Dr. Bob Hughes

National Institutes of Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated the flu hospitalized 400,000 Americans in 2019 and killed 22,000. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has killed 1 million people worldwide including more than 206,000 Americans, just eight months after the country's first reported case.

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Murray State University’s Institute of Engineering joins the many organizations worldwide who are pitching in to support healthcare workers while the novel coronavirus continues to spread. 

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Universities and colleges across the U.S. have announced a switch to online-only courses or campus closures, and Murray State University is following suit. All courses at Murray State, starting the end of the university's spring break through early April, will be instructed only through online or alternative means. Murray State President Bob Jackson said Wednesday morning the university is not planning to close.

University of Louisville

A leading supporter of former University of Louisville President James Ramsey is resigning his seat on the school's foundation board.

The Courier-Journal reports that Dr. Bob Hughes sent a copy of his resignation letter to the newspaper on Tuesday.

Hughes, a physician who practices in Murray, remains on the school's board of trustees.

He unsuccessfully fought to retain Ramsey as president of the university and foundation. Ramsey was forced to resign from both positions.