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Law school applications up, buck national trend

OXFORD and JACKSON — Applications from students wanting to attend Mississippi law schools are up, even as they head downward nationwide. The Clarion Ledger reports Mississippi College had a record increase for the class beginning this fall, with 26 percent more applications than the previous year. At Ole Miss, last year’s applications were up 3 percent from those received for ...

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Board OKs MSU construction projects, land transfer

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has received approval for two construction projects and a land exchange from the state College Board. Jerry Gilbert, provost and executive vice president at MSU, said that chief among the projects is a new classroom building with built-in parking facilities to the north of the YMCA building. Initially, Gilbert said, internal discussions at MSU only ...

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RSDecon showcases new facility at The Accelerator

HATTIESBURG — RSDecon recently hosted an open house of its patented Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL) that is produced at the University of Southern Mississippi’s materials science laboratory and business incubator, The Accelerator. RSDecon is a subsidiary of Bracco Diagnostics’ Healthcare Protective Products Division (HPPD). “I can tell you that one of the major selling points to us when looking ...

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Eight candidates in running for MUW presidency

COLUMBUS — Eight finalists from among more than 40 candidates for president of the Mississippi University for Women were invited to Jackson this week for a first round of interviews. Hank Bounds, higher education commissioner, said the state College Board would have a difficult time selecting the one. Bounds said he couldn’t provide much information about the candidates because many ...

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Limbert: MUW, MSU partnering, not merging

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women (MUW) president Claudia Limbert says she and Mississippi State University (MSU) officials will explore ways to consolidate operations. However, Limbert tells the Columbus Commercial Dispatch that the move “is not a merger” but an effort by the state College Board to address funding cuts. The College Board met with presidents on Feb. 17 in ...

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College merger bill misses deadline

JACKSON — There will be no vote in the Mississippi Legislature this year on merging three of the state’s universities. The proposal is among those dying as Mississippi legislators faced their first major deadline of the 2010 session. Tuesday was the final day for committees to act on bills filed in each chamber. The surviving bills move to the full ...

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