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President Bob Jackson, Rep. Richard Heath (R-Mayfield) and Brian Parr present plans for the University vet school.

Murray State vet school bills presented to Senate commitee

Bri Hunter, Chief Copy Editor February 22, 2024

House Bill 400 and Senate Bill 189 was presented in depth to the Senate Education Committee on Feb. 22 and was met with concerns from the Kentucky Veterinary...

Faculty Senate met on Tuesday, Nov. 1 for its monthly meeting which included an administrative Q&A forum. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Faculty vote on COLA distribution

Emery Wainscott, Chief Copy Editor November 3, 2022

After President Bob Jackson would not confirm an 8% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), the Faculty Senate voted for its representatives to recommend a tiered...

arah Owens, Bob Jackson and Jeff McLaughlin sign copies of ‘The Finest Place We Know’ on Oct. 18. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Authors reflect on centennial book publication

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2022

Marking a historic benchmark that only comes once a generation, “The Finest Place We Know: A Centennial History of Murray State University” recounts...

Information about the Murray State Promise is at murraystate.edu/admissions/scholarships/promise. (Dionte Berry/The News)

University spotlights Murray State Promise for students in need

Ava Chuppe, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

Through the Murray State Promise program, the University will provide a full tuition scholarship to freshmen and transfer students meeting certain qualifications. The...

Announced at the Board of Regents meeting, Murray State has had a 2.3% enrollment increase in comparison to the fall 2021 semester. (Mary Huffman)

Enrollment rises despite national trends

Jill Smith, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Murray State reported a 2.7% increase in enrollment while undergraduate enrollment has decreased nationally by 6.6% from 2019 to 2021, according to insidehighered.com.  President...

Jack Epperson was arrested after attempting an attack at Sorority Row on Saturday, Sept. 10. (Jayden Hayn/The News)

Murray native arrested for sorority attack

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2022

A Murray State student was arraigned in court on Tuesday, Sept. 14, after allegedly attempting an attack on female students gathering for Lambda Chi Alpha’s...

Over $100,000 has been donated so far to various academic programs during 2022. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Centennial marks record-breaking donor support

Jill Smith, Staff Writer September 14, 2022

During its centennial year, the University has hit a new record in donor support of students and academic programs.  The University has received approximately...

Lovett auditorium is set for a grand opening in October 2022, after being under construction since Spring 2021. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Campus construction, renovations set to update academic buildings, housing

August 25, 2022

Dionte Berry Editor-in-Chief [email protected] The fall 2022 semester will mark the beginning and completion of multiple campus construction...

Jessica Evans being sworn in at the Board of Regents

Board of Regents swears in staff regent at quarterly meeting

December 4, 2021

Dionte Berry News Editor [email protected] Staff member Jessica Evans, who was elected to fill the vacant seat left by  the late Phil Schooley,...

Data were compiled with the information from each universitys COVID-19 dashboard. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Nearly 61% of campus fully vaccinated

November 3, 2021

Jill Smith Staff Writer [email protected] CORRECTION: Eastern Kentucky University does not have a vaccine mandate, their Faculty Senate has...

The Board of Regents met for their quarterly meeting on Sept. 3 in Heritage Hall. (Screenshot from the livestream)

Board of Regents honors late regent at quarterly meeting

September 5, 2021

Dionte Berry News Editor [email protected] Emery Wainscott Lifestyle Editor [email protected] The Board of Regents swore in three...

Murray State students presently are not required to wear masks while outdoors, only when indoors. The mandate can be revised as county, state conditions change. (Joey Reynolds/The News)

Students and faculty mask up to welcome the Fall Semester

August 25, 2021

Dionte Berry News Editor [email protected] As COVID-19 cases decreased and vaccines rolled out, masks came off and it almost felt as though the...

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