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ASU plans master's in athletic training

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4th execution caps state's series

GRADY -- Arkansas executed Kenneth Williams on Thursday, ending an eight-day stretch in which the state administered lethal drugs to four convicted murderers in its fastest pace of executions in nearly 57 years.

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ASU search pares list to 3 finalists for top job

Jonesboro campus visits start next week

Arkansas State University System President Chuck Welch named three finalists on Thursday vying to be the next leader of the system's Jonesboro campus.

UAMS makes Dornhoffer otolaryngology chief

The new leader of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Department of Otolaryngology will be the only department chairman of that discipline in the nation with a cochlear implant, the academic medical center said.

ASU chancellor search gears up

List complete with 49 names, committee set to start paring

The applicant list for Arkansas State University's chancellor position now has nearly 50 names, including an internal candidate and another two currently in Arkansas.

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Arkansas carries out 1 execution; at 11:56 p.m., drugs end Lee’s life

Arkansas killed a prisoner Thursday night for the first time in more than 11 years after the state high court spared another death-row inmate's life.

ASU chancellor position draws 37 applicants

School’s business dean among 13 new candidates for university’s top job

The pool for the next chancellor of Arkansas State University got 13 people deeper, drawing former university leaders and the school's own business dean.

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State judge halts executions

He stops 6; justices grant stay for the 7th

A Pulaski County circuit judge on Friday halted six scheduled executions -- the first of which was scheduled for Monday -- by ordering the state's Department of Correction not to use the second drug in the three-drug cocktail.

UALR selects 4 finalists for provost

Campus visits scheduled for candidates after list whittled down from 27 applicants

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock chose four finalists Friday for its executive vice chancellor and provost, all of whom will visit the campus within the next two weeks.

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Ex-Little Rock officer liable in teen's shooting death, ordered to pay $415,000 to family

When the verdict came in Thursday in her favor, the mother of a teenage burglary suspect who was fatally shot by a former Little Rock police officer in 2012 cried so hard that she shook.

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