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UM’s CME dedicated to Barbour

Former Gov. Haley Barbour thanked the crowd and university officials as he accepted his name attached to the Center for Manufacturing Excellence at Ole Miss on Thursday. (October 19, 2012, Page 1A)

UM integration transformed history

Harry Belafonte spoke as the keynote address for the 50th anniversary of integration celebration at the University of Mississippi on Monday night. (October 2, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Private funding getting more crucial in higher ed

The biggest challenge facing colleges and universities everywhere is simple: funding. Editor Don Whitten looks at how funding has changed over the years and shares some of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ insights on how private funding is becoming more important in higher education. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)

More on Hugh Freeze hire: What we learned

BLOG: Introductory press conferences that are open to the public are meant to be full of rah-rah, feel-good speak.

Hugh Freeze‘s press conference at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts today had plenty of that.

(more…) (December 5, 2011)

Favorites, underdogs both pick up wins

There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

Boone, Jones talk about Nutt decision

VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone and Dan Jones both talk about the decision to not retain Houston Nutt as the program’s head coach after this season. (more…) (November 9, 2011)

Boone to step down no later than Dec. 2012

Four years ago, Pete Boone stated that Houston Nutt would be the last football coach he hired.

The Ole Miss athletics director appears to have been telling the truth.

On Monday, Boone reaffirmed his statement by announcing that he plans to step aside as athletics director no later than Dec. 2012. (November 8, 2011, Page 8)

Coaching merry-go-round has to stop at UM

All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

UPDATED: Nutt will not be retained; Boone to resign

BLOG: It appears Houston Nutt‘s tenure as Ole Miss’ head coach has come to an end. (more…) (November 7, 2011)

Wrongful death suit moved to Oxford

A Hinds County judge has ruled the wrongful death lawsuit against the University of Mississippi in the death of football player Bennie Abram will be heard in Oxford at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (October 4, 2011, Page 2)

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