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News

Board of Trustees names new commissioner of higher education

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning appoints Dr. Glenn Boyce as the new commissioner of higher education   (Press Release) The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning appointed Dr. Glenn Boyce, Associate Commissioner of Academic Affairs at the Institutions of Higher Learning, as Commissioner of Higher Education at a press conference held today in Jackson, allowing Dr. Jim Borsig to return to his duties as president of Mississippi University for Women exclusively.   “Dr. Boyce has a proven track record of success in educational leadership,”...

Sports

Rebels travel to Auburn to take on Tigers in weekend series

Mississippi sophomore Colby Bortles runs for first base at the baseball game Thursday April 15 (DM Photo | Kayla Beatty)

Mississippi sophomore Colby Bortles runs for first base at the baseball game Thursday April 15 (DM Photo | Kayla Beatty) Winners of three of their last four games, the Ole Miss baseball team looks to take their current momentum into Auburn this weekend as the second half of Southeastern conference play begins. Ole Miss comes into the series with a record of 19-18 and 7-8 in conference play. The Rebels...

Lifestyles

Swap unifies Greek communities

Photos by: Ashley Norwood

This slideshow requires JavaScript. #gallery-17223-1-slideshow .slideshow-slide img { max-height: 410px; /* Emulate max-height in IE 6 */ _height: expression(this.scrollHeight >= 410 ? '410px' : 'auto'); } The first annual “Greek Swap” hosted by the Theta Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. took place on Wednesday, April 15 in the Tad Pad. Participating...

Opinion

Students stand against American Sniper

COURTESY: IMDB.COM

COURTESY: IMDB.COM Yesterday evening and this Sunday at 8 p.m., the Student Activities Association has decided to screen the Oscar-nominated Clint Eastwood film “American Sniper” in the Grove as part of its spring semester outdoor film series. There’s nothing inherently wrong with screening this film – I believe all art, regardless of its quality, deserves to be displayed and discussed. However,...