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Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

In a two-part conversation on Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies, recapping some of the takeaways from the Board of Regents meeting last Friday. In the first part, they discuss the status of free speech on college and university campuses and Davies thoughts on free speech at Murray State. They also talk about the budget planning process for the next fiscal year and how the university is navigating a budget reduction of $4.5 million as it relates to enrollment and tuition. In the second part, they discuss the experiential learning EDGE Center, the Center for International Business and Trade in Paducah and why this year's Presidential Lecture has a focus on diversity in higher education. 

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University officials across Kentucky are beginning to develop tuition rates for the fall semester. Officials with the state’s higher education governing body are also gathering figures.

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Hal Heiner, the secretary of Kentucky’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, says a new free community college tuition program will help put people who have exited the labor force back to work.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Council on Postsecondary Education has approved Murray State University's proposed tuition fees for the next academic year.

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In a specially-called meeting, the Murray State University Board of Regents on Friday approved a 4.5 percent tuition and mandatory fee increase, in reaction state funding cuts.

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The Council on Postsecondary Education Tuition Development Work Group is meeting Wednesday afternoon in Frankfort. 

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The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would give free community college tuition to all of Kentucky's high school graduates. 

We all know that American college education isn't cheap. But it turns out that it's even less cheap if you look at the numbers more closely.

That's what the Wisconsin HOPE Lab did. The lab, part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, conducted four studies to figure out the true price of college.

To get a sense of student realities, researchers interviewed students on college campuses across the state of Wisconsin. But they also examined 6,604 colleges nationally and compared their costs with regional cost-of-living data from the government.

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A proposal to freeze tuition at Kentucky Universities for four years failed to earn a motion in the Senate Education Committee Thursday. The bill’s sponsor says it may be a matter for a future legislative session.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Classes begin at Murray State University Tuesday and the pre-enrollment period is still underway, with a push of students in the last week before classes begin. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte takes a look at the numbers with MSU Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Fred Dietz, why final enrollment numbers don't come in until October and how changing admission standards will impact retention.

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