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Dr. Hannah Gay to get honorary degree

Dr. Hannah Gay, professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at William Carey University’s commencement on Aug. 9. Gay will also was the speaker for the graduation ceremony, which honored graduate students on the Hattiesburg campus. Gay, a Mississippi native, received her bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry at ...

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UMMC looking to buy downtown Jackson building for $6.25M

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking approval from the College Board to buy the vacant Landmark Center office building in downtown Jackson for $6.25 million. UMMC says it would move some operations downtown to the 300,000 square-foot building to move some offices out of rented quarters and eventually free up more space on campus. » READ ...

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Future of prepaid college tuition program still in limbo

JACKSON — It’s still unclear whether Mississippi’s prepaid college tuition plan will reopen for additional enrollments, or when that might happen. But if the plan does reopen, price increases of at least 20 percent could be needed to keep the plan afloat. The board that runs the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan voted yesterday to ask actuaries to prepare ...

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MGCCC building new $12M nursing school facility

BILOXI — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has announced a $12 million project to build a new nursing school. MGCCC president Mary Graham says the Nursing and Simulation Complex will be located south of the William Carey University campus on Mississippi Highway 67 on about five acres of land. Officials say the groundbreaking on this ambitious project will be held ...

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MSU partnering in effort to boost soybean production in Africa

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is among a consortium of universities and other partners receiving a $25-million, five-year international grant to boost soybean production across Africa. The Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Soybean Value Chain Research, also known as the Soybean Innovation Laboratory (SIL), is being funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The project will provide the ...

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Out with the old (hospital), in with the new (school)

A site that once offered health care to the needy is soon to be home to new facilities that will train future health care professionals. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has approved a request to tear down the old Matty Hersee Charity Hospital building in Meridian, which closed in 1999. Meridian Community College bought the building plus five ...

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USM's Polymer Institute signs MOU with WIINTECH

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Polymer Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the WIINTECH group, which signifies the first official step in moving local Mississippi businesses toward international collaboration with the companies that are a part of that network. In the spring of 2012, Mississippi Polymer Institute, along with the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at ...

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USM officially opens renovated College Hall

HATTIESBURG — The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi has cut the ribbon for the renovated College Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. School of Mass Communication and Journalism, campus radio station WUSM-FM and The Student Printz student newspaper will also call College Hall home after being housed in Southern Hall for several decades. “Today ...

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Community college gets good 'report card' for retention

SENATOBIA — Northwest Mississippi Community College ranked above state averages in categories scored by the Community College Report Card. The Senatobia-based school did better than the average in four categories on the report card, which is issued for community colleges throughout Mississippi under a bill approved by the state legislature in 2010. The Commercial Appeal reports NWCC had a 64.5 ...

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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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