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Pickering, College Board investigating Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG — The office of State Auditor Stacey Pickering and the state College Board are looking into whether the University of Southern Mississippi violated state law in the purchase and distribution of 700 tablets in July and August as part of a pilot program. Auditor’s office spokeswoman Lisa Shoemaker told the Hattiesburg American College Board officials have notified the auditor’s ...

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Bryant to appoint eight members to College Board

JACKSON — Republican Gov.-elect Phil Bryant will have the opportunity to do what no governor in modern times has done — have eight appointments during his first term to the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Thanks to a constitutional change approved by voters in 2003, Bryant will make four appointments to the board in 2012 and ...

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USM's new polymer degree gets IHL approval

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials has gained approval from the State Institutions of Higher Learning to offer an undergraduate degree in polymer science and engineering, the first of its kind in Mississippi according to USM. The focus of the program is education and research in the areas of structure and processing ...

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IHL's Borsig named preferred candidate for MUW presidency

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has selected Dr. James B. Borsig as the preferred candidate for the presidency of Mississippi University for Women. Borsig has over 30 years of experience in higher education, government and the private sector. Currently serving as associate commissioner for external relations and public policy for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher ...

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USM employees placed on leave pending review of missing computers

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi officials are reviewing possible errors in the implementation of the Southern Miss U-Tab pilot program. Three Southern Miss employees have been placed on administrative leave pending a completion of the review: chief information officer Homer Coffman, director of procurement and contract services Mike Herndon and Dr. Bob Lyman, who resigned his position as provost ...

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NOAA to continue partnership with Northern Gulf Institute

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University-led research institute and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will continue their collaborative partnership for an additional five years. The federal agency has announced that, following a review, the NOAA Research Council determined that the university’s Northern Gulf Institute’s research over the past four years has helped advance NOAA’s goals and mission, as well ...

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USM provost resigns, feels 'pretty bad' about leaving

HATTIESBURG — Bob Lyman has resigned his post as University of Southern Mississippi provost. The Hattiesburg American reports Lyman will stay on at Southern Miss as a psychology professor. Lyman said Wednesday it was still being worked out with the department chair as to whether he would teach classes next semester. The 64-year-old Lyman said earlier this year he would ...

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Board to name preferred candidate for MUW president

COLUMBUS — The state College Board expects to name a preferred candidate for president of Mississippi University for Women today. The position has been filled by interim president Allegra Brigham since May following the retirement of president Claudia Limbert. Limbert had held the position since April 2002. College Board spokeswoman Caron Blanton says the board, after a series of daylong ...

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Some Valley faculty oppose no-confidence vote on Oliver

ITTA BENA — Some faculty members at Mississippi Valley State University say they were shocked, insulted and embarrassed by the Faculty Senate’s no-confidence vote against President Donna Oliver and her administration. Their loudest grievance is that nobody asked them what they thought, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Theater director Barbara Baymon and political professor Larry Chappell both say it’s incorrect to say ...

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They're hairy. They're crazy. They're hairy crazy ants.

People who heard in mid-October about the spread of aliens on the Gulf Coast might have written it off as some kind of pre-Halloween spoof. Millions and millions of shaggy creatures running around at break-neck speed and with a penchant for overrunning and damaging homes and businesses sounded unbelievable. But, when it comes to hairy crazy ants, fact is stranger ...

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