It has, indeed, been a week since the news first broke about the IHL board deciding to not extend University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ contract, What have we learned and, more importantly, what will we do with that information? We encourage a positive response and continued action. (March 27, 2015, Page 4A)
Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about a video he received recently showing college students being asked questions, and he expressed concern about some of the answers they knew and didn’t know. (March 27, 2015, Page 4B)
More than 1,000 people came to support Dan Jones at Wednesday afternoon’s rally on the University of Mississippi’s campus, wearing #istandwithdan stickers and holding signs that read “Not so Fast Phil,” “We Stand with Dan,” “Ole Miss loves Chancellor Jones,” and “4 More Years.” Most touted Jones’ accomplishments as they called for the Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning to reverse its decision not to renew Jones’ contract and begin the search for a new chancellor. (March 26, 2015, Page 1)
More than 3,000 volunteers will head out into the LOU community Saturday to work at more than 200 projects for the university’s largest community service project. (March 26, 2015, Page 2)
The Spring Open House and EXCELebration will have events for children this weekend including appearances by the Easter Bunny and fun events for preschoolers. (March 26, 2015, Page 1,3)
City Editor Alyssa Schnugg used Play-Doh to reach a compromise between two granddaughters with different agendas lately, and she wonders if perhaps we might send a case or two of Play-Doh to Jackson and Washington D.C. to help our leaders work out their differences. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)
The UM Faculty Senate and Ole Miss Alumni Association have come out in support of Chancellor Dan Jones, and Wednesday’s rally on campus shows the support continues to grow. Meanwhile, work in the Legislature could ultimately weaken the State Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning’s power to make similar decisions in the future. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering an amendment to city codes that would require all existing parking areas to be ADA compliant.
An Oxford senator and representative are trying to push through new bills claiming Mississippi needs separate boards to govern each of its eight universities.
The Mississippi Department of Education hosted a literacy meeting Monday to explain the Literacy-Based Promotion Act and share skills parents can use to help their children while reading at home. (March 25, 2015, Page 2)