Higher education reporter at Mississippi Today, in partnership with Open Campus.
Many worry that Lee’s killing will lead community members, seeking safety from violence and harassment, to conceal their sexuality or gender identity.
August 8, 2022
The LGBTQ community faces disproportionate violence and harassment in Mississippi. Lee’s killing, a friend said, directly affects everybody in the community.
July 27, 2022
E.E. "Butch" Caston has come out of retirement twice in the last decade to work at the university. On July 6, he un-retired once again.
July 14, 2022
He wrote in his email to the campus that the reason trustees gave for his departure was primarily financial.
June 21, 2022
The money from the 2002 settlement had been projected to run out at the end of this month.
June 17, 2022
A new report report offered questions for lawmakers to ask before determining how, if at all, the state boards should be restructured.
June 15, 2022
New loan program aimed at nursing shortage will create more student debt, won’t add new nurses this year
Mississippi is lacking about 3,000 nurses, about one-fifth of the state's entire nursing workforce.
June 13, 2022
Incarcerated people at two prisons in the Delta will be able to start earning four-year degrees from Mississippi Valley State University this fall for the first time in more than two decades.
June 2, 2022
The owner of Hey Joe’s started a department trivia competition in 2009 because he thought his regulars, largely faculty, would appreciate the money as the state made deep cuts to higher ed.
May 31, 2022
Faculty fear the changes will make it harder to get and keep tenure at Mississippi universities.
May 20, 2022