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The search is on for a new leader of the University of Mississippi. College Board President Hal Parker on Thursday appointed fellow trustee Ford Dye of Oxford to lead the effort. Dye said he wanted all trustees to serve as members of the search committee Dye in turn, is choosing a group of faculty, staff, …

Trustees of Mississippi’s eight public universities are granting tenure to a University of Mississippi sociology professor who was criticized for encouraging “acts of aggression” against Republican politicians. Trustees voted Thursday after earlier removing Professor James Michael Thomas’ name from a list of 76 routine approvals of tenure and discussing his case individually in a two-hour …

The University of Mississippi administrator who’s now in charge of finance and administration will be the school’s interim chancellor after Jeffrey Vitter resigns. The state College Board on Thursday in closed session named Larry Sparks to lead the university until a permanent chancellor is named. Vitter announced last week he would step down and return …

Jeffrey Vitter will step down after serving three years as chancellor of the University of Mississippi. The state College Board announced Friday that Vitter plans to resign from the university’s top administrative job Jan. 3. He will remain at Ole Miss as a tenured “distinguished professor” in the School of Engineering. No reason was given …

OXFORD • Jeffrey Vitter will step down as chancellor of the University of Mississippi, effective January, according to the state college board.

A donor’s name is being removed from the University of Mississippi journalism school nearly a month after his Facebook post drew backlash for being racist. Trustees of the state College Board voted unanimously Thursday to strip Ed Meek’s name from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. The academic unit is now known just …