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Murray State University is removing spring break from the spring 2021 semester calendar. 

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During the August 28 Murray State University Board of Regents meeting, Vice President for Student Affairs Don Robertson reported despite the current health pandemic, enrollment for MSU is ranking higher than the previous year. The university recently reported this is the second consecutive year of increased enrollment for incoming freshmen. Robertson said during Friday’s meeting that retention of last year’s freshmen has also increased.

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  Murray State University leaders emphasized Monday during a virtual town hall the need for faculty, staff, and students to follow COVID-19 guidelines and requirements outlined in a reopening plan so that the university can operate under a “new normal.”

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Kentucky’s public universities and colleges suffered a $145 million hit from coronavirus-related expenses and declining revenues, a top state education official said Wednesday.

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  Murray State University President Bob Jackson, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, and other government, education, and industry leaders are among a newly launched 21-member state task force dedicated to developing agriculture technology opportunities. 

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Murray State University has announced plans to restart its campus for the fall semester. 

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Murray State University President Bob Jackson announced Tuesday the university will instruct courses exclusively through online means for the remainder of the spring semester, and close all campuses to the general public. This follows the first confirmed case of the new Coronavirus in west Kentucky’s Lyon County. 

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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.

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The Murray State University Board of Regents unanimously voted in favor of officially naming Dr. Timothy Todd Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, which goes into effect March 1. He has served as interim provost for the past eight months.