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University administrators, government leaders at the state and federal levels, along with many medical scientists today recognized the opening of the University of Kentucky’s multidisciplinary research building.  Efforts are well underway to recruit internationally known researchers to work in the $265 million facility in Lexington.

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The University of Illinois says it raised nearly $500 million in outside money over the past year, posting a record system-wide amount.

What's the Word: Lodestar

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Hanna Shelton

After the release of an editorial in the New York Times in early September, 2018, the word “Lodestar” started garnering a lot of attention. The word features prominently in the anonymous Op-Ed in the context of lamenting the recent death of Senator John McCain. The unnamed author wrote,

“We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue.” 

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health.

The new requirement is part of a law rushed through the state legislature after the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Young people around the country are among those joining the debate over Christine Blasey Ford's accusation of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh in 1982, when both were teenagers.

What are teens learning from all this? And how should adults be handling this conversation?

One night during the summer of 2017, a teenager named Francesca in Virginia was assaulted by a classmate: "I was pinned down and he fondled my breasts and sexually assaulted me." We're only using her first name because she's 15 years old.

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Murray State University’s Vice President of University Advancement is a finalist for the VP for Marketing and Communications position at Utah State University. 

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The chairman of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that he is recommending former gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd to serve as the school's interim president.

Rice University is "dramatically expanding" its financial aid offerings, promising full scholarships to undergrads whose families have incomes under $130,000. The school says it wants to reduce student debt — and make it easier for students from low-income families to attend.

"Talent deserves opportunity," Rice President David Leebron said while announcing the plan on Tuesday.

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University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro is retiring in February. 

The new school year marches on, and so does our weekly roundup.

Tropical Storm Florence closes schools in the Carolinas