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Protesters shout down Ole Miss chancellor announcement

A news conference that was supposed to name trustees’ choice for a new chancellor at the University of Mississippi never happened, as protesters shouted down the expected announcement of former Mississippi Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce . After pleading for civility, Trustee Ford Dye retreated from the lectern Friday in an on-campus hotel ballroom in Oxford, as protesters refused to ...

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Critics cite lack of transparency in Glenn Boyce’s appointment as UM chancellor

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal OXFORD • Glenn Boyce, the former commissioner of higher education and president of Holmes Community College, will be the next Chancellor of the University of Mississippi according to multiple sources familiar with the hiring process. The announcement comes after the state Institutions of Higher Learning laid out a perspective timeline that did not have the search process ...

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Ole Miss student pleads not guilty in death of slain student

A University of Mississippi student has pleaded not guilty in the slaying of a fellow student found dead miles from the Oxford campus. News outlets report Brandon Theesfeld of Fort Worth, Texas, entered the plea Monday to a charge of kidnapping and capital murder in the death of Alexandria “Ally” Kostial of Kirkwood, Missouri. Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly on ...

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Ole Miss athletics announces beer sales plan

Ole Miss Athletics has confirmed the sale of beer in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for the final three home football games of the 2019 season, starting October 19 for the game against Texas A&M. Beer will also be sold at The Pavilion at Ole Miss during the 2019-20 men’s and women’s basketball seasons and will continue into baseball season. The university’s announcement ...

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Opener between Ole Miss-Memphis last in current contract

The rivalry between Mississippi and Memphis dates back almost 100 years, often an early-season test with the Rebels piling up plenty of victories. These teams meet Saturday in the season opener for what could be the last game between them. And for a change, Memphis is favored against the Rebels of the Southeastern Conference. “Any time that you are playing ...

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Ole Miss hosts fourth annual tech summit

By DANNY McARTHUR / Daily Journal OXFORD • Mississippi’s best and brightest welcomed modern leaders in technology to the fourth annual UM Tech Summit at the University of Mississippi Wednesday. The half-day-long event took place at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts and was free and open to the public. Keynote speaker David L. Cohen, the senior executive ...

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Ole Miss seeks review of plan to move Confederate monument

The University of Mississippi said Wednesday that it’s moving ahead with plans to transfer a Confederate soldier monument from its central location on campus to a spot near a secluded Confederate cemetery. In an email sent to students, faculty and staff, interim Chancellor Larry Sparks wrote that the university submitted plans Tuesday to take down, move and reassemble the monument. ...

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DOJ moves to add more marijuana growers for research

The Justice Department said Monday it would move forward to expand the number of marijuana growers for federally-authorized cannabis research. The long-awaited move comes after researchers filed court papers asking a judge to compel the Drug Enforcement Administration to process the applications to grow research pot. The DEA began accepting applications to grow marijuana for federally-approved research about three years ...

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Lawyers seek exam for man charged in Ole Miss student death

Lawyers for a man charged with killing a University of Mississippi student are withdrawing their request for a judge to set bail. Defense lawyers told a Lafayette County circuit judge Thursday that they instead want Theesfeld to undergo a psychiatric evaluation at the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield. Theesfeld, from Fort Worth, Texas, is charged with murder in the death ...

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Bond hearing set after slaying of Ole Miss student

An attorney says a bond hearing is set for next week for a man charged in the slaying of a University of Mississippi student. Tony Farese is representing Brandon Theesfeld, who is charged with murder in the death of 21-year-old Alexandria “Ally” Kostial. Farese tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that he requested the bond hearing Wednesday after talks with ...

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