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Attorney Goes from Interim to President at Jackson State University

Thomas K. Hudson, the attorney who was interim president of Jackson State University the past nine months, has been hired for the permanent job.

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Music Event and Technology Grant at JSU, MDCC Joins Mississippi Library Partnership

The Mississippi Humanities Council recently gave Phyllis Lewis-Hale, assistant professor of music at Jackson State University, a $6,500 grant to host an event called “From Delta Blues to Opera News: ...

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Meridian Public Schools Move Online Due to COVID-19

Meridian public schools are moving to online learning Wednesday after an increase in cases of COVID-19 in Lauderdale County and in the school system, according to superintendent Amy Carter.

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USM Groundbreaking and MSU Ribbon Cutting for New Buildings, UM Oxford Science Cafe

The University of Southern Mississippi's USM Foundation recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Quinlan-Hammond Hall of Honor.

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Mississippi Sets Online Meetings About Child Care Services

The Mississippi Department of Human Services is holding online meetings to gather information about improving child care services in the state.

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JSU Aspire Program, Tougaloo HBCU Endowment and USM Virtual Dance Concert

Jackson State University recently announced that it is partnering with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to participate in a program called "Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & ...

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Overall University Enrollment Steady, Delta State Sees Drop

Enrollment in Mississippi's public universities has stayed fairly even in the past year despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures released Monday by the universities' board of trustees.

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JPS Teachers Get $100,000; 6-Hour Voting Leave for City Staff, New Public Works Director

Jackson Public School District teachers are getting $100,000 in grants in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $5,000.

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Monta Ellis Donates to Sonic Boom, USM Children’s Center Donation and POPSpera at MSU

Former NBA shooting guard Monta Ellis, also known as the “Mississippi Bullet,” recently donated $60,000 to Jackson State University's Sonic Boom of the South marching band.

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Sonic Boom YouTube Event, Tougaloo Endowed Scholarship and SAA 2021 Schedule

Jackson State University announced that its Sonic Boom of the South marching band is partnering with YouTube for a livestream event called “HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me on the Yard.”

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 ...