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Brokaw to deliver Ole Miss commencement address

NBC’s Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw returns to Oxford, Mississippi, to deliver the 163rd Ole Miss commencement address.

Brokaw, the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: “Today,” ”Nightly News” and “Meet the Press,” will speak to graduating students at 9 a.m. on May 14 in the Grove.

WMC-TV reports Brokaw also served as a guest lecturer for the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media in 2010.

Chancellor Jeff Vitter says they’re looking forward to Brokaw’s insights. Vitter describes Brokaw as “one of the most astute observers of our culture and its evolution over the past half-century” who has “enjoyed a front-row seat at some of the most significant events of our time, and his discernments on American politics and life are remarkable.”

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  1. The state got a “D” for school finance, ranking 46th. The state spends 3.6 percent of its taxable resources, about the national average, on education, but because Mississippi is poor, that comes out to spending that’s significantly below average, even once regional cost differences are cancelled out. Plus, property-rich districts spend more on students than property-poor districts, making spending unequal across the state’s 151 districts.

    They haven’t approved building a better high school in Meridian since my grand parents graduated from there. Approve building a new school or at least a technical school in Meridian!

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