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.’
Murray State University social work students hosted a Trans Symposium at the Hopkinsville Regional Campus Thursday evening to share information about transgender issues. Mary Elaine Horn and Peggy Pittman-Munke speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the genesis of the symposium.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear mentions Murray State University in an op-ed over the fight for higher education funding. A Kentucky Supreme Court judge ordered Gov. Matt Bevin to return close to $18 million to public colleges and universities last week after the democratic AG sued the governor over the funding cuts.
Murray State President Bob Davies is inviting the university community to be involved in a series of surveys and forums aimed to promote a so-called ‘Marketplace of Ideas.’ Davies sent out a letter last night saying the move for engagement comes in light of the vitriolic rhetoric and divide among issues of race, equality, social justice and personal safety in the country today.