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Chancellor John V. Lombardi this week responded to criticism of his draft action plan to improve campus diversity by revising the timetable for discussing the proposal and augmenting the materials available to the campus community.

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A state senate task force report which recommends up to $300 million in additional spending on public higher education and caps on tuition and fee increases drew praise from Chancellor John V. Lombardi, who expressed enthusiasm for the panel’s objectives.

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Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball coach Travis Ford has been named the new head coach of the Minutemen.

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More than 80 minority high school students, guidance counselors and science teachers from around the state will convene in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium March 29 for a day of first-hand demonstrations about careers in engineering.

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The campus’s Labor/Management Workplace Education program, working with a group of local employers, unions and the Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board, will help boost the skills of area workers and prepare others to obtain jobs in higher education.

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In an effort to increase the number of students and scientists considering technology start-ups, the campus is hosting its first "Invention to Venture" (I2V) workshop in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center on Friday, April 1.

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Basketball Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving has decided not to accept an appointment to the University’s Board of Trustees.

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The Library recently added several new databases to its collection of electronic resources.

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Paula England, professor of sociology at Stanford University, will speak on “Unplanned and ‘Semi-planned’ Pregnancies Leading to Nonmarital Births: A Qualitative Portrait,” on Monday, March 28 at noon in 620 Thompson Hall.

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A national search for a new men’s basketball coach is under way after the administration declined to extend the contract of Steve Lappas, whose team posted a 16-12 mark, but failed to earn a post-season tournament appearance.

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