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UM launches fundraiser for athletic programs

OXFORD — Ole Miss officials have announced a $150-million fund raising campaign, along with plans to replace the university’s basketball facility and improve Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone announced the “Forward Together” program Tuesday. The university said $100 million come form premium seating charges in both venues and $50 million from philanthropic donations. In addition to the ...

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Techvation to test new MSU-designed device

STARKVILLE — A technology developed at Mississippi State University will be in action on the University Drive bridge tomorrow as engineers from Techvation Inc. use the device to analyze the condition of the concrete structure, which is located just west of the Hunter Henry Center. Known as the automatic chain drag system, the portable, three-wheeled, walk-behind unit uses sound waves ...

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Ole Miss moves into top 20 in Forbes' ranking

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has picked up a new accolade for its academic programs, climbing into the Top 20 of Forbes’ “Best Buy Colleges.” The list is part of the annual America’s Best Colleges section, which includes several rankings and data on 650 colleges and universities. After being ranked No. 24 last year, Ole Miss moved up to ...

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Millsaps makes national ranking in two publications

JACKSON — Millsaps College is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to recent reviews by The Princeton Review and Fiske Guide to Colleges. In The Princeton Review’s “The Best 376 Colleges,” Millsaps was ranked in the top 20 in the Town-Gown Relations Are Great (No. 19) and Professors Get High Marks (No. 8). In addition, Millsaps ...

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Many parents are unhappy with their choices, or lack thereof, of where they can send their children to school in Mississippi

Mississippi public school students are beginning their 2011-2012 academic years, and some parents are unhappy with their children’s schools and wishing they had another place to go. Cynthia Jackson, the mother of a rising fifth-grader in the Canton School District, wishes she could afford to live within the Madison County School District, where the schools are better. “I have to ...

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Miss. school choice

Mississippi public school students are beginning their 2011-2012 academic years, and some parents are unhappy with their children’s schools and wishing they had another place to go. Cynthia Jackson, the mother of a rising fifth-grader in the Canton School District, wishes she could afford to live within the Madison County School District, where the schools are better. “I have to ...

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Neel-Shaffer teams with JSU for internships

JACKSON — Jackson State University has collaborated with Neel-Shaffer Engineering Firm to offer internships for students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, planning, engineering, communications and environmental science. JSU president Carolyn W. Meyers said, “Part of my administration’s goal has been to engage our local businesses to take advantage of the human resources based at the university so that ...

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Gifts, grants for new pharmacy building top $10M

JACKSON — Gifts to the “Promises to Keep” campaign and two federal grants have provided the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy with more than $10 million to construct a building at the university’s Medical Center and endow scholarships and faculty support. The campaign’s lead gift was a pledge of more than $350,000 from Medical Marketing Economics, LLC, of Oxford. ...

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Advisory committee named to find new MUW president

COLUMBUS — Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds has unveiled the Campus Search Advisory Committee to aid in the search for the next president of Mississippi University for Women. The members of the Mississippi University for Women Campus Search Advisory Committee include: Renee Flynt, Emily Myers Garner, Ruth Jones, Brandon Newsome, Andrea Overby representing the Alumni/Foundation; faculty and ...

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USM has no plans to return to Jackson County

GAUTIER — The University of Southern Mississippi does not have any immediate plans to return to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Gautier campus. That has some Jackson County leaders wishing they could reverse last year’s rebuff to the University of South Alabama, The Hattiesburg American reports. “As far I’m concerned we were misled,” said Jackson County District Five Supervisor ...

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