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Mississippi Teacher Pay Survives Legislators' Political Spat

Proposals to increase some of the lowest teacher salaries in the U.S. were in danger Tuesday as Mississippi legislators engaged in a political showdown. Hours before a big deadline, Senate ...

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USM Economic Outlook Forum, Grants and Online Degree Program at MSU

The University of Southern Mississippi is set to host its annual Economic Outlook Forum on Thursday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center Grand ...

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Mississippi HBCU Gets $10M from Netflix CEO and Wife

Tougaloo College, a private, historically Black college in Mississippi, is getting $10 million from the head of Netflix and his wife, a film producer.

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Media Training Program Will Focus on HBCU Students

A company is creating a media training program focused on students at historically black colleges and universities in Mississippi.

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JSU Women’s Business Center and FedEx Program, MSU COVID-19 Pandemic Funding

Jackson State University recently hosted an official grand opening for its new Women’s Business Center located in the College of Business Rotunda.

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Black Colleges Alarmed by Bomb Threats, but Undeterred

From her office in Birmingham, Alabama, DeJuana Thompson looks across the street and sees a daily reminder of terror. Her window overlooks the 16th Street Baptist Church, where a bomb ...

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Analysis: Mississippi Considers College Aid for Foster Youth

Most states already offer scholarships or tuition waivers for young people who have spent time in the foster care system. Mississippi could join that list this year.

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Mississippi: Donor Funds Fannie Lou Hamer Scholarship

An anonymous donor is giving the University of Mississippi $100,000 to pay for a scholarship named after civil rights pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer, according to a news release from the ...

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Getty Images and MDE Grants at JSU and USM Spring 2022 University Forum

Jackson State University recently announced that it is one of four recipients of the inaugural Getty Images Photo Archive Grant for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, an initiative aimed at ...

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JPS Forced Into Virtual Classes Amid City Water Woes

Water pressure issues stemming from recent cold weather mean that numerous Jackson Public School locations had to switch to all-virtual learning today, another issue in a long line of problems ...

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Two Teacher Pay Raise Proposals Alive at Mississippi Capitol

The Mississippi Senate voted Friday to increase teachers' pay, days after the House approved a separate proposal.

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USM Merit Health Partnership, JSU Carnegie Classification and MSU "Old Main" Documentary

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing and Health Professions is partnering with Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg to add two of the hospital’s nurses to the University’s clinical ...

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Mississippi: Online and In-Person Class OK Amid Virus Surge

Mississippi schools are allowed to use a combination of in-person and online classes to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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JSU NSF Grant, MSU CYBERCOM Partnership and USM Center for Digital Humanities

The National Science Foundation recently gave Jackson State University political science professor D’Andra Orey a $509,000 multi-year grant for research exploring the intersection of race, exposure to trauma and politics ...

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Separate Plans Propose Raises for Mississippi Teachers

The Mississippi House and Senate are pushing forward with separate plans to give pay raises to teachers. The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday passed House Bill 530, and the whole ...