Mississippi university tuition to rise 4%, on average

Business 04/18/19, 19:48

Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4% next fall, saying state funding increases this year are earmarked for increasing employee costs and they need more money to maintain programs.The College Board on Thursday gave final approval to tuition increases at all of the universities, ...

Ole Miss leader agrees Confederate statue should be moved

U.S. 03/21/19, 16:03

The University of Mississippi's leader says he agrees that a Confederate soldier monument should be moved from its current spot on campus.Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks issued a statement Thursday that he's discussing relocation with historic preservation officials.Student, faculty and staff groups passed resolutions earlier this month asking Sparks to move ...

Ole Miss student government groups: Move Confederate statue

U.S. 03/06/19, 18:43

University of Mississippi student government groups are calling for a Confederate soldier monument to be moved from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery in a secluded area behind a coliseum.Members of the Associated Student Body Senate voted 47-0 Tuesday night for a resolution asking administrators ...

Governor: No position on Ole Miss players’ anthem kneeling

Basketball 02/26/19, 16:18

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he hasn't given much thought about the University of Mississippi basketball players who kneeled during the National Anthem to protest a pro-Confederate gathering on campus.Bryant tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that he's been away in Washington and dealing with the aftermath Mississippi storms. He ...

Mississippi doctor, civil rights pioneer James Anderson dies

Sports 02/20/19, 01:11

Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82.A spokeswoman for People's Funeral Home in Jackson confirmed that Dr. James Anderson died Monday. WLBT-TV reports Anderson died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The cause of death has not been released.Anderson helped establish ...

Police: 2 children shot in car near Mississippi hospital

U.S. 11/29/18, 20:26

Two young children were shot Thursday in a car being driven by their mother near the University of Mississippi Medical Center, prompting the mother to pull them from the car and run them to the emergency room.Jackson Police Chief James Davis said a 1-year-old was shot in the leg and ...

Lawyer in civil rights struggle, Michael Trister, dies at 77

U.S. 10/30/18, 23:56

A civil rights lawyer forced from a teaching post at the University of Mississippi in one of the last spasms of segregationist control at that Southern university in the 1960s has died.Michael Trister died Oct. 20 in Washington after battling pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Nancy Duff Campbell. He was ...

Letter: Name Ole Miss journalism school for black reporter

U.S. 10/06/18, 06:00

After a Facebook post by a prominent University of Mississippi donor was denounced as racist, some professors say the university should rename its journalism school for an African-American journalist who crusaded against lynching.Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born a slave in Mississippi in 1862. She went on to become an investigative ...

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