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3:57 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Despite Proposed Cuts MSU Interim President Pleased with Most of Gov's Budget Plan

Listen to the interview here.

Murray State University’s interim president says he is pleased with most of what he heard in Gov. Steve Beshear’s Tuesday night budget address.

Tim Miller said funding for MSU’s science complex will mean more STEM graduates and money for Hopkinsville’s Breathitt Veterinary Center will benefit for the entire commonwealth.

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Education
2:06 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Zinio Magazine Service and More at Calloway County Public Library

Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn stop by our studio to give us an update on events and activities. We learn about the facility needs assessment meeting on January 29th and the new Zinio program. Zinio is a distribution service for digital magazines, with more than 5,500 magazines from a wide range of publishers. 

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Education
7:22 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Kentucky's Higher Education Leadership Wants Money, Official 'Less Confident' It Will Be Received

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 3:30 pm

Kentucky state university presidents have signed a letter requesting more money for higher education, but one leading official is "less confident" it will receive attention this budget session.

The letter, sent to state legislators, was signed by all eight state university presidents and the community and technical college system president.

(Read the letter here)

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Education
5:42 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Closings and Delays Jan. 17, 2014

Here is a list of schools closed for Jan. 17, 2014:

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Education
7:31 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Presidents Of Kentucky's Two Largest Universities Oppose Israeli Academic Boycott

University of Kentucky President Eli Capiluto blogged about his opposition to the Israeli academic boycott this week.

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 5:04 pm

The presidents of Kentucky’s two largest universities have joined opposition to a boycott of Israeli academic institutions by the American Studies Association.

The ASA National Council recommended its members pass a resolution to boycott Israeli colleges and universities, which they did last month.  The resolution takes an "ethical stance" on Israel’s policies against Palestine.

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Education
6:46 am
Thu January 16, 2014

MCSB Takes No Action On Farley Closure

The McCracken County School Board took no action last night regarding a Local Planning Committee’s recommendation to close Farley Elementary School and realign students in the Reidland area.

Superintendent Dr. Nancy Waldrop said a draft of the LPC’s plans, which will be sent to the Kentucky Department of Education, was not ready in time for Wednesday’s Board meeting.

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Education
6:02 am
Wed January 15, 2014

TN Business Group Showing Support For Common Core Standards

A statewide business coalition is showing its support for Tennessee's Common Core standards.

The group, called Businesses for Tennessee Prosperity, is scheduled to hold a press conference today at the Legislative Plaza near the state Capitol.

The Common Core provides a set of standards for reading and math that are intended to provide students with the critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills needed to prepare them for college and the workforce.

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Higher Education
4:10 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Williams: "I Think We've Met Our Next President..."

MSU Search Committee Chairman Stephen Williams

Murray State’s Presidential Search Committee Chairman says he and the search committee have met MSU’s next president. Williams’ statement accompanied an MSU press release about the weekend’s interviews of the top ten candidates.

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Education
7:33 am
Mon January 13, 2014

'Reverse Transfer' Program to Help TN Students Collect Credits

Tennessee universities are trying to help students who transfer from community colleges get the associate degrees they may still lack.

The state currently doesn't have a system for students who transfer from community colleges to receive an associate degree at four-year schools.

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Higher Education
3:05 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

First Round of MSU Presidential Interviews This Weekend

The Murray State Presidential Search Committee heads to Nashville this weekend to interview the top ten candidates for the job. 

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