University of Mississippi

Public university in Mississippi, U.S.

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University of Mississippi: Public university in Mississippi, U.S.
The University of Mississippi is a public research university in Oxford, Mississippi. Including the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, it is the state's largest university by enrollment and promotes itself as the state’s flagship university. The university was chartered by the Mississippi Legislature on February 24, 1844, and four years later admitted its first enrollment of 80 students. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". According to the National Science Foundation, Ole Miss spent $137 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 142nd in the nation.


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Ole Miss freshman tight end Damarcus Thomas was airlifted to the hospital after an injury left him motionless and without feeling for several minutes. - Published

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Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin denied Alabama coach Nick Saban's accusation that the Rebels stole signals from the Crimson Tide in their game. - Published

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Highlights of this day in history: Nuremberg tribunal convicts top Nazi leaders of war crimes; Berlin Airlift ends; James Meredith registers at Ole Miss; Mozart's 'Magic Flute' premieres; Actor James.. - Published

Ole Miss football team walks out of practice to protest racial injustice

After the NBA, WNBA and MLB all postponed games this week as athletes demanded a renewed focus on racial injustice.
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Ole Miss senior center Eli Johnson to opt out of 2020 college football season

Ole Miss center Eli Johnson announced on Twitter on Sunday that he plans to opt out of the 2020 college football season. - Published

Ole Miss pass rusher Sam Williams charged with sexual battery, suspended from team

Ole Miss pass rusher Sam Williams was charged with sexual battery and was subsequently suspended indefinitely by the team, a spokesperson confirmed. - Published

Ole Miss basketball player transferring: 'Proud not to represent that flag anymore,' be associated with Confederacy

Ole Miss forward Blake Hinson is transferring, says he's "proud not to represent that flag anymore" or be associated with anything from Confederacy. - Published

Ole Miss football players express support for moving school's Confederate statue

Video posted to social media has Ole Miss players expressing support for school's decision to move a "symbol of slavery, racism, hate and oppression." - Published

Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin: Managing NCAA athlete compensation 'scares me a lot'

Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin told Colin Cowherd that managing compensation for NCAA student-athletes scares him "a lot." Here's why. - Published

Ole Miss quarterback Grant Tisdale leaves program, enters NCAA transfer portal

Ole Miss quarterback Grant Tisdale, a four-star recruit from their 2019 class, has left the program and entered the NCAA transfer portal. - Published

Emmett Till memorial will be made bulletproof after photo of gun-toting students surfaces

Emmett Till's memorial will be bulletproof after outrage over a photo of three gun-toting Ole Miss students posing in front of the sign. - Published

3 University of Mississippi students suspended after racially charged Emmett Till photo goes viral

Three students at the University of Mississippi were suspended from their fraternity Friday night after posing in a racially-charged photo. They held guns in front of a bullet-riddled sign marking the..
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Ole Miss students dishonored civil rights icon Emmett Till in a 'sacred place.'

Three white Ole Miss students use guns to vandalized a memorial to lynching victim Emmitt Till. - Published

Frat suspends students who posed with guns at Emmett Till sign

Photograph of three University of Mississippi students posing with guns beside historic marker to lynching victim has sparked a possible federal investigation
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Ole Miss student charged with murdering fellow student Ally Kostial

Brandon Theesfeld, 22, has been charged with murder in connection with Ally Kostial's death. - Published

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Deputies discovered the body of Alexandria "Ally" Kostial during routine patrol Saturday morning. Β - Published