Monthly Archives: May 2011

Faculty Get Short End of Money Stick

“State must do better” paying university faculty, said one editorial. “We’ve go to do more,” said Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum. The recent Southern Regional Education Board release of education data for 16 southern states shows average full-time faculty … Continue reading

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Unlike Government, Banks Prune and Optimize

Bancorp South’s plan to prune and optimize its branch banking operations caught my attention. The Tupelo-based bank just completed a nine-month study of its branch operations. It resulted in a plan bank officials say will “optimize” operations by “pruning” 23 … Continue reading

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You Can Help Map Mississippi’s Future

Eight years ago “Blueprint Mississippi,” a research-based planning initiative facilitated by the Mississippi Economic Council and led by Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat, charted a course to improve Mississippi’s economy and education. Its top priorities became the focus of “Momentum … Continue reading

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Haley Chose Family over Politics

It’s easy to get tickled reading the pundits’ analyses of Haley Barbour’s decision not to seek the presidency. Few have any clue what Haley foresaw. I don’t know either. But I do have a clue. What Haley saw was far … Continue reading

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