Education

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies speaks with Matt Markgraf on Sounds Good about the #RacersCare campaign, an update on performance funding, efforts underway to increase diversity in students, faculty and staff, understanding the budget advisory committee and 'entrepreneurial opportunities' and his thoughts on the possible payroll tax. 

When the Obama administration announced last year that it would overhaul the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, prospective college students (and their parents) cheered.

"Today, we're lending a hand to millions of high school students who want to go to college and who've worked hard," said Arne Duncan, who was at that time U.S. secretary of education. "We're announcing an easier, earlier FAFSA."

And it is both.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Addressing the campus community Thursday, Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies touted department, faculty and staff accolades and touched on how the university plans on navigating through sociopolitical and economic challenges. Davies delivered his State of the University Address, titled "Lofty Aims and High Aspirations: Our Most Significant Fortune" at Wrather Museum. 

WKU

Five people have been arrested at Western Kentucky University after demonstrators began protesting the election of Donald Trump as president.

Protesters clashed with Trump supporters Wednesday evening outside a residence hall.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Murray State students protesting the victory of President-Elect Donald Trump say they want to make sure minority groups aren’t pushed aside or out of sight.  

A few dozen students congregated outside Waterfield Library Wednesday morning with signs reading ‘We Deserve to Feel Safe,’ ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘You Can’t Vote Out My Rights.’  

via Murray State Public Relations

Murray State University has named alumna Lucy Love the new director of development for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Honors College. 

UTM Sports / Twitter

The University of Tennessee at Martin has officially removed the 'interim' tag and tabbed Anthony Stewart its head men’s basketball coach. 

Raceralumni.com

Murray State University College of Business Dean Dr. Tim Todd is one of three finalists to become provost and senior vice president at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

Murray State University

Murray State officials have narrowed their search down to two finalists for the next Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Kentucky Department of Education

Ben Cundiff, a new member of the Kentucky Board of Education, says the commonwealth’s schools need more priority in funding from the state legislature.

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