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Update: This story has been updated to include information from the Friday meeting. A section has been added to the bottom.

“We’ve got to try to do some things differently. Because what we’ve been doing hasn’t been working as well as they should have," Murray State University interim President Bob Jackson said Thursday, kicking off the annual Board of Regents retreat in Wrather Auditorium.

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A former Murray State Geosciences professor is establishing an annual scholarship at the university for students preparing for careers in earth and environmental sciences.

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Murray State University has lifted its suspension on Greek Life social events. University officials outlined changes to the social event policy in a press conference on Friday following committee meetings over the summer.

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Murray State's interim president says the university has to reach the "right size" with regard to enrollment to preserve its identity. Bob Jackson is in his second week in his new role and one of his challenges is to turn around declining enrollment. At a Chamber of Commerce breakfast with business leaders in Murray on Tuesday, Jackson outlined outreach opportunities and called on the community to help.

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Murray State University’s Board of Regents have appointed Bob Jackson as Interim University President after a lengthy closed meeting Tuesday afternoon.

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Murray State’s board of regents will meet Tuesday to appoint an interim president as current President Bob Davies is resigning to become the president of Central Michigan University.

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The Farm Bill being debated in Congress could have significant effects well beyond farms -- including on our waterways. Over the years wetlands have been stripped and drained to grow crops. A program funded by the Farm Bill pays farmers to conserve wetlands, and more farmers are looking to take flood prone land out of production.

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Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North was greeted with a standing applause welcome at a Republican rally Friday night at a rally at Murray State University.

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Survivors of gun violence in west Kentucky led protests against the Friday visit of National Rifle Association leader Oliver North to a Republican rally at Murray State University.

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Murray State University President Bob Davies is leaving to take a job in Michigan. Central Michigan University announced today Davies will be their 15th president. CMU  trustess introduced Davies this morning in a meeting.  He will begin his duties September 1.

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