In his most extensive interview since the IHL Board decided not to renew his contract, University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones spoke with Errol Castens of the Daily Journal and Oxford Citizen on Tuesday. The interview appears in today’s print edition of the Citizen. ––––– Q: Aside from never having a bad hair day, how’s […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation to provide state funds for students with special needs to pursue private education options passed the Senate 30-18 on Thursday. The legislation, which passed the House earlier this session, now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to sign it into law. Detractors of […]

Daily Journal Sources tell the Daily Journal that Dan Jones is in negotiations today with the Institutions of Higher Learning about a possible contract extension as University of Mississippi chancellor. The negotiations began earlier this week. IHL Commissioner Jim Borsig would not comment about the negotiations on Thursday, but did say there would not be […]

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An Ole Miss student holds up a sign as he shows his support for ousted school Chancellor Dan Jones on Wednesday during a rally at the circle of the Lyceum in Oxford.

By Jeff Eubanks and Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Cheers and chants joined speeches, pledges and resolutions Wednesday when about 2,500 supporters of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones rallied in the Lyceum Circle to demand his continuation as UM’s leader. The IHL Board decided last Friday and reaffirmed on Monday not to extend […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The road toward the Tupelo Public School District’s latest bond referendum began with a request district officials made to voters 25 years earlier. In 1990, 87 percent of those voters supported an appeal to issue $17 million in new bonds. At the time, it was the largest single […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – State Sen. Gray Tollison conceded it would be a long shot to pass in the final days of the current legislative session his proposal to create separate boards to oversee personnel matters at each of the eight public universities. It would take a two-thirds majority in […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The language slated to appear on the November general election ballot as an alternative to the citizen-sponsored education funding initiative is being challenged in Hinds County Circuit Court. Adrian Shipman of Oxford, a mother of two in the Oxford School District, filed the challenge Tuesday, claiming […]

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Freddy Tucker walks through the wrapped-up furniture from the old Health Science building.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Itawamba Community College will embark on a five-year plan that will dramatically upgrade its Tupelo campus. Included will be the construction of a new 62,000-square-foot academic building and the renovation of the technical education building. “We believe the Tupelo campus will be where our population growth will be […]

By Bobby Harrison and Errol Castens Daily Journal JACKSON – The Board of Trustees of state Institutions of Higher Learning late Monday reaffirmed its decision not to renew the contract of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, while the opposition to that decision grew in intensity. The board met in executive decision for about an […]