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Saturday, April 25, 2015

University of Mississippi

Power, duties of IHL need changing

The duties and powers of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning are both simple and complex. However, with changing times, it appears that it’s time to re-evaluate some of those powers and duties and pass them along to the individual schools and universities. (April 20, 2015, Page 4)

University valuable part of LOU community

Sometimes we in the LOU community take for granted how much the U means to the L and O. A visit by a university professor and some of his students to a couple of classes at Oxford Elementary School last week show how much the two can benefit from one another. (April 19, 2015, Page 4A)

UM family should listen to their leader

University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, in a letter and news conference last week, urged Ole Miss faculty, staff, students and alumni to follow the school’s creed as the future brings about change. We echo those words of a true leader at the university. (April 6, 2015, Page 4)

Ole Miss fares well in affordability index

We’ve long known Ole Miss’ reputation for being a good value in education, and a recent affordability index places the school second in Mississippi, in the middle of the Southeastern Conference and in the top 250 in the nation. (April 1, 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)

FNC an important part of community

FNC Inc., which hosts a groundbreaking ceremony at noon Tuesday at its new 20-acre campus off Highway 7 South, has long been a good steward of the community in addition to one of its major business success stories. We thank them for being an integral part of the community and wish them well in their continued growth. (December 1, 2014, Page 4)

Getting ready for the final stretch

The Thanksgiving holidays end today for most, and it’s back to work or school. Tomorrow is the first day in December, and now all can turn their attention toward the final stretch, whether it’s in school or work or preparing for the Christmas holidays. (November 30, 2014, Page 4A)

Wilkie book offers so much to so many

Need a book about local history, politics, sociology or journalism? Editor Don Whitten writes that longtime journalist and now journalism professor Curtis Wilkie’s new book, “Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest: Fifty Pieces from the Road,” fits the bill perfectly. (September 8, 2014, Page 4)

Faith helps Abbotts deal with challenges, change

A new Monday feature for The Oxford EAGLE called “The Dart” – a feature story originating from a location in the LOU community that’s determined by throwing a dart at a map of the county, city and university — opens with a story from Highway 9W about how faith has helped Madison and Jeremy Abbott deal with the challenge of changing homes and jobs while raising a growing family. (May 27, 2014, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

John Juergens writes to explain his opposition to early graduation policies for high school students. (March 31, 2014, Page 4)

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