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University coaches and administrators lobby for flag change

Forty-six coaches and athletic directors from across the state traveled to Jackson on Thursday to lobby for the changing of the state flag. All eight of Mississippi’s public universities were represented at a press conference. That includes Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Delta State, Alcorn State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State and the Mississippi University of Women. The reason ...

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JSU alum earns Dynamic Leadership 1 honor from Toastmasters International

Jackson State University alumnus Derrick Hicks has earned the status of Dynamic Leadership 1 from Toastmasters International. Toastmasters is the U.S. headquartered nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking and leadership. Recently, Hicks completed his master’s degree in public policy and administration from JSU.

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FOCUS ON EDUCATION — Today’s lesson: 1st impressions

Deborah Bynum believes in the power of first impressions. That’s why the wife of Jackson State University President William Bynum is a strong supporter of the JSU Tiger Career Closet, an initiative intended to help currently enrolled JSU students in need of professional attire. She plans for the career closet to help Jackson State students positively represent themselves and their ...

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Jackson State asks alumni to give to offset cash crunch

Jackson State University’s temporary leader Monday asked alumni to dig into their pockets to overcome the school’s financial challenges. Interim President Rod Paige stated in a letter to graduates that the 10,000-student university’s expenses are exceeding income. He asked graduates to each contribute $100 to an “urgent fundraising campaign” that seeks to raise $5 million. “This is a special personal ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: University president terms getting shorter

Jackson State University President Carolyn Meyers becomes the latest university president to leave prematurely. She announced her resignation following disclosure of financial problems at the university.   Once university presidents seemed to hold office forever. As a new Kirk Fordice appointee to the IHL Board in 1992, I was awed by the tenure of Walter Washington, 25 years as president ...

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Ugly breakup: JSU president quits amid financial questions

Jackson State University’s president will resign Nov. 1 after Mississippi’s College Board intervened in the university’s finances. Carolyn Meyers broke up with trustees of the state’s eight public universities very publicly late Tuesday, with Jackson State posting her resignation letter on Twitter and emailing it to reporters at the same time a copy was hand-delivered to Higher Education Commissioner Glenn ...

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Bowling in Atlanta: SWAC and MEAC champs will meet in pre-Christmas matchup

Atlanta is getting a new college football bowl game: the Celebration Bowl that will feature the champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The champions of the two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) leagues  will meet in a new postseason game beginning with the 2015 season, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.  Southwestern Athletic Conference members include ...

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MBJ Editorial: Mississippi has a Heisman to hold on to

While we understand what Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann meant when he said, “If Mississippi ever wins a Heisman trophy, we want to keep it,” there likely are many out there who don’t. Hosemann made the comments in connection with a story, saying a new law could help protect student athletes from sports agents who engage in unethical practices. Mississippi ...

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Private money, new stadium for Jackson State football loom as roadblocks for UMMC mega facility

There are two major hurdles to clear if the area around University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is to become a medical research and treatment “city.” Jackson State University has to relinquish control and management of Veterans Memorial Stadium, and hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment from new and existing medical facilities has to be gathered. One ...

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