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Thursday Morning Various

  • The Clarion Ledger has a headline that makes me think:  “And the last mayor used a crew with sledgehammers.”– “Mayor Uses Small Ax.”  But, surprise, he used it on a budget, not a someone else’s house!
  • Ole Miss is welcoming Robert Khayat back to part-time work:

Khayat, who retired at the end of June after 14 years as the university’s leader, is expected to start back next month as a university consultant, distinguished professor and chancellor emeritus.”I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with the university and (Ole Miss Chancellor Dan) Jones and my friends,” he said Wednesday.

The hire is pending approval from the state College Board. The item is on the consent agenda for the board meeting today.

Khayat will be paid $160,875 a year – half of which will come from the University of Mississippi Foundation.

Because of the job’s part-time status, he will remain eligible for retirement benefits from the state. …

Khayat’s new duties have not been formally outlined, but Jones said he thinks his predecessor will be able to bring a lot to the university through fundraising.

“People tell me he’s a pretty good fundraiser,” Jones said with a laugh. “We’re certainly going to ask him to be involved with that.”

Khayat, 71, also has expressed interest in teaching and said he possibly could start with a leadership class in the spring.

“I will do what (Jones) asks,” he said.

Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds said Khayat’s salary pales in comparison to the amount Khayat can potentially bring in as a university fundraiser.

  • Ipse Blogit has speculation on the empty Hinds County circuit bench spot.
  • Just for everyone’s understanding, various threads are also open threads as far as I am concerned.

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