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September 26, 2012

Mississippi is struggling with high rates of poverty, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mississippi is struggling with high rates of poverty, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2011 census shows that more than 128,000 families in Mississippi live below the poverty line. The federal poverty level for a family of four is around $23,000 in income, and 22.6 percent of Mississippians were members of families whose incomes were below this figure. Additionally, the median household income in Mississippi of $36,919 fell far below the national median household income of $50,502.

June 19, 2012

 
During weakened economic times, policymakers in Washington, D.C., are constantly considering budget cuts. 

April 3, 2011

In the past two years, there have been natural disasters that have required aid from worldwide sources.

In the past two years, there have been natural disasters that have required aid from worldwide sources.

From the Haiti earthquake to the devastation in Japan in early March, all these occurrences tugged at the heartstrings of people of all origins.

These people harness a stubborn urge to give whatever they can to repair the broken spirits, homes and families who experienced these catastrophes.

February 1, 2011

The Ole Miss chapter of Engineers Without Borders will host Togo Trot, a 5K walk/run on Saturday, Feb. 19, to benefit one of the organization’s projects.

The Ole Miss chapter of Engineers Without Borders will host Togo Trot, a 5K walk/run on Saturday, Feb. 19, to benefit one of the organization’s projects.

The money raised from the run will be used to help pay for supplies needed to complete a water purification project designed by Ole Miss engineering students to be constructed in Akoumape, Togo, Africa, for which Togo Trot is named.