- The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, will need millions of dollars to repair damages left by a tornado Sunday, officials said.
- A board vote Wednesday granted the 16,000-student school's higher education commissioner the power to sign contracts without board approval in the wake of the catastrophe.
- At least one building, which is home to the school's jazz program, will reportedly need to be torn down.
From the article:
"... The College Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to allow the higher education commissioner, Hank M. Bounds, to sign contracts and take other actions without board approval to help the 16,000-student university recover. ..."