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IHL’s Hank Bounds named Nebraska president

by Published: January 12,2015

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Nebraska, NEWS

Hank Bounds, the commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, has been chosen as the University of Nebraska’s next president. The university announced the Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday to approve the 47-year-old for the job. Bounds was one of four finalists for the job to replace J.B. Milliken, who […] [...]

Proposal would designate the Bible as Mississippi state book

by Published: January 12,2015

Tags: Bible, Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, religion

Mississippi is the birthplace of William Faulkner, Richard Wright and recent U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. However, some lawmakers say they want to look beyond the secular literary world and designate the Bible as the state book. At least two bills are being filed during this state election year to make the holy book a […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Keep education funding out of the courts

The Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) that was designed to keep education funding out of court is now in court, and may stay there for years to come.   In the mid-90s, lawsuits popped up in many states over inadequate funding for schools, particularly those in impoverished areas. Mississippi was at risk because of its […] [...]

209th Civil Engineer Squadron in Gulfport being renamed

GULFPORT — Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi, will host a re-designation ceremony for the 209th Civil Engineer Squadron on Saturday in Gulfport. The unit will now be called the 209th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron. The 209th Civil Engineer Squadron began in 1969 with the activation and federal recognition of […] [...]

Miss. House leader urges defeat of education amendment

by Published: January 8,2015

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, republicans

The second-highest leader of the Mississippi House said Thursday that legislators have fulfilled their promises to improve public schools, and he urged voters to defeat an education funding proposal that will be on the ballot in November. House Speaker Pro Tempore Greg Snowden, R-Meridian, said that if people don’t like the record of the Republican-led […] [...]

Miss. school rating at bottom, but preschools get good mark

JACKSON — Mississippi again ranks last in the nation in school performance according to an influential evaluation released Thursday, but the state ranks near the top in a new measure of how many students are participating in preschool programs. Education Week’s Quality Counts report gave Mississippi a “D” overall for school performance, 51st among the […] [...]

Sanderson Farms Championship announces $1.1M gift to Children’s Heart Center

The philanthropic arm of the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship Tuesday presented $1.1 million to the five-year-old Children’s Heart Center at Batson Children’s Hospital. The contribution from the PGA Tour event’s host sponsor, the nonprofit Century Club Charities, will help the space-squeezed Children’s Heart Center reach its expansion goals of 20 to 24 additional beds, […] [...]

Ole Miss defense faces vaunted TCU offense in Peach Bowl

by Published: December 31,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Peach Bowl, sports

No. 6 TCU (11-1) vs. No. 9 OLE MISS (9-3), 11:30 a.m. CST (ESPN) Line: TCU by 3½ Payout: $3,967,500 (ACC) $2,932,500 (SEC) Series Record: Ole Miss leads 5-1 WHAT’S AT STAKE TCU will look for its fifth win against a ranked opponent, including its third against a top 10 team. The Horned Frogs want to make […] [...]

Mississippi State gears up for Ramblin’ Wreck in Orange Bowl

No. 10 Georgia Tech (10-3, 6-2 ACC) vs. No. 8 Mississippi State (10-2, 6-2 SEC), Wednesday 7 p.m. CST (ESPN) Line: Mississippi State by 7 Payout: $18 million Series Record: Georgia Tech leads 4-0 WHAT’S AT STAKE Mississippi State is looking for the first 11-win season in school history, a major rallying cry for the team […] [...]

Millsaps dean’s lessons reach beyond classroom

Dr. Kimberly G. Burke, dean of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College and professor of accounting, said she was “surprised and delighted” by being receiving the 2014 Outstanding Educator Award from the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. “This was a completely unexpected honor,” Burke said. But it came as no surprise to […] [...]

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