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NOAA to continue partnership with Northern Gulf Institute

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University-led research institute and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will continue their collaborative partnership for an additional five years. The federal agency has announced that, following a review, the NOAA Research Council determined that the university’s Northern Gulf Institute’s research over the past four years has helped advance NOAA’s goals and mission, as well ...

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USM provost resigns, feels 'pretty bad' about leaving

HATTIESBURG — Bob Lyman has resigned his post as University of Southern Mississippi provost. The Hattiesburg American reports Lyman will stay on at Southern Miss as a psychology professor. Lyman said Wednesday it was still being worked out with the department chair as to whether he would teach classes next semester. The 64-year-old Lyman said earlier this year he would ...

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Board to name preferred candidate for MUW president

COLUMBUS — The state College Board expects to name a preferred candidate for president of Mississippi University for Women today. The position has been filled by interim president Allegra Brigham since May following the retirement of president Claudia Limbert. Limbert had held the position since April 2002. College Board spokeswoman Caron Blanton says the board, after a series of daylong ...

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Some Valley faculty oppose no-confidence vote on Oliver

ITTA BENA — Some faculty members at Mississippi Valley State University say they were shocked, insulted and embarrassed by the Faculty Senate’s no-confidence vote against President Donna Oliver and her administration. Their loudest grievance is that nobody asked them what they thought, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Theater director Barbara Baymon and political professor Larry Chappell both say it’s incorrect to say ...

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They're hairy. They're crazy. They're hairy crazy ants.

People who heard in mid-October about the spread of aliens on the Gulf Coast might have written it off as some kind of pre-Halloween spoof. Millions and millions of shaggy creatures running around at break-neck speed and with a penchant for overrunning and damaging homes and businesses sounded unbelievable. But, when it comes to hairy crazy ants, fact is stranger ...

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Law school applications up, buck national trend

OXFORD and JACKSON — Applications from students wanting to attend Mississippi law schools are up, even as they head downward nationwide. The Clarion Ledger reports Mississippi College had a record increase for the class beginning this fall, with 26 percent more applications than the previous year. At Ole Miss, last year’s applications were up 3 percent from those received for ...

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Board OKs MSU construction projects, land transfer

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has received approval for two construction projects and a land exchange from the state College Board. Jerry Gilbert, provost and executive vice president at MSU, said that chief among the projects is a new classroom building with built-in parking facilities to the north of the YMCA building. Initially, Gilbert said, internal discussions at MSU only ...

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RSDecon showcases new facility at The Accelerator

HATTIESBURG — RSDecon recently hosted an open house of its patented Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL) that is produced at the University of Southern Mississippi’s materials science laboratory and business incubator, The Accelerator. RSDecon is a subsidiary of Bracco Diagnostics’ Healthcare Protective Products Division (HPPD). “I can tell you that one of the major selling points to us when looking ...

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Eight candidates in running for MUW presidency

COLUMBUS — Eight finalists from among more than 40 candidates for president of the Mississippi University for Women were invited to Jackson this week for a first round of interviews. Hank Bounds, higher education commissioner, said the state College Board would have a difficult time selecting the one. Bounds said he couldn’t provide much information about the candidates because many ...

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