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September 14, 2012

The University of Texas has issued an alert on its website ordering an evacuation "due to threats on campus."

UPDATE: (11:40AM) -- The University of Texas issued an alert  earlier today on its website ordering an evacuation "due to threats on campus."
 
Just before 10 a.m. Friday an alert from the university said people on campus should immediately evacuate all buildings and "get as far away as possible."
 

August 24, 2012

 

The Class of 2016 gathered in the Tad Smith Coliseum for the 2012 Freshman Convocation.

 

 

November 16, 2012

Along with Delta State and Mississippi University for Women, The University of Mississippi will begin extending waivers for out-of-state fees next year to high-achieving students.

Along with Delta State and Mississippi University for Women, The University of Mississippi will begin extending waivers for out-of-state fees next year to high-achieving students.

Out-of-state students seeking to have their tuition reduced will be required to apply for aid administered on the basis of merit by the university's Office of Financial Aid.

Laura Diven-Brown, financial aid director at Ole Miss, said that decisions regarding the amount of aid given to reduce out-of-state tuition at state colleges and universities are subject to the individual judgement of those institutions.

November 15, 2012

A great column appeared in Tuesday’s Daily Mississippian written by my friend, Tim Abram. It’s the best opinion column I’ve read as a student here at The University of Mississippi — and it’s a message all of our students need to hear. Mr. Abram spoke of the tacit approval of racism on our campus, which has allowed the problem to persist since integration in 1962.

November 14, 2012

I hesitate to write a column concerning the racial incident on campus this past week, but ultimately I feel compelled to add my opinion to the discussion, despite the abundance of more qualified analyses that already exist.

November 13, 2012

As student leaders of The University of Mississippi, we want to respond to the incidents that occurred on our campus last Tuesday night.  The hateful, small-minded actions committed by some students are unacceptable and embarrassing; they have tarnished the reputation of the university we love so dearly.

November 11, 2012

The Ole Miss Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) held their semesterly banned book reading Friday. 

The Ole Miss Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) held their semesterly banned book reading Friday.

In the wake of the postelection disturbance Tuesday night, the YAL read “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the porch of Bondurant Hall to promote peace, wisdom and liberty rather than hate, ignorance and incivility.

The book was banned in many European countries for its graphic descriptions of World War I.

November 9, 2012

Recently re-elected Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, national lab leaders and representatives from four Mississippi research universities met Thursday on the campus of The University of Mississippi to host National Lab Day.

Recently re-elected Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, national lab leaders and representatives from four Mississippi research universities met Thursday on the campus of The University of Mississippi to host National Lab Day.
Representatives from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory all attended the gathering.

November 8, 2012

For me, Election Day was unbelievably conflicting. I was proud of my country for choosing to move forward with President Obama – the democratic election process was successful once again. Sadly, my joy soon turned to disappointment when I heard how a small group of our students reacted to the president’s re-election. Ole Miss made national headlines for the protests following the president’s victory, and, as a result, we may have lost any credibility we gained as a progressive institution.

November 8, 2012

In one word, I was shocked.
Shocked like so many other members of the Ole Miss family — students, alumni, faculty and staff — when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news that protests had occurred on campus in the wake of President Obama’s re-election. But as I read articles, Facebook posts and Twitter feeds documenting the blatant use of racial slurs towards not only the president, but other Ole Miss students, my shock turned into anger. And my anger turned into shame.

October 30, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus has been named one of the top-10 best campuses to be on this fall. The list, compiled by thebestcolleges. org, ranked Ole Miss second behind Mount Holyoke College, a liberal arts school in South Hadley, Mass. Ole Miss and the University of Florida were the only two Southeastern Conference schools to make it on the list of predominately northern universities.

The University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus has been named one of the top-10 best campuses to be on this fall. The list, compiled by thebestcolleges. org, ranked Ole Miss second behind Mount Holyoke College, a liberal arts school in South Hadley, Mass. Ole Miss and the University of Florida were the only two Southeastern Conference schools to make it on the list of predominately northern universities.

According to the thebestcolleges.org ranking, Ole Miss’ Grove, the “Holy Grail of Tailgating,” is a major reason why the school received the ranking.

October 30, 2012

A lantern release tonight at 8:15 p.m. will allow University of Mississippi students to pay respects to and remember three students who were killed one year ago today, showing that the boys’ legacy at Ole Miss has not faded.

A lantern release tonight at 8:15 p.m. will allow University of Mississippi students to pay respects to and remember three students who were killed one year ago today, showing that the boys’ legacy at Ole Miss has not faded.

On Oct. 30, 2011, Sam Clayton Kelly, Walker Kelly and Mason Wilbanks were killed in a one-vehicle accident on their way back to Oxford after surprising their families with a weekend trip home to Madison.

October 29, 2012

 
The Peabody Award-winning ESPN documentary series “30 for 30” continues with tonight’s episode, “Ghost of Ole Miss.” The narrative, based on the long-format story by ESPN.com writer and Oxford resident Wright Thompson, who wrote and narrated the 1-hour documentary, explores the intersection in history of the undefeated 1962 Ole Miss football team and the integration of The University of Mississippi. Thompson worked with Peabody Award-winning director Fritz Mitchell on the project. Mitchell started his television career as a researcher for CBS Sports in 1982 and has produced other long-format documentaries for ESPN and PBS.

 

October 25, 2012

In addition to the 50 year of integration celebration, The University of Mississippi welcomes to its campus the first black United Methodist bishop in the state of Mississippi. 

In addition to the 50 year of integration celebration, The University of Mississippi welcomes to its campus the first black United Methodist bishop in the state of Mississippi.

Bishop James Swanson will be a guest speaker of the Wesley Foundation in the ParisYates Chapel tonight at 7 p.m.

The Wesley Foundation has brought in Swanson as a part of the celebration of 50 years of integration at Ole Miss.

Rev. Eddie Willis, director of the Wesley Foundation, said the timing is “perfect” for the bishop to make an appearance.

October 18, 2012

 
The Associated Student Body (ASB) has a full day of activities planned for 130 students touring The University of Mississippi campus from Myrtle Hall Elementary in Clarksdale to experience what it’s like to be an Ole Miss Rebel. 

The Associated Student Body (ASB) has a full day of activities planned for 130 students touring The University of Mississippi campus from Myrtle Hall Elementary in Clarksdale to experience what it’s like to be an Ole Miss Rebel.

“I hope the impact on these kids is that they will come here and get really excited about being on a college campus, and that they know that it’s possible for them, one day, to go to college,” ASB president Kimbrely Dandridge said.
The students are part of a Spanish emergence program at Myrtle Hall, where half of their curriculum is instructed in Spanish.

October 17, 2012

The University of Mississippi was recently recognized by the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program for facilitating healthy and active lifestyles for its employees.

The University of Mississippi was recently recognized by the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program for facilitating healthy and active lifestyles for its employees. The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is designed to recognize employers who encourage physical, nutritional and cultural wellness within the workplace. This is the second year in a row for Ole Miss to win platinum recognition. Ole Miss was the only university in the state to be recognized by the American Heart Association and was one of only two platinum recipients when it won previously in 2011.

October 7, 2012

This week marks 50 years of integration at The University of Mississippi. It is important that we take time to reflect on the progress the university has made to transform its obstinate outlook during the civil rights movement to a more open and accepting place.  Looking beyond the university, it is much more important to focus on the accomplishments of black alumni as they have followed the legacy of James Meredith in opening up a once closed society.

October 4, 2012

With this week’s integration celebration events coming to a close, the Ole Miss community is challenged to continue working toward change.

With this week’s integration celebration events coming to a close, the Ole Miss community is challenged to continue working toward change.

This past Thursday at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College convocation, Chancellor Dan Jones said The University of Mississippi, as well as the country, have made many strides with race relations but are not where they need to be.

When people outside of the university and the state of Mississippi think of Ole Miss, there is usually an immediate jolt of reservation, according to some Ole Miss faculty and students.

October 4, 2012

The Order of Omega Greek honor society has selected senior Margaret Ann Morgan to be a student board member on its board of directors.

The Order of Omega Greek honor society has selected senior Margaret Ann Morgan to be a student board member on its board of directors. Morgan was nominated by the Omega Theta chapter here at The University of Mississippi and then selected through an application process. She represents all collegiate chapters and members nationwide. “I am the spokesperson for all the students at the college level who are involved in the Order of Omega,” Morgan said.

September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Holder, who spoke for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College fall convocation, discussed the progress integration has made and the journey still ahead. Chancellor Dan Jones also spoke, highlighting the state’s past and the university’s approach to 50 years of integration.
“This is a remarkable time for our university,” Jones said.

September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Holder, who spoke for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College fall convocation, discussed the progress integration has made and the journey still ahead. Chancellor Dan Jones also spoke, highlighting the state’s past and the university’s approach to 50 years of integration.
“This is a remarkable time for our university,” Jones said.

September 27, 2012

A half century ago, James Meredith drew the world’s attention to The University of Mississippi when he became the first black man to walk onto campus as a member of the student body. After battling the administration, state legislature and even Governor Ross Barnett himself, Meredith was finally allowed to transfer from Jackson State College – after the intervention of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the U.S. Marshals and thousands of members of the Mississippi National Guard.

September 18, 2012

What’s obvious to everyone in Oxford is now clear to the rest of the state. The University of Mississippi is continuing to grow.

What’s obvious to everyone in Oxford is now clear to the rest of the state. The University of Mississippi is continuing to grow. The Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) released the 2012 preliminary fall enrollment figures for the state of Mississippi on Monday.

September 13, 2012

This is a sensitive issue, I’m quite aware. Native Ole Miss students are hypersensitive to out-of-state students who have not been lifelong Ole Miss fans and have allegiances to more than one football team.
I, having grown up in New Orleans to an LSU alum, hold dual fandom and have been called a traitor for even suggesting that I like LSU.
Please refrain from tweeting me things about corndogs; I don’t understand that comment and I fear I never will.