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UM incoming freshmen set record on entrance exam

OXFORD — Incoming freshmen at the University of Mississippi have set a new record on the ACT college entrance exam. The average ACT scores (which include converted SAT scores) for incoming freshmen at Ole Miss for the fall 2012 semester hit 23.9, a record high for the university, school officials report. This figure is 0.4 […] [...]

Tougaloo College buying Jackson television station

JACKSON — Tougaloo College has agreed to acquire television station WUFX-TV, Channel 35, in Jackson.  WUFX is the MyNetworkTV affiliate for the Jackson market and can be seen on Cable One channel 9 and Comcast channel 11. Terms were not disclosed. “This is a remarkable opportunity for the college to further its academic mission as […] [...]

Former students file lawsuit against Virginia College

JACKSON — A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of seven women accuses Virginia College’s Jackson branch of fraud, breach of contract and negligence in its medical assistants program. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Jackson. It claims the privately operated, for-profit school didn’t prepare students for the job market and […] [...]

MSU playing beat-the-clock with construction projects

STARKVILLE — With students set to begin fall classes in three weeks, Mississippi State University — with the help of five separate contractors — is working to get as much finished as possible before their return. Officials tell the Commercial Dispatch everything is on schedule. That includes Oak and Magnolia residence halls, which are still […] [...]

Advocates push for more reforms to foreign student visa program

JACKSON — The State Department should add housekeepers to a list of prohibited jobs for foreign college students who spend their summers in the United States as part of cultural exchange program that has left participants vulnerable to exploitation, an advocacy group said yesterday. The State Department announced major changes to the J-1 Summer Work […] [...]

Schools to dip into reserves; won’t request tax increase

HATTIESBURG — The Forrest County School District will not request a millage increase for 2012-13, but will instead use money from its reserve fund to pay for extra expenses in its budget. The Hattiesburg American reports the school district’s budget for the upcoming school year is $24.9 million, up from last year’s budget of $23.9 […] [...]

Justice asks for time to review schools’ desegregation request

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a judge for more time to respond to the Cleveland School District’s plan to desegregate two local schools. The school district is not opposing the request. The school district filed a proposal in May with the federal court to desegregate the East Side High School and […] [...]

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