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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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HB 1523 could keep MSU, Ole Miss and USM from hosting baseball regionals

Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport’s governing body’s demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won’t take effect until the fall. Though there are many potential unknowns before the measure takes effect, 27 NCAA championships are scheduled this spring ...

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JOSH MABUS — Inspired brands inspire evangelism

I know a guy who was so passionate about Apple that the company paid him basically to be a fan while he was in school at Ole Miss. On many of the larger campuses in the country, Apple finds influential students who are knowledgeable and excited about Apple products. They hire the students to facilitate conversations about Apple, answer others ...

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Oxford-based Zyn Careers a Match.com type of service for employers and job seekers

By BECKY GILLETTE Alex Ray, co-founder and CEO of Zyn Careers (zyncareers.com), says millennials are looking for more than just a job with a decent salary. They also place a high value on job satisfaction, doing work that is meaningful to them while interacting with amenable co-workers. “Young people aren’t just interested in salaries,” said Ray, a 2015 graduate of the ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — Justice Scalia’s last stop in Mississippi

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia, a sedulous conservative jurist, passed away on February 13, 2016.  As a recipient of appointments from Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan, he served as a federal employee for 40 years, the last 10,732 days on the nation’s top court. While Scalia’s easily cartoon-caricatured physique bolstered his notoriety, it was the life-tenured Article ...

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