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  • East meets West: JSU, China’s Nantong University bridge cultures

    East meets West: JSU, China’s Nantong University bridge cultures0

    Jackson State University President Carolyn W. Meyers welcomed her Chinese counterpart from Nantong University to sign a formal agreement of collaboration and celebrate their shared vision. Meyers said the partnership with Nantong President Cheng Chun materialized through JSU’s international program. After signing the memorandum of understanding, she described the joint opportunity with Nantong as “an excursion

  • Passport to the World: A New Approach to Studying Abroad

    Passport to the World: A New Approach to Studying Abroad0

    A captive audience at Jackson State University screened a 45-minute “Passport to the World” documentary that details the experiences of 73 students and faculty who traveled to six different countries last summer to study abroad. The film emphasizes the need for critical-thinking global leaders who can address societal problems through technological and other means. The four-week, faculty-ledREAD MORE
  • The Power of a Purse

    The Power of a Purse0

    Women understand the power of the purse string. But the donation of purses to poverty-stricken women living in a small village in Uganda is more than symbolic. During the past two years, proceeds from a purse drive have been used to build a small school for orphans and lay the foundation for a community center. The

  • Passport to the World

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    Passport to the World It doesn’t matter where you grew up. The sprawling suburbs. A small town in the Delta. If you are a student at Jackson State University, the message is the same: You are going places. By Bette Pearce and Tammy Ramsdell This summer, 72 students are participating in Jackson State University’s new

  • Studying in Senegal

    Studying in Senegal0

    Studying in Senegal Welcome to the wonderful world of Wolof By Bette Pearce When Dequindre Robinson graduated from Jackson State University in May, she took away more than a major in psychology and a minor in French. She also carried with her warm memories of a new “family” in Africa, as well as knowledge of

  • 2 Weeks in Brazil

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    2 Weeks in Brazil By Tammy F. Ramsdell He was raised in West Point, Mississippi, but as the son of two educators, Kenyatta Stewart, a Jackson State University art professor, always has been keenly aware of a world much bigger than the small town he grew up in. And it’s an awareness that he wanted