Tag Archives: University of Mississippi

Boyce stepping down as president of community college

June 23, 2014

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GOODMAN — The president of Holmes Community College will be stepping down on June 30 to become associate commissioner for academic affairs with the Institutions of Higher Learning. Glenn Boyce has been president at Holmes since 2005. The junior college’s main campus is in Goodman with branches in Ridgeland, Kosciusko and Grenada. Before being named […]

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House votes for medicinal marijuana oil legislation

March 28, 2014

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Mississippi lawmakers have voted to make the use of marijuana legal— kind of. The Mississippi House of Representatives voted yesterday to make a medicinal marijuana oil legal in the state under tightly controlled circumstances. The House voted 112-6 to pass the final version of House Bill 1231. The Senate still must approve the agreement before […]

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Suspects decline to talk about Meredith statue vandalism

February 21, 2014

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The University of Mississippi Police Department believes it has identified the individuals who recently vandalized a statue of James Meredith on the UM campus, but the suspects are not being cooperative. Three 19-year-old white male freshmen from Georgia were declining through their attorneys late yesterday to be questioned by university police regarding the vandalism Sunday […]

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UM alumni put up reward to find Meredith statue vandals

February 18, 2014

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OXFORD — At the request of Chancellor Dan Jones, the university’s Alumni Association has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two individuals involved in an incident on the University of Mississippi campus. The University Police Department (UPD) is looking for two men who were seen early Sunday morning near the […]

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Ole Miss names new senior student crop of Hall of Fame inductees

February 2, 2014

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OXFORD, Mississippi. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have earned membership in the school’s 2013-14 Hall of Fame, one of the university’s highest honors. Chancellor Dan Jones bestowed the honor Friday in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Recipients are chosen by a committee pursuant to ASB policy, with […]

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Need a pedicab? Head to Oxford

November 21, 2013

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Ever seen those pedal-powered rickshaws in Asia and wondered what it would be like to ride in one? Well, don’t update your passport — you will soon have the chance to grab one in Oxford. Oxford aldermen have amended the city’s taxi cab ordinance to allow pedicabs, also known as cycle rickshaws, which transport passengers […]

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Ole Miss law school sets up free legal clinic

August 27, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi program that provides free legal assistance to low-income people is teaming with the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer Project for a clinic to help qualifying Lafayette county residents with family law matters. The clinic, set for 1-4 p.m. Sept. 5 at the UM School of Law, will help participants prepare […]

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UMMC names new physician workforce director

August 27, 2013

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Dr. John R. Mitchell of Pontotoc has been named the new director of the Mississippi Office of Physician Workforce, the organization whose duties include putting more primary care doctors to work in the state’s medically needy areas. Mitchell, a family physician, hospitalist with North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc and faculty member with the center’s […]

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UMMC to continue seeing all patients as negotiations over reimbursement continues with Blue Cross Blue Shield

July 17, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The University of Mississippi Medical Center has extended its contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi through August 28 as officials from both entities work toward a new agreement to provide fair reimbursement for medical services. Regardless of whether the contract terminates, UMMC will continue to provide health-care services to all […]

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WaPo: At 80, Myrlie Evers-Williams unhaunted by Mississippi ghosts

June 5, 2013

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OXFORD, Mississippi — Myrlie Evers-Williams moves gingerly about the crowd, slowed by her 80-year-old knees. The University of Mississippi chancellor, who has invited her to speak at commencement exercises, takes her hand to lead her down a flight of stairs. Students, black and white, ask to pose for a photo with her as she makes […]

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