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Mississippi State makes NSF ranking of research universities

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University continues to rank among the nation’s top research universities, according to a new survey by the National Science Foundation. The recently released NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2012 places the university at 92nd overall among public and private institutions, based on $233.2 million in total […] [...]

MSU tech leaders making changes in wake of ‘Heartbleed’

STARKVILLE — Technology professionals at Mississippi State University are addressing the worldwide computer security vulnerability called “Heartbleed” by patching affected servers and advising Internet users on campus to change passwords, among other steps. MSU security and compliance officer Tom Ritter said the bug is being actively used against websites throughout the Internet, allowing attackers to […] [...]

Assessment of rural hospitals warns of fiscal trials and tribulations ahead

by Ted Carter Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi

Many of Mississippi’s rural public hospitals owe their existence to the Hill-Burton Act, a post-World War 11 initiative that provided grants and loans to build the hospitals. Today, their futures are increasingly tied to the resourcefulness of public officials and medical managers. Can they adjust to changes in delivery of services, reimbursements for services and […] [...]

Board cuts charter school applications to three

JACKSON — The number of applicants to open Mississippi’s first charter school has been narrowed to three. The state’s Charter School Authorizer Board voted today to declare three applications eligible and complete to move forward. They are Reimagine Prep, which would operate grades 5-8 in Jackson; Phoenix Early College Charter School, which would operate grades […] [...]

MSU researchers develop timber-management software

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University scientists have created a new software program to help foresters and landowners manage hardwood timber. Emily Schultz and Tom Matney, forestry professors in the MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center, developed the software and user’s guide based on 33 years of research. The free software provides expected yields and future […] [...]

New high school aiming for LEED certification at Silver level

OXFORD — The new Oxford High School is on the road to become the first LEED Silver-certified high school in Mississippi. Oxford school superintendent Brian Harvey said, “The 220,000-square-foot educational facility’s energy-efficient and cutting-edge technologies will aid in continuing to produce academically successful students while also providing the perfect learning environment for our students. With […] [...]

Students compete in bridge-building competition

JACKSON — Yesterday, middle and high school students from around the state competed in the Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Bridge Building Competition at the Hilton Garden Inn (King Edward Hotel) in Jackson. The TRAC program introduces students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the field of engineering and teaches students how to […] [...]

Mississippi State’s capital campaign exceeds $400M

STARKVILLE — Fundraising for Mississippi State University’s most recent capital campaign has reached $408.6 million at the close of March. The $600-million fundraising effort was launched six months ago as “Infinite Impact: The Mississippi State University Campaign.” MSU president Mark Keenum says $106.5 million has been raised for scholarships, resulting in 269 new endowed scholarships […] [...]

Lawmakers go home after hammering out budget

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers ended their 2014 session last night after passing the final parts of a state budget for the year that begins July 1. During the three-month session, they passed a bill designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive. They funded a training school for a new group […] [...]

Court has questions about school desegregation plan

CLEVELAND — A federal appeals court has asked a Mississippi judge to explain how a freedom of choice plan will desegregate the Cleveland school system. The government had argued last month before a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans that U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson in Oxford erred in ordering the […] [...]

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