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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 17, 2021 13:33 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 12, 2021. Editorial: Who should get financial Aid? Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum probably did not intend to set off a public debate about the best use of financial aid for college-bound students. But...

Mississippi State receives grant to return native remains

Nov. 14, 2021 12:29 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A new National Park Service grant will help Mississippi State University assess human remains found at a historically significant late prehistoric Native American mound near campus and return them to their decedents. The $90,000 grant is part of...

Aww, cheese: Mississippi State dairy hits holiday mail limit

Nov. 04, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University says it has already taken all the cheese orders it can handle for the holiday season. The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station's dairy processing plant has been making cheese for 83 years. The...

University students denounce use of Nazi symbols at protest

Oct. 30, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tyler Daniel says he felt shock and horror when he saw a poster that had the Mississippi State University president's face defaced with an Adolf Hitler mustache, a swastika scrawled in the upper corner. Another sign on the Starkville campus...

Contract extended for Mississippi State University president

Oct. 21, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The governing board for Mississippi's eight public universities is extending the contract of Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum, and while his annual compensation remains the same, a larger share of it will come from public money. ...