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November 30, 2012

When I sat down to write this column, my last one for The Daily Mississippian, I thought it would be easy. Graduation for me is right around the corner.

November 30, 2012

After Wednesday night, two Americans became a lot richer. I mean over $100 million richer.
What did they do to amount this wealth? They bought a lottery ticket.
On Wednesday, the multi-state lottery reached a record $588 million. More than 42 states, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, participate in the lottery, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. Over the past 20 years, lottery winners have taken home more than $11.6 billion.

November 27, 2012

That should be the lesson that we take away from the heightened discussion of racism on our campus.
The Daily Mississippian, student leaders, and faculty and staff have all published or made outward statements to address the issue of race at the University of Mississippi. It has certainly been a topic of conversation in the past months coupled with the 50 years of integration, ESPN’s “30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss,” and the recent issues erupting after the presidential election. The question is, what happens now?

November 26, 2012

Well, it’s business as usual with a case of the Mondays. The semester’s end has come and we’ve only a bit further to go.
Whether or not you’ve utilized your Thanksgiving time wisely flows as water under a bridge. Now, the proving grounds are here and despite our eventful fall let us finish strong. Over the next two weeks letter grades can be made and lost by your choices.

November 16, 2012

Although she is new to The University of Mississippi, assistant professor Jasmine Townsend has ambitious plans in store for the recreational therapy program in the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management.

Although she is new to The University of Mississippi, assistant professor Jasmine Townsend has ambitious plans in store for the recreational therapy program in the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management.

November 15, 2012

One hundred and two University of Mississippi faculty members have signed a letter expressing their concerns with how the university handled the disturbance that happened on election night. The letter was sent directly to Chancellor Dan Jones this past Friday.

One hundred and two University of Mississippi faculty members have signed a letter expressing their concerns with how the university handled the disturbance that happened on election night. The letter was sent directly to Chancellor Dan Jones this past Friday.

The letter, which was initially drafted by political science professor Marvin Porter King, shows that the 102 faculty members who signed the letter are disappointed with how the university is moving forward after the protest.

November 15, 2012

On election night, communication sciences and disorders senior LaQuoyia Murray posted a response to the disturbance on campus that followed the reelection of President Obama on her Facebook page.

On election night, communication sciences and disorders senior LaQuoyia Murray posted a response to the disturbance on campus that followed the reelection of President Obama on her Facebook page.

“It basically just said how disgusted I was with the people that participated in the quote, unquote riots that happened that night,” she said. “I felt disgusted that students at our school would even go to those lengths with the racial slurs.”

Murray said she did call those students “racists” in her post.

November 15, 2012

The University of Mississippi is investigating a racial crime on campus. The University Police Department (UPD) said someone on Nov. 5 allegedly vandalized the truck of freshman Jamal Woods, a black liberal arts major and ROTC member at Ole Miss.

The University of Mississippi is investigating a racial crime on campus. The University Police Department (UPD) said someone on Nov. 5 allegedly vandalized the truck of freshman Jamal Woods, a black liberal arts major and ROTC member at Ole Miss.

The vandalism of the truck occurred after Woods moved from the Stockard residence hall to the Deaton residence hall because of a racial incident that occurred in Stockard.

November 12, 2012

I understand that it’s been a little while since the smoking ban has been in the news, but let us revisit it once more. I find it critical to point out a few more things that have failed to be addressed in this newspaper, and I’m going to start from square one: health.

November 8, 2012

Two arrests were made early Wednesday morning during a disturbance on campus that followed the election results Tuesday night, but no one was injured according to University officials.

Two arrests were made early Wednesday morning during a disturbance on campus that followed the election results Tuesday night, but no one was injured according to University officials.
 
Chancellor Dan Jones said the use of the term “riot” was inappropriate in light of the real scale of the event.
 
University Police Chief Calvin Sellars declined to provide details about the disturbance beyond the statements made by university officials.
 

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.

November 1, 2012

The University of Mississippi School of Education has received five grants that total more than $5.7 million from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation in Jackson to improve public education in the state.

The University of Mississippi School of Education has received five grants that total more than $5.7 million from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation in Jackson to improve public education in the state.

One grant for $1.1 million will allow the school to hire three new faculty members who will help develop a new master’s degree and undergraduate emphasis in pre-kindergarten education.

David Rock, dean of the School of Education, emphasized the importance of improving pre-K education, especially in literacy.

October 25, 2012

Parent-led conversion of low-performing schools has been on the rise across
the nation, and Mississippi schools are being taken into consideration.

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) decides if a school should be converted into a charter school by looking at the school’s academic rating and
performance.

“Charter schools are independent public schools allowed freedom to be more innovative, while being held accountable for improved student achievement,” as stated by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

October 23, 2012

A few weeks ago, Florida’s Board of Education passed a six-year strategic plan that included race-based benchmarks for various subgroups of people. Almost immediately a fiery debate over this plan ensued.
Critics claimed that measures such as these suggest that racial subgroups placed at lower benchmarks than others are not as capable to succeed. For example, by school year 2017-18, the plan calls for Asian students to be at 90 percent reading proficiency on statewide assessments, up from the current 76 percent.

October 22, 2012

Mississippi became the first state to join a lawsuit filed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Oct. 10.

Mississippi became the first state to join a lawsuit filed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Oct. 10.
The lawsuit was formed regarding immigration policies that the agents say hinder ICE officials from doing their jobs. Ten individual ICE agents, represented by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, introduced the lawsuit in August.

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.

October 18, 2012

As Ole Miss and Auburn fans mingled in the Grove and the Circle, in a quiet corner, away from the noise, James Meredith sat with friend Hiram Eastland. In a rare opportunity, they spoke with student journalists, Meredith’s first on-campus interview in 50 years.

     As Ole Miss and Auburn fans mingled in the Grove and the Circle, in a quiet corner, away from the noise, James Meredith sat with friend Hiram Eastland. In a rare opportunity, they spoke with student journalists, Meredith’s first on-campus interview in 50 years.

October 17, 2012

The college admissions process is something most of us would never like to have to relive.
It’s a stressful time filling out applications, writing variations of the same personal statement and dealing with the attendant stress of finding a large or small envelope in the mailbox. However, for one girl, though she graduated from LSU this past May, she will have to relive this time of her life in front of the Supreme Court.

October 17, 2012

In light of this year’s celebration of 50 years of integration at The University of Mississippi, many question the relative lack of diversity among university faculty and staff.

In light of this year’s celebration of 50 years of integration at The University of Mississippi, many question the relative lack of diversity among university faculty and staff.
Accounting professor Annette Pridgen said that there is still much work to do to achieve a fully diverse community at Ole Miss.
“I think they do need to hire more minority faculty,” Pridgen said. “I also think that it would help, as far as staff goes, to increase diversity in the staff and the doctoral program, who will be future faculty members.”

October 17, 2012

The presidential candidates stressed their concern for young voters during Tuesday night’s debate.

The presidential candidates stressed their concern for young voters during Tuesday night’s debate.

President Obama and Republican presidential nomi- nee Mitt Romney discussed many concerns on the nation’s mind, focusing on struggles and possibilities that college students have ahead, during the second presidential debate in New York.

Candy Crowley from CNN, who moderated the debate, introduced the young, male college student who posed the first question.

He expressed a concern that is on the minds of all college students: employment opportunities after graduation.

October 10, 2012

While most college students use their coveted week of Spring Break to soak up the sun, a group of Ole Miss students took the opportunity to travel to Belize, an impoverished Central American country.

While most college students use their coveted week of Spring Break to soak up the sun, a group of Ole Miss students took the opportunity to travel to Belize, an impoverished Central American country.

This faculty-led trip was for both undergraduate and graduate students in The University of Mississippi’s Teacher Education Program. Deborah Chessin, professor of curriculum and instruction and coordinator of service learning and study abroad, was one of the faculty members who led the trip.

October 10, 2012

The Moot Court Board at The University of Mississippi School of Law is getting ready for a new season of competition starting this fall.

The Moot Court Board at The University of Mississippi School of Law is getting ready for a new season of competition starting this fall.

The organization will send law students in teams of two or three across the country to compete in mock trials against teams from other schools. The Moot Court Board will also hold an internal competition in the spring.

“The main goal of the Moot Court Board is to win championships in external competitions while also helping these law students to develop skills,” said Wes Stevenson, vice chairman of the Moot Court Board.

October 10, 2012

​The main goal of a business is to earn a profit.
 
However, in order to do so, it must provide a product or service for which people are willing to pay. There has to be a balance between the quality of the service and the maximum profit.
 

​If a business provides a poor product, then its profits will be hurt. The business with the better products will increase its profits, if it is operating efficiently.
 

October 9, 2012

The town of Salerno, Italy, is known for its proxim- ity to the Amalfi Coast, not for housing destitute under- grads, but that is exactly the situation a handful of Ole Miss students found themselves in this summer while studying abroad.

The town of Salerno, Italy, is known for its proxim- ity to the Amalfi Coast, not for housing destitute under- grads, but that is exactly the situation a handful of Ole Miss students found themselves in this summer while studying abroad.

“I had no money in a foreign country,” finance soph- omore Kristin Leaptrott said. “It was a really stressful ex- perience.”