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  • Ole Miss grad student gets $175,000 fellowship

    A University of Mississippi graduate student Jessica Fancher Peralta is the first Mississippian to receive a Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship worth $175,000.

  • Apartments slated for leased land on UMMC campus

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center plans to lease 4.4 acres on the north edge of its Jackson campus to a developer who wants to build a 224-unit apartment complex with ground-level stores and offices.

  • In a Aug. 3, 2008 file photo, Chef John Currence, front, of Mississippi,  is photographed during a cooking competition in New Orleans, La., Currence, an Oxford. Miss., restaurateur will join other Mississippi chefs June 13, when they and others will participate in the Big Gay Mississippi Welcome Table at City Grit, a private dinner club in New York. The dinner was organized to show opposition to the religious restoration act, and it's being held the night before the 35th annual Mississippi picnic in Central Park, where state promoters serve fried catfish and sweet tea. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Eliot Kamenitz)

    Protests set for Miss. law that's seen as anti-gay

    At a leafy college campus in north Mississippi and an upscale dinner club in New York, groups are protesting a Mississippi law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians.

  • Ole Miss considers carbon monoxide monitors

    The University of Mississippi will consider installing carbon monoxide monitors in dormitories after a student's monitor detected high levels of the harmful gas, the school's spokesman says.

  • UMMC to merge some functions with rehab hospital

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center will merge some functions with the neighboring Methodist Rehabilitation Center under an agreement approved Thursday by higher education officials.

  • Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

    A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

  • Jackson State wins OK for $47 million dorm complex

    Jackson State University is moving ahead with a $47.3 million plan to build a new 628-bed housing complex, a 650-seat dining hall and a conference center, to be finished by January 2016.

  • Ole Miss to hire architect for stadium expansion

    The University of Mississippi's stadium plans could soon get a little more concrete.

  • Ole Miss speeds dorm plan to meet student growth

    The University of Mississippi will try to speed up its normal construction process in order to head off what it fears will be a shortage of on-campus housing.

  • A flower is seen on the James Meredith statue at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.  Campus police at the University of Mississippi are checking video surveillance footage in the area around a statue of James Meredith that was found sullied Sunday morning.  (AP Photo/The Daily Mississippian, Thomas Graning)

    Ole Miss frat suspended, noose suspects kicked out

    A fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi was indefinitely suspended Friday by its national organization and three of its freshman members were kicked out because of their suspected involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the then all-white college.

  • Group to build free lodge for cancer patients

    The American Cancer Society plans to build a 32-room lodge offering free stays for cancer patients being treated at any Jackson-area hospital or clinic.

  • Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant gestures as he says he wants to add the slogan "In God We Trust" to the state seal during his State of the State address before a joint session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Bryant: Improve schools, create jobs, end abortion

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant presented a generally optimistic outlook about Mississippi during his State of the State address, focusing on job creation and saying he believes the state can improve its academic performance with charter schools and merit pay for teachers.

  • Mississippi bill proposes ban on human cloning

    A longtime Mississippi lawmaker has filed a bill to ban human cloning, although he said he doesn't know why he filed it, who requested it or even whether there's any possibility of researchers trying to make clones.

  • Mississippi football players disrupt campus play

    A University of Mississippi professor says that a group of Ole Miss students, including football players, disrupted a production of a campus play with "hate speech" on Tuesday night.

  • Mississippi author Ellen Douglas dies at 91

    Ellen Douglas, a Mississippi native whose novel "Apostles of Light" was a 1973 National Book Award nominee, died Wednesday in Jackson. She was 91.

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