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Funds to support STEM programs at schools

CANTON — Nissan is donating $250,000 to supporting science, math and engineering programs at six Mississippi historical black colleges. The announcement came Friday at the Nissan plant in Canton. The funds will go to Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College and Tougaloo College with resources to support their STEM (science, technology, ...

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JSU’s Dr. Vivian Fuller takes new post

Athletic Director Dr. Vivian Fuller has accepted the post of associate vice provost for Student Affairs, says Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers. Meyers cited Fuller’s success in improving academic scores within the athletic department. This academic year, JSU led the Southwest Athletic Conference with the number of student-athletes maintaining a 3.0-plus GPA while competing in their respective ...

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JSU selects Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony

Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony has been named director of the Jackson State University Department of Mass Communications. Since 1998, Hayes-Anthony has served as professor of Communications and chair of the Department of Communications at Belhaven University. Prior to that, she served at JSU for 10 years, first as director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Mass Communications and later appointed ...

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Robert Jeuitt ‘Rob Jay’ promoted at JSU

Jackson State University has named longtime broadcaster and alum Robert “Rob Jay” Jeuitt as interim executive director of University Communications, replacing Eric Stringfellow. Jeuitt serves as general manager of television at the Mississippi e-Center@JSU, overseeing JSUTV and WJSU-FM. In his new role he will manage public relations, marketing, social media and the broadcast installations at the e-Center. A national search ...

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Top 10 finalists chosen for C Spire Conerly Trophy

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and Mississippi cornerback Senquez Golson are among the 10 finalists for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which is awarded to the state’s top college football player. Each school in the state is allowed to nominate one player for the award. The other nominees are: Mississippi Valley State receiver Julian Stafford, Alcorn State ...

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Six out of eight universities could have higher tuitions in 2015

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tuition and fees will rise at six of Mississippi’s public universities in fall 2015 if the College Board approves. Across the eight schools, Mississippi residents will see average tuition for two semesters (fall and spring) go up by an average of 3.2 percent to $6,718 in fall 2014. Rates for certain professional programs will go up by ...

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Ashley N. Wicks named commissioner

Butler Snow attorney Ashley N. Wicks has been named the minority-at-large member of the board of commissioners of The Mississippi Bar. Wicks is a member of Butler Snow’s business services group and the public finance, tax incentives and credit markets group. She focuses her practice on public finance, state and local taxation and tax and estates. Wicks earned a bachelor’s ...

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Jackson State to rent apartments for up to $1.9M

JACKSON — Jackson State University will lease 444-bed apartment complex next to its campus, with hopes of buying it later to accommodate increasing enrollment. The College Board approved plans for JSU to lease the Palisades apartments, spending as much as $1.9 million. Because some apartments are leased, only 290 beds would be available immediately. JSU President Carolyn Meyers says JSU ...

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Jackson State looking to buy apartments to house students

JACKSON — Jackson State University wants to buy a 444-bed apartment complex adjoining its campus. The College Board today voted to move toward leasing the Palisades apartment complex while keeping open options to buy it. The board gave Higher Education Chancellor Hank Bounds and board Finance Committee Chairman Ed Perry the power to work out a deal and report back. ...

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Ford, Perry chosen to manage Capitol City's new tax

JACKSON — A former speaker of the Mississippi House and a prominent Republican will help oversee how the city of Jackson spends money generated by a 1 percent sales tax that took effect earlier this year. The Clarion-Ledger reports that former Speaker Tim Ford and Hinds County Republican chairman Pete Perry will serve on a board that will develop a ...

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