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Rep. Gray visits A-State to discuss tax plans, student loan debt

Rep. Michael John Gray visited the A-State campus to meet with students from The Herald and Delta Digital News Service. During his visit, Gray discussed tax plans, student loan debt and his plans for the upcoming election season.

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Wednesday 05/17/2017
Damphousse selected as A-State Chancellor
Updated: May 21, 2017 - 6:13 pm

The search for a new chancellor at Arkansas State University is over.

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Monday 02/20/2017
Hudson to lead International Ed at Austin Peay, investigations pending
Updated: February 21, 2017 - 9:05 pm

A former Arkansas State University administrator has found employment with a new university.

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Monday 01/30/2017
A-State responds to travel ban
Updated: February 01, 2017 - 6:58 pm

Arkansas State University officials released a statement Monday morning addressing the Executive Order 13769 signed by President Trump on Friday.

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Friday 11/18/2016
UPD investigating third rape of fall semester
Updated: November 29, 2016 - 12:11 pm

A-State police are investigating the third reported rape of the fall semester.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
National Science Foundation approves $5.48 million in grants for biodiversity projects
Posted: September 20, 2016

The National Science Foundation is providing $5.48 million dollars in grants for research projects being led by two Arkansas State University biological sciences faculty members, the largest competitive research award in the institution's history.

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Monday 09/19/2016
SGA Swears in New Senators
Posted: September 19, 2016

Five new senators were sworn in at Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting. Nearly 20 potential candidates were present to apply for the open senate seats.

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Saturday 09/17/2016
A-State announces record enrollment numbers
Posted: September 17, 2016

A-State has experienced record-breaking growth in the last year. The university announced Sept. 7 that A-State is beginning the  2016-17 academic year with an all-time record enrollment of 14,074 and growth of five percent over last fall.

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Thursday 09/15/2016
Former A-State rugby player leads police on high speed chase
Posted: September 15, 2016

A former A-State rugby player was arrested Sept. 3 after police say he was accused of stealing a car from the university and leading officers on a chase through interstate traffic.

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A-State freshman accused in video voyeurism case
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 9:33 am

An A-State student and employee is facing video voyeurism charges after police say he was caught taking photos of his roommate having sex through a dorm window.

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Thursday 09/08/2016
A-State gunman found guilty on 2 charges, sentenced to 18 years
Updated: September 08, 2016 - 4:34 pm

A gunman who prompted a campus lockdown at Arkansas State University after driving onto campus armed with a loaded shotgun has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

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Wednesday 08/03/2016
Hudson Resigns as Chancellor of Arkansas State University, Provost Cooksey Named Acting Chancellor
Updated: September 08, 2016 - 12:16 pm

JONESBORO – Dr. Tim Hudson resigned Tuesday, effective immediately, as chancellor of Arkansas State University after four years of service on the Jonesboro campus.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Campus Crime starting on April 22
Posted: April 27, 2016

Campus Crime is a weekly report compiled from University Police logs made publicly available in accordance with the Clery Act.

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Campus Crime starting on April 13
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 11:09 am

Campus Crime is a weekly report compiled from University Police logs made publicly available in accordance with the Clery Act.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Anderson: Here for the long haul
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 5:04 pm

Since the day of his hiring at A-State was announced in December 2013, Head Football Coach Blake Anderson has brought national attention to the university’s football program.

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Is the pig skin really the cash cow?
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 5:10 pm

When it comes to salaries, the Red wolves remains low on the spectrum of national college atheltic teams, where football comes with a hefty price tag

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Distinguishing truths and rumors surrounding A-State Student Activity Center
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 6:05 pm

The university opened its Student Activity Center in fall 2015, and ever since then it has been in the center of some debate.

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
Campus Crime starting on April 3
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 4:17 pm

Campus Crime is a weekly report compiled from University Police logs made publicly available in accordance with the Clery Act.

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Saturday 04/09/2016
A-State museum awarded $39K planning grant
Updated: April 09, 2016 - 11:14 am

The ASU Museum announced Tuesday the designation of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the amount of $39,983.

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A-State announces plans for Governor’s $100K donation to Johnny Cash project
Updated: April 09, 2016 - 11:00 am

A-State has announced what they plan to do with Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s donation toward Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home, a designated Arkansas State University Heritage Site.

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Wednesday 04/06/2016
Campus Crime starting on March 28
Posted: April 06, 2016

Campus Crime is a weekly report compiled from University Police logs made publicly available in accordance with the Clery Act.

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Monday 04/04/2016
Final dean applicant interviewed, selection process underway
Posted: April 04, 2016

The search committee tasked with selecting the founding dean of the yet-unnamed conglomerate college at A-State entered the final stage of the selection process Tuesday.

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Sunday 04/03/2016
Assistant athletics director cited for public intoxication
Posted: April 03, 2016

An A-State employee was cited for public intoxication during Spring Break.

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Friday 04/01/2016
Hotel, convention center plans move forward with grant from Delta Regional Authority
Updated: April 01, 2016 - 5:44 pm

The hotel and convention center project recently proposed by Arkansas State University and O’Reilly Embassy Suites has announced definite plans to move forward with construction on university property.

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Thursday 03/31/2016
SGA wants $14,000+ red wolf statue on University Loop
Updated: March 31, 2016 - 9:21 am

In its first session post-election session, A-State SGA began ushering in a new era of government officials. Incumbent officials expressed their gratitude to the senate for their work over the previous year before conducting a brief session, during which the organization motioned to begin constructing a red wolf statue on University Loop.

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Agreements set to expedite med school application process
Updated: March 31, 2016 - 9:11 am

A-State students interested in the medical field will soon have a broader field of options. The university finalized two agreements with the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) that will allow A-State students an earlier chance for acceptance as medical students.

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Campus Crime starting on March 18
Updated: March 31, 2016 - 8:58 am

Campus Crime is a weekly report compiled from University Police logs made publicly available in accordance with the Clery Act.

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Thursday 03/17/2016
Dean search underway, two remaining applicants to be interviewed
Updated: March 17, 2016 - 12:51 am

The candidate pool for founding dean of the yet-unnamed conglomerate college at A-State has narrowed. After forming a search committee in February to screen applicants for the position, three finalists have been selected, the first of which visited the university Monday to answer questions from students and faculty as part of the interview process.

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Aldridge, Grant announced as 2016-2017 SGA President, VP
Updated: March 17, 2016 - 12:22 am

Several weeks of campaigning, speaking and a social media blitz came to an end Friday for the 2016 Student Government Association presidential election.

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Wednesday 03/16/2016
Up ‘til Dawn tops previous year, raises over $50k for charity
Updated: March 16, 2016 - 8:20 pm

Students from all walks of life united to ‘stay up for good’ Friday to benefit the patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A-State’s chapter of the Up ‘til Dawn charity organization was able raise $50,011.

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Campus Crime starting on March 6
Updated: March 16, 2016 - 7:24 pm

Campus Crime is a weekly report compiled from University Police logs made publicly available in accordance with the Clery Act.

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Wednesday 03/09/2016
Jonesboro City Council approves property code special election code
Posted: March 09, 2016

The Jonesboro City Council approved an ordinance calling for an election regarding the city’s newly approved property maintenance code at a special council meeting Feb. 26.

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The Great A-State Debate: SGA presidential candidates make their cases for the upcoming election
Updated: March 11, 2016 - 9:43 am

The Student Government Association drew a crowd at Arkansas State University as they held their presidential debate Monday. About 50 spectators attended the debate, during which candidates presented their personal goals if elected.

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Hotel, convention center plans stalled
Updated: March 09, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Jonesboro A&P declines to fund O'Reilly campus convention center project

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Campus Crime starting on March 3
Updated: March 09, 2016 - 12:09 pm

Campus Crime is a weekly report compiled from University Police logs made publicly available in accordance with the Clery Act.

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Saturday 03/05/2016
New art showcase honors Women’s History Month
Posted: March 05, 2016

“Empower Her,” a series during the month of March to feature female artists at Arkansas State University during Women’s History Month.

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Uber takes a wrong turn
Updated: March 05, 2016 - 10:37 pm

Uber driver, Jason Dalton, admitted to a mass shooting that left six people dead and two wounded in Kalamazoo, MI. Feb 20. The Uber employee continued to pick up passengers, while shooting eight people at three different locations in the area.

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The Peanut Paradox: A-State researchers shed new light on unique nutrition anomaly
Updated: March 05, 2016 - 10:31 pm

Few outside of the medical field and red wine enthusiasts are familiar with the “French Paradox.” However, a group of Arkansas State STEM students are bringing the phenomenon to light in a new research project.

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Thursday 03/03/2016
Dr. Steve Perry remarks on diversity, education in keynote address
Updated: March 03, 2016 - 11:43 am

All eyes were on Dr. Steve Perry in Centennial Hall Monday as he encouraged attendees, including members of the A-State Sun Belt Championship football team, to be champions.

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Wednesday 03/02/2016
No new updates on ASU-Queretaro, construction slated to wrap in 2017
Updated: March 02, 2016 - 7:45 pm

At a Glance: Where is ASUCQ?

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Campus Crime starting on Feb. 20
Updated: March 02, 2016 - 3:35 pm

Campus Crime is a weekly report compiled from University Police logs made publicly available in accordance with the Clery Act.

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Saturday 02/27/2016
Air force musicians perform for A-State audience
Posted: February 27, 2016

Jazz music made its way to A-State Feb. 19 with an ensemble performed by the United States Air Force Band (USAF) of Mid-America.

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Dress for success: Clothing closet provides resources for young professionals
Updated: February 27, 2016 - 5:15 pm

The Career Closet at Arkansas State University enables students at the College of Business to dress professionally and affordable for formal and professional occasions at Arkansas State University.

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Friday 02/26/2016
Board of Trustees approves construction of campus housing, convention center projects
Updated: March 09, 2016 - 5:08 pm

A-State announced plans to move forward with construction of several on-campus developments during Friday’s ASU System Board of Trustees meeting. The developments include a new hotel, restaurant and convention center, as well as a lease agreement to build two new student housing facilities.

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Thursday 02/25/2016
A-State prioritizes veteran needs
Updated: February 25, 2016 - 4:21 pm

As far as benefits for veterans, Arkansas State University has much to offer. For veterans wishing to attend a university, there are various resources to help make the college experience comfortable for veterans, active-duty or disabled soldiers.

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Campus Crime starting on Feb. 13
Updated: February 25, 2016 - 4:01 pm

Campus Crime is a weekly report compiled from University Police logs made publicly available in accordance with the Clery Act.

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Wednesday 02/24/2016
Halberstam keynotes inaugural conference
Updated: February 24, 2016 - 11:24 pm

Marginalization, liminality, and queerness within rural spaces were the discussion points at the inaugural Rural Freaks Conference, held Feb. 18-20 on the A-State campus.

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Jonesboro City Council to discuss controversial property code
Updated: February 24, 2016 - 11:08 pm

A group of Jonesboro citizens recently obtained enough signatures to allow registered voters to cast a ballot on the much talked about property maintenance code.

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Saturday 02/20/2016
Reng Student Union ranks 47th nationally
Posted: February 20, 2016

The Arkansas State University Reng Student Union has once again gained national recognition. The union ranked 47 among 51 schools as most phenomenal student unions in the nation.

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Thursday 02/18/2016
Agribusiness conference puts focus on sustainable resources
Updated: February 18, 2016 - 4:10 pm

Sustainable clean water sources dominated the discussion at A-State’s 22nd Annual Agribusiness Conference. Presented by the College of Agriculture and Technology, the Feb. 10 event featured a variety of speakers informing area residents on the trends and issues involving agriculture in Arkansas.

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