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Alana Jackson, Marshall Wingard named senior account executives at wheretogo411.com

WhereToGo411.com has expanded its staff, adding Alana Jackson and Marshall Wingard as senior account executives. Jackson earned a bachelor of science degree in mass communications with a public relations emphasis from Jackson State University. She is working towards a master of public administration degree at Belhaven University. Jackson has more than five years of experience in media relations and sales. ...

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Board gives preliminary nod to tuition hike at five universities

JACKSON — Tuition is likely to be headed up at five of Mississippi’s eight public universities. The College Board gave preliminary approval to tuition plans for the next two academic years today. The board must vote a second time before the plan becomes final. Average in-state tuition and fees would rise 2.8 percent to $6,509 in fall 2014. In 2015, ...

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Board likely to vote on college tuition plan today

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s two largest universities could increase tuition by 5 percent a year over the next two years, while three smaller universities could hold tuition flat, according to a plan a College Board committee considered yesterday. While the board is likely to vote on the plan today, rules require a second vote after 30 days. That means increases ...

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State universities see first enrollment decline in 20 years

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — More than 80,000 students are working toward building a successful career and brighter future by pursuing a college degree. However, across Mississippi’s eight public universities, preliminary fall 2013 enrollment figures show a decrease of 490 students from fall 2012 numbers. This is the first time in 20 years that overall enrollment has shown a decrease. “While the ...

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College Board approves university construction projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s College Board has approved the top 10 construction priorities of the state’s universities. Here is the total amount requested from the Legislature by each institution for the top 10, as well as the top two projects from each: ___ Alcorn State University Total for top 10 projects: $56.2 million. Top projects: 1. Technology classroom building, $17 ...

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Lacking dorm space, university rents motel for $800K-plus

JACKSON — Facing more demand than it has dormitory beds, Jackson State University will spend more than $800,000 to rent a motel to house students for the coming school year. The College Board voted unanimously yesterday to approve the plan to rent the 120-room downtown Jackson Travelodge from Bapu Hotels LLC. The money comes from student housing fees. Higher Education ...

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JSU brings in Ricardo Brown

Dr. Ricardo A. Brown, a veteran administrator and cardiovascular physiologist who has worked with the National Institutes of Health and led programs to open higher education pathways for underrepresented populations, has been named the new dean of Jackson State University’s College of Public Service. Brown comes to JSU after serving as assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University ...

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Burton appointed director

Otha Burton Jr., the chair of Jackson State University’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning and former chief administrative officer for the City of Jackson, has been appointed executive director of JSU’s new Institute of Government. Since 2006, Burton has served as associate professor and associate dean in JSU’s School of Policy and Planning and chair of the Department of ...

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Lockheed Martin awards scholarships to 15 Jackson high school students for science problem-solving

Jackson high school students took home more than $20,000 in scholarship money recently during the STEM Bowl competition at Lockheed Martin’s IT Day at Jackson State University. Five students from Provine took first place, and each won a $2,000 scholarship, while five students from Callaway took second place, winning $1,500 in scholarships. Lanier was third, and the five-student team won ...

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