Southern story-teller Pat Conroy will be visiting the Lafayette-Oxford-University community Friday on a promotional tour for his latest book, “The Death of Santini.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at a previous Conroy visit through the eyes of Square Books owner Richard Howorth. (October 28, 2013, Page 4A)
Families and individuals in Mississippi thinking about college and funding to pay for it might have another option to consider: the Ole Miss Opportunity scholarship program for low-income Mississippians. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the program, which offers assistance to the neediest of possible students, and how it can help the state overall. (October 2, 2013, Page 4)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)