The president of Western Kentucky University unveiled phase two of the school’s budget cuts on Thursday, a result of reductions in state funding to higher education, increased pension obligations, and declining enrollment.
Western Kentucky University President Timothy Caboni has emailed WKU employees the recommendations made by the school's budget council on how to handle a major budget shortfall, reduced state support for higher education, and increased pension obligations.
Western Kentucky University is asking a court to put its lawsuit against the student newspaper on hold. WKU is suing the College Heights Herald over an open records request into the school’s sexual misconduct investigations.
A bill in the Kentucky General Assembly would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring their weapons on to college campuses. Proponents say that would prevent school shootings, or stop them once they began. Mitch Walker is the interim police chief at Western Kentucky University. He said he doesn’t think concealed carry training is extensive enough.
Western Kentucky University President Gary Ransdell is preparing to write a new chapter in his higher education career. Dr. Ransdell will retire from WKU on June 30 after leading the school for two decades.