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Voters in Lowndes County reject bond issue for school projects

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County voters have failed to pass a $47 million bond issue. Complete but unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show more than 51 percent of those voting supported the bond issue. However, the bond needed 60 percent of votes cast to pass. The district planned to build a new $20 million New Hope […] [...]

Southern Miss to celebrate recovery from 2013 tornado

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate significant post-tornado recovery achievements with a special ceremony set for 10 a.m., Sept. 5 on the Hattiesburg campus. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will feature a grand reopening of the Ogletree House, the home of the University’s Alumni Association that suffered extensive […] [...]

Tragedy for Jackson Prep: Football player Walker Wilbanks dies

by Published: August 25,2014

Tags: Jackson Preparatory School

Jackson Preparatory School football player Walker Wilbanks died Monday after coming off the field and  complaining of illness during the school’s home opener Friday night against Oxford. The official cause of death was listed as cerebral adema secondary to exercise associated hyponatremia. Joe Pressler, the high school junior’s lead physician at University of Mississippi Medical Center, said […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — Mississippi needs one university

by Published: August 25,2014

Tags: Business, David Dallas, education, IHL, leadership, Mississippi

Football season is here and what better time to consider consolidating our public universities in Mississippi as we strive for that coveted spot in the BCS national championship. After all, what is the value of higher education if alums can only brag about Rhodes Scholars. While school consolidation in many ways has proven detrimental to […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD — Recurrent national searches suggest management problems

Organizations that regularly announce “national searches” to replace CEOs tend to have internal management problems. High performing organizations tend to promote from within.   Consider our universities. The IHL Board has long been the king of national searches, with mixed results.  Community colleges, on the other hand, are noted for promotion from within, with generally […] [...]

Fitch wants new financial literacy program for students

TUPELO — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch says she wants to help Mississippi young people become more comfortable with handling their finances. Fitch is pushing a computerized financial literacy program in schools across Mississippi called Treasurer’s Education About Money. “We’re doing this to get them a critical life skill they so need. It’s important that they […] [...]

Jackson State to rent apartments for up to $1.9M

JACKSON — Jackson State University will lease 444-bed apartment complex next to its campus, with hopes of buying it later to accommodate increasing enrollment. The College Board approved plans for JSU to lease the Palisades apartments, spending as much as $1.9 million. Because some apartments are leased, only 290 beds would be available immediately. JSU […] [...]

Will lawmakers approve less borrowing for public universities?

JACKSON — The price of predictability for Mississippi’s public universities is likely to be less money to spend on capital projects in the state’s 2016 budget year. The College Board yesterday approved $710 million in bonding requests, as agencies make requests of the Legislature in advance of next year’s sessions. Lawmakers are likely to borrow […] [...]

C Spire, UM installing Wi-Fi network at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

OXFORD and RIDGELAND — With the 2014 college football season just around the corner, Ole Miss fans will soon be flocking to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with smartphones and other connected devices in hand to capture and share the experience with friends and family. To meet the growing demand by tech-savvy fans for Internet access on their […] [...]

Teacher exam fraud case ends; four agree to stop teaching

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four people caught in a teacher certification test fraud scandal have agreed to stop teaching, ending the federal case involving a long-running scam that affected students in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, prosecutors said yesterday. Janett Dixon, of Northport, Alabama; Corey Holmes, of Metcalfe; Charles Ray Lee, of Magee; and Nia Kimble-Harris of […] [...]

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