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Jones: UM bucks enrollment trends

Keeping a balance of diverse students and pacing growth while making the University of Mississippi accessible to state residents is a goal Chancellor Dan Jones said Ole Miss has reached successfully. (October 1, 2013, Page 1, 14)

Carter excited to bring wrestling to Tupelo

COLUMN: The more things change, the more they stay the same. Dixie Carter, the president of TNA Impact Wrestling, can attest to that when talking about Ole Miss and Oxford. The one time Kappa Kappa Gamma took some time out of her busy schedule Wednesday to visit with Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones and Dr. Thomas “Sparky” Reardon, the Dean of Students at Ole Miss as she continued her preparations for tonight’s big wrestling event in Tupelo. (more…) (May 9, 2013, Page 9A)

UM police respond to disturbance on campus

While officers with the University of Police Department at the University of Mississippi responded to hordes of students amassing near the Kincannon and Stockard dormatories around midnight, officials are saying the event was not a riot. (November 7, 2012, Page 14)

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)

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