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Murray State President on the Racers in San Diego, Repairing Richmond, Budget Pressures

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

The Murray State University Racers Men's Basketball team is in San Diego preparing for the NCAA game on Friday. President Bob Davies is also in San Diego representing the university. This week, Matt Markgraf spoke with Davies about the trip, plans to rebuild Richmond Residential College, how the university is working to address budget pressures and a scholarship to honor a victim of the Marshall County High School shooting.

Extended interview

In the longer version of the interview, they discuss a 'good news report' of recent faculty and staff achievements, how Davies is spending his time in San Diego while theRacersplay in the NCAA tournament, some background about the Richmond rebuilding process, more about addressing budget pressures, a nursing scholarship to honor Bailey Holt - a Marshall County High School student killed in the January shooting and an effort to encourage students to sign up to live on campus

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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