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President Benson on KET Connections with Renee Shaw

President Michael Benson speaks with KET Connections host Renee Shaw

Dr. Michael Benson discusses the budgetary challenges the university has faced and his new book "College for the Commonwealth: A Case for Higher Education in American Democracy" on KET Connections hosted by Renee Shaw.

Watch the full interview here. 

Benson Celebrates Bloomberg Donation

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President Benson's article for "Inside Higher Ed" celebrates the generous donation Michael Bloomberg recently gave to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, and the benefit Bloomberg’s seismic donation could have on donor culture in higher education.

End of Year Message

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Dear Colleagues,

Message from the President 11/2/18

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Dear Campus Community,

Fall is my favorite season at Eastern, when the leaves become a blanket of beautiful colors with hues of green, red, yellow and orange all playing their individual parts on a collective canvas. United, they paint a picture that truly defines “The Campus Beautiful.”

A message to students concerning the October 13 rally at EKU

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Dear EKU Students:

As an outcome from a Tuesday evening conversation with many of our underrepresented and minority students, I wanted to share a few thoughts relative to the visit this weekend by President Donald J. Trump for a planned rally at Alumni Coliseum, which his campaign is renting.

President Benson Joins Bill Goodman on "Think Humanities" Podcast

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Benson Honored by Local Boy Scouts Council

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For embodying all the tenets of the Scout Law, Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson was awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award recently from the Blue Grass Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

EKU Budget Update - March 22, 2018

Dear Colleagues:

Today, I bring you information about a serious budget scenario for our University.  As you may know, the total budget impact for Eastern Kentucky University is expected to land at approximately $25 million over Fiscal Years 2019-20.

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