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Amazon workplace story raises dread of 'rank and yank' reviews

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:32
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Google's Project Sunroof calculates solar cost

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:10
Want solar panels but don't know where to start? Google has created a nifty little tool for determining if your home is a good bet for solar power. It combines Google Maps information about your home, local weather history, and estimates from nearby solar providers.






Montgomery congressional collection announced at MSU

MSU News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:08
The late congressman and MSU alumnus G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery recently was honored with the opening of the Montgomery Congressional Research Collection at Mitchell Memorial Library. Taking part in the ceremony were (l-r) Robert J. “Bob” Bailey, president emeritus of the Meridian-based Montgomery Foundation; Kyle Steward, MSU executive director of external affairs and former senior Montgomery staff member; U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper; and Jerry Gilbert, MSU provost and executive vice president.

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The late congressman and MSU alumnus G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery recently was honored with the opening of the Montgomery Congressional Research Collection at Mitchell Memorial Library. Taking part in the ceremony were (l-r) Robert J. “Bob” Bailey, president emeritus of the Meridian-based Montgomery Foundation; Kyle Steward, MSU executive director of external affairs and former senior Montgomery staff member; U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper; and Jerry Gilbert, MSU provost and executive vice president.

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Congressional Collection now is open to the public at Mississippi State.

On the Aug. 5 occasion—what would have been the former U.S. representative’s 95th birthday—the university formally dedicated the collection in its Congressional and Political Research Center at Mitchell Memorial Library.

University officials said the collection includes more than 1,200 cubic feet of correspondence, memos, speeches, floor statements, photographs and memorabilia about the longtime public servant and MSU alumnus who died in 2006 at age 85.

The files cover the Meridian native from his time at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, through his student leadership at then-Mississippi State College to his World War II military service in Europe, where was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor. The collection also highlights his public service career that began with a decade in the Mississippi Legislature, followed by 30 years in Congress that concluded with retirement in 1997. 

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, Montgomery’s 3rd District successor, joined with members of the Meridian-based Montgomery Foundation to help announce the collection’s formal opening.

Jerry Gilbert, MSU provost and executive vice president, said “from his years as a Mississippi State student throughout his lifetime, Sonny Montgomery was considered a leader who worked tirelessly on behalf of those he served.” 

Noting how the congressman’s “leadership and people skills served him well throughout his career,” Gilbert also praised Montgomery for being “a devoted and loyal friend of Mississippi State and one who frequented the campus throughout his life and whose legacy can been seen throughout the campus.” 

During his time in Washington, D.C., Montgomery gained an international reputation for his tireless work on behalf of American military veterans. In addition to visiting Vietnam repeatedly throughout the war and assisting in the return of prisoners of war, he most notably led in securing an extension of the G. I. Bill—an effort that his colleagues renamed the “Montgomery G. I. Bill” in tribute.  

Additionally, the collection illustrates the close friendship between Montgomery and former President George H.W. Bush. The two met on their first day in Congress in 1967 and remained friends for the remainder of the congressman’s life.

In his remarks, Harper praised Montgomery for serving the district and nation “with integrity, compassion and hard work.

“His efforts on behalf of our country’s veterans and the people of Mississippi are still realized today, and we are eternally grateful,” Harper said.

“Sonny loved Mississippi State University, and I know that he would be proud of the new G.V. ‘Sonny’ Montgomery Collection,” he continued. “I hope that this collection will be a reminder of Sonny’s esteemed public service for generations to come.”

The Congressional and Political Research Center is open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, visit http://library.msstate.edu/cprc/index.asp.

For more on the Mississippi State University Libraries, see www.library.msstate.edu.

MSU is Mississippi’s flagship research university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

 

#HailStateHoops Adds Another Ring To Staff With Addition Of Dionnah Jackson

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:00
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Vic Schaefer added another up-and-coming young coach and an additional championship pedigree to his Mississippi State women's basketball staff with the addition of Dionnah Jackson as an assistant coach.

How Universal went from fifth to first at the box office

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:55
"Fifty Shades of Grey," "Furious 7," "Pitch Perfect 2," "Jurassic World," "Minions," "Straight Outta Compton."






The next version of Android will be called 'Marshmallow'

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:00
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Donald Trump calls out Mark Zuckerberg on immigration

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:58
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2012: Beltway Batman wants to go global

CNN - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:58
"Batman" Lenny Robinson became a viral video sensation after getting pulled over by police.






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Morgan Stanley really, really loves Tesla

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:24
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The Drill moved to Aug. 24

MSU News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:57

The Drill at Mississippi State has been rescheduled for Aug. 24 from 5-6 p.m.

Students are invited to join the Student Association on the university's historic Drill Field next week as the 2015-16 academic year at Mississippi State is celebrated.

The university's annual welcome back pep rally will feature guest speakers including MSU President Mark E. Keenum, Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and Men's Head Basketball Coach Ben Howland. The Famous Maroon Band, Spirit Groups, Bully, and Miss MSU Randi Kathryn Harmon also will be making appearances.

Free t-shirts and MSU ice cream will be available, and attendees can participate in the traditional signing of the MSU Creed.

Texas strong: Economy remains resilient as oil prices fall

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:51
Oil prices can't mess with Texas.






Northwestern football players lose bid to start union

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:40
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'Compton' by Dr. Dre streamed 25 million times on Apple Music

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:35
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Traffic deaths jump 14% in 2015

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:33
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CNN names Dana Bash its chief political correspondent

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:22
CNN named Dana Bash its chief political correspondent Monday, making the veteran journalist the point person for the network's coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign.






Hedge funds are losing billions on this bad trade

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:17
Drivers around the world love cheap gas prices, but some top hedge fund managers don't. They're losing billions.






Amazon fights back against accusations of 'brutal' worker treatment

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:43
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