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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Education

Economic growth depends on investing in university faculty

Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds writes a guest column explaining issues, concerns and needs involving getting and retaining top-notch faculty members at the state’s colleges and universities. (October 4, 2012, Page 4)

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    Don’t Rob God

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed and his writing students recently debated what defines “abundant life.” For some of their answers and what to do to achieve that goal, see Reed’s weekly column. (October 2, 2012, Page 4)

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      Reality check: Their challenges are ours, too

      Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at a growing problem – teen pregnancy – that affects youngsters and families in all places and all stations of life. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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        Procrastination can have ill effects

        Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying, “Nver put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Mark Twain countered with: “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the conflict and issues that procrastination can cause for everyone involved. (September 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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          LHS, OHS earn A rankings

          Whether they attend high school in Lafayette County or the city of Oxford, the students can’t lose — both schools received an A grade this year from the new ranking system released today by the Mississippi Department of Education. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Mary Laura Bragg writes about a recent column on education in Florida, offering corrections to what she says are inaccuracies. (September 12, 2012, Page 4)

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              Having fun in a ‘Quest’ for knowledge

              Good things come in small packages. And sometimes they’re just as good years later. So writes News Editor Jonathan Scott as he tells about the first set of Brain Quest cars his son received nearly 20 years ago. (August 30, 2012, Page 4)

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                Getting close to not-so-favorite things

                Editor Don Whitten admits it – he’s not a big fan of most of our bugs and worms and such. However, in the interest of education, he writes, he’s helping with a school project that involves two well-known varieties – silkworms and pray mantises. (August 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Would student surveys really be that helpful?

                  Editor Don Whitten, after reading that it’s been suggested that student surveys might be helpful in teacher evaluations, pondered how he and his friends would have answered questions about their teachers when they were growing up. (August 23, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Meeting challenges in South Africa

                    Ole Miss journalism school dean Will Norton Jr. writes a guest column telling of the visit he and three Ole Miss students made to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for a journalism class at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, pointing out the challenges many students there are facing and how the country is responding to the challenges it faces. (August 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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