City, Tulane balking at JSU opening Madison campus
by Associated Press
Published: January 29,2013
MADISON — The city of Madison and Tulane University officials want the state College Board to rescind what they’re calling the “premature” approval of Jackson State University’s plans to open a Madison campus this summer.
Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler tells The Clarion-Ledger the city wants to make sure that Jackson State will not be competing for students with Tulane, which opened a Madison branch in 2010.
On Jan. 17, the College Board approved a 10-year, $1.5-million lease for 8,600 square feet in an office building in Madison for Jackson State to hold classes. JSU president Carolyn Meyers said the university’s move to open a branch in Madison is designed to make its classes more convenient for nontraditional students who live and work in the area.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Alumni-couple donate $12.3M to Mississippi State
- IKE TROTTER: There are primary changes in Social Security for 2014
- Expert on airlines predicts Jackson-Evers will keep remaining carriers
- MAN OF STEEL: Madhu Ranade leading Severstal Columbus
- Town given Obamacare insurance break, but faces additional costs in 2015
- TRIP releases report on state's crumbling roads, bridges
- Butler Snow Advisory Services adds Jimmy Bailey
- MDA to lead delegation on mission to Europe
- C Spire launches next phase of 1-gig service rollout
- Officials hand mayor projects list totaling $57.7M