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December 2, 2003


Tennessee State University will receive $500,000 from the federal government to help build a life science building. The money is included in the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill that Congress approved Tuesday, Nov. 18. The building will feature two amphitheatre-style lecture halls, five classrooms, 10 laboratory classrooms and 15 research labs. (The Tennessean, 11/20/03)
December 2, 2003


Tennessee State University will receive $500,000 from the federal government to help build a life science building. The money is included in the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill that Congress approved Tuesday, Nov. 18. The building will feature two amphitheatre-style lecture halls, five classrooms, 10 laboratory classrooms and 15 research labs. (The Tennessean, 11/20/03)

A judge dismissed Western Kentucky University as a defendant in the wrongful death lawsuit of a freshman who was raped, stabbed and set on fire in her dorm room. The university filed for the motion to be dismissed, claiming government immunity. Attorney Ben Crocker, who represents the student's family, argues that operating dorms is a private, not government, function. He plans to appeal the ruling. (The Tennessean, 11/28/03)

In an effort to keep its best and brightest in state, the North Carolina state legislature has authorized an initiative making the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics the first specialized high school in the country to offer free tuition to graduates who enroll at public universities in the state. (The Tennessean, 12/1/03)