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Jon Krakauer
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Montana Supreme Court To Hear Krakauer v Montana University System Arguments At MSU On Wednesday

The Montana Supreme Court continues its road trip across the state on Wednesday, as the high court will hear oral arguments in the case brought by author Jon Krakauer to force the University of Montana to disclose the records of a student charged with sexual assault.

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Royce Engstrom
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Montana Board of Regents – We Stand Behind UM President Royce Engstrom – Enrollment Not The Sole Issue

The Montana Board of Regents wrapped up a meeting this week in Dillon, and, according to Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education, Kevin McRae, they unanimously commended University of Montana President Royce Engstrom for his efforts to bring expenses in line with enrollment...

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Royce Talk
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Board of Regents Approves Raises for Faculty – Staff Despite Falling Enrollment [YouTube]

The Montana Board of Regents held a regularly scheduled meeting in Helena on Tuesday and approved all items on their agenda, including raises for faculty and staff at schools struggling with enrollment issues.

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University System Funding Tied to State Employee Pay Plan in Legislature [YouTube]

Whether or not tuition will remain frozen for university students in Montana depends on passage of a pay plan agreement with state employees.

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UM Welcomes Eloise Cobell Land and Culture Institute to Native American Center [YouTube]

The University of Montana officially opened the Eloise Cobell Land and Culture Institute on Friday afternoon. The institute is located within the Payne Family Native American Center, just off the UM oval. 

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Clayton Christian - Mso College
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District Judge Orders Commissioner of Higher Education to Release Redacted Records Sought by Author [AUdio]

A judge has ordered the State Commissioner of Higher Education, Clayton Christian, to release any records relating to a University of Montana student accused of sexual assault in 2012, to author Jon Krakauer. 

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Funds for Missoula College on Hold.
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UPDATE – Funds for Missoula College on Hold for Now in Montana Legislature – Student Leader Promotes South Campus Location [AUDIO]

On Wednesday, The Montana Senate Finance and Claims Committee to table a $180 million dollar state plan to fund building projects on state campuses, including monies for the Montana College project in Missoula.

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Education Commissioner on Sexual Assault Investigation [AUDIO]

Commissioner of Higher Education comments on sexual assault investigations by Department of Justice.

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