Higher education reporter at Mississippi Today, in partnership with Open Campus.
Starting July 9, benefit-eligible, hourly workers will see the minimum wage increase to $11.25 an hour.
May 18, 2022
Janice Jones makes about $10 an hour, the lowest wage on campus.
May 11, 2022
The term is now a criteria university presidents can use to judge conduct in deciding whether to award tenure.
May 5, 2022
The revisions, the groups say, are “untenable” and “raise significant concerns under the First Amendment.”
April 27, 2022
Report: Mississippi’s proposed college aid program will create ‘new problems’ for low-income students
"Designing programs that allow students who cannot afford college on their own is the most promising strategy for ensuring a high return on the state’s investment.”
April 26, 2022
For the coming school year, average in-state tuition will increase by $177, from $8,219 to $8,396 a year.
April 22, 2022
Before granting tenure, presidents can now take into account a faculty member’s “effectiveness, accuracy and integrity in communications” as well as their “collegiality” — new language the board added to its policies.
April 22, 2022
Mississippi to award new forgivable loan programs for health-related degrees for first time since 2015
After years of budget woes, the Legislature fully funded Mississippi's college financial aid programs this session.
April 18, 2022
Mississippi’s 15 community colleges have long struggled to retain top faculty. Now some are saying the money lawmakers appropriated this year for them will not be enough to ensure their salaries stay competitive with K-12 teachers'.
April 17, 2022
The university's partnership with doTerra, which sells essential oils, raises questions about how a university’s stamp of approval can help these companies obscure an exploitative business model.
April 12, 2022