Posts Tagged ‘College Board’

University merger dead issue in 2011 session

JACKSON — Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds Jr. says he expects a proposal to merger or close some universities to have no support in the 2011 legislative session. Bounds spoke Monday with the editorial board of The Clarion-Ledger. “All you’ll hear is the sound of crickets chirping when ‘merger’ is brought up,” Bounds said. Gov. […] [...]

Ross says no talk of college mergers

JACKSON — College Board president Scott Ross says the board has had no discussions about merging any of Mississippi’s public universities. Ross told lawmakers yesterday that the board assumed Gov. Haley Barbour’s proposal to merge eight universities into five was “dead on arrival” because the House Universities Committee chairman opposes it. Ross’ comments prompted murmurs […] [...]

College tenure under scrutiny

JACKSON — Is academic tenure under attack? A number of university professors across Mississippi believe so. The state College Board gave initial approval in December to policy changes that would reduce how much warning time is required to fire tenured and tenure-track professors for financial reasons. There’s even in a bill in the Legislature that […] [...]

Bounds, Ross ask for more financial aid

JACKSON — Higher education leaders are asking Mississippi lawmakers to boost funding for financial aid programs, saying hundreds of students have been denied assistance because of a lack of money. State College Board President Scott Ross and Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds appeared before the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday — a day after the […] [...]

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