WZTV FOX 17 - Top Stories
"It's been quite a whirlwind this first sixty days," said Dr. Glover.
In just the first 2 months on the job Dr. Glenda Glover is setting herself apart. She gave TSU a $50,000 check and challenged alumni to match it. She's also the first president in recent years to live on campus.
"Of course the students have already come to visit me to tell me about issues and complaints but that's to be expected. When you live on campus you expect students to visit and let you know," added Dr. Glover.
Students complained about financial aid. The area is crammed and last fall 300 students went home when funding ran out. It's something Glover related to.
"Literally standing in the registration line with no money and I heard somebody call my name. They said Glenda Baskin. I said I'm Glenda Baskin. They said we have a scholarship for you," reminisced TSU's president.
This semester, only 10 students went home because of financial problems. Glover is also addressing the controversial elimination of academic programs.
"I can't say that some programs may be returning, I don't know. It will be completely faculty driven and we will look at it from a fiscal and academic standpoint," pointed out Dr. Glenda Glover.
Glover says she's focusing on shared governance and inclusion. It's part of her plan to help TSU improve its image and standing in the community.
"What counteracts bad publicity is good news. So we're telling the good news about TSU and its a fun thing to do because it's such good stories that we need to tell," concluded Dr. Glover.
Dr. Glover is traveling around the state meeting with TSU alumni chapters and business leaders. So far this year University fundraising has topped one hundred seventy thousand dollars. That's more than double the amount raised for the same period last year.
Saturday, March 9 2013, 01:26 PM CST
Ky. veteran killed in Afghanistan blast
May 17, 2013 23:53 GMT
FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky veteran who was working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan has died in an explosion in Kabul that killed at least 15 people including six Americans.
The father of 26-year-old Michael Robert Bradford of Fort Thomas said his son was smart, good in different sports and about to become a father.
Gary "Moose" Bradford, also of Fort Thomas, told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/12i0nVO ) he found about his son's death from Michael Bradford's wife, Sasha, on Thursday afternoon. He said he was in total disbelief.
The couple's first child is due in a few weeks.
Two American soldiers were killed along with four American civilian contractors with DynCorp International, based in Falls Church, Va.
Other survivors include his mother, Linda Bradford of Johnson City, Tenn.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173
Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
AP Photo FX102, FX103
Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.