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Senate Dems relent, vote to end shutdown; House to follow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” and other contentious issues. The vote set the stage for ...

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APSU School of Nursing seeking comments for accreditation

According to an email sent by Provost Rex Gandy, the APSU School of Nursing is seeking comments from the public for accreditation site visits from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or (CCNE). CCNE will visit APSU March 19-21 and requires that all institutions provide an opportunity to students, faculty ...

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Tennessee, Airbnb to reach agreement on collecting and paying sales tax

Airbnb will now be able to collect and pay sales tax on behalf of its renters in Tennessee. The Tennessean reports Airbnb announced an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Revenue on Wednesday that will allow the company to automatically deliver sales tax revenue to the state. Starting March 1, ...

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Dean of College of Arts and Letters Dixie Webb to step down

According to TheGovSays, Dixie Webb has resigned as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Professor Barry Jones, chair of the APSU Department of Art + Design, has agreed to serve as interim dean and Tony Morris, associate professor of art history, will serve as interim chair of the ...

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16 new laws to take effect in Tennessee Jan. 1

According to (WATE), there are 16 new laws to take effect in Tennessee on Jan. 1. Some new laws are extremely technical, like Senate Bill 0128, which addresses the electrical safety code governing electrical supply stations and lines. Additionally, some could have a direct impact on day-to-day life. These laws ...

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APSU Distance Education looking at other learning platforms

Mahalia Smith | Senior Staff Writer APSU is considering changing the online class system from Desire 2 Learn, or D2L. Proposed systems include Blackboard and Canvas. Each service, including D2L, will have open demonstrations in the MUC Ballrooms later this month. While current students are familiar with the system, APSU ...

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