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Houston High School solar car race team featured in IMAX film

The Houston High School Solar Car Race Team from Houston, Miss., traveled to Washington, D.C., recently for the premier of the IMAX film Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The team and its solar car Sundancer, a 16-foot-long vehicle engineered by the students, are featured in the film. Additionally, Sundancer was displayed at the Smithsonian Institute, showcasing the team’s innovation and accomplishments to the world. ...

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Many students to receive less financial aid

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal The Mississippi Legislature, having to slash budgets to deal with sluggish revenue collections, has cut the amount of financial aid about 3,400 students will receive for the upcoming academic year. Late in the just-completed 2017 legislative session, language was placed in the student financial aid funding bill to prohibit students from being awarded more ...

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MSU professors empower African-American women to succeed in higher education

By BECKY GILLETTE Tenure at universities is often highly political. White males still receive promotions and tenure more than any other group. Four Mississippi State University faculty members received a $57,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help create programs to even the odds. That included a conference last month in Atlanta, “Preparing Black Female Faculty for Prominence, Power ...

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Journalist Wilson ‘Bill’ Minor dies; covered civil rights

Wilson F. “Bill” Minor, a journalist who chronicled Mississippi through almost 70 years of change including its turbulent struggle over civil rights, died Tuesday at his home in Jackson. He was 94. Deborah Ashcraft of Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson confirmed Minor’s death. Minor was a native of Hammond, Louisiana, and graduated from Tulane University in 1943. He served on ...

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Bagley School launches biomedical degree program

Special to the MBJ The Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University in Starkville has expanded its undergraduate degree offerings to include a new opportunity in biomedical engineering. The approval made by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees will allow Mississippi State students to formally enroll as biomedical engineering majors during the 2017 fall semester. With ...

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MSU summit looks to the future of manufacturing

Mississippi State University’s 7th Annual Manufacturing Summit showcased ways teamwork can help keep Mississippi and the U.S. competitive in the manufacturing industry in the 21st century. Wednesday’s [March 22] summit on “The Future of American Manufacturing” brought together leaders in industry and economic development at MSU’s Franklin Center for Furniture Manufacturing and Management. The event was hosted by MSU’s Franklin ...

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Jon Meacham to give commencement address at Ole Miss

School officials say Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham will give the spring commencement address at the University of Mississippi. The university said in a statement that Meacham will speak to graduates and their families at 9 a.m. on May 13 in the Grove on the Oxford campus. Meacham is a former editor of Newsweek and a contributor ...

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Mississippi College Board seeks more financial oversight

Mississippi’s College Board wants to increase oversight over the finances of the state’s eight public universities. The board voted Thursday to spell out expectations for university finances, after Jackson State University ran into financial trouble because of overspending. The College Board ultimately pressured JSU president Carolyn Meyers into resigning in October, and the university is now looking at budget cuts ...

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JSU program swap raises for skill training

Middle management public and non-profit organization employees who want to improve their skills and opportunities for advancement might normally find it difficult to find continuing education that will zero in on the issues and challenges they face on a daily basis. That is why Jackson State University’s Institute of Government’s (IOG) Public Management and Leadership (PML) Certificate Program has been ...

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William Carey making huge comeback from devastation of tornado

When William Carey University President Tommy King first saw the devastation of the campus after the EF3 tornado Jan. 22, his thought was: “We will never be able to save this campus.” “The campus was just in total disarray,” King said. “All but two buildings had damage of varying degrees. » READ THE COMPLETE STORY ON Hattiesburg Business Today

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