Sen. Rand Paul visits sold-out Curris Center

March 17, 2016 Republicans from across the region met for the West Kentucky Lincoln Reagan Dinner in the Curris Center Ballroom on Saturday in celebration and preparation for the primary and general elections to come. Sen. Rand Paul headlined the sold-out event alongside several local Republican candidates. Paul’s main focus was the budget, nationally and locally. He said… Read More Sen. Rand Paul visits sold-out Curris Center

‘Waiting for the worst’: Diversity resources offer support post-election

Nov. 22, 2016 Following the election of Donald Trump, students at Murray State cheered, wept, protested and went to class like nothing had happened. During his campaign, Trump said he will be “the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” but his promises in relation to minority groups were more memorable, Anna Vasquez, student adviser… Read More ‘Waiting for the worst’: Diversity resources offer support post-election

Murray State students, community meet to discuss violence

Sept. 15, 2016   With the help of strawberry cake and chocolate pie, students, faculty, staff and community members were invited to start a conversation about violence and work together to find solutions. Peggy Hinds, interim executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches, facilitated the annual “Conversation and Dessert,” Tuesday evening in the Curris… Read More Murray State students, community meet to discuss violence

State of the University Address: Murray State’s future of funding and student success

President Bob Davies counts the three stars on the seal of his school: hope, achievement and endeavor. With these in mind, he acknowledges 93 years of progress and looks to the future of Murray State. In his inaugural State of the University Address, Davies began by highlighting the school’s many accomplishments of the past year.… Read More State of the University Address: Murray State’s future of funding and student success

Kentucky universities’ tuition rates approved

The lowest tuition and fee rate increases in more than a decade approved at top Kentucky universities. The Council on Postsecondary Education approved tuition and mandatory fee rate increases for Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. “We commend the campuses for staying within the guidelines established last… Read More Kentucky universities’ tuition rates approved

Student Protests in South Africa: coverage analysis

Having recently watched the Mexican film “Güeros,” I was intrigued by this story coming out of South Africa about student protests. I’m in college so naturally I’m always a little curious when I read headlines about higher education around the world. And of course they’re trying to raise tuition. Al Jazeera’s (online) coverage used Reuters… Read More Student Protests in South Africa: coverage analysis