Posts Tagged ‘students’

MSU president predicts record-breaking fall enrollment

by Associated Press Published: August 6,2012

Tags: construction, education, enrollment, higher education, infrastructure, learning, President, students, teaching, university

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University president Mark Keenum says the university is undergoing massive infrastructure upgrades and expects record fall enrollment. Keenum, a Corinth High School graduate, told the Daily Corinthian the university set a record enrollment last fall with 20,400 students, and expects to top the total this fall. The university has five campuses […] [...]

Capital City residents to pay more taxes to support schools

JACKSON — Jackson residents will soon pay more in taxes supporting the city’s school district. When 81 percent of voters in 2006 approved a $150 million bond issue to build more schools and improve others, it meant they were willing to have property taxes raised to pay that debt. But city leaders didn’t raise taxes […] [...]

Railroad company establishes new scholarship at USM Gulf Coast

LONG BEACH and MOSS POINT — In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Mississippi Export Railroad Company has established the Mississippi Export Railroad Gulf Coast Scholarship Endowment with a gift of $50,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation. “Moss Point, Miss., has been the home of Mississippi Export Railroad for 90 years,” said Greg Luce, […] [...]

College Board approves tuition hike at public universities

by Associated Press Published: May 8,2012

Tags: colleges, education, fees, higher education, learning, state agency, students, tuition, 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 […] [...]

Court rules schools do not have to share Chevron tax payments

by Associated Press Published: April 13,2012

Tags: county government, courts, education, energy, gas, judges, judicial, judiciary, Oil, petroleum, REFINERY, schools, students, taxes, teachers

PASCAGOULA — A 2007 state law is unconstitutional in requiring the Pascagoula School District to share some tax dollars generated from Chevron facilities with other districts, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The ruling overturned a decision by a Jackson County judge who upheld the law. The Supreme Court had heard the Pascagoula School District’s […] [...]

MSU dedicates new downtown campus; looking at graduate student housing

by MBJ Staff Published: April 5,2012

Tags: colleges, dedication, downtown, education, graduate, higher education, housing, students, universities

MERIDIAN and STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has formally dedicated its new downtown campus for Mississippi State University-Meridian, made possible through a contribution from The Riley Foundation. And, the university announced it is looking to offer housing to its graduate students on the Starkville campus. To renovate a historical landmark to house MSU-Meridian’s Division of […] [...]

Emotions flare after House committee rejects charter school bill

JACKSON — Emotions flared yesterday as a House committee rejected efforts to widen Mississippi’s provisions for charter schools, but the issue was far from dead. Gov. Phil Bryant immediately threatened a special session, and senators tried to figure out if they could tack most or all of the charter language onto another bill. House Education […] [...]

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 […] [...]

AP analysis shows schools’ reserves, impact of proposed cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Phil Bryant wants to cut funding to local public schools in grades kindergarten through 12 by 3.7 percent, an amount equal to almost $150 per student. He wants the districts to make up the reductions by tapping their reserve savings. The state’s 152 districts had more than $450 million in the […] [...]

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