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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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Hadley appointed to Political Science advisory board

Texas government law and policy and litigation attorney Elizabeth Ross Hadley, a shareholder in the Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been appointed to serve on the advisory board of the University of Mississippi Department of Political Science. As a board member, Hadley, an Ole Miss alumna, will work closely with the University’s department chair to ...

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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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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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Ole Miss donor’s name being removed after racist comment

A donor’s name is being removed from the University of Mississippi journalism school nearly a month after his Facebook post drew backlash for being racist. Trustees of the state College Board voted unanimously Thursday to strip Ed Meek’s name from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. The academic unit is now known just as the School of Journalism ...

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Zook named Ole Miss associate vice chancellor in communications and marketing

Jim Zook, a veteran communications and marketing leader, has been named associate vice chancellor for strategic communications and marketing at the University of Mississippi. Zook has more than 25 years of expertise from a career spanning corporate communications, consulting and media. Zook, joined Ole Miss from Deloitte, a global professional services firm where he served most recently as head of ...

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Where are the millennials of insurance? Ole Miss teams with industry executives to replenish ranks as boomers retire

By TED CARTER The prospect of calamities has kept insurance executives from sleeping easy since way back in the 1300s when enterprising Genoans began insuring ships and cargo. Nowadays, insurance execs are trying to head off a modern-day calamity of not having new blood to carry the industry forward as baby boomers retire from the field in droves. Their efforts ...

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OP-ED — Another case of ill-informed pronouncements on education in Mississippi

Bill Crawford has recently written several pieces on how to best train Mississippi’s work force. He makes his point by using the research generated by the Nobel Prize winning economist, Dr. James Heckman, who has shown that the greatest return on investment (ROI) in educating the workforce of the future is through high quality early childhood education. I suppose Grant ...

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Mississippi town seeks to nearly double its land area

One Mississippi college town is proposing an annexation to nearly double its land area. Oxford aldermen could vote March 6 on the plan, which would take 12 sq. miles (31 sq. kilometers) in five separate areas into the city limits. Mayor Robin Tannehill is inviting people to view maps and comment. Currently, Oxford’s land area is 16 sq. miles (41 ...

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