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Dan Jones rejects IHL offer, won't publicly apologize

According to published reports, Dan Jones has rejected a two-year deal from the IHL to return to the University of Mississippi as its chancellor, because the deal would have required him to publicly apologize to the board. In a report by the Clarion Ledger, Jones has reportedly counter-offered that he would accept the two-year offer and agree to a full review ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Trustees offer new deal to Ole Miss chancellor Dan Jones

»» UPDATED — Dan Jones rejects IHL offer, won’t publicly apologize   JACKSON — Mississippi’s College Board is preparing to offer a two-year contract extension to the University of Mississippi chancellor whom they had previously refused to retain, individuals with knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday. Discussions to fine-tune the agreement with Chancellor Dan Jones were ongoing, according to the individuals, who ...

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Bower Foundation supports Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones

The Bower Foundation is in support of Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones. The Bower Foundation CEO, Anne Travis, said their organization has invested over $9 million during Jones’ tenure. The money has backed up the mission of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to provide medical care to all Mississippians and a health and wellness program at Ole Miss. “The ...

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Lawmakers: Time to raze IHL

JACKSON — Some state lawmakers said Tuesday that Mississippi needs separate boards to govern each of its eight public universities, citing a controversial decision by the College Board to dismiss University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones. Officials at the University of Mississippi Medical Center defended their conduct, meanwhile, and Ole Miss faculty members called for Jones’ reinstatement. A backlash continued ...

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Senator proposes creating separate boards for each college

JACKSON — A state senator says the College Board’s dismissal of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones shows Mississippi needs a new structure to govern its eight public universities. Republican Sen. Gray Tollison of Oxford took steps Tuesday to introduce a bill that would create individual boards of trustees for each of the eight universities, with the power to hire ...

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College Board stands behind move to fire Ole Miss chancellor

JACKSON — Members of Mississippi’s College Board met Monday and said they aren’t backing down from a decision to seek a new chancellor for the University of Mississippi, despite rising criticism of the move. Board members, commenting publicly after an executive session lasting more than an hour, said Dan Jones never resolved problems with contract and financial management at the ...

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DAVID DALLAS — From Dan and Dixie with love

Dan Jones just lost his battle with the cancer that is our state government. Last night, the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Directors decided to stand by their decision for non-renewal of his contract as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. IHL took a tremendous amount of heat all weekend long for their decision last Friday. Yesterday, they decided ...

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More than a dozen school districts sue state over funding

JACKSON — Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state yesterday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state’s public school funding formula over the last six years. The lawsuit also asks a judge to order lawmakers to never again underfund the Mississippi Adequate Educational Program. State lawmakers have underfunded the formula by $1.5 billion since 2009. The ...

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Russell Turley looks to impact young people

Russell Turley is president of the Phoenix Club of Jackson, which started in 2007 and raises money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi. Q — How did the Phoenix Club get started? A — As a result of experiences with the original Phoenix Club in Memphis, a group of young professionals (Brad Reeves, Bo Zimmerman, Travis Ezelle ...

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