Higher education reporter at Mississippi Today, in partnership with Open Campus.
Buoyed by a series of tweets from State Auditor Shad White belittling certain liberal arts degrees as “garbage,”…
September 26, 2023
For the next five years, when Mississippi universities seek to cover tuition with federal financial aid dollars hey will be required to first provide certain documentation.
September 25, 2023
The award amounts of the Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant – known as MTAG – would be increased to keep up with the skyrocketing cost of colleg
September 20, 2023
There are myriad reasons for this gap between Jackson State’s financial need and the amount of money the historically Black university can realistically expect to receive in state funding.
September 13, 2023
How a business consultant with a history of domestic violence allegations took over the Delta State music department
After the longtime chair was killed last summer, Delta State hired Kent Wessinger, a self-proclaimed “people scientist,” to help lead the department out of tragedy. Did the university do enough — or anything — to vet his hire?
September 7, 2023
The policy development comes as Delta State faculty are working to start the university’s first-ever chapter of the American Association of University Professors.
September 5, 2023
Even before the pandemic, college students have been disclosing disabilities at increasing rates.
August 28, 2023
In recent years, the IHL board has tended to hire interim presidents instead of conducting a full-blown national search at the state’s universities.
August 21, 2023
Delta State president affirms inclusivity but says interim band director who mocked trans people will keep his job, emails show
Daniel Ennis wrote in the 6:11 p.m. email that the U.S. Constitution protects free speech
August 4, 2023