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New Construction at USM, PRAM Awards and PBS Documentary at MSU

The University of Southern Mississippi has launched a series of construction projects to improve accessibility and mobility on its Hattiesburg campus, including a pedestrian pathway and additional parking.

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Many Mississipians Opt out of Available Vaccines, State Behind in Vaccinations

A new report by Mississippi's Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review shows that Mississippi spends less per pupil than each of its surrounding states—Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and ...

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MSU Professor Receives DOE Award, JSU Alum Building Youth Golf Course and USM Eagle Direct Textbooks

Kun Wang, an assistant professor with joint Mississippi State University appointments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry, recently became one of 51 university-employed scientists ...

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Mississippi College Is ‘Lit’ Over New National Chief Reader

Dr. Steve Price will soon make history by joining an elite group of educators across the world. The College Board has named him as the new national chief reader for ...

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MSU Genealogy and History Fair, JSU Fulbright Distinction and USM Scholarship Awards

Mississippi State University Libraries is hosting the E.O. and Betty Templeton Genealogy and History Fair, a virtual event featuring guest speakers specializing in African American genealogy and Southern photography, on ...

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MSU Free Mental Health Services and Veterinary Clinic Expansion, JSU CPRAM Awards

Mississippi State University’s Psychology Clinic recently received a $200,000 grant from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to provide free mental-health services for children in the state.

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Reeves Announces 9 Nominees for Mississippi Education Boards

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday announced nine nominations to three boards that govern public education from kindergarten through college.

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USM Hosting StoryWalk, JSU Class of 1970 Commencement and MSU Film Award

The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Library and Information Science will host a literacy and physical activity-themed event called StoryWalk on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 ...

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Southern Prize and State Fellowships Awards, JSU Commencement Ceremonies and Research Grant

Mississippi State University assistant professor of drawing Ming Ying Hong will represent Mississippi in the 2021 Southern Prize and State Fellowships awards.

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JSU Free Summer Courses, USM Project START Partnership and 2021 Retool Your School Awards

Jackson State University is offering free summer courses to assist students and families who faced academic or economic impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crossroads of the South; Gateway to the World

The International Student Organization and the International Perspectives program at Millsaps College hosted intercultural festival, ...

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 ...