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Total enrollment rises at Mississippi public universities

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Enrollment at Mississippi’s eight public universities has gone up this fall by the largest percentage since 2011, driven by growth at three of the system’s four largest universities. Total enrollment hit an all-time high of 81,132, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the College Board. Students flocked to Mississippi’s universities during the recession, trying to improve their job credentials. ...

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Grammy Museum receives $100,000 from Entergy

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The Mississippi Grammy Museum has received a $100,000 gift from Entergy Mississippi to support the museum’s operations, education outreach and public programs, according to a news release. The Museum expects to see 15,000 to 20,000 students per year and 80 percent of its focus will be on education, according to Jane Marie Dawkins, manager of education and public programs for ...

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Court dismisses suit against DSU president

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CLEVELAND — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a faculty member at Delta State University. William “Bill” Hays sued the school in 2014 after his contract was not renewed as chairman of the Division of Languages and Literature. He now teaches English at Delta State. Hays argued he was removed from the chairmanship in violation of ...

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Fall exhibit of Marie Hull art is must-see

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The artists of Mississippi are real treasures, and none shines brighter than Marie Atkinson Hull. She is beloved by collectors, art students and Mississippians who enjoy her work. A major retrospective exhibition and a new book will honor Hull’s legacy. Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull will be on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art from Sept. 26 ...

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Sen. Wicker to keynote Delta Council’s 80th annual meeting

STONEVILLE — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, chair of the Armed Services Committee, will be the keynote speaker for the 80th Annual Meeting of Delta Council on the campus at 10:30 am, Friday, May 29. The gathering will be at the Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland. Wicker, who has represented Mississippi in the Senate since 2007, has championed issues such ...

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State press association denounces Delta State for eliminating journalism major, shuttering newspaper print product

JACKSON — The state newspaper association is condemning a plan that will eliminate journalism courses at Delta State University and shutter the school’s 83-year-old student newspaper print product. In a cover letter to the Mississippi Press Association says it sent to DSU President William LaForge dated April 13, MPA President Joel McNeece said the cuts are a “terrible and disheartening precedent” to set for ...

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Delta State takes online nursing program to top

By BECKY GILLETTE  Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing offered one of the first online nursing schools and now is also considered one of the best, having recently been ranked first in the country for providing online RN (registered nurse) to BSN (Bachelor of Science in nursing) education by RNtoBSN.org. “Offering this program online allows working Delta ...

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Gresham Petroleum and Double Quick make record-breaking donation

It was an easy call for the Indianola-based sister companies Gresham Petroleum and Double Quick. Now, Delta State University and the Delta State University Foundation are pleased to announce the groundbreaking Gresham-McPherson Endowed Scholarships in the College of Business. This Gresham Petroleum/Double Quick gift is the largest unrestricted scholarship gift in the history of Delta State University’s College of Business. Contributors ...

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Board of Trustees extends contract for Delta State's president, Bill LaForge

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted recently to extend the contract of Delta State University President William N. LaForge following a careful review of the university under his leadership. According to board minutes, members granted the extensions in a closed meeting on Feb. 17 to Jackson State University’s Carolyn Meyers, LaForge, and the University of ...

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