Posts Tagged ‘colleges and universities’

DSU chooses Barnes & Noble for bookstore operator

CLEVELAND — Barnes and Noble College Booksellers will be the new operator of the Delta State University campus bookstore. Delta State University president Dr. John M. Hilpert said, “Barnes & Noble brings brand excellence, a history of technology innovation, and a commitment to customer service to Delta State.” Barnes & Noble will take over the […] [...]

UMMC, HMA mulling possible affiliation

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Health Management Associates Inc., which owns 10 hospitals in Mississippi, are exploring a possible affiliation to expand health professions education in the state, enhance the delivery and quality of medical services and prepare both organizations for a changing national health-care landscape in the years ahead. […] [...]

Jurors will not hear ex-Virginia College students’ case

JACKSON — A judge has ruled that 14 former nursing students at for-profit Virginia College in Jackson will not get their lawsuit against the school heard by a jury. Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill ruled that the grievance falls under an enrollment agreement and must be settled by a third party. Attorneys for the […] [...]

Millsaps College makes national ranking

JACKSON — The Princeton Review has selected Millsaps College as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education. The education services company features Millsaps in the 2011 edition of its annual college guide “The Best 373 Colleges.” Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are in the book. […] [...]

MUW offering free tuition to EMCC students

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women (MUW) has begun offering free tuition to Lowndes County students who’ve completed their associate’s degrees at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) with at least 2.5 grade point average. Bucky Wesley, vice president of student services for MUW, says students must have exhausted all other scholarship and grant possibilities before […] [...]

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, board somber as universities face budget shortfalls

JACKSON — Dr. Hank Bounds paced back and forth in an empty State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Board Room. The usually upbeat commissioner of higher education sighed, looked over his notes, and paced some more. Bounds was waiting on a meeting of the IHL’s Board of Trustees to finalize tuition hikes as the state’s […] [...]

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