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Meek Wants Name Removed from UM Journalism School; New ‘Path’ Pledged

Ed Meek, the man whose $5.3-million donation in 2009 cemented him as the namesake of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi, requested over ...

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Meek's Post on Black Women Prompts Demand for Renamed Journalism School

It all started on Facebook Wednesday night, Sept. 19, when Ed Meek, the eponym of the School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi, posted a photo ...

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Senate Debate at Millsaps, AIM for CHangE at MSU and Belhaven Family Weekend

Millsaps College and Mississippi Public Broadcasting will host "Decision 2018: Mississippi U.S. Senate Debate," featuring candidates in the state special election to fill retired U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's seat, on ...

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USM Joe Paul Student Theater, UM Stamps Scholars and JSU 2018 Sports Hall of Fame

Seven students in the University of Mississippi's 2018 freshman class recently received scholarships from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.

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Four Mississippi Universities Added to Fiber Optic Network

A Mississippi telecommunications company says four public universities are joining a state-owned fiber optic network.

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JSU Minority STEM Education Grant, USM All-South Marching Band Day and UM One-Minute Film Competition

More than 300 high-school band students from across #Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida will come to the University of Southern Mississippi to perform alongside the university's Pride of Mississippi Marching ...

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Mississippi Court: No Special Status for Confederate Group Over Symbols

A Confederate heritage group has no special status to try block the University of Mississippi from adding historical context to Old South symbols, a state appeals court said Tuesday.

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JSU Alums Unveil Obama Mural, New MSU Metal Detector Policy, and USM Faculty Art and Design Show

Jackson State University alumni Charles and Talamieka Brice unveiled a mural depicting former President Barack Obama, which the husband-and-wife design team painted along the south wall of Barack Obama Magnet ...

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U.S. Senate Hopefuls McDaniel, Baria Explain Votes Against Lottery

Mississippi House of Representatives Minority Leader Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, and State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, both voted against a state lottery bill lawmakers sent to the governor's ...

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'Suit Up Event' at USM, 'Famous Types' at MSU and Jackson Heart Study at Tougaloo

The University of Southern Mississippi's Office of Career Services is partnering with clothing retailer JCPenney to offer USM students discounts on professional-business and business-casual attire during the "Suit Up Event" ...

Jim Hill Teacher Wins Milken Award

Tracee Thompson, a teacher at Jim Hill High School, was shocked to learn she won ...

Gallery: Dr. Cedrick Gray Jr.

JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray, Jr. spoke with JFP reporter R.L. Nave. Photos by Trip ...