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Richard Glossip death penalty case takes another turn

CNN - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 16:06
Richard Glossip was pacing back and forth in his death cell Wednesday afternoon wearing only his boxer shorts and waiting to hear whether the Supreme Court would step in and postpone his execution.

Categories: National News

U.S. School Violence Fast Facts

CNN - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 16:04
Here is a list of incidents of random elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to the present. This list does NOT include suicides, gang related incidents, or deaths resulting from interpersonal conflicts.

Categories: National News

Top 10 most expensive hurricanes

Business News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 15:52
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McGee joins Mississippi State alumni staff

MSU News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 15:42
Casey McGee (Photo by Russ Houston)

Contact: Amy Cagle

Casey McGee (Photo by Russ Houston)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The 130-year-old Alumni Association of Mississippi State University is welcoming a new professional staff member. Starkville native Casey McGee began her duties Sept. 21 as the new assistant coordinator for chapter and recruitment programs.

The Alumni Association was founded June 17, 1885, by the first three graduating classes of what then was Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College. The association strives to foster lifelong relationships through programs, activities and events for the university’s alumni, and McGee will play a key role in carrying out this mission.

McGee will provide guidance and advice for the university’s 95 alumni chapters and their leaders. In her role, she also serves as a liaison between the Alumni Association and the Office of Admissions and Scholarships, and will personally work with alumni to further the role of this group in student recruiting. Mississippi State currently has more than 132,000 living alumni.

“Casey brings great knowledge of and passion for MSU to this position,” said Jeff Davis, executive director of the MSU Alumni Association.  “I am confident she will be a strong asset to the Division of Development and Alumni and our Alumni Association team.”

McGee received her bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations in 2015 from Mississippi State. While a student, she was communications manager for the EcoCAR 3 team and served as vice president of public relations and as scholarship committee chair for the association’s Alumni Delegates.

“My time of service as an Alumni Delegate developed a strong passion in me not only for Mississippi State, but also for the mission of the Alumni Association,” McGee said.

McGee comes to the Alumni Association from A2H Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee, where she served as marketing coordinator. 

For more on the MSU Alumni Association, visit

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at

Cold Atlantic 'blob' puzzles scientists

CNN - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 15:28
At first glance, it stands out like a sore thumb. That blob of blue and purple on the map. One of the only places on the globe that is abnormally cold in a year that will likely shatter records as the warmest globally.

Categories: National News

De Blasio: Restore the middle class by rewarding work, not wealth

Business News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 15:26
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Bill Simmons says ESPN is 'in the bag' for NFL

Business News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 15:21
Famed sportswriter Bill Simmons wasted little time at his new job to go after his former employer.

Dunkin' Donuts to close 100 stores

Business News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 15:08
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MSU administrators, faculty named SEC academic leadership fellows

MSU News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 14:55

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

Greg Hall (Photo by Megan Bean)Linda Cornelious (Photo by Russ Houston)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Four Mississippi State administrators and faculty members are among 50 selected as 2015-16 Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows.

Since its inception in 2008, the professional development program has worked to identify, prepare and professionally advance academic leaders for key roles at each of the 14 SEC-member universities.

The MSU honorees include:

—Linda Cornelious, professor in the instructional systems and workforce development department.

—Greg G. Hall, professor and associate dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design.

—Ron McLaughlin, professor and associate dean for administration in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

—Linda W. Morse, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and professor in the counseling and educational psychology department.

Linda Morse (Photo by Megan Bean)Ron McLaughlin (Photo by Tom Thompson)

Through this academic initiative, the athletic conference works to sponsor, support and promote collaborative higher education programs and activities involving administrators, faculty and students. Providing an online platform to showcase achievements of these individuals on regional, national and international levels is among its primary missions.

Designated by provosts at the respective institutions, ALDP liaisons serve as the conference’s primary point of academic contact.

“The individuals selected by their SEC universities to participate in the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program represent the future of higher education administration,” said SECU Executive Director Torie Johnson. “The leadership skills they already possess are sure to be enhanced by the SEC ALDP experience.”

Cornelious is a Florida State University doctoral graduate who was named in 2003 as Outstanding Faculty Woman of the Year by the MSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women. A published author, she regularly serves as presenter and leader at national, regional and state professional conferences. Her primary areas of research include, among others, instructional technology, educational leadership, multicultural education and community service learning.

Hall is an award-winning architect, educator and administrator with extensive local, regional and international experience. He holds a doctoral degree from University of Hong Kong and bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at Austin, both in architecture. Along with receiving a certificate in Japanese language from Osaka, Japan-based Kansai University of Foreign Studies, Hall completed liberal arts studies at Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. In addition to cross-departmental undergraduate and graduate courses in such areas as design and construction technology, he has developed and taught courses on architecture design management and global architecture practice.

McLaughlin, a board-certified veterinary surgeon who specializes in small animal surgery, started at MSU-CVM in 2000 as an associate professor and chief of surgery. He became head of the department of clinical sciences in 2006. A University of Missouri-Columbia veterinary medicine doctoral graduate, he provided leadership in establishing the college’s Veterinary Medical Technology program, one of only three 4-year veterinary technology programs in the country.

Morse is a Florida State University doctoral graduate with extensive experience in instructional design, development and evaluation. Along with being a John Grisham Master Teacher, she is a research fellow for the university’s Social Science Research Center, where her efforts focus on cognition issues and development.

For more about the SEC Academic Leadership Development program, visit

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Amazon bans Apple TV, Google Chromecast

Business News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 14:46
If you can't beat 'em, ban 'em.

11 states spend more on prisons than on higher education

Business News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 14:25
Lawmakers in 11 states are spending more on prisons and jails than their public colleges.

Fiat Chrysler to auto workers: Don't forget pain of 2009

Business News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 14:10
For the first time since 1982, the United Auto Workers has rejected a labor contract with Chrysler.

New company preserves your tattoos when you die

Business News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 14:07
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Fleeing for his life

CNN World - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 13:54
Fleeing the Taliban, former Afghan soldier Wahid made his way, eventually, to Germany. This is his harrowing journey.

Categories: International News

Europe's migration crisis in 25 photos

CNN World - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 13:53
More than 300,000 refugees and migrants heading to Europe have crossed the Mediterranean Sea so far in 2015, a U.N. spokeswoman says. Click through to see images from the migration crisis in Europe.

Categories: International News

The Taliban's rise and fall

CNN World - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 13:50
The Taliban's aim is to impose its interpretation of Islamic law on Afghanistan and remove foreign influence from the country.

Categories: International News


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