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Robert Khayat

The Godfrey Show

OXFORD TOWN – “Subtract big money college athletics from the equation and (Robert) Khayat’s tenure demands the kind of seven story bronze statute only seen in the city centres of Eastern European communist states during the Cold War.” High praise coming from Oxford Town Sports Columnists Steven Godfrey, as he pays tribute to the former UM chancelor who is recuperating from a recent illness. Check it out on Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (December 22, 2011, Page 8)

Coaching searches were once very public

There will be lots of news coming out about who the next Ole Miss football coach will, or might, be. Editor Don Whitten recalls a time during his sports writing days when coaching searches were very open and even involved interviews with the media. (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)

Game day at Ole Miss

Guest columnist Loran Smith of Georgia gives an outsider’s perspective of the game day experience at Ole Miss as he talks about trips to Oxford for games and about the friendships he’s made over the years with members of the community. (September 23, 2011, Page 4A)

Law school named for Khayat

During a 90-minute ceremony at the Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Robert Khayat accepted the honor of his name on the new LEED-certified law school. The Khayat Law Center opened this spring. (April 15, 2011)

Two UM buildings to get new names

The new law school will be dedicated on April 15 as the Robert C. Khayat Law School and Old Chemistry will be named Brevard Hall on April 1. (February 22, 2011, Page 3)

Update BluePrint Mississippi initiative unveiled

Former UM Chancellor Robert Khayat will help lead a new initiative to give Mississippians more opportunities. A meeting will be held in Oxford to get public feedback on issues of educational achievement, resource management, a competing economy and commercializing technology. A date has not yet been set. (January 11, 2011, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Melanie Dahl writes to thank the sponsors, volunteers and participants who made the 3rd annual Brian Dahl Birthday Ride a success, while Anne Steel wrote to give her third report on littering in one area of Oxford. (November 18, 2010, Page 4)

‘Mississippians’ coming to coffee table near you

OXFORD TOWN – “Mississippians,” a coffee-table book featuring more than 250 famous, notable, extraordinary and colorful Mississippians makes its official debut Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Off Square Books. The launch event begins at 5 p.m. Page 5 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details. (October 28, 2010, Page 5)

Honor for ‘Preacher’ Lovelady very fitting

Family members are putting together a very fitting tribute to Morris “Preacher” Lovelady, who’s contributed so much to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community through his work on campus, with the summer baseball programs and with Boy Scouts. The “Preacher” Lovelady Silver Beaver Golf Scramble, set for July 17 at the University Golf Course, will honor Lovelady and benefit one of his favorite causes. (June 18, 2010, Page 4A)

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