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University merger dead issue in 2011 session

JACKSON — Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds Jr. says he expects a proposal to merger or close some universities to have no support in the 2011 legislative session. Bounds spoke Monday with the editorial board of The Clarion-Ledger. “All you’ll hear is the sound of crickets chirping when ‘merger’ is brought up,” Bounds said. Gov. Haley Barbour proposed a merger ...

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Students, students everywhere

Most universities challenged by increased enrollment State higher education leaders are calling it a “good problem.” Preliminary fall enrollment is up from fall 2009, with several institutions reporting record numbers. Now, universities are challenged to accommodate all of the new students while facing ever shrinking state appropriations. The State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) reports a system-wide increase of 4.1 ...

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College Board to ‘take action’ at troubled Mississippi Valley

Mississippi’s Commissioner of Higher Education plans to take action with Mississippi Valley State University, the only state-funded university to show a dramatic decrease in enrollment, while high numbers of job seekers are heading back to class in the down economy. MVSU enrollment has taken a 12.6 percent nose dive, according to preliminary numbers released this week by the state College ...

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BKD welcomes Shehan, Kasamanli

Caitlyn Shehan and Ramin Kasamanli have joined BKD’s Jackson office as audit staff personnel. Shehan graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in business administration and a master of professional accountancy. While at Southern Miss, she studied abroad in Spain. Kasamanli graduated was a B.S. in accounting from Mississippi Valley State University and a master in accountancy ...

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Committee approves spending projects in Mississippi

Funding to support four defense projects in Mississippi has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the FY2010 Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Mississippi projects are: Columbus Air Force Base — $10 million for an aircraft maintenance administration facility to provide adequate workspace for Air Force aircraft maintenance ...

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