President Bob Jackson

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Murray State University is just past five weeks into the fall semester, but university leadership is already looking to the spring semester and the budgetary challenges that lie ahead. 

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Murray State University is beginning its second week with students on campus, and MSU President Bob Jackson tells WKMS despite a few hiccups, things are going well overall. He said he hopes the combination of students and staff adhering to the Racer Restart health measures and “making good choices” will result in the university’s ability to complete the fall semester in-person.

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Murray State University is facing a total estimated loss of $7.3 million for the current fiscal year ending June 30 related to coronavirus impacts, according to projections shared during the April 24 special-called Board of Regents meeting. Administrators said a current plan should cover the current deficit, yet some expressed concern with the next fiscal year’s potential deficit.