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Author Topic: Need information about Mississippi  (Read 82685 times)
curious
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« on: June 06, 2006, 12:29:45 PM »

I've heard and read about the effect of Katrina on LA, but I haven't found much about the effects on the Mississippi higher ed system.  Can anyone provide any insight on how they are doing?  Are the same things going on as in LA?  I know that some of thier institutions were hit hard by Katrina, and I know it gets lost in the news of New Orleans.  I'm considering a position in MS, but I want to make sure I know what I'm getting myself into first.  I am aware of the physical situation of the area (actual damage level), and I am more curious about the political climate.  Any help is appreciated.
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UNO
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2006, 7:46:24 PM »

As far as I know, the only MS university that was affected was the Gulfport branch of Univ Southern Miss.
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curious
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2006, 9:11:23 PM »

What about other levels of colleges, not just universities?  I'm interested in the state attitude toward re-building because I know that the institution I am interested in was affected by Katrina.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006, 10:04:03 AM »

Life here is fine. Housing costs have increased significantly and there are very few (if any) places to rent. Eating in a restaurant takes patience. Friday/Saturday night is a 1-2 hour wait. The beach is open, but you can't go in the water (on the beach) due to debris, etc. But you can go jet skiing, boating, and swimming in the rivers. Houses and other destroyed buildings are being demolished and construction is underway practically everywhere you look. We have 4 casinos now open. The spirit of rebuilding is strong. Biloxi and Gulfport are working hard. Long Beach took an "opinion vote" on whether to allow casinos in their town and the public voted (by a small margin) to allow them. Condos are being built and there are plans for very nice shopping areas. It will take 5+ years for sure, but it is getting there. It will just take time. William Carey College on the beach in Gulfport was, of course, also affected. It is not a pretty place to live - sometimes sad for those of us who knew it before. But people here move on - you do what you have to do and you keep pushing forward. That's the spirit here.
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gennimom
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006, 11:22:38 PM »

Hattiesburg got hit pretty hard considering how far they are inland, but they reopened the schools there a month or so after Katrina. I know one or two of the k-12 districts had some severe damage. There is a cc on the coast in Long Beach, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, that was hit bad. Its only about a mile inland and had an aquaculture program that was pretty neat, but I was told it no longer exists. Don't know if they will rebuild or not. It wasn't the only campus for that college. Most of the other universities sent help of some sort. The Forestry Dept at MSU sent crews down to help clear out trees. Jackson and points south had their own problems for a while, but I think everybody not immediately on the coast is back in business. MSU and Ole Miss took temporary transfers from Tulane and other universities.
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gennimom
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 3:24:39 PM »

You brought a zombie thread to life for this? Curses on you, janet986w!

Get out of my state!

Pffftttt!

Reported!
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Monday reeks! - Garfield
The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a person (or something like that).
gennimom
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Let's get summer over with! Me want snow!


« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2011, 2:47:35 AM »

Let this thread die! Most of the information about Katrina and such is out of date now anyway!

Geez!

Check the dang dates of the posts before posting on these things!
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Monday reeks! - Garfield
The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a person (or something like that).
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