National Sports

4th lawsuit filed against JSU athletics director

The athletics director of Jackson State University is now facing four federal lawsuits related to allegations that she sexually harassed an assistant and fired other employees who supported the woman.

The first lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in August by Lolita Ward, who says Athletic Director Vivian Fuller subjected her to inappropriate comments, gestures and touching in 2011.

The lawsuit claims Ward was subjected to a hostile work environment and fired in October 2011 after rejecting the advances. […]


Mississippi remembers victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School

First memorial bell-ringing ceremony held at Jackson State University

Friday prayer vigils scheduled throughout city

Governor calls for moment of silence

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor

From the Governor’s office, the Mississippi Department of Education, Jackson Public Schools and Jackson State University, Mississippians expressed their sorrow and concern for the safety of all school children, after the Dec. 14 murder of 20 children and six adults by a lone gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn…. […]


JSU and College Hill celebrate a ‘binding connection’

By Jackie Hampton


College Hill Baptist Church and Jackson State University have a connection which began in 1907 when the late Dr. B. Baldwin Dansby, president of then Jackson College, deeded a tract of land just west of the campus to build College Hill Baptist Church.

On Sunday, Oct. 28 College Hill celebrated its second annual ‘College Hill JSU Day’ during the 11 a.m. service. The sanctuary was filled to capacity with an audience comprised of JSU students, faculty members and College Hill Church congregations.

JSU’s University Concert Chorale, under the direction of W. Cortez Castilla, provided music. […]