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Else School of Management among the best

The Else School of Management at Millsaps College is included in Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of The Best 295 Business Schools. The schools are not ranked. Princeton Review editors describe the Else School as distinguished by an intimate environment in which “faculty and staff always take a personal interest in helping students reach their goals.” The Princeton Review asked students ...

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USM online recognized

The online education program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized as the best among Mississippi colleges and universities in a 2015-16 ranking by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online). Of the seven Mississippi schools that offer online courses and programs, Southern Miss ranked No. 1 based upon factors such as academic quality, student services and graduate success. According to a ...

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USM adds 5 to Hall of Fame

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism recently inducted five into its Hall of Fame. The MCJ Hall of Fame honorees include: Alice Tisdale, publisher of the Jackson Advocate Kurt Brautigam, manager of member services, Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association Ronnie Agnew, executive director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting William E. “Bud” Kirkpatrick, former director of public ...

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Mississippi proficiency levels dip, as expected, on new test

JACKSON — Nearly half of Mississippi high school students met or exceeded expectations in English last year, while about 27 percent did so in algebra I, according to test results released Thursday. Those are the first findings from Mississippi’s only administration of a multi-state test meant to measure achievement under new academic standards. The results are a big drop from ...

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Walton Family Foundation gives $50M to Teach for America

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The Walton Family Foundation says it will donate $50 million over three years to Teach for America to support 4,000 new teachers nationwide. Teach for America, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, recruits college graduates to teach for two years in schools in high-poverty areas. The foundation, which was created by Wal-Mart’s founders, says the grant will ...

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SCORE back in business in Jackson

  By Ted Carter SCORE, formerly the Service Corps of Retired Executives, has returned to mentoring small business owners and entrepreneurs in metro Jackson after a 12-year absence. SCORE of Metro Jackson will operate from an office at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, 201 South President St., in Jackson.  The new chapter held its installation Tuesday morning at the Chamber ...

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Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi quietly removed the state flag with its Confederate battle emblem from its place of honor on campus Monday morning after students and faculty called it a divisive symbol that undermines efforts to promote diversity, tolerance and respect. Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks waited until after the brief ceremony was over to announce that he had ordered ...

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ALAN TURNER — Paola recognized for her love of people, geography

Carol Paola is one of those people who radiate enthusiasm, and it doesn’t take long to figure out that she truly loves teaching.  She must, since she’s entering her 49th year in the teaching profession. This past week, in an event hosted by the Mississippi Geographic Alliance, Carol was the recipient of the Jess McKee Award, which emphasizes the quality ...

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Ole Miss chancellor candidate points to planning as strength

OXFORD — Jeffrey Vitter, named as trustees’ top pick to become the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi, says the problem solving of computer science informs his approach as a university administrator. As provost at the University of Kansas, Vitter says his top achievement is a strategic plan that brought a core curriculum to the university and advanced scientific ...

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(UPDATED) Jeff Vitter the preferred candidate for chancellor at Ole Miss

Mississippi’s College Board named University of Kansas provost Jeffrey Vitter as its top choice to lead the University of Mississippi, six months after the ouster of the previous chancellor provoked protests on campus and objections from notable alumni. Vitter, the 59-year-old brother of Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, is scheduled to come to campus Oct. 29 to meet ...

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