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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)

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    Trayvon case sparks march, talk at UM

    UM law students organized a two-hour symposium and march in regards to the Trayvon Martin case on Tuesday. Over 80 people participated. (April 11, 2012, Page 1)

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      Are times a-changin’ in LOU community?

      Editor Don Whitten wonders if there’s a new era of cooperation between local entities in the city, county and university coming on with talk of expansion of tennis courts in Oxford. (February 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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        The past remains present in 2012

        Anniversaries come and go, and are often forgotten or ignored. In 2012, there are a number of anniversaries to be celebrated locally, statewide, nationwide and around the world, including two big events right here in the L-O-U community. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at those events – the death of William Faulkner and the integration of the University of Mississippi – and how they affected the community and its view from others. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Oxford Mayor George “Pat” Patterson writes to remind members of the community to take care and be proactive with their belongings if leaving town for any length of time during the winter break, while Barbara J. Smith writes on behalf of the Pantry to thank all of the volunteers and those who made donations during November and all of 2011. (December 8, 2011, Page 4)

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            Building boom at university continues

            With over $118 million in construction projects planned to begin in 2012 or currently underway, the University of Mississippi, will see a lot more hard hats around campus. (November 23, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Chancellor talks UM growth

              Chancellor Dan Jones talked growth and football at the Tuesday Rotary Club. (September 21, 2011, Page 2)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Kelli Harrison writes to talk about the disappointing treatment she and other members of the Ole Miss band received at the season opener this year. (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                  More UM students than ever

                  With an additional 1,278 students at Ole Miss this year, records are being broken on fall enrollment. (September 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Pondering the need for more local policemen

                    Four more police officers, costing some $160,000 a year, were approved by city leaders to help patrol and control all that goes on in Oxford, but particularly in the Square area at night. Was it the right decision? Who should pay? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue, nothing that there are at least two sides to the story. (August 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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