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Making sense of Wall Street — UM chair of economics explains stock market situation

Jon Moen, professor and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Mississippi, is parsing some of the financial terms zinging around the news amid the COVID-19 pandemic and offering insights into the state of Wall Street during an unprecedented plummet – one he does not believe is comparable to the Great Recession in 2008. Moen earned his doctorate from ...

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RICK CLEVELAND — The son of a Syracuse street cop, Ed Murphy left an indelible mark on Mississippi

Many Mississippians will remember colorful Ed Murphy from his basketball coaching days at Delta State (1983-1986) and Ole Miss (1986-1992). He was a tall, husky, friendly Irishman with a booming voice and a sharp, often self-deprecating wit. Murphy died Sunday in Carrollton, Georgia, after an extended illness. He was 78. Murphy’s impact on Mississippi was multi-faceted. He spent his first ...

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Ole Miss internship program building pathway to the future

By NASH NUNNERY No longer are internships just for college students looking to gain work experience and earn academic credit. They’re also a way for companies to build a pipeline that attracts young talent. Last month, the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration hosted its first-ever Total Internship Management Workshop in Oxford. Conducted by Intern Bridge Inc., CEO Robert ...

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Board delays vote on moving Confederate monument at Ole Miss

A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi campus, nearly a year after student leaders requested that it be moved to a Civil War cemetery. The board that governs Mississippi’s eight public universities met Thursday and delayed a vote on a proposal to move the monument. Trustee Tom Duff said he wants ...

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Renovations happening for Ole Miss hotel to open a bar

A bar will be opening inside a hotel on campus at the University of Mississippi. The university received state approval for resort status for the Inn at Ole Miss, and that allows the sale of alcohol. The Oxford Eagle reports that the current McCormick’s cafe inside the hotel is being renovated. The 2,000-square-foot (186-square-meter) indoor and outdoor space will feature a bar ...

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Board considers plan on moving Ole Miss Confederate monument

State officials are considering the University of Mississippi’s proposal to move a Confederate soldier monument from a central spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery that’s still on campus but in a less prominent location. Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History are meeting Friday, and the proposal is on the agenda. The move would still ...

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Ole Miss selects Keith Carter as its athletic director

The University of Mississippi has removed the interim tag from Keith Carter’s title by officially naming him the school’s athletic director. Carter had been working as Ole Miss’ interim athletic director since Ross Bjork’s departure in May. Bjork had been Ole Miss’ athletic director for seven years before leaving for the same position at Texas A&M. “In my time as a student athlete and ...

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Ole Miss enrollment down for third straight year

Enrollment is down at the University of Mississippi for the third straight year. The Oxford Eagle reports that 2019 enrollment numbers for all six Ole Miss campuses show a 3.5% decrease from 2018. That’s the highest percentage drop over the last three years. Numbers released by the Institutions of Higher Learning show the system now has 22,273 students, which is a decline ...

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Professor: I canceled conservative speaker’s Ole Miss visit

A conservative commentator was able to deliver her lecture at the University of Mississippi, saying “it’s comforting to see that Ole Miss is still a place where free speech is welcome.” Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss’ lecture was moved to the student union from the school’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics to avoid violating the center’s charter, which ...

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Ole Miss backtracks on conservative speaker’s cancellation

The University of Mississippi says a lecture by a conservative journalist is back on after initially being cancelled. The Oxford Eagle reports Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss will speak in the university’s student union on Wednesday. The talk was originally set to be inside the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, but Krauss said she was told by a professor that ...

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