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Almost Half of JPS High Schoolers Are Not Showing Up for Class

At the midpoint of this school year, approximately 44 percent of high schoolers in the Jackson Public School District are labeled as truant, meaning they missed five or more days ...

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Some USM Students Want Library Renamed, Citing Segregation

Some students at the University of Southern Mississippi want to consider renaming the school's main library, citing the namesake's history of supporting segregration.

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New Leaders at USM Institute for Disability Studies, MSU Groundbreaking and Belhaven Welcome Week

Mississippi State University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7, commemorating the beginning of construction on its Richard A. Rula Engineering and Science Complex.

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Belhaven Business Success Award, 'Imitation of Life' Exhibit at MSU and Millsaps at the Arts Center

Belhaven University gave John G. Davis Jr., executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, its Business Success Award as part of the university's 2018 Alumni Awards reception on ...

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Michelle Obama's Name Added to JPS Early College Program

The Jackson Public School District named its Early College High School Program after former first lady Michelle Obama at its Dec. 4 board meeting.

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New Endowment Scholarship at JSU, Belhaven Commencements and USM Service Learning Seminar

Jackson State University alumna Annie Rene Harris Slaughter recently established a $100,000 endowment at the university in honor of her late mother, who was also a JSU alum.

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Singing Christmas Tree at Belhaven, 'Lighting the Way' at USM and MSU Holiday Open House

Belhaven University will host its 86th annual Singing Christmas Tree event on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1.

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Tougaloo and JSU Farish Art Project, Visiting Artist Lecture at USM and Miss USM Pageant

Johnnie Mae Maberry, associate professor of art at Tougaloo College, and art students from Tougaloo and Jackson State University will announce the launch of an outdoor art project in the ...

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Tougaloo College Rally Reminds Students that Black Voters Matter

The Friday before Election Day, the People's Advocacy Institute, MS M.O.V.E. and Black Voters Matter descended upon Tougaloo College to get students excited about voting right there on their historic ...

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Millsaps Forum Series, MSU Autism Clinic Grant and Songfest at USM

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will speak at Millsaps College today, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. as part of the Millsaps Forum Series.

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Jackson State University Fires Tony Hughes After Less Than 3 Seasons

Jackson State University has fired football coach Tony Hughes after less than three seasons.

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MSU Homecoming Week, Millsaps Grant and Belhaven Tuition Exchange

Mississippi State University will hold its Homecoming Week from Sunday, Oct. 28, to Saturday, Nov. 3. A press release states that the theme of the event is "Old is Gold: ...

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Forest Hill Band Gets Full Support from Jackson Council

The Jackson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to support the students of Forest Hill High School and ask for the band director to be reinstated after an Oct. 6 performance ...

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Sanctions Upheld Against Band After Questionable Program

Sanctions against a Mississippi high school band are being upheld after a halftime program depicting police officers held at gunpoint was performed in a town where two officers were shot ...

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Embattled Forest Hill Band Director, Students May Get Council Support

The Jackson City Council will launch itself into the contentious Forest Hill High School Band fallout with two tasks: reinstate the band director and lift the suspension imposed on the ...