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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016, file photo, Savvy Shields, a University of Arkansas art major, dances at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. Shields won the competition and served as Miss America FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016, file photo, Savvy Shields, a University of Arkansas art major, dances at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. Shields won the competition and served as Miss America until September 2017. After an Arkansas politician criticized a billboard promoting the University of Arkansas' dance program and said schools should promote other skills, Shields said the state needs entertainers and engineers.
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, Miss America Savvy Shields, a University of Arkansas art major, speaks during an interview in Los Angeles. After an Arkansas politician criticized a billboard FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, Miss America Savvy Shields, a University of Arkansas art major, speaks during an interview in Los Angeles. After an Arkansas politician criticized a billboard promoting the University's dance program and said schools should promote other skills, Shields said the state needs entertainers and engineers.
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, Arkansas state Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, presents a bill at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Hester on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, criticized the University of FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, Arkansas state Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, presents a bill at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Hester on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, criticized the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for using a billboard to promote a dance program, suggesting that the school’s priorities are out of line with the Legislature’s and demonstrating that it does not need increased funding.
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