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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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In an interview with WKMS' Chad Lampe Murray State University President Bob Jackson discusses coronavirus, pension costs, and OVC basketball tournaments.

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Women faculty at Murray State University gathered for a workshop Friday, highlighting the challenges and opportunities female professors face in the STEM field.

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  As power shifts in Frankfort after this month’s elections, the question rises, “what does this mean for a public university?” In an interview with WKMS’ Chad Lampe, Murray State University President Bob Jackson said he is looking forward to working with the new governor in regard to funding and making a case for public education.

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Murray State University released their 2018 campus crime statistics Thursday as part of the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for 2019.

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  Murray State University's Center for Agricultural Hemp hosted hundreds of people Thursday for a hemp field day to highlight developing research and learn more about the crop and the significant risk still involved with the industry. 


Center staff took attendees on tours around the university’s West Farm Complex, showcasing studies including experimentation with hemp fertilization and feeding hemp to livestock including hogs and chickens.


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Murray State Univeristy’s Board of Regents on Friday voted to work with a firm to analyze options for how to proceed with a beleaguered pension system. They also approved a capital plan to address maintenance needs and authorized demolishing another old building on campus. Enrollment this fall is up and finances at the end of the last academic year were relatively positive. Regents also met for their annual retreat on Thursday. Here’s a recap of some of the highlights from both meetings:

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Another old building is coming down on the Murray State University campus. The Board of Regents voted on Friday to demolish “Old Richmond” Residential Hall.

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Murray State University's Board of Regents discussed in their annual retreat on Thursday the roadmap ahead with regard to making a decision on how to deal with KERS Non-Hazardous following a bill passed in a special legislative session that provided “relief” to some universities in freezing pension rates for one year and providing mechanisms to exit the system.

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The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) program as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).