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Annual health summit attracts public, private executives


By ALAN TURNER The annual Healthcare Summit was held last week at Mississippi College.  Sponsored by Mississippi College and the Mississippi Business Group on Health, the focus revolves around “The Business of Healthcare”. As we all know, the cost of providing health-care coverage for employees is one of the fastest growing costs of doing business, in Mississippi and all other ...

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Jim Miller joins career services

Jim Miller has joined the Career Services office at Mississippi College in Clinton. Miller, 29, and his co-workers help students enhance their resumes, improve interview skills, get connected with employers, build confidence levels and much more. Planning the university’s Career Day in February is always a big item on their to-do list. Miller had worked since September 2013 as an ...

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Same-sex couples have few private workplace protections in Mississippi


  By TED CARTER  The U.S. Supreme Court has declared same-sex marriages legal but huge gaps remain in protecting gays, lesbians and transgender Americans from discrimination in private-sector hiring, firing and worker benefits. So says Matthew Steffey, a Mississippi College School of Law professor whose expertise includes civil rights and constitutional law. “Married in the morning, fired in the afternoon” ...

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New housing units at MC expected to open this fall

University Place residence halls are on the site of the former Clinton Junior High. Andy Kanengiser, MC University News Coordinator

The first new student housing at Mississippi College in 20 years is expected to enhance recruiting and retention by providing apartment-style housing rather than traditional residence halls and features like private rooms, high-speed Internet connectivity, electronic key systems and electronic security systems. MC’s eight new $16-million apartment units that will provide housing for 189 students are expected to be substantially ...

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ALAN TURNER — Mississippi College School of Law: Committed to growth

Dean Wendy Scott of the Mississippi College School of Law has lived and worked in a variety of environments.  Growing up in a military family, she lived in Taiwan, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, graduated from Harvard, and subsequently from New York University Law School.  After practicing law for 9 years, she then moved into the academic world, serving on the ...

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MURRAY HARBER: Business leaders discuss employer health, health care reform

E mployer health costs continue to rise year after year causing it to be larger line item and concern as the costs are affecting the bottom line. Health systems and providers are also seeing increase costs due to medical inflation and the requirement of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA). All players in the US health system including ...

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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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Prescott leads field for Conerly Trophy as state's best football player

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi State University quarterback and All-America candidate Dak Prescott is among the first three finalists named for the 2014 C Spire Conerly Trophy to be presented at a Dec. 2 awards program. Joining Prescott as finalists are Belhaven University wide receiver Greg Livingston and Mississippi College defensive back Dylan Klibert. Mississippi’s 10 football-playing senior colleges have until ...

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Trustmark makes Barry Collier VP

Barry T. Collier has been named vice president at Trustmark’s corporate office in Jackson, where he serves as corporate facilities senior project manager.  Collier has more than 18 years of experience in the commercial construction industry. He earned a bachelor of science in education from Mississippi College. He is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers. Collier has ...

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Former Mississippi First Lady Carroll Waller dies at 87

JACKSON — Former Mississippi First Lady Ava Carroll Overton Waller, 87, of Jackson, died yesterday at Manhattan Nursing Home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at First Baptist Church, Jackson. Visitation will be in the Fellowship Hall of the church from 11 a.m. until the funeral service that day. Waller ...

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