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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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Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Ole Miss MBA Program in Top 50

The University of Mississippi’s Master of Business Administration program has been named among the nation’s best by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The rankings, released Monday (Nov. 4), place Ole Miss at No. 34 among American public universities. For the 2019 edition, Bloomberg ranked MBA programs using four categories: Compensation, Learning, Networking and Entrepreneurship. The UM program came in at No. 7 in ...

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Ellen Foster receives National Geography Teaching award

Ellen J. Foster, associate professor of social studies education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of a 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award in Higher Education from the National Council of Geographic Education. NCGE is a nonprofit that enhances the quality of geography education from kindergarten through higher education. Each year, the Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes educators for excellence in ...

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3-D printers can work while you sleep

By BECKY GILLETTE For a long time, there seemed to be more hype around 3-D printers than there were practical applications. But now exciting things are being done by 3-D printers in Mississippi, including plans by Relativity Space at the Stennis Space Center to build an autonomous rocket factory. Duane McLemore, an assistant professor at the Mississippi State University College ...

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Tamar Goulet selected as ambassador for nationwide program

Tamar L. Goulet, University of Mississippi professor of biology, has been selected as one of 125 female ambassadors for a new nationwide education program. The program, launched by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in conjunction with Dallas-based Lydia Hill philanthropies, is designed to provide role models and support in math and science to middle-school girls to encourage ...

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Liza Cirlot Looser named board chair

Liza Cirlot Looser, founder and CEO of The Cirlot Agency, was appointed incoming Chair of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Advisory Board at The University of Mississippi. Hosted by the Ole Miss School of Business, the influential program was founded to inspire students at The University of Mississippi to create valuable new businesses and enhance the economic value ...

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Gift ensures Faulkner furnishings stay with Rowan Oak

William Faulkner’s desk, typewriter and day bed are still in the office of the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s Oxford home. One of his legions of fans is making sure that ambiance is preserved. – by ensuring that all of the furnishings in the antebellum house remain as “fixtures.” Sandra Miller Black’s recent $500,000 gift helped the University of Mississippi ensure ...

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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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