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Museum’s blues education program garners national award

CLARKSDALE — The Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education Program in Clarksdale is among 12 winners of the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. First Lady Michelle Obama will honor the winners today at the White House. One international program will also be recognized with the International Spotlight Award for a youth-based program […] [...]

NCAA looking into USM men’s basketball program

HATTIESBURG — The University Southern Mississippi is working with the NCAA to review “potential issues” related to the men’s basketball program, athletic director Bill McGillis said yesterday. The school released a statement confirming the review, but did not provide any details and said it would have no further comment. Former coach Donnie Tyndall left after […] [...]

Ole Miss Chancellor Jones diagnosed with lymphoma

JACKSON — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has begun chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lymphoma. The university announced his illness yesterday, saying the 65-year-old had undergone tests at the University of Mississippi Medical Center this week and started receiving treatment there yesterday. Chemotherapy will continue intermittently for several months. Jones usually works on the […] [...]

Indictment: Prison boss Chris Epps took bribes for contracts

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps, who resigned abruptly this week, has been charged with accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a Rankin County businessman connected to several private prison companies. Epps is accused of receiving more than $700,000 from 2008 to 2014. The 49-count federal indictment, unsealed Thursday in U.S. […] [...]

Mississippi State, VA strike historical partnership for health care services to veterans

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University and the U.S. Office of Veterans Affairs officials came together yesterday to celebrate their partnership, the first in U.S. history according to MSU, to provide specialized campus health services to veterans. “I think Sonny Montgomery would be very proud today,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum. “This university is known […] [...]

MC makes ranking of Christian colleges with lowest student debt burden

CLINTON — Christian Universities Online has published a ranking of the Christian colleges with the lowest debt burden, and Mississippi College made the list. MC, which came in eighth, was the only Christian institution of higher learning in Mississippi to be ranked. College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri, claimed the top spot on […] [...]

Rust College being honored with marker on Freedom Trail

HOLLY SPRINGS — The role of Rust College students during the Civil Rights era will be commemorated with a marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail tomorrow. The unveiling will take place at 4 p.m. on Rust Avenue, across from the main entrance to the Rust College campus. The public is encouraged to attend. The Mississippi […] [...]

William Carey breaks ground for new men’s dormitory

HATTIESBURG — William Carey University has broken ground for a new men’s residence hall. The new building will adjoin Davis Hall, a women’s residence hall completed in 2013, and will be behind Braswell Hall on the south end of the Hattiesburg campus. It will be directly across from the Fail Softball Field. The three-story building […] [...]

Ex-school superintendent wants restitution payment reviewed

GREENVILLE — A federal appeals court has been asked by a former Mississippi school superintendent to review a requirement that he make a $75,000 lump sum restitution payment in a bribery case. Former Greenville schools superintendent Harvey Franklin is serving a 76-month sentence for taking more than $270,000 in bribes to influence the school board […] [...]

Bounds, Ross make short list for next University of Nebraska president

JACKSON — The University of Nebraska’s presidential search committee has named four finalists to replace former President J.B. Milliken, and they include two men who have played prominent roles in Mississippi’s institutions of higher learning. The finalists announced today are Hank Bounds, Mississippi’s commissioner for higher education; George Ross, current president of Central Michigan University […] [...]

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