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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dan Jones

Legislative move to fix IHL system will continue

State Sen. Gray Tollison’s concurrent resolutions that could lead to individual universities in Mississippi being governed by their own separate boards will not make it to the floor for debate this session, but Tollison and others will pick up the ball again next January and we encourage and support their ongoing efforts. (March 29, 2015, Page 4A)

Report: Trustees offer deal to Jones

IHL announced a special emergency meeting is slated for 2 this afternoon in Jackson to discuss a personnel matter at the University of Mississippi. (March 27, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Jones issue affects university, community

Melanie Addington, in a “Your Turn” guest column, writes about Wednesday’s rally on the University of Mississippi campus to support Chancellor Dan Jones and the importance of everyone continuing to figure out what is best and next for Mississippi. (March 27, 2015, Page 4A)

What we’ve learned during a busy week

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)

Community comes together at rally to support Chancellor Jones

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)

Jones; supporters keeping at it, bills could weaken IHL

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)

Tollison, Mayo attempt to pass through IHL resolution

An Oxford senator and representative are trying to push through new bills claiming Mississippi needs separate boards to govern each of its eight universities.

 (March 25, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Support continues to grow for Jones

A protest rally has been scheduled for Wednesday at noon on campus with students from across the state joining faculty and staff members and people from the community to show their support for Chancellor Dan Jones, whose contract was not renewed by the State College Board. It’s obvious the support for Jones is growing as many support his reinstatement. (March 24, 2015, Page 4)

Ole Miss students respond to IHL’s decision on Jones

Since The Board of Trustees Institutions of Higher Learning released information about its decision not to extend Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ contract, Ole Miss students have responded by creating by creating a coalition of “Students for Dan Jones.” (March 23, 2015, Page 1)

Chancellor Jones’ contract not renewed by College Board

The Board of Trustees Institutions of Higher Learning decided last week not to extend Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ contract, which expires in September. The board did vote, 9-2 with one abstention, to direct Commissioner of Education Dr. Jim Borsig to begin preparations to conduct a search for the next UM chancellor. (March 22, 2015, Page 1A)

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