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New day, new week, new era to begin at ASU

March 14, 2014

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For one of Mississippi public university, Monday will not just be the start of a new week, but also a new era when Alfred Rankins Jr. takes over as the next president of Alcorn State University. A formal investiture is expected to be held later. The state College Board chose Rankins in February following an […]

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College Board confirms LaForge as Delta State president

February 28, 2013

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William “Bill” LaForge is the new president of Delta State University. The College Board voted unanimously Thursday in a meeting in Cleveland to appoint LaForge as Delta State’s eighth president. The vote comes after LaForge met with campus groups. LaForge is a 62-year-old Washington, D.C., lobbyist and former president of DSU’s alumni association. He is […]

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The college student debt bubble

November 20, 2011

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Many students believe some majors (or degree programs) aren’t worth the debt Etta Spencer learned the hard way that all college degrees aren’t created equal. The Madison resident borrowed $28,000 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2003. It took her two years to find a job, and […]

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*update* MVSU votes to oust its president

November 7, 2011

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The Mississippi Valley State University faculty senate has voted “no confidence” in its president Dr. Donna Oliver. The group drafted a letter dated Nov. 2 informing Oliver and the state College Board of its vote due to the followed alleged issues: “ (1) The continued decline in enrollment (2) No Faculty pay raise in the […]

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Universities fail to spend millions in Ayers money

September 11, 2011

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Miss. universities fail to spend millions from Ayers settlement; funds set to decrease next year Public record shows Mississippi’s three historically black universities in recent years have failed to spend all the funds awarded to them through the Ayers desegregation settlement. The College Board said its intent is that unused funds will carry over for […]

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