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Barbour To Recommend MSU-MUW Merger

November 11, 2009
tags: education consolidation, FY2011 budget, Miss. State, Mississippi Univ. for Women
by Brett

The Columbus Disptach (and others) are reporting that Haley Barbour is expected to recommend the merger of Mississippi University for Women with another school- most likely Mississippi State- as part of his 2011 budget outline.

The formal proposal has not been released so this is all speculation at this point, and many people are taking a wait-and-see approach to the issue (including the president’s of State and MUW). Rep. Gary Chism (R-Columbus) said he doesn’t see any merger clearing the House and Senate.

When asked about the topic in October, Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds largely avoided the issue.

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  1. Chris permalink
    November 11, 2009 4:30 pm

    I support it…but it’s never gonna happen.

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