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For decades, Mississippi State Universityâ€™s branch of the Mississippi Writing and Thinking Institute (MWTI) was housed between the Cotton Crossing shopping center and the E.E. Cooley Building.
Founded in 1985, MWTI is a network of seven National Writing Project (NWP) sites in Mississippi that aim to improve teaching of writing throughout the state. But this week, the local MWTI building is being torn down to make way for The Mill at MSU, a 10.89-acre, $40-million development that will convert the E.E. Cooley Building into a conference center with office space, a Courtyard By Marriott Hotel and a 450-car parking garage.
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