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Co-working ‘community’ concept coming to Fondren’s Duling Hall

By TED CARTER One really can be the loneliest number if you’re starting a business, especially an innovative one that can succeed only by making inroads into unexplored technological applications. That is an assumption Jackson attorney and entrepreneur Christopher Lomax is making with his Mantle Co-Working, a refuge in Fondren for start-up and established small business owners who can benefit from ...

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Ole Miss grad making the grade with portable dog kennel

By TED CARTER Sometimes your best business idea is sitting right behind you. Addison Edmonds discovered that as he drove his pickup truck with his British chocolate lab Gunner in the back. Was Gunner really safe back there in the truck bed, enclosed in a flimsy portable kennel he’d bought for him? Hardly, decided Edmonds, a 2005 University of Mississippi business ...

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Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi quietly removed the state flag with its Confederate battle emblem from its place of honor on campus Monday morning after students and faculty called it a divisive symbol that undermines efforts to promote diversity, tolerance and respect. Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks waited until after the brief ceremony was over to announce that he had ordered ...

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Ole Miss chancellor candidate points to planning as strength

OXFORD — Jeffrey Vitter, named as trustees’ top pick to become the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi, says the problem solving of computer science informs his approach as a university administrator. As provost at the University of Kansas, Vitter says his top achievement is a strategic plan that brought a core curriculum to the university and advanced scientific ...

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(UPDATED) Jeff Vitter the preferred candidate for chancellor at Ole Miss

Mississippi’s College Board named University of Kansas provost Jeffrey Vitter as its top choice to lead the University of Mississippi, six months after the ouster of the previous chancellor provoked protests on campus and objections from notable alumni. Vitter, the 59-year-old brother of Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, is scheduled to come to campus Oct. 29 to meet ...

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Man who vandalized Ole Miss statue gets 6 months in prison

A former University of Mississippi student who admitted helping place a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist is going to prison. WTVA-TV reports a federal judge Thursday in Oxford sentenced Graeme Phillip Harris to six months in prison beginning Jan. 4, and 12 months’ supervised release. Harris’ lawyer argued he didn’t deserve jail time. Harris pleaded guilty ...

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Total enrollment rises at Mississippi public universities

Enrollment at Mississippi’s eight public universities has gone up this fall by the largest percentage since 2011, driven by growth at three of the system’s four largest universities. Total enrollment hit an all-time high of 81,132, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the College Board. Students flocked to Mississippi’s universities during the recession, trying to improve their job credentials. ...

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Neilson’s ready to kick off next era as it marks 175 years

By JACK WEATHERLY  Neilson’s Department Store in Oxford was founded nine years before Ole Miss and 30 years before collegiate football – and, the retailer claims, before any other department store in the South. It has been in operation since 1839, save for a few years during the Civil War after U.S. Grant burned it and the rest of the ...

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UM offers new hybrid doctorate in K-12 leadership

OXFORD — A new doctoral program at the University of Mississippi is designed for working principals, superintendents and district-level administrators. The School of Education’s doctor of education degree in K-12 leadership will combine online coursework and traditional seminars on weekends. Doug Davis, director of the program, says in a news release that the degree requires six semesters of part-time study ...

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