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Jackson Prep makes history and other subjects come alive with virtual reality programs

By BECKY GILLETTE The Jackson Preparatory School is doing some unique things with its virtual reality (VR) laboratory. The school is using VR programs to enhance teaching while also training students in the rapidly-growing industry that is expected to have an economic impact of $100 billion by 2021. Adam Mangana, director of the Extended Reality Lab at Jackson Preparatory School, ...

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Ole Miss student government groups: Move Confederate statue

University of Mississippi student government groups are calling for a Confederate soldier monument to be moved from a prominent spot on campus to a Confederate cemetery. The Daily Mississippian reports that graduate and undergraduate student senates adopted resolutions this week asking administrators to move the statue, which has stood since 1906. The groups say the statue undermines the university’s mission ...

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Forbes to speak at Delta State on Monday

Delta State’s Spring 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series will feature Steve Forbes, the publishing magnate and two-time candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. president. His talk, “In Money We Trust? The American Dollar and Your Everyday Life,” takes place on Monday, March 4, at 6 PM in the Jobe Hall auditorium on the Delta State campus. The event ...

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Analysis: Mississippi lawmakers reject college aid changes

There could have been a shift in how Mississippi helps students pay for college after findings showed one program benefiting many affluent families doesn’t appear effective, while less affluent families remained underserved. Legislators, though, appear to have decided to do little for now. That’s because subsidies to relatively affluent students have powerful protectors, including Republican lawmakers, the University of Mississippi ...

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Tupelo schools near completion of $44 million in upgrades

Officials with Mississippi’s Tupelo school district say $44 million in upgrades to schools are mostly complete. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports renovations have been completed at two elementary schools. Work remains to be done on a tornado shelter and athletic center at Tupelo High School. In 2015, district voters agreed to borrow $44 million to upgrade security, make classroom ...

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Sherry Overby to lead human resources at Belhaven

Sherry Overby ’04 was named the new Belhaven University Director of Human Resources and will bring over 15 years of insight and experience to the department. As an alumna and adjunct professor in the business program, she has a long history with the University. In 2004, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Management at Belhaven. She continued her studies ...

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Spaceship-style university cafeteria reopens after overhaul

Delta State University students are once again eating in their flying saucer. The university has marked the reopening of the Young-Mauldin Cafeteria after a $9.2 million renovation. The 1964 building is a landmark on the Cleveland campus, with its rounded exterior and silver-domed roof. But university officials say it had gotten outdated. The university started a renovation in 2017, with ...

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Library provides free classes to help people with technology skills

By BECKY GILLETTE There are few jobs today that don’t require some type of computer and cell phone skills. “We’re living in a time where if you don’t have access to technology, you are left behind,” said Laura Jane Glascoff, technology education officer, Jackson-Hinds Library System. “Computers, cell phones and tablets are part of everyday life. But those don’t come ...

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Bill proposes $1,000 increase in Mississippi teacher pay

Mississippi legislators are making their opening bids on an increase in teacher pay, although there may be sweeter offers to come. The House Education Committee on Thursday passed House Bill 1349 , which proposes $500 increases in teacher salaries for each of the next two years, for a total of $1,000. That would boost the starting pay for a teacher ...

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