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Jackson State to rent apartments for up to $1.9M

JACKSON — Jackson State University will lease 444-bed apartment complex next to its campus, with hopes of buying it later to accommodate increasing enrollment. The College Board approved plans for JSU to lease the Palisades apartments, spending as much as $1.9 million. Because some apartments are leased, only 290 beds would be available immediately. JSU President Carolyn Meyers says JSU ...

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Will lawmakers approve less borrowing for public universities?

JACKSON — The price of predictability for Mississippi’s public universities is likely to be less money to spend on capital projects in the state’s 2016 budget year. The College Board yesterday approved $710 million in bonding requests, as agencies make requests of the Legislature in advance of next year’s sessions. Lawmakers are likely to borrow much less. Next year will ...

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USM researchers leading shark-monitoring program on Coast

OCEAN SPRINGS — A research team at the University of Southern Mississippi has spearheaded a shark-monitoring program to help maintain the population of the ocean predator that is essential to the Gulf Coast ecosystem. This catch, tag and release program conducted by the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Research Laboratory has been in place for over a decade, taking day-long expeditions ...

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UM sets new fundraising record with $118M-plus in private support

OXFORD — With more than $118 million in private support, the University of Mississippi again experienced a record fundraising year. “The commitment of our alumni and friends is truly inspiring,” UM Chancellor Dan Jones said. “On the Oxford campus alone, our generous donors committed more than $6 million for new named faculty positions. We are fortunate to have alumni and ...

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MSU study could aid dairy farmers in managing calves

STARKVILLE — Findings of a recent study at Mississippi State University holds potential good news for the state’s struggling dairy industry. In a study on the effects of housing types, Mississippi State scientists found that dairy calves develop better when raised in pairs. Stephanie Ward, a dairy management and nutrition scientist in the MSU-based Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, ...

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MGCCC, USM strike new concurrent enrollment agreement

LONG BEACH — In an effort to increase higher education opportunities for students, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and The University of Southern Mississippi have entered into a new concurrent enrollment agreement allowing students in select academic programs to seamlessly complete degrees from both institutions. At a press conference held yesterday at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus ...

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USM Foundation sees second-highest fundraising total in history

HATTIESBURG — Generating $15,560,117 during fiscal year 2013-14, the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation reports its second-highest fundraising total in gifts and pledges received during a single fiscal year. This represents an 82 percent increase over the amount raised last year. During the recently concluded fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, gifts to the ...

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MSU sets new annual fundraising record of $106M-plus

STARKVILLE — Having topped the $106 million mark in private support, Mississippi State leaders announced the university’s most successful fundraising year ever. For the just-ended fiscal year, the 136 year-old land-grant institution attracted the record in private gifts and pledges of future support — $25 million more than the prior year’s $81.3 million total. Previously, MSU’s largest giving year on ...

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ASU begins construction of product development center

LORMAN — Alcorn State University is adding a new facility on the main campus. Alcorn’s School of Agriculture, Research, Extension, and Applied Sciences (AREAS) began the construction of its product development center, which will provide support, guidance and equipment for developing the ideas of some of Mississippi’s most creative minds. The upcoming facility will be used to cultivate the products ...

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