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This year’s Presidential Lecture at Murray State University is titled “We have a dream. Are we living it?” and features prominent MSU alumni Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, Dr. MarTeze Hammonds, and Dr. Walter Bumphus. The three will discuss diversity efforts within higher education on March 9. In a series of interviews ahead of the event, Chad Lampe speaks with Dr. Thornton on Sounds Good.

 


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With the clock ticking on this year’s General Assembly, a charter schools bill will be given its first hearing in a legislative committee today. The legislation will likely be heard on the House Floor for a potential vote later in the day.

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Western Kentucky University has filed a lawsuit against its student newspaper, arguing that the school is not required to release records related to sexual misconduct by university employees.

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Western Kentucky University has filed a lawsuit against its student newspaper, arguing that the school is not required to release records related to sexual misconduct by university employees.

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In a two-part conversation on Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies, recapping some of the takeaways from the Board of Regents meeting last Friday. In the first part, they discuss the status of free speech on college and university campuses and Davies thoughts on free speech at Murray State. They also talk about the budget planning process for the next fiscal year and how the university is navigating a budget reduction of $4.5 million as it relates to enrollment and tuition. In the second part, they discuss the experiential learning EDGE Center, the Center for International Business and Trade in Paducah and why this year's Presidential Lecture has a focus on diversity in higher education. 

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A team from Calloway County’s Obesity Workgroup is participating in a Centers for Disease Control-funded national conference this spring to improve their project targeting childhood obesity.

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Murray State University's Board of Regents Chair says he 'feels good' about the MSU board in response to the 'governor board bill' making its way through the legislature. 

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Murray State University President Bob Davies kicked off the Friday Board of Regents meeting with the quote, "The hope of democracy depends on the diffusion of knowledge," which is carved above the grand doors of Pogue Library, where the meetings are held. 

U of L To Pay Back Taxes On Adidas Swag, Club Memberships

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The University of Louisville owes $96,000 to the Internal Revenue Service after an audit found it wasn’t paying taxes on Adidas freebies given to staffers in the athletics department.

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Update/Clarification: Murray State officials said Monday the university is predicting a decline in net tuition and fees this fiscal year, which the university plans to mitigate in the next fiscal year budget. The story has been updated to reflect this detail.

Murray State University is predicting a $4.5 million decline in net tuition and fees in fiscal year 2017, which officials hope to mitigate in the next budget. 

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