At his 2:15 p.m. press conference, Gov. Barbour announced his plan to save money in higher education. He wants to 1) merge Alcorn and Valley into JSU, and 2) merge the W into MSU. He says that under his plan none of the campuses would close. But I've got to wonder: if these mergers happen, how long will the campuses in Lorman, Itta Bena, and Columbus be funded?
(By the way, I'm a fan of consolidating all of our eight public universities into one Jackson-based school that wins the BCS championship every single year. But maybe that's just because I like winning.)