Posts Tagged ‘learning’

Bounds: MVSU president shouldn’t be affected by unsucessful job bid

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University president Donna Oliver shouldn’t be affected by her unsuccessful bid for a college presidency in another state, Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds said. “The fact of the matter is that there are openings all the time, and leaders are always being sought out, so I don’t see this […] [...]

College Board approves tuition hike at public universities

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Tuition will rise about 8.5 percent, on average, next year at Mississippi’s eight public universities. The increase was approved yesterday by the College Board, finalizing an amount that was discussed last month. In-state students taking two semesters of full-time classes will pay an average of $5,906 for the 2012-13 school year. That […] [...]

State Department changing student-exchange program after investigation

JACKSON — The State Department is making major changes to its premier student-exchange program following an investigation by The Associated Press that found widespread abuses. The agency announced new rules today for the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program, which brings more than 100,000 foreign college students to the Unites States each year. The AP […] [...]

State lawmakers pass dual enrollment legislation

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill that will allow high school dropouts and potential dropouts to enroll at community colleges, earning a high school diploma while getting worker training. The state already has a law allowing such dual enrollment. But, Gov. Phil Bryant has been pushing Senate Bill 2792, saying it will be […] [...]

Former higher ed commissioner Trash dies at 86

LAKE — E.E. “Tad” Trash, who led Mississippi’s higher education system for 19 years as it struggled with desegregation issues related to historic black colleges, died Tuesday. He was 86. Officials with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home said today funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Raymond United Methodist Church. Burial will […] [...]

Grand opening of Insight Park set for next week

OXFORD — University of Mississippi officials are set to celebrate the grand opening of Insight Park, a world-class research park, at 3 p.m. April 5 on Insight Park Avenue (formerly Hathorn Road). The research park provides a place where technology and research-based companies can work with the university’s research faculty and students to take advantage […] [...]

Ground broken for new aquarium/learning center

D’IBERVILLE — A recent groundbreaking ceremony means the $30-million Ocean Expo Aquarium & Learning Center in southern Mississippi is closer to reality. The ceremony was held at D’Iberville last Friday for the project located on the southwest corner of Interstates 10 and 110. Moby Solangi, director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, […] [...]

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