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Ole Miss having to upgrade emergency plans

OXFORD — Recognizing the importance of preparedness when disasters strike, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency have provided a grant to help the University of Mississippi upgrade its Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. The $84,344 grant calls for an evaluation and upgrade of the mitigation plan, which was approved in 2006, because significant changes have occurred since ...

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Officials looking at plans to rebuild tornado-damaged town

STARKVILLE and SMITHVILLE — Smithville officials are in Starkville today to see recovery ideas developed by Mississippi State University students for the town, which was devastated by a tornado in April. Professor John Poros says the 27 architecture students worked up 11 plans for a municipal complex — some with one building, some with as many as three. Each includes ...

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Borsig named new president of MUW

COLUMBUS — Jim Borsig will take over in January as president of Mississippi University for Women. The state College Board offered Borsig the job yesterday and he accepted. Borsig spent several hours meeting with students, faculty and other groups on campus yesterday. The job pays $218,000 a year, with about $25,000 of that coming from the university’s foundation. “Dr. Borsig ...

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Borsig could be named MUW president today

COLUMBUS — The preferred candidate to become president of Mississippi University for Women is touring the Columbus campus today and could be offered the job by the end of the day. The state College Board announced Nov. 17 that Jim Borsig is its choice to lead MUW. Borsig is currently the associate commissioner for external relations and public policy at ...

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Pickering, College Board investigating Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG — The office of State Auditor Stacey Pickering and the state College Board are looking into whether the University of Southern Mississippi violated state law in the purchase and distribution of 700 tablets in July and August as part of a pilot program. Auditor’s office spokeswoman Lisa Shoemaker told the Hattiesburg American College Board officials have notified the auditor’s ...

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Community colleges hope for promised funding

JACKSON — Eric Clark, executive director of the Mississippi community college board, hopes that next year is the year the Legislature makes progress on its 2007 promise of mid-level funding for community colleges. That might seem optimistic given that the first estimates for the fiscal 2013 budget are based on only 0.7 percent revenue growth. A state economist has said ...

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Bryant to appoint eight members to College Board

JACKSON — Republican Gov.-elect Phil Bryant will have the opportunity to do what no governor in modern times has done — have eight appointments during his first term to the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Thanks to a constitutional change approved by voters in 2003, Bryant will make four appointments to the board in 2012 and ...

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USM's new polymer degree gets IHL approval

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials has gained approval from the State Institutions of Higher Learning to offer an undergraduate degree in polymer science and engineering, the first of its kind in Mississippi according to USM. The focus of the program is education and research in the areas of structure and processing ...

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IHL's Borsig named preferred candidate for MUW presidency

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has selected Dr. James B. Borsig as the preferred candidate for the presidency of Mississippi University for Women. Borsig has over 30 years of experience in higher education, government and the private sector. Currently serving as associate commissioner for external relations and public policy for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher ...

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USM employees placed on leave pending review of missing computers

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi officials are reviewing possible errors in the implementation of the Southern Miss U-Tab pilot program. Three Southern Miss employees have been placed on administrative leave pending a completion of the review: chief information officer Homer Coffman, director of procurement and contract services Mike Herndon and Dr. Bob Lyman, who resigned his position as provost ...

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