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College Board okays room, board hike

The state College Board has approved increases in room and board for Mississippi’s eight public universities. The increases, which go into effect beginning in the fall, cover average single and double occupancy rates for on-campus housing, as well as hikes to university meal plans. Campus housing for double occupancy rooms will average about $3,781 in the coming school year, compared ...

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Scientists studying dwindling duck numbers

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University (MSU) researchers are gathering information that will help biologists and managers determine where and when habitats should be made available for migrating and wintering ducks. They are trying to determine why fewer ducks are heading south each winter. “In the past few years, we have observed that ducks are not migrating to southern latitudes in ...

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School district ordered to halt transfers

TYLERTOWN — A judge has ordered a small Mississippi school district to end its practice of allowing hundreds of white students to transfer out of majority black schools, calling it a violation of a desegregation order and federal law. U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee sided with the Justice Department in its complaint against the Walthall County School District. The ...

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USM narrows V.P. candidates, to dedicate building

LONG BEACH — The search committee for the vice president of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast position has narrowed the field of candidates to three finalists, including Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze; Dr. Frances Lucas and Dr. Andrew Rogerson. The vice president for Southern Miss Gulf Coast position replaces the associate provost for Southern Miss Gulf Coast post, currently held ...

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Emergency teacher licenses on hold

JACKSON — Mississippi has seen a nearly 18 percent increase over the past two years in unlicensed educators serving in classrooms across the state on an emergency basis. In the midst of budget cuts that threaten to winnow teaching ranks, superintendents may find it harder to use unlicensed teachers while licensed ones are being laid off or furloughed to save ...

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Board elects to close its high school

DREW — The Drew School District Board of Trustees is cutting costs by housing students at only two schools for the 2010-2011 school year. School board President John Thigpen said the district has to look at ways to cut costs. The board voted last week to run only Hunter Middle School and A.W. James Elementary School during the 2010-2011 school ...

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UM to raise funding for faculty

OXFORD — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has announced a campaign to raise $100 million to help the school attract and retain faculty. Jones made the announcement during his official investiture Friday as Ole Miss’ 16th chancellor. Jones says donations could be made to the new Barnard Endowment for Faculty Support as well as for the creation of faculty ...

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Hood says college agreement is legal

MGCCC president still hopes South Alabama comes to Gautier In yet another strange twist in the controversy surrounding an Alabama institution of higher learning looking to offer classes on a Mississippi community college campus, the Attorney General’s Office ruled that the agreement is legal — three days after the proposed partnership appeared dead. However, Attorney General Jim Hood’s opinion could ...

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JSU president wants Southern post

JACKSON — The president of Jackson State University (JSU) is one of two new applicants to lead the Southern University System. University officials tell The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., that JSU president Ronald Mason Jr. and Clarence Newsome, the former president of Shaw University in North Carolina, are the two latest applicants to join the pool of four semifinalists ...

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Air Force general visits MSU

STARKVILLE — On April 7 at Mississippi State University (MSU), a three-star U.S. Air Force general said the university will assist in a “continual partnership” to help with some highly specialized research. Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula was among others on campus to discuss mission needs related to research technologies required for developing military aircraft controlled by operators in remote ...

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