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Ole Miss selects Keith Carter as its athletic director

The University of Mississippi has removed the interim tag from Keith Carter’s title by officially naming him the school’s athletic director. Carter had been working as Ole Miss’ interim athletic director since Ross Bjork’s departure in May. Bjork had been Ole Miss’ athletic director for seven years before leaving for the same position at Texas A&M. “In my time as a student athlete and ...

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Kinds named vice-president elect for state’s National Organization for Student Success chapter

A Mississippi Valley State University staff member was selected to serve as vice president for a state organization dedicated to ensuring student success. MVSU’s Director of Developmental Studies and Academic Support Larry D. Kinds, Sr. was named vice-president elect for the Mississippi Chapter of the National Organization for Student Success (formerly Mississippi Association for Developmental Education) last week. Kinds was ...

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Carey Wright named to National Assessment Governing Board

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright is one of seven national leaders selected to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board. The appointees will help set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. NAEP offers to the public and to education policymakers at the national, state and local levels, objective data ...

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Ole Miss enrollment down for third straight year

Enrollment is down at the University of Mississippi for the third straight year. The Oxford Eagle reports that 2019 enrollment numbers for all six Ole Miss campuses show a 3.5% decrease from 2018. That’s the highest percentage drop over the last three years. Numbers released by the Institutions of Higher Learning show the system now has 22,273 students, which is a decline ...

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Update: Millsaps Cabot Lodge Hotel to close Dec. 15

By JACK WEATHERLY The Cabot Lodge Hotel at Millsaps College is scheduled to close before the end of the year as a long-term lease to operate the hotel comes to an end. Employees of the hotel were notified by MMI Hotel Group, which manages the hotel and leases the property from the college. The Cabot Lodge sits on an approximately ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — People learn in different ways so figure it out

People learn in different ways. And no one way is best in every situation. Experts say there are basically three types of learners: » Listening learners; » Seeing learners; and » Touch/experience learners When it comes to training a team to do a certain task to learn something, the best method might not be showing them how to do something, ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Saving poor children – a government thing, a kingdom thing, or nothing?

Single moms living in poverty and children born into those households didn’t capture much attention in recent statewide elections. Trends suggest paying attention might be very important. This past summer The Phil Hardin Foundation in Meridian brought 10 Millsaps College students into the community to work as interns with various agencies. Assignments varied, but political science major Evan Jones got ...

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Smith named superintendent of Mississippi school district

A Mississippi school district has a new leader at its helm. The North Tippah School Board voted Thursday to name Scott Smith the new superintendent of education beginning in January. The vote took place during the school board’s regular monthly meeting. Smith, a Walnut native, is currently serving as assistant superintendent of North Tippah Schools. He takes the place of ...

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Mississippi Aquarium will reach hearts and minds beginning in April

By LYNN LOFTON Occupying 5.8 acres in downtown Gulfport, the Mississippi Aquarium expects to open on April 30, 2020. All Mississippians can be proud of this new attraction that’s located on Highway 90 across from Jones Park and Gulfport Harbor. It will contain more than 80,000 square feet of exhibits connected by landscaped walkways with plants representing all the physiographic ...

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Professor: I canceled conservative speaker’s Ole Miss visit

A conservative commentator was able to deliver her lecture at the University of Mississippi, saying “it’s comforting to see that Ole Miss is still a place where free speech is welcome.” Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss’ lecture was moved to the student union from the school’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics to avoid violating the center’s charter, which ...

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