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4:01 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

WKU Freshman Arrested with Unloaded Gun on Campus

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A WKU freshman was arrested after pulling an unloaded gun on campus. Michael Dearborn of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, was taken into custody late this morning by WKU Police and faces charges of menacing, terroristic threatening, and wanton endangerment. 

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Education
5:02 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

McCracken HS Band to Play at Kentucky Derby Festival's Pegasus Parade

McCracken County High School’s marching band is gearing up to play at the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual Pegasus Parade Thursday.

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Education
12:21 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Ky. CPE Approves 8% Tuition Increase Ceiling Over Next Two Years

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Kentucky state universities can raise undergraduate tuition by 8 percent over the next two years.

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously passed the two-year tuition and mandatory fee ceiling during a meeting Tuesday at Murray State University.

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Education
3:37 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Murray Middle Schoolers Head to Odyssey of the Mind World Competition

Odyssey of the Mind Team at WKMS

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. Murray Middle Schoolers are with us to talk about their project called "Seeing Is Believing" that is taking them to world competition. 

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Education
3:20 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Junior Achievement West Kentucky Brings Programs to the Purchase

According to the national website of Junior Achievement, the non-profit organization provides schools with programs about young people generating wealth and effectively managing it, creating jobs which make their communities more robust, and applying entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Junior Achievement West Kentucky President Dan Douglas is based in Owensboro, but its programs are in schools throughout the Pennyrile and now, in the Purchase Area.

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Education
1:23 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Speaker's Corner: Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian

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Listen to the full speech.

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian spoke Monday at Murray State University's Curris Center ballroom. Ohanian's presentation, titled "Be Awesome Without Their Permission",  was co-sponsored by the Kentucky Innovation Network, the MSU Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and the MSU Office of Regional Stewardship.

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Education
12:00 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

UK Set to Allow Alcohol on Parts of Campus

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The University of Kentucky is moving to allow legal drinking of alcohol on some parts of its campus. 

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Education
7:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

(Updated) MSU's Provost Confronts WKU Counterpart Over Negative Comments About MSU Online Programs

MSU Provost Jay Morgan
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Update:

WKU Provost Gordon Emslie has responded to Morgan and says he never made the statement. WKU Media Relations Director Bob Skipper says the two have met and the situation has been resolved.

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Education
4:46 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Mid-Continent Students Unable to Finish Their Program Can Get Federal Student Loan Payments Forgiven

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  Mid-Continent University students who are unable to finish their programs due to the institution’s closure may not have to pay their federal student loans.

The Department of Education says students who do not transfer and do not finish the program they started at Mid-Continent are eligible for discharges on direct and Federal Family Education loans. But Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Executive Director Carl Rollins says getting a loan discharged isn’t necessarily the best option for Mid-Continent students.

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Education
6:30 am
Fri April 25, 2014

MSU's Next President Looks To Grow University's Regional Presence

Murray State’s President-Elect Bob Davies says fostering a relationship between the university and community will become a top priority when he takes office this summer. 

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