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MSU dedicates new downtown campus; looking at graduate student housing

MERIDIAN and STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has formally dedicated its new downtown campus for Mississippi State University-Meridian, made possible through a contribution from The Riley Foundation. And, the university announced it is looking to offer housing to its graduate students on the Starkville campus. To renovate a historical landmark to house MSU-Meridian’s Division of Business, Meridian-based The Riley Foundation ...

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Grand opening of Insight Park set for next week

OXFORD — University of Mississippi officials are set to celebrate the grand opening of Insight Park, a world-class research park, at 3 p.m. April 5 on Insight Park Avenue (formerly Hathorn Road). The research park provides a place where technology and research-based companies can work with the university’s research faculty and students to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative research ...

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Bill allowing universities to waive out-of-state tuition awaits Bryant's signature

JACKSON — A bill headed to Gov. Phil Bryant would allow individual universities to waive out-of-state tuition if the state College Board deems it fiscally responsible. Senate Universities and Colleges Committee Chairman Terry Burton says some universities in nearby states already waive out-of-state tuition for some Mississippi residents. Current law doesn’t allow the practice here. Burton believes the change could ...

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Stewart named new president of East Central Community College

DECATUR — Dr. Billy Stewart has been named president of East Central Community College. The school’s board of trustees made the announcement yesterday. Stewart currently serves as CFO for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He succeeds longtime ECCC president Dr. Phil Sutphin. Board of Trustees chairman Jimmy Hollingsworth says Stewart’s experience in community college administration makes him the right man ...

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Gathering at Capitol asks for more money for two-year colleges

JACKSON — About 100 community college students, teachers and administrators gathered at the state Capitol yesterday to ask Mississippi legislators for more money to meet the needs of a student population that has grown as the economy has struggled. Wearing green t-shirts that played off the “Survivor” TV show logo, students enrolled in some of the state’s 15 community colleges ...

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William Carey, Forrest General establish partnership

HATTIESBURG — The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) has established a partnership with Forrest General Hospital, enabling third-year medical students to perform their rotations at the hospital. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, and Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, presented a plaque to Evan Dillard, president and CEO of Forrest General. ...

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Ex-business manager files lawsuit against Ole Miss

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has until the end of the month to file a response to a lawsuit from a former business manager who alleges she was fired because she is black. The Oxford Eagle reports Ginger R. Walton also alleges in federal court documents that she was also fired for refusing to participate in schemes to misuse ...

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Ag commodities groups identify priorites for research, education

ABERDEEN — Advocates for agriculture met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona to identify priorities for research and Extension Service education programs at Mississippi State University. Scientists from the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, specialists with the MSU Extension Service and almost 250 members of the North Mississippi Producer Advisory Council spent the day ...

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Texas firm chosen to design new Marine Education Center

OCEAN SPRINGS — The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has selected Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas, to design the new Marine Education Center (MEC), built to replace the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium lost during Hurricane Katrina. Lake|Flato and its local partner, Unabridged Architecture of Bay St. Louis, will work with a team ...

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Entomologists worried about weather's impact on bees, stink bugs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Warm weather in January and early February is causing honey bees to be active before they have enough food to eat, and the state’s beekeepers need to monitor colonies for starvation, a Mississippi State University expert said. “Contrary to what many people think, bees do not hibernate in winter,” said Audrey Sheridan, research associate in MSU’s Department ...

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