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58 min ago | LA Daily News

University studentsa protests failing to gain traction: Guest commentary

The significance of the civil rights legislation passed 50 years ago stands in stark contrast to the actions of college students of color throughout the country today.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, African-American, Opinion

5 hrs ago | The Daily News Leader

Local man is proud math geek

He has the Pythagorean theorem tattooed on his shoulder. "My interest in math extends back many years.

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Related Topix: University of Richmond, Saint John's College

6 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Oak Grove students quiz Gene Taylor on social, political issues

Jerri Whitecotton's history class arrived to school fully prepared on Tuesday morning, ready to ask Congressional Candidate Gene Taylor a range of questions.

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10 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Mitch Landrieu launches racial reconciliation dialogue with $1.2 million grant

Along St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans a giant 18x23 foot mural full of photos of local civil rights pioneers went up in 2011 to honor the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders and the Congress of Racial Equality New Orleans Chapter.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

14 hrs ago | Mississippi Business Journal

Ole Miss launches commitment to be a climate neutrala

The University of Mississippi has launched a campus-wide commitment with the goal of making Ole Miss "climate neutral."

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Home Gardening, Home

18 hrs ago | Memphis Commercial Appeal

Mississippi briefs: John Lewis to speak at Ole Miss law school graduation

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., will be the guest speaker for the University of Mississippi School of Law graduation on May 10, the university announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: John Lewis, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mississippi Government, Mississippi

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Newms360.com

Famed Civil Rights leader to speak at UM

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., will be the featured speaker at the University of Mississippi School of Law graduation on May 10 in the Grove.

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Related Topix: John Lewis, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Newms360.com

Our Opinion: Cutting federal school funding not realistic

Schools have enough problems dealing with chronic state underfunding, with the Legislature having met the legal requirement for support of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program only twice in this century.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi, Jones County, MS, Mississippi State University, Opinion

Mississippi Business Journal

New shareholders named for Copeland, Cook, Taylor and Bush

Leslie Bounds practices in the area of business and taxation. Bounds received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law and her B.S. from Mississippi University for Women.

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Related Topix: Mississippi College, Mississippi University for Women, New York University, Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Forbes.com

Bio-piracy: When Western Firms Usurp Eastern Medicine

In May 1995, two scientists at the University of Mississippi were granted an American patent for the use of turmeric to treat flesh wounds.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Writingcenters.org

Instructor and Regional Campus Writing Center Director, Center for...

The Center for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi invites applications for an Instructor of Composition and Rhetoric and Regional Campus Writing Center Director.

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Related Topix: Mississippi

Newms360.com

Universities receive second set of bonds

The state's eight public universities received during the just-completed 2014 legislative session their second year of a three-year commitment of bonds to finance long-term construction projects.

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Related Topix: Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

Delta Farm Press

First annual Agricultural Law Conference set for May 16

Looking for answers to legal agriculture-related legal issues in the Mid-South? If so, you should know that the first annual Agricultural Law Conference is kicking off on May 16 at Harrah's Casino in Tunica, Miss.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Midsouth, Country

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Sunherald.com

Mississippi Briefs for April 21

The University of Mississippi says Gov. Phil Bryant will be the main speaker at its 161st commencement on May 10. He will speak to graduating students, their families and other guests at 9 a.m. This year's graduating class includes about 2,650 spring candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees and about 1,000 August 2013 graduates.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, MS

Hyperallergic

Required Reading

Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia will be the tallest building in the world in 2019 at a height of 3,280 feet .

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts

Newms360.com

Our Opinion: Earth Day brought many new attitudes

Across campuses nationwide - including the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University - students and scientists are gearing up this weekend for the 44th annual celebration on April 22 of Earth Day, the iconic American observance marking a milestone in the environmental and sustainability movements, now reaching worldwide.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Mississippi State University, Oxford, MS, Blue Springs, MS, Opinion

Hattiesburg American

Business notes

Magnolia State Bank has promoted Kris Mangum to president of the Petal office. Mangum has been with Magnolia State Bank since March 2009, serving as vice president, loan officer and public relations.

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Related Topix: Petal, MS, Hattiesburg, MS, Mississippi, Medicine, Nursing

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Sunherald.com

Nowell named to county judge post

Nowell practices law with Povall & Jeffreys, P.A. in Cleveland, Miss., specializing in real estate, civil litigation, family law, criminal defense, social security and collections.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Cleveland, MS, Merigold, MS, Ruleville, MS

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Mississippi Gov. Bryant to give commencement address at Ole Miss

Gov. Phil Bryant will give the commencement address at the University of Mississippi on May 10, the university announced Friday.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Mississippi Government, University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi College

KFMB-am

Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

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