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Father of fantasy sports never profited from his creation

Business News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:13pm
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SABMiller rejects AB InBev's takeover bid, but 'Bud-Miller' is not over yet

Business News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:04pm
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The New York Times strategy memo

Business News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:52pm
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.

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

Business News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:37pm
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New York Times 'transformation' to rely on digital subscriptions

Business News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:31pm
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.

Tom Hanks finds student's ID card and ...

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:03pm
Actor Tom Hanks found a college student ID card belonging to a woman named Lauren and reach out to her on Twitter. CNN affiliate WCBS reports.

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Jay Leno makes surprise appearance on 'Tonight Show'

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:02pm
The monologue must go on, so when Jimmy Fallon "pulled a hammy," Jay Leno briefly took back "The Tonight Show" reign.

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How a 3-D printer changed a 4-year-old girl's life

Health - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:50am

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It's time to get your flu shot

Health - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:48am

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Eight Bulldogs Named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:41am
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 - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:39am
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Volkswagen says diesel recall to run through 2016

Business News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:12am
Volkswagen is planning to start recalling diesel cars in January to ensure they comply with emissions standards.

Institute for the Humanities celebrates a decade of service at MSU

MSU News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:49am
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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

Hundreds of new species found

CNN World - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:37am

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Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to 3 for DNA repair studies

CNN World - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:31am
The 2015 Nobel Prize for chemistry has been jointly awarded to three scientists for their "mechanistic studies of DNA repair," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Wednesday.

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Saudi prince now owns 5% of Twitter

Business News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:30am
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How Google wants to speed up news stories on your phone

Business News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:20am
Google is working with dozens of big publishers to speed up the bloated mobile web.

Rio 2016 organizers clamp down on costs amid Brazil recession

Business News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 9:48am
Organizers for next year's Olympic Games are making cuts to ensure they stay within their 7.4 billion-real ($1.9 billion) budget, and avoid dipping into public money at a time of economic crisis in Brazil.

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