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MDE announces members of the inaugural Student Advisory Council

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced the members of the inaugural State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. The council includes students in grades 11-12 or first year of college to serve as members for a term of two school years. More than 150 students from across the state applied for membership on the council and 83 were selected. Students from ...

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Pearl River receives $2 million grant for Aviation and Aerospace Workforce Academy

The Department of Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced Oct. 4 that Pearl River Community College will be awarded a $2 million grant for use in the construction of a new Aviation and Aerospace Workforce Academy at the Stennis International Airport. The grant will be matched with more than $3.9 million in state and local investments and is expected to help ...

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Protesters shout down Ole Miss chancellor announcement

A news conference that was supposed to name trustees’ choice for a new chancellor at the University of Mississippi never happened, as protesters shouted down the expected announcement of former Mississippi Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce . After pleading for civility, Trustee Ford Dye retreated from the lectern Friday in an on-campus hotel ballroom in Oxford, as protesters refused to ...

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Critics cite lack of transparency in Glenn Boyce’s appointment as UM chancellor

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal OXFORD • Glenn Boyce, the former commissioner of higher education and president of Holmes Community College, will be the next Chancellor of the University of Mississippi according to multiple sources familiar with the hiring process. The announcement comes after the state Institutions of Higher Learning laid out a perspective timeline that did not have the search process ...

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Crash kills 1 Mississippi Valley State student, injures 2

Mississippi Valley State University says a student government leader has been killed and two other students have been injured in a single-vehicle crash. Mississippi Highway Patrol officers are investigating what caused the SUV crash that happened about 6 a.m. Sunday near Belzoni, Mississippi, where one of the injured students lives. The university says Jevonte Curtis of Chicago died. He was ...

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MSU research & technology non-profit out to elevate innovation in Starkville’s downtown

By TED CARTER The move of tech data company Babel Street Inc. onto the third floor of Starkville’s Cadence Bank building marks the official start of a Mississippi State University non-profit corporation’s efforts to energize downtown technological innovation. Cadence, a regional bank formerly headquartered in Starkville, will remain in the first two floors of the 33,000 square-foot downtown landmark at ...

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Babel Street doubles size as it tags Starkville its ‘ideas’

By TED CARTER Nearly 50 years after Coca-Cola sought to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, Starkville data tech company Babel Street Inc. is out to fulfill an equally ambitious goal. Babel Street wants to help the world make sense of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data it produces each day and will employ all of the world’s ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Congressional report the place to start with Mississippi brain drain

Brain Drain, as it is now called, is not a recent phenomenon. It was mentioned by candidate Bill Waller in his successful campaign for Governor in June 1971. He referred to it as “talent drain.” What is new is how some states and communities are addressing it. The first place to get up-to-speed is a Congressional report, “Losing Our Minds: ...

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Tamar Goulet selected as ambassador for nationwide program

Tamar L. Goulet, University of Mississippi professor of biology, has been selected as one of 125 female ambassadors for a new nationwide education program. The program, launched by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in conjunction with Dallas-based Lydia Hill philanthropies, is designed to provide role models and support in math and science to middle-school girls to encourage ...

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Jackson County School Board replaces longtime superintendent

The Jackson County School Board has voted to replace longtime Superintendent Barry Amacker. News outlets report the board voted Monday to hire John Strycker, who is superintendent of schools in Butler County, Alabama, and a former superintendent in Michigan. This year is the first year school boards in Mississippi are charged with appointing a school superintendent. In the past, voters ...

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