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Robertson at Multicultural night in Winslow Dining Hall. Photo courtesy of Don Robertson.

The man, the myth, the legend: Dr. Robertson

Jill Smith, Co-Editor in Chief/News Editor October 12, 2023

Whether a student has been here for a week or six years, it is very likely they have met Don Robertson.   With a lifelong career in higher education,...

Joanne Gunns, Jamie Miller and Don Robertson examine the lights during the April safety walk. (Jill Smith/The News)

Safety walks focus on campus security

Jill Smith, Assistant News Editor May 4, 2023

University administrators held their biannual safety walk on April 11 to identify any potential safety concerns on campus.  This walk is for administrators...

The NPHC Plaza is located outside of Waterfield Library. (Jayden Hayn/The News)

Plaza built to honor Black campus groups

MacKenzie Rogers, Staff Writer October 27, 2022

Set to commemorate the historically Black “Divine Nine” Greek organizations, the National Pan-Hellenic Council Plaza is quickly approaching its completion...

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...

The Curris Center has been the center of student life on campus since 1981. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Curris Center set to celebrate 40 years

September 29, 2021

Jill Smith Contributing Writer [email protected] The Curris Center reached a major milestone this year: it has served as Murray State’s student...

SGA, led by President Ian Puckett, has been a major proponent in pushing for 80% vaccination rate.

Incentives aim to boost campus vaccination rate

September 2, 2021

Jill Smith Contributing Writer [email protected] Murray State students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to submit their vaccination...

The Board of Regents met on Friday, Feb. 26, to discuss campus updates. (Photo courtesy of Murray State Live)

Board of Regents discusses enrollment numbers, mental health grant and sabbatical leaves

February 26, 2021

Gage Johnson Editor-in-Chief [email protected] Cady Stribling News Editor [email protected] At the Friday, Feb. 26, Board...

President of Students of Veterans of America Lacey Pritchard, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Don Robertson and President Bob Jackson celebrated Veterans Day. (Photo courtesy of Murray State University)

University celebrates Veterans Day virtually

November 11, 2020

Gage Johnson Editor-in-Chief [email protected] On Veterans Day, Murray State took to a virtual setting to honor those who have served and protected...

(Graphic courtesy of Murray State University)

‘Grand Conversations:’ Murray State to hold diversity talk

September 30, 2020

Sarah Mead Staff Writer [email protected] Murray State is holding a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Virtual Symposium on Friday, Oct. 2. The event...

A day in the life of Don Robertson

A day in the life of Don Robertson

March 8, 2017

By Emily Williams, Assistant Features Editor Whether you are at a Racer basketball game, a student organization meeting, All Campus Sing, the Wellness...

Ordway Hall, a historic University building is scheduled to be razed this summer. || Taylor McStoots/The News

Offices leaving fated Ordway

February 3, 2013

Ater the Board of Regents approved the demolition of Ordway Hall in early December, money still has not been found to finance the costly renovations...

University welcomes Qingdao staff

January 31, 2013

Twelve representatives from Qingdao Agriculture University visited campus last fall in hopes of continuing their partnership with Murray State. Corona...

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