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UT Trustees Approve Honorary Degree for Librarian of Congress
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, June 22 -- The University of Tennessee issued the following news:

The UT Board of Trustees on Friday approved a proposal to award an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and first African American to hold the post.

Hayden was appointed the 14th librarian of Congress in 2016 by President Barack Obama and is responsible for the world's largest library, housing our nation's collection of more than 160 million items. She is the first professional librarian to be named librarian of Congress since 1974.

A native of Tallahassee, ... Show Full Article

Son of Unbroken Olympic Athlete and POW Announced as HLGU Booster Banquet Speaker
HANNIBAL, Missouri, June 22 -- Hannibal-LaGrange University issued the following news release:

Hannibal-LaGrange University announced Luke Zamperini as the keynote speaker for the 77th Annual Booster Banquet. The banquet will be held Friday, November 9, at 7 pm. Tickets for the banquet will be available for purchase on September 1.

Luke Zamperini is the son of Louis Zamperini, one of World War II's most well-known prisoners of war and hero of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Louis Zamperini is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's latest book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, ... Show Full Article

PennDOT Updates Atherton Street Project
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania, June 22 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release:

With construction and utility work continuing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving. ... Show Full Article

MSU Board Approves First-Ever Two-Year Budget With Tuition Rate and Pay Freezes; Clears Way for $500M Litigation Settlement; Increases Financial Aid; Addresses Tenure Changes
EAST LANSING, Michigan, June 22 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release:

Anticipating one of the largest and most diverse incoming freshman classes, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees adopted student-focused budget guidelines for the next two academic years that call for tuition freezes, tuition restraint and financial aid increases. The budget freezes tuition rates in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 for in-state freshmen, and in 2019-2020 for all undergraduate students as part of a new block tuition structure.

"The competition for new students in the future will be ... Show Full Article

Health Insurance Plans May Be Fueling Opioid Epidemic
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 22 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release:

Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Bloomberg School researchers examined major insurers' 2017 coverage policies for drugs to treat chronic lower-back pain, and concluded that these policies missed important opportunities to steer patients towards safer and more effective treatments than ... Show Full Article

Boot Camp Encourages Girls to Explore Technology
RENTON, Washington, June 22 -- Renton Technical College issued the following news:

As part of its ongoing efforts to encourage women and women of color to explore careers in technology, Renton Technical College invited 30 high school girls to a weeklong boot camp called Girls Exploring Tech!

RTC's Bachelor of Applied Science Programs and the Renton School District partnered to launch the inaugural GET! boot camp June 25-29. It will offer hands-on computer science, coding, computer networking activities and the chance to hear from successful women in tech about their career paths.

RTC Instructors ... Show Full Article

BSE Global and LIU Break Ground on Reimagined LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre
BROOKLYN, New York, June 22 -- Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus issued the following news release:

Executives from BSE Global and Long Island University were joined by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams in a groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of the LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, located at the intersection of Flatbush and Dekalb Avenues in Downtown Brooklyn.

The renovation and operation of LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre will be overseen by BSE Global, the same team behind Barclays Center and NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. H3 is the architect of ... Show Full Article