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#justsayin takes a look at Ole Miss and the NCAA

  This week, Ford Williams takes a look at the NCAA investigation of Coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss football team. Ford is a sophomore at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, and a 2016 honors graduate of Jackson Academy where he was named Most Talented and selected to the Hall of Fame.  He is the ...

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Fox News anchor Shepard Smith opens up on sexuality

Longtime Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has opened up about his sexuality and the impact it has had on his career. Smith mentioned in a recent speech at the University of Mississippi, where he graduated, that he had never stood in front of a group of people to talk about being gay, but added that he has “nothing to hide.” Smith says ...

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Cost of Ole Miss traffic circle jumps from $800,000 to $2.5M

The projected cost of a new traffic circle on the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus has ballooned from $800,000 to $2.5 million. College Board trustees on Thursday approved plans for Ole Miss to begin the work, designed to ease congestion at the intersection of Hathorn Road, Hill Drive and Chucky Mullins Drive. University officials, in documents submitted to trustees, say ...

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Jon Meacham to give commencement address at Ole Miss

School officials say Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham will give the spring commencement address at the University of Mississippi. The university said in a statement that Meacham will speak to graduates and their families at 9 a.m. on May 13 in the Grove on the Oxford campus. Meacham is a former editor of Newsweek and a contributor ...

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Ole Miss Provost Morris Stocks to return to faculty

After nine years as University of Mississippi provost and executive vice chancellor, Morris H. Stocks is returning to the faculty at the Patterson School of Accountancy. The university said Monday that Stocks’ move takes effect Jan. 1. Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter says Stocks’ administrative legacy is substantial and the fruits of his work will be visible for years to come. ...

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BEN WILLIAMS: Khayat’s longest field goal

The Wall Street Journal published its inaugural ranking of U.S. colleges on Sept 28.  The twelve-page listing of colleges, included as a special R section in a midweek issue, contained a notable assessment:  Ole Miss outranks Alabama! For me, the ranking triggered a mental image: Ole Miss Chancellor Emeritus Robert Khayat nailing the longest field goal of his illustrious career.  ...

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Ole Miss student’s business connects football fans to homes

By TAYLOR DOWDEN OXFORD – If you’re thinking about renting your home to fans during football season to make extra cash, a University of Mississippi junior business major has created a company to help. Max Burke, 23, is helping local residents make extra money renting their homes to football fans when the Ole Miss Rebels play through his company, College Town ...

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Ole Miss to expand MBA student consulting

By BECKY GILLETTE After a successful Masters of Business Administration pilot project in 2015 at the University of Mississippi, beginning this fall the Ole Miss MBA program will partner with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to give MBA students the opportunity to serve as consultants to North Mississippi businesses. The purpose of program is to assist business owners in finding ...

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Lawyer, former Ole Miss football standout leads Baptist Health Systems’ board

By LYNN LOFTON Well known attorney, community leader and former Ole Miss football standout Arthur F. “Skip” Jernigan, Jr. is the new chairman of the board of trustees of Baptist Health Systems. A nine-year member of the board, he is a partner with Jernigan, Copeland & Anderson law firm in Ridgeland. Jernigan, who’s practiced law since 1972, says the role of ...

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Southern Miss, Xfinity link up in student recruitment game

It’s not exactly new. Some universities have been providing digital devices and services to students for nearly a decade. But the University of Southern Mississippi is the first four-year school in the state to offer Comcast’s Xfinity on Campus as part of room and board for the 3,600 students who live on campus. That allows them to watch live TV ...

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