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ASU Hires Shane Broadway As VP for Governmental Relations
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ASU Hires Shane Broadway As VP for Governmental Relations

The Arkansas State University System hires Shane Broadway, the director of the state Department of Higher Education, as vice president of governmental relations.
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Arkansas Baptist Gets $30M to Repay Debt, Get Back on Track

Little Rock's Arkansas Baptist College recently secured a $30 million funding agreement that has helped calm its troubled financial waters. The deal is a significant event to restore order at the 130-year-old private college after 18 months of trial and tribulation.
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Officials Say Special Education Unitary in Arkansas District

Attorneys in a longstanding Arkansas school desegregation case have filed a motion agreeing that special education in the Pulaski County Special School District is "unitary," or substantially desegregated.
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SAU President David Rankin on the Importance of Economic Literacy

David Rankin was named the president of Southern Arkansas University in January 2002 and plans to retire next June.
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Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November. read more >

Julie Bates Promoted to Executive VP at ASU System

Julie Bates has been promoted to executive vice president for the Arkansas State University System. The move is effective Jan. 1. read more >

FDA's $1.2M Grant Extends ARA, NCTR Research into Graphene

The Arkansas Research Alliance announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a $1.2 million contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that will extend a collaborative research program focused on graphene-based nanomaterials. read more >

UALR Receives ASTA Grant to Develop Bioenergy Nanotech

The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has awarded a $37,000 grant for a University of Arkansas at Little Rock biology professor who says nanomaterials could increase the germination rate and biomass yield of bioenergy crops. read more >

Plans for Osteopathic School on A-State Campus Rejected, Officials Will Try Again

An accreditation commission has rejected an application by the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine to open a site at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Organizers say they will apply again early next year. read more >

UCA Renames Laney Hall for Longest-Serving Professor

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees on Friday approved the renaming of a campus building in honor of the university's longest-serving professor, Jerald "Jerry" M. Manion. read more >

Sheena Howell, Lloyd Webre Named to Development Posts at UALR

Sheena Howell and Lloyd Webre have been named to positions in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Office of Alumni & Development. read more >

Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department Hits High Road with 5 Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

Lorie Tudor, Emanuel Banks, Tony Sullivan, Kevin Thornton and Joe Sartini were promoted with the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department at its central office in Little Rock. read more >

Funding a College Education (Jane Wayland Commentary)

Many articles and reports have been written about the value of a college education. The cost continues to climb, and the opportunities in the marketplace are a struggle for some college graduates. It is no wonder that the value of earning the degree is being questioned. read more >

UAMS' ER Doctors On Call at Chicot Memorial

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences recently started a pilot program to provide telemedicine emergency services to Chicot Memorial Medical Center. read more >

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