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Teaching competition

Cash-strapped public universities vulnerable to ‘attack?’ One of Mississippi’s largest and most important industries is under increased competition from concerns located both inside and outside the state, and, strapped for cash, is finding it hard to guard its territory. As the state’s eight public universities struggle to operate under ever-shrinking state budget allocations, private and public institutions of higher learning ...

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Mason backs black university merger

JACKSON — A proposal to merge Mississippi’s three historically black universities apparently has been getting a behind-the-scenes push from an unexpected proponent: Jackson State University president Ronald Mason Jr. Mason has been talking to state lawmakers about a proposal that would create one university out of Jackson State, Alcorn State and Mississippi Valley State. Gov. Haley Barbour has recommended the ...

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