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Tag: Mississippi State University
Financial Impact of COVID-19 Dominates Intercollegiate Athletics Forum
As leaders in intercollegiate athletics convened virtually at the annual Intercollegiate Athletics Forum (IAF), the discussions centered on how college sports have navigated this unprecedented year.
December 8, 2020
SEC Business Deans Band Together To Spotlight Issues of Diversity and Inclusion
Amid Black Lives Matter protests this summer, the 14 college of business deans of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) decided to make a joint statement in support of diversity, equity and inclusion in their programs. They are “soundly committed to fostering a sense of community that is welcoming to and respectful of all individuals — students, […]
September 18, 2020
Abolish the Term “Student-Athlete”
As higher education embraces social justice and abandons oppressive language and symbols, universities should banish one more offensive term.
July 29, 2020
Report Highlights Teacher Recruitment, Diversity Initiatives
To address the ongoing teacher shortages and increase the diversity of the teacher workforce, the state of Mississippi has launched Grow Your Own (GYO) initiatives, according to a New America report.
July 13, 2020
SEC to Mississippi: Change Confederate Symbol on Flag or Lose Sports Events
Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey said on Thursday that if Mississippi doesn’t change its Confederate-themed state flag the conference will consider not hosting championships events in the state. “In the event there is no change, there will be consideration of precluding Southeastern Conference championship events from being conducted in the State of Mississippi until the […]
June 19, 2020
MSU Libraries to Digitize Records of Enslaved Mississippians
Mississippi State University (MSU) Libraries said it plans to digitize records of enslaved Mississippians for the first time. The libraries are helping create the state’s first institutionally-supported digital database intended to give greater access to legal records identifying victims of slavery. The endeavor, called the Lantern Project, is one of only a few in the […]
February 19, 2020
Rankins Is First Black Named To Top Mississippi Higher Ed Post
Among the numerous African-American “firsts” who symbolize racial progress in their fields, Dr. Alfred Rankins is likely to stand out. He is the first African-American to become commissioner of higher education in Mississippi.
March 27, 2018
How Multiculturalism Can Make College Affordable Again
One of the many challenges facing policymakers and higher education leaders is how to ensure that postsecondary degrees, as they become increasingly more important for our advanced economy and technological society, are affordable for all potential recipients.
February 12, 2018
State Acts to Remove Gun Ban from Campus Public Spaces
JACKSON, Ms. — It’s guns versus college football in a dispute over where certain Mississippi residents can carry firearms. At issue is House Bill 1083, which would void rules limiting where some people are allowed to carry guns on public property. House Judiciary A Committee Chairman Andy Gipson, the bill’s sponsor, says all it does […]
February 8, 2018
Mississippi State’s Bully Mascot Settles with ESPN
ABERDEEN, Miss. ― A former Mississippi State University cheerleader has settled her wrongful injury case with ESPN for an undisclosed sum. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Michaela Mills was dressed as the MSU mascot Bully during the 2013 Egg Bowl when she was run over by a motorized television camera cart. The lawsuit alleged […]
July 15, 2016
For New NAES Leader, Fighting Injustice Runs in Family
The recent election of Dr. Ravi Perry to lead the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) is anything but fortuitous.
May 13, 2015
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