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EKU president’s upcoming book to spotlight ’one of the most remarkable figures’ in history of higher ed

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson’s next book will spotlight “one of the most remarkable figures in the history of American higher education.” As president of fledgling Johns Hopkins University from 1875 to 1901, Daniel Coit Gilman “created the prototype for the modern research university.” When the University’s namesake, wealthy philanthropist Johns Hopkins, passed away...

Dr. William P. ‘Buddy’ McElwain, who served as health commissioner for three Ky. Governors, dies at 84

Dr. William P. “Buddy” McElwain, who was Kentucky’s health commissioner under three governors in the 1970s, died Tuesday, March 13. He was 84. McElwain was a graduate of Daviess County High School, Murray State University, the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University. After an internship and two-year residency, he served eight years in the U.S. Public...

‘For All Kids’ report shows Kentucky’s high school graduation rate now among highest in nation

Special to KyForward Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center issued a report earlier this year showing that the nation has made great progress in raising high school graduation rates — mostly driven by improved outcomes for low-income and minority students. On Tuesday, the center issued the results of its Kentucky-specific report — and it shows that Kentucky is among...