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The New York Times strategy memo

Business News - 34 min 53 sec ago
On Wednesday The New York Times published an 11-page strategy memo, "Our Path Forward," that outlines steps the news organization will take to double its digital subscription revenue and become mobile-first. Read our analysis here and read the whole memo below.

Fantasy sports fans wonder if the games are rigged

Business News - 37 min 25 sec ago
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Yankees, Astros score highest-rated MLB Wild Card Game ever

Business News - 43 min 25 sec ago
The New York Yankees went scoreless in its Wild Card Game loss against the Houston Astros, but ESPN hit a home run.

Debt ceiling cash crunch: When millions won't get paid

Business News - 49 min 47 sec ago
Over four different days in November, the U.S. government has to cut checks to Social Security recipients totaling close to $70 billion.

Me and my buddy won $100,000 on fantasy football

Business News - 54 min 19 sec ago
Ben Landowski and Brett Richey have made a real killing playing fantasy football this year.

New York Times 'transformation' to rely on digital subscriptions

Business News - 55 min 43 sec ago
The New York Times is seeking to more than double its digital subscribers by the end of the decade, according to a new strategy memo shared with employees on Wednesday.

Are parents to blame for mass shootings?

Health - 1 hour 12 min ago

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It's time to get your flu shot

Health - 1 hour 39 min ago

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Eight Bulldogs Named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes

Bulldog Beat - 1 hour 46 min ago
Eight members of the 2014-15 Mississippi State softball team earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2014-15 academic year, the organization announced.

Don't waste your savings on a boring retirement

Business News - 1 hour 47 min ago
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SABMiller rejects AB InBev's takeover bid, but 'Bud-Miller' is not over yet

Business News - 1 hour 58 min ago
It's not clear whether the latest beer merger effort has gone flat or may still have some fizz.

Volkswagen says diesel recall to run through 2016

Business News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Volkswagen is planning to start recalling diesel cars in January to ensure they comply with emissions standards.

Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin reaches divorce settlement

Business News - 2 hours 17 min ago
Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin has reached a divorce settlement with his wife.

Institute for the Humanities celebrates a decade of service at MSU

MSU News - 2 hours 37 min ago
John Churchill

Contact: Karyn Brown

John Churchill

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State’s Institute for the Humanities celebrates its 10th anniversary Oct. 15 and 16 with a special symposium.

Part of the university’s College of Arts and Sciences, the institute primarily serves the departments of communication, English, classical and modern languages and literatures, history, music, and philosophy and religion, as well as the Cobb Institute of Archaeology.

The symposium’s featured speaker will be John Churchill, secretary of Phi Beta Kappa, the world’s oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences. “Reasons, Values and Imagination: A Case for Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences” will be his topic at 3:30 p.m. on the 15th.

Participants also will hear from historian Roger Geiger at 9 a.m. on the 16th. An award-winning scholar and researcher on 20th century universities, he will discuss the place of humanities at MSU and other land-grant institutions—one of his major areas of study.

Free and open to all, both symposium presentations take place in the Bettersworth Auditorium of historic Lee Hall.

Geiger’s program will be followed in the auditorium with a 10:30 a.m. panel discussion examining current academic perspectives of the humanities, as well as their prospects for the future.

Also open to all, the panel discussion will involve Stuart Rockoff, executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council; Joseph Ward, University of Mississippi’s Arch Dalrymple III Professor of History; and Christopher Snyder, dean of MSU’s Shackouls Honors College.

The Institute for the Humanities was established in 2005 with MSU English professor Gary Myers as its first director. Myers, who later served as arts and sciences dean, is credited with helping expand and enhance engagements in research, scholarship and creative work within the campus’ humanistic disciplines.

Myers retired from MSU several years ago to become vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Young Harris College in Georgia.

R. Gregory Dunaway, the college’s current dean, said Myers will be attending the anniversary celebration.

“We are very fortunate that the architect of the institute and my predecessor as dean of the college will be on hand for this celebration,” Dunaway said. “His vision is responsible for the great work that the institute has been able to accomplish and certainly shares in its successes.”

Dunaway said land-grant institutions like MSU often are not known for their humanities programs. “At Mississippi State, however, we are incredibly fortunate to have outstanding humanities programs staffed with nationally renowned faculty scholars who are providing amazing educational opportunities for our students,” he added.

Dunaway praised the Institute for the Humanities’ decade-long efforts to “stimulate academic discourse, provide a platform for creative endeavors and, in general, enhance the intellectual and cultural climate at MSU.”

Current institute director William Anthony Hay said the humanities “challenge students to appreciate worlds different from their own and understand perspectives they may not share.

“Besides teaching critical thinking and sharing a cultural inheritance, humanistic study cultivates empathy,” Hay said.

A complete symposium agenda is available at For other information, contact Hay at 662-325-7095 or Additional information on institute is found at

With more than 5,200 students, 300 full-time faculty members and 24 academic majors offered in 14 different departments, the College of Arts and Sciences is MSU’s largest academic unit. For more, see .

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at

FBI helped thwart nuclear smuggling plot in Moldova

CNN World - 2 hours 44 min ago
The FBI helped Moldovan authorities in a series of cases aiming to thwart potential smuggling of radioactive and nuclear material, a U.S. law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said.

Categories: International News


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