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October 29, 2012

A car wreck Saturday morning took the lives of two Ole Miss students, siblings John and Sarah Wheat.

A car wreck Saturday morning took the lives of two Ole Miss students, siblings John and Sarah Wheat.

The two-vehicle accident took place on Highway 6 at the 18th Street overpass, according to Oxford Police Capt. James Owens.

“Right now, the investigation is still pending,” Owens said. “From what we’ve learned, one vehicle came across the median and struck the other vehicle.”

Sarah, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene, and John, 30, died after being taken to a hospital in Memphis, according to a story in the Clarion Ledger.

October 22, 2012

Every year, university faculty review members of The University of Mississippi’s administrative staff. Each individual staff member, however, is only reviewed once every four years. The positions examined include department chairs, directors, associate or assistant directors, academic deans, provost/vice chancellor for academic affairs and a host of other administrators.

Every year, university faculty review members of The University of Mississippi’s administrative staff. Each individual staff member, however, is only reviewed once every four years. The positions examined include department chairs, directors, associate or assistant directors, academic deans, provost/vice chancellor for academic affairs and a host of other administrators.

This year, Sparky Reardon, dean of students, is among those being reviewed. Reardon has been with the university since 1977. Among many accomplishments, he also helped to establish the University Creed.

September 18, 2012

Students who have a temporary injury that need crutches and other mobility aids are not authorized to request the university’s golf carts for class transportation.

Students who have a temporary injury that need crutches and other mobility aids are not authorized to request the university’s golf carts for class transportation. “The university does not have an internal transportation system to help students get from class to class,” Director of Student Disability Services Stacey Reycraft said.

September 6, 2012

It’s no secret that parking on campus is difficult for everyone – students, faculty and staff alike. With an increase in students and fewer availble parking spaces due to construction around campus, finding a spot is a nightmare.

It’s no secret that parking on campus is difficult for everyone – students, faculty and staff alike. With an increase in students and fewer availble parking spaces due to construction around campus, finding a spot is a nightmare.
 
Everyone still has to park somewhere, however, and those who break the rules get small, white slips of paper stuck on their windshield. For students who believe they were wrongfully ticketed, there is an appeals process to consider.
 

August 24, 2012

Thousands of freshmen packed Tad Smith Coliseum Thursday night for their first event as the Class of 2016 at Freshman Convocation. 

Thousands of freshmen packed Tad Smith Coliseum Thursday night for their first event as the Class of 2016 at Freshman Convocation. The freshmen filled an entire half of the coliseum all dressed in their best attire. Programs were given out by members of The Columns Society who also ushered students to their seats. The University of Mississippi Faculty Brass Quintet provided the music for the evening. The welcome was given by Dean of Students Thomas “Sparky” Reardon. He announced the processional for all of the schools at the university.

July 11, 2012

Feel free to leave messages and condolences for friends and family of Caroline Bartley and her parents.

Ole Miss biology sophomore Caroline Bartley and her parents have been confirmed dead after a plane crash south of road 4111 in Prentiss County Sunday, July 8, according to the Daily Journal. 
 
Prentiss County EMA Director Ralph Lauderdale told the Daily Journal a thunderstorm in the area during the time of the flight may have caused the plane to crash. 
 
Lauderdale said the family of three and their dogs were traveling from their vacation home in Andrews, N.C., to Oxford before the plane crashed. 
 

July 10, 2012

Ole Miss biology sophomore Caroline Bartley and her parents have been confirmed dead after a plane crash south of road 4111 in Prentiss County Sunday, July 8, according to the Daily Journal. 

Ole Miss biology sophomore Caroline Bartley and her parents have been confirmed dead after a plane crash south of road 4111 in Prentiss County Sunday, July 8, according to the Daily Journal. 
 
Prentiss County EMA Director Ralph Lauderdale told the Daily Journal a thunderstorm in the area during the time of the flight may have caused the plane to crash. 
 
Lauderdale said the family of three and their dogs were traveling from their vacation home in Andrews, N.C., to Oxford before the plane crashed. 
 

May 4, 2012

NewsWatch Reporter Sits down with Dean of Students Dr. Thomas 'Sparky' Reardon to discuss the Status Quo of Race on Ole Miss's Campus.

April 24, 2012

Phi Kappa Theta fraternity will be on campus this fall and will participate in formal recruitment, according to the Interfraternity Council (IFC). 

 

Phi Kappa Theta fraternity will be on campus this fall and will participate in formal recruitment, according to the Interfraternity Council (IFC). 

National members are currently on campus recruiting members to form a colony.

March 25, 2012

The fatal shootings of two Mississippi college students over the weekend has led to an outpouring of sympathy from University of Mississippi students and administrators. 

 

The fatal shootings of two Mississippi college students over the weekend has led to an outpouring of sympathy from University of Mississippi students and administrators. 

March 2, 2012

Freedom of speech is one of the cornerstones of American idealism, but as technology evolves that freedom is becoming more difficult to regulate. Its latest obstacle: social media. 

 

Freedom of speech is one of the cornerstones of American idealism, but as technology evolves that freedom is becoming more difficult to regulate. Its latest obstacle: social media.  

Social media policies are being created across the nation for elementary/secondary education, but Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said it is different for higher education institutions such as the University of Mississippi.

February 17, 2012

With four weeks of registration still left, the number of volunteers for the Big Event at the University of Mississippi has already nearly matched last year’s number.

With four weeks of registration still left, the number of volunteers for the Big Event at the University of Mississippi has already nearly matched last year’s number.
Currently, 1,185 students are registered for the event, according to Melinda Pullen Carlson, associate dean of students and the project’s faculty advisor. Last year, the final number was 1,261.
The biggest challenge when organizing the Big Event is the timing, according to Carlson.
The committee needs to get the right number of projects for the right number of students.

February 6, 2012

Through the 2011-12 academic year the Associated Student body has introduced new Scantrons, hosted the Black and White Affair and created the Two+2 program.
What is not publicized is how much it costs to buy all the Scantrons, how much it costs to put on the affair and to create the new meet and greet.

Through the 2011-12 academic year the Associated Student body has introduced new Scantrons, hosted the Black and White Affair and created the Two+2 program.
What is not publicized is how much it costs to buy all the Scantrons, how much it costs to put on the affair and to create the new meet and greet.
That money comes from the ASB’s yearly budget and is allotted by its treasurer, John James.
Though James remains the acting treasurer, he is currently working in Houston in an accounting internship.

February 1, 2012

It has been exactly one month since the judicial council at the University of Mississippi first met regarding an incident involving the Kappa Sigma fraternity. After a month-long break and a week to review the fraternity’s appeal, the final ruling has been made.

 

It has been exactly one month since the judicial council at the University of Mississippi first met regarding an incident involving the Kappa Sigma fraternity. After a month-long break and a week to review the fraternity’s appeal, the final ruling has been made.

The fraternity was found in violation of hazing, registration of activities and alcohol-related charges.

The charges came from a police report involving the abuse of alcohol, according to Judicial Council Chairman Courtney Pearson.

January 25, 2012

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the University of Mississippi two-strike policy installment for alcohol and drug violations by the Office of the Dean of Students.
Since 2006, when the policy began, 31 students have been suspended from the university, 13 for drug violations and 18 for alcohol violations. Twenty-four of them have become eligible to return.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the University of Mississippi two-strike policy installment for alcohol and drug violations by the Office of the Dean of Students.
Since 2006, when the policy began, 31 students have been suspended from the university, 13 for drug violations and 18 for alcohol violations. Twenty-four of them have become eligible to return.

November 30, 2011

Several weeks after the announcement that the Kappa Sig fraternity had been indefinitely suspended pending an investigation, the University of Mississippi judicial council has made a decision on their fate.

The decision will be made public tomorrow, because the council must first meet in the Dean of Students office to confirm their decision, then inform the fraternity before going public.

November 17, 2011

 

In order to keep the student body aware of what is being done by their elected officials, the Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi is giving a “State of the Union” today in front of the, you guessed it, Student Union.

The address begins at noon and will be given by ASB President Taylor McGraw, Vice President Abby Olivier and Associate Dean of Students Melinda Pullen Carlson.

November 15, 2011

The Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi is serving an interim suspension while they are under investigation, the reason for which is unknown.
The fraternity is not allowed to hold any parties at their house or hold any event while the investigation is ongoing. Associate Dean of Students Scott Wallace explained an interim suspension is fairly routine for any Greek fraternity or sorority if they are in the process of being investigated.

November 13, 2011

The University of Mississippi’s Relay for Life is continuing its yearlong efforts to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer with its newly created Dancing for a Cure.

 

The University of Mississippi’s Relay for Life is continuing its yearlong efforts to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer with its newly created Dancing for a Cure.

The event will pit five couples against each other in dance competition, made to resemble the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars.”

The couples will consist of one Ole Miss faculty member and one student who is a member of the Relay for Life Committee.  

November 9, 2011

 

There will be no need to bundle up and line the streets of University Avenue Friday evening because this year’s homecoming parade has been cancelled. 

For the first time since 1929, the University of Mississippi will celebrate a week of homecoming activities with everything except a homecoming parade. 

The university’s Homecoming Week is planned and carried out by members of several organizations, including the Department of Campus Programming, the Student Programming Board and the Dean of Students Office.

November 2, 2011

For the second time within a span of a month, the University of Mississippi is mourning.

 

For the second time within a span of a month, the University of Mississippi is mourning.

Following the death of graduate student Kevser Ermin, three more young lives were taken from the community.

Sam Clayton Kelly, Mason Wilbanks and Walker Kelly died in a single-car accident just north of Jackson, heading back to a university they knew existed for years, but had just gotten to know more intimately within the past three months as freshmen.

October 30, 2011

The annual Adopt-A-Basket fundraiser has returned again this holiday season to provide a meal for needy families over the holiday break.

 

The annual Adopt-A-Basket fundraiser has returned again this holiday season to provide a meal for needy families over the holiday break.

University of Mississippi students, faculty and anyone in the Oxford/Lafayette community can drop off food donations in the Student Union Ballroom Nov. 14 to 18 to fill baskets that will be delivered to underprivileged families around the Oxford/Lafayette area. A food collection will also take place in local grocery stores from Nov. 13 to 15. The baskets will be delivered during the week of Nov. 14.

October 25, 2011

 

The University of Mississippi will host a black and white attire event for people of all colors tonight with the Fifth Annual Black and White Affair, which will take place at the Johnson Commons Ballroom from 6-9 p.m. 

 

The University of Mississippi will host a black and white attire event for people of all colors tonight. 

The Fifth Annual Black and White Affair will take place at the Johnson Commons Ballroom from 6-9 p.m. 

The affair is more like a dinner party with entertainment that hopes to celebrate diversity on the Ole Miss campus. 

It was put together by the Associated Student Body, the Office of the Dean of Students/Multicultural Affairs and the Black Student Union. 

October 13, 2011

When The Daily Mississippian rolls off the press this morning, the student newspaper will officially be 100 years old.

 

When The Daily Mississippian rolls off the press this morning, the student newspaper will officially be 100 years old.

“Well, Happy Birthday, DM,” University of Mississippi Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said. “I think we are a much better university because we have had a student newspaper for the past 100 years.”

Julie Finley Cooper is the only student who served as editor in chief of The DM two consecutive years, from 2001-03.