The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named Thomas Hudson as the university's acting president after former president William Bynum Jr. resigned Monday after being arrested in a prostitution sting in Clinton.
William Bynum Jr., the president of Jackson State University, resigned Monday after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in central Mississippi.
Jackson State University held a grand opening for its new Center for Innovation, located on the second floor of the H.T. Sampson Library, on Thursday, Jan. 30.
Mississippi University for Women President Nora Roberts Miller publicly challenged Gov. Tate Reeves’ criticism of gender studies in his State of the State address. "Gender studies and other areas of study that aim to build a more diverse and inclusive society benefit all of us."
On Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves gave his first State of the State address on the steps of the Mississippi State Capitol, where he touched upon several topics: educational attainment, teacher pay, and workforce training. Reeves also took a clear shot at higher education:
Mississippi native Angie Thomas, author of "The Hate U Give" and "On the Come Up," recently partnered with her alma mater, Belhaven University, to launch the Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship program.
New Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves closed his State of the State address Monday night by promising to "sing the gospel" of Mississippi, after rejecting pessimism, pettiness, ivory towers, gender studies and the "arrogance" of "metropolitan narcissists," not necessarily in that order.
Mississippi native rappers Dear Silas and Big K.R.I.T. recently released a collaborative music video for their song "I Got It" that pays homage to great things about Jackson and features Jackson State University's own Sonic Boom of the South marching band.
The Confederate statue on the University of Mississippi's Oxford campus will stay put for now after the Institutions of Higher Learning Board tabled a motion to relocate it yesterday.
Donald Shaffer, an associate professor of English and director of African American Studies at Mississippi State University, will serve as the keynote speaker at the university's 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast and Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20.