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The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has approved a three to five percent limit on tuition increases for the upcoming school year. 

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Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball player Jaylen Babb-Harrison has been charged with first degree rape.   According to the Lexington Herald Leader, the 23-year-old is being held at the Madison County Detention Center. 

A national organization promoting responsible drinking is testing a web-based alcohol consumption tool for college-aged groups.  It was one topic for discussion at the state’s first Campus Safety Summit last week in Richmond.

The Failsafe on-line program is designed to help student leaders shape group behavior around alcohol consumption.  The website tool is being piloted at ten schools across the U.S. this fall. 

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The investigation continues into a weekend report of “shots fired” in downtown Richmond that led to the arrest of five people. 

EKU Regents Discuss Funding Cuts in Special Session

May 26, 2016
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Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents met in special session Wednesday to consider, among other items, state funding cuts to education.  

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The aftermath of passage of a 21 billion dollar state budget will be evident this week. It includes funding cuts to state universities and has prompted a hiring freeze at Eastern Kentucky University.

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Kentucky's university and college presidents met Wednesday evening with Governor Matt Bevin and state legislators to discuss the budget impasse. The main roadblock between the House and Senate is the proposed funding cuts to higher education.

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Eastern Kentucky University is moving forward with capital construction projects on its Richmond campus.  The school’s president says the governor’s proposed funding cuts will not sway EKU’s revitalization strategies.

EKU Cancels Classes, Closes Campus Due to Threat

Oct 7, 2015
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  Eastern Kentucky University canceled classes through Friday, citing the escalation of a graffiti threat discovered in a campus building early this week.  An update from campus public safety Wednesday says while there is no evidence of imminent danger, there has been an escalation in the threat, originating from social media.

EKU Investigating Graffiti Threat, Reward Offered

Oct 6, 2015
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  The Eastern Kentucky University Police Department is investigating a report of graffiti with threatening language found in a campus building on Sunday and reported early Monday morning. The message states "KILL ALL BY 10/8/15 THIS BU OOP."

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