Tag Archives: Jackson State University

Lockheed Martin awards scholarships to 15 Jackson high school students for science problem-solving

April 1, 2013

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Jackson high school students took home more than $20,000 in scholarship money recently during the STEM Bowl competition at Lockheed Martin’s IT Day at Jackson State University. Five students from Provine took first place, and each won a $2,000 scholarship, while five students from Callaway took second place, winning $1,500 in scholarships. Lanier was third, […]

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MBJ: Madison mayor, Tulane wrong to bully Jackson State

January 29, 2013

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Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would never tell McDonalds it can be the only fast-food franchise in her queendom. Wendy’s and Burger King wouldn’t hear of it. Yet, it appears that is what has happened recently as she and Tulane University have asked the state College Board to rescind what they’re calling the “premature” approval […]

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JSU Dean of Business to become new president at Tennessee State

November 19, 2012

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The Tennessee Board of Regents will likely approve alumna Glenda Baskin Glover as the next president of Tennessee State University. TBR Chancellor John Morgan on Monday said in a news release he recommended Glover, who is currently the dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University, out of four finalists. The full board […]

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JSU names College of Business

October 19, 2012

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Jackson State University has named its College of Business auditorium for Winston R. Pittman Sr. and and his wife Alma, according to a university release. The Pittman family own Pittman Enterprises, a network of auto dealerships in Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia. Pittman, a native of Grenada, is a graduate of JSU and CEO of the […]

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Meredith family marks Ole Miss riot anniversary

September 4, 2012

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Jackson State University professor Judy Meredith reminded her Facebook friends Tuesday morning that September 30 marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Mississippi riots and the subsequent acceptance of the school’s first African-American student. Meredith’s husband, James Meredith was that student. James Meredith integrated the all-white university in 1962 after facing an onslaught of […]

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Grant of $70,000 awarded to JSU for federal and state information-sharing initiative

June 4, 2012

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A $70,000 grant has been awarded to Jackson State University to take part in a federal and state information-sharing initiative. The grant was presented by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The grant is being used by the university to fund a pilot program called Discover […]

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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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