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Student Entrepreneurs at eStem Get Their Own Space: The Vault

Student Entrepreneurs at eStem Get Their Own Space: The Vault
The Vault internal incubator for Noble Impact entrepreneurship students at eStem High School opened for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Vault is an internal incubator for student entrepreneurs set inside what once was the underground vault of the former Federal Reserve Bank at Third and Louisiana streets in downtown Little Rock. The building now serves students in grades 9-12 as eStem High School.
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Arkansas Law Grads Still Finding Tight Market

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Bowen School of Law said it is reducing its enrollment for the fall because of the tight job market for new attorneys.
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UCA Names Kelley Erstine Chief of Staff

The University of Central Arkansas has named an alumnus and former trustee as its next chief of staff. Kelley Erstine, a Sheridan native, will assume the duties Sept. 1. His salary will be $165,000 a year.
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