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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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Protests build against decision to fire Ole Miss chancellor

JACKSON — Supporters of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones continue to push for the College Board to reverse itself and extend Jones’ contract. The moves come as the board plans a 4 p.m. meeting Monday in Jackson. Prominent Ole Miss names including former chancellor Robert Khayat and former star quarterback and major donor Archie Manning are assailing the 9-2 ...

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Richard Gershon steps down as Dean of UM Law School

OXFORD — University of Mississippi School of Law Dean Richard Gershon says he plans to return to full-time teaching June 30, at the close of his fifth year as dean. University Provost Morris Stocks said in a news release that Professor Deborah Bell will assume the role of Interim Dean until a national search for a new dean is completed. ...

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Domestic violence charges against Panthers' Hardy dismissed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Prosecutors have dismissed domestic violence charges against Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy after they said the accuser in the case couldn’t be found. Hardy’s appeal in the case was set to begin Monday. But Mecklenburg County district attorney Andrew Murray told the judge that officials attempted many times to contact the woman, but ...

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Crews hired as UM education development officer

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has hired former newspaper executive Billy Crews as its new development officer in the School of Education. Ole Miss officials say in a news release that Crews will head fundraising efforts from within the school in collaboration with the UM Foundation. Crews, an Oxford native, is the former publisher of the Northeast Mississippi Daily ...

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Forman Perry signs former Ole Miss QB, Bo Wallace, as client of the firm’s sports representation practice group

Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP has announced the signing of Bo Wallace, former Ole Miss quarterback, as a client of the firm’s Sports Representation practice group. Wallace leaves Ole Miss as one of the most decorated quarterbacks in school history, tallying three wins over Top-10 teams, leading the Rebels to three bowl games and an AP Poll ranking as high ...

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