Education

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Murray State University is marking the completion of a science complex 18 years in the making. Coinciding with Homecoming Weekend, the university dedicated on Friday the $35 million Engineering and Physics Building, as part of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus. 

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A ruling by Kentucky's attorney general says the University of Louisville violated the state's open records law by denying a newspaper's request for emails on the former university president's hard drive.

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State education officials in Kentucky say a $24.9 million grant will help develop pre-literacy skills as well as stronger reading and writing skills.

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Kentucky State University has formally installed M. Christopher Brown II as its president. 

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New testing benchmarks for Illinois high schools are prompting concern and confusion.

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A Mississippi district bans To Kill A Mockingbird

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  Funeral arrangements are set for the University of Tennessee at Martin’s first black administrator. The Rev. Harold Conner Sr. died last Sunday at age 97.

In his new novel Origin, Dan Brown (most famous for The Da Vinci Code), describes his protagonist Robert Langdon's approach to the conundrum of students' devotion to personal tech devices in the classroom.

Langdon is, Brown writes, "one of several Harvard professors who now used portable cell-jamming technology to render their lecture halls 'dead zones' and keep students off their devices during class."

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University is gearing up for autumn Homecoming celebrations. Matt Markgraf speaks with President Bob Davies on Sounds Good about some of the highlights, planning for proposed pension reform and budgetary pressures, a recent lecture on diversity, health services considerations and faculty accomplishments.

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A longtime donor and former University of Kentucky trustees has given $12 million to support an undergraduate center named for him. 

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