Tag Archives: Mississippi Business Journal

(VIDEO) Maria Bezaitis: The surprising need for strangeness

May 14, 2013

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In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness — people and ideas that don’t fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we […]

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Nuclear power plant in Mississippi emits smoke from transformer

May 13, 2013

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PORT GIBSON — Officials say a transformer at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant near Port Gibson emitted smoke on Sunday but the reactor was not in danger. Entergy Nuclear spokesman Mike Bowling says the incident was reported shortly before 5:45 p.m. It was resolved about 90 minutes later. No injuries were reported. Grand Gulf […]

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(VIDEO) Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

May 9, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Angela Lee Duckworth talks about leaving her high-flying job in consulting to take a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as […]

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(VIDEO) New Delta State president Bill LaForge has prolific agenda

May 7, 2013

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New Delta State president Bill LaForge says his first three weeks on the job at the Cleveland school have been like “drinking out of a fire hose.” The Cleveland native and DSU graduate has taken part in student forums, faculty forums as well as meeting with the Institutions of Higher Learning in Jackson. “It has […]

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(VIDEO) Wingham Rowan: A new kind of job market

May 7, 2013

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Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it’s difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Wingham Rowan is working on that. He explains how the same technology that powers modern financial markets can help employers book workers for slivers of time. In this Ted Talk, Wingham […]

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Neel-Schaffer ranks 197 on ENR Top 500 design firms

May 6, 2013

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Neel-Schaffer, Inc, a consulting engineering and planning company, earned the ranking of 197 in the 2013 Top 500 Design Firms in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR). “As we celebrate our 30th year of operation, our employees’ commitment to client service continues to be the driving force of the ranking of Neel-Schaffer,” Hibbett Neel, President, […]

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(VIDEO) Timothy Bartik: The economic case for preschool

May 6, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Timothy Bartik makes the macro-economic case for preschool education — and explains why you should be happy to invest in it, even if you don’t have kids that age (or kids at all). The economic benefits of well-educated kids, it turns out, go well beyond the altruistic. The author of “Investing […]

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Mississippi ranked 5th-best state for retirement

May 6, 2013

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Mississippi is the 5th-best state for retirement, according to new research that Bankrate.com released today. The analysis included cost of living, taxes, healthcare, crime and climate. According to the website, Mississippi is a great place to retire … The Magnolia State is not just one of the warmest in the U.S., it also has relatively […]

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Cashmans sell The Vicksburg Post after 130 years

May 3, 2013

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According to the The Vicksburg Post website, it has been sold to another newspaper company, Boone Newspapers, ending 130 years of ownership and operation by the Cashman family of Vicksburg. The sale, which was completed Thursday, came after “a lot of study, prayer and thought,” said Louis P. “Pat” Cashman III, the great-grandson of John […]

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St. Andrew’s ranked the 18th best private school in America; only Mississippi school to make the list

May 3, 2013

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School of Ridgeland has been ranked as the 18th best private day school in America by Thebestschools.org. It is the only school in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas or Louisiana to make the list. Thebestschools.org also has a Top 50 public schools list. However, no Mississippi school made that list. Below is a […]

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