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Ole Miss growing largest crop of marijuana for research in 5 years

The U.S. government is growing the largest crop of research marijuana in five years, responding to interest in varieties with high levels of THC and CBD. The government is the only source of pot for nearly all research in the U.S., while it still considers it illegal and dangerous.Scientists have asked for weed that more closely matches what’s sold in ...

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Mississippi historian David Sansing dies at age 86

David Sansing, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Mississippi and author of several books, has died at age 86. Sansing fell Friday at his home in Oxford and died Saturday at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, the university said in a news release. Sansing wrote dozens of scholarly papers, and his books included histories of the University ...

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Listening session this week in search for Ole Miss leader

Two listening sessions are set for the search for a new University of Mississippi leader, with the first coming Thursday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and the second on Sept. 5 on the Oxford campus. A 39-member search advisory committee of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members met Friday in Oxford, The Oxford Eagle reported . The ...

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Trustees start search for new University of Mississippi head

The search is on for a new leader of the University of Mississippi. College Board President Hal Parker on Thursday appointed fellow trustee Ford Dye of Oxford to lead the effort. Dye said he wanted all trustees to serve as members of the search committee Dye in turn, is choosing a group of faculty, staff, students and alumni to act ...

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Ole Miss professor slammed on tweet gets tenure after debate

Trustees of Mississippi’s eight public universities are granting tenure to a University of Mississippi sociology professor who was criticized for encouraging “acts of aggression” against Republican politicians. Trustees voted Thursday after earlier removing Professor James Michael Thomas’ name from a list of 76 routine approvals of tenure and discussing his case individually in a two-hour closed session. Thomas was critical ...

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Ole Miss student government groups: Move Confederate statue

University of Mississippi student government groups are calling for a Confederate soldier monument to be moved from a prominent spot on campus to a Confederate cemetery. The Daily Mississippian reports that graduate and undergraduate student senates adopted resolutions this week asking administrators to move the statue, which has stood since 1906. The groups say the statue undermines the university’s mission ...

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Hadley: Austin has nothing on Jackson and Mississippi

By NASH NUNNERY Elizabeth Ross Hadley left her heart in Mississippi. A lawyer/lobbyist with prestigious Texas firm Greenberg Traurig, Hadley and her husband Bryan made the decision ten years ago to move to Austin for better and bigger opportunities than her home state could offer. But the Jackson native comes home several times a year to visit family, attend Ole ...

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Ole Miss seeks to expand beer sales at non-athletic events

The University of Mississippi is seeking state approval to sell beer at more locations on its Oxford campus. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors last week approved an application by the university for resort status for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Pavilion arena and adjoining outdoor areas. The Oxford Eagle reports a university lawyer told county supervisors that Ole Miss plans to ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Who is the right fit for Ole Miss chancellor?

The resignation of Ole Miss Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter was no surprise to insiders. A terrific academician with a stellar resume, Dr. Vitter simply was not the right fit for Ole Miss at this time. No doubt he will land another university presidency in the near future. So, what sort of leader would fit? While most Rebels simply want ...

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Vitter stepping down as University of Mississippi chancellor

Jeffrey Vitter will step down after serving three years as chancellor of the University of Mississippi. The state College Board announced Friday that Vitter plans to resign from the university’s top administrative job Jan. 3. He will remain at Ole Miss as a tenured “distinguished professor” in the School of Engineering. No reason was given for his decision to leave ...

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