer has been named Murray State University’s next Faculty Regent, as hers was the only name submitted for nomination.  

Farmer currently serves as director of the Curriculum Materials Center, Education Research and Instruction Librarian and Vice President of the Faculty Senate.  

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The Council on Postsecondary Education Tuition Development Work Group is meeting Wednesday afternoon in Frankfort. 

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Update Tuesday Afternoon:

Officials at Austin Peay State University say six nooses arranged in the colors of the rainbow were part of an art display for a class focusing on yarn and were not intended to be a political statement or hate symbol. 

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Tennessee approved phasing out common core Friday to make way for “Tennessee Academic Standards.” Board of Education Executive Director Sara Heyburn says there will be a transition year for training before implementing the new standards in the 2017-2018 school year.

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The aftermath of passage of a 21 billion dollar state budget will be evident this week. It includes funding cuts to state universities and has prompted a hiring freeze at Eastern Kentucky University.

Let's begin with a choice.

Say there's a check in the mail. It's meant to help you run your household. You can use it to keep the lights on, the water running and food on the table. Would you rather that check be for $9,794 or $28,639?

It's not a trick question. It's the story of America's schools in two numbers.

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A search committee has been formed to find a new president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.  

Barbara Veazey announced her June 30th retirement last month after 14 years in the position.  

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Murray State University will be taking a closer look at retention rates of female faculty in the Sciences. The National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE  program has awarded $250,000 dollars to Murray State University to research national trends indicating women tend to leave the professorate at higher rates than men.  

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The number of Kentucky high school seniors going on to pursue bachelor’s and associate’s degrees has remained steady, according to a new data from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics. 

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Kentucky's university and college presidents met Wednesday evening with Governor Matt Bevin and state legislators to discuss the budget impasse. The main roadblock between the House and Senate is the proposed funding cuts to higher education.

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