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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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Education at top of Madison Co. economic growth strategy

The City of Madison’s objections to Jackson State University’s plan to open a satellite campus in the city comes just as Madison County has wrapped up work on a strategic plan that puts cultivating an educated workforce atop the county’s priorities. In a counter to Madison’s position, the county’s Board of Supervisors last Monday night unanimously passed a resolution supporting ...

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Read February 8 issue of MBJ

>> C SPIRE TURNS 25 From bag phones to 4G, C Spire leading the wireless way — by Stephen McDill Also in this week’s paper: >> VIKING RANGE Life goes on after massive layoffs, Middleby CEO wants Greenwood to keep it— by Clay Chandler >> MBJ ANALYSIS Businessman with unfinished Mississippi projects now promising $1B steel plant for Arkansas— by ...

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Madison supervisors welcome Jackson State campus

CANTON — Madison County officials are rolling out the welcome mat for Jackson State University. The Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously approved a resolution welcoming JSU’s satellite campus to the community. The university won College Board approval last month for a 10-year, $1.5 million lease for 8,600 square feet of office space in Madison for a branch to open ...

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Madison mayor, Tulane wrong to bully Jackson State

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would never tell McDonald’s it can be the only fast-food franchise in her queendom. Wendy’s and Burger King wouldn’t hear of it. Yet, it appears that is what has happened recently as she and Tulane University have asked the state College Board to rescind what they’re calling the “premature” approval of Jackson State University’s plans ...

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MBJ: Madison mayor, Tulane wrong to bully Jackson State

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would never tell McDonalds it can be the only fast-food franchise in her queendom. Wendy’s and Burger King wouldn’t hear of it. Yet, it appears that is what has happened recently as she and Tulane University have asked the state College Board to rescind what they’re calling the “premature” approval of Jackson State University’s plans ...

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JSU Dean of Business to become new president at Tennessee State

The Tennessee Board of Regents will likely approve alumna Glenda Baskin Glover as the next president of Tennessee State University. TBR Chancellor John Morgan on Monday said in a news release he recommended Glover, who is currently the dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University, out of four finalists. The full board will decide whether to approve ...

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