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October 2, 2012

Images from the Meredith and Me Walk and the Harry Belafonte Keynote speech from Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. The events were part of the 50 Years of Integration celebration. Belafonte is a musician, actor and civil rights activist. Photos by Austin McAfee, Quentin Winstine and Phillip Waller.

 

 

Images from the Meredith and Me Walk and the Harry Belafonte Keynote speech from Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. The events were part of the 50 Years of Integration celebration. Belafonte is a musician, actor and civil rights activist. Photos by Austin McAfee, Quentin Winstine and Phillip Waller.

August 26, 2012

Staff photographer Phillip Waller dropped by the auditions for this football season's national anthem singers.

 

 

 

Students dropped by Nutt Auditorium Saturday to audition to sing the national anthem at the beginning of football games. Video by Phillip Waller, editing by Cain Madden/The Daily Mississippian.

August 24, 2012

 

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

 

 

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

I have been in the U.S. since August 2011. Since then, I have been to two football games at Ole Miss and three NBA basketball games in Memphis.
I still remember the first football game I went to last September against BYU. American sports enthusiasm was beyond my imagination.

November 30, 2012

I just want to say right up front, that this subject is not really up my alley … or across my street, down my road or next door at the house that sits empty although we hear noises there all the time, either; or at least, I hope not.
But, as I debated about writing my thoughts on Measure B, I decided that as a journalist, I need to be able to write about most anything; even if this particular hoopla seems absolutely ridiculous to me. So here goes:

November 29, 2012

The city of Oxford welcomes Tony La Russa as he will have a book signing tonight at 7 p.m. at Square Books.

The city of Oxford welcomes Tony La Russa as he will have a book signing tonight at 7 p.m. at Square Books.

La Russa managed the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team from 1996 to 2011 and won two World Series.

“One Last Strike” is a memoir in which La Russa gives the inside story behind his comeback and his career, explaining how a team with so much against it was able to succeed on baseball’s biggest stage.

Slade Lewis, floor manager at Square Books, said everyone in the signing line is required to have a ticket and at least one copy of the book. The cost of the book is $27.99.

November 27, 2012

With all of the attention surrounding the events on campus following President Obama’s re-election, I’m going to offer an odd suggestion: go see “Cloud Atlas” and “Skyfall.”
What do these films have to do with those events? What in the name of MI6 could they possibly have to do with each other? And how can they help us understand rapidly accelerating technological and social change? I’m going to try to link all these up without spoilering, so bear with me.

November 15, 2012

Dear Editor,

Anyone from Mississippi knows how difficult it is to reconcile different aspects of Mississippi’s identity.  Our state is home to brilliant authors and businesspeople, but is mired in poverty.  We are the most hospitable, giving state in the Union, but our state is more recognized for its latent racism.  

November 15, 2012

Dear Editor,

I would like to say that the events of last week with the race riots and racial slurs spoken in response to the re-election of President Barack Obama were a painful reminder of one thing: Racism still exist.  I know, being a native Mississippian, that racism still exist there, but for it to happen at Ole Miss is just downright sickening.

November 15, 2012

University of Mississippi student and journalism senior Jared Burleson was robbed at University Trials apartments Tuesday night.

University of Mississippi student and journalism senior Jared Burleson was robbed at University Trials apartments Tuesday night.

“I was leaving the building when I saw a girl I knew pass by me,” Burleson said. “I turned to say hello to her and this man was standing right behind me.”

Burleson said he felt the man following him.

“He looked right at me and I continued to walk straight to my car,” he said.

November 14, 2012

Jeffrey Jackson, associate professor of sociology at The University of Mississippi, was recently selected as the Mississippi Humanities Council’s 2012 Teacher of the Year.

Jeffrey Jackson, associate professor of sociology at The University of Mississippi, was recently selected as the Mississippi Humanities Council’s 2012 Teacher of the Year.

The Humanities Teacher Awards recognize the contributions of humanities faculty at each of the state’s colleges and universities. Nominations are made by the college president or humanities dean, and Jackson’s name was put forward for the award because he had previously won the Cora Lee Graham Award for Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen.

November 13, 2012

Katherine Barkett Byrd, 2011 Miss University and recent graduate of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi, has been diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome and is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Katherine Barkett Byrd, 2011 Miss University and recent graduate of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi, has been diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome and is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Byrd will require a series of blood transfusions and is in need of donations through Mississippi Blood Services.

She requires AB+ plasma, which can only be donated by males, and blood of all types. However, AB+ and O+ types are especially needed.

November 12, 2012

It’s irrelevant and a ridiculous non-issue.
You might then ask, “Why does anyone care? Why is anyone debating this issue? Why have 37 states, including Mississippi, either enacted or started to consider legislation to create voter ID laws?”
Well, let’s follow it logically through the pipeline.

November 9, 2012

In this week’s edition of Four Downs, The Daily Mississippian football beat writers Bennett Hipp and Matt Sigler, sports editor David Collier and managing editor Austin Miller answer four questions regarding the week’s matchup.

 
1. What does Ole Miss have to do to get the running game going again?
 

November 8, 2012

 
While the Ole Miss men’s basketball squad will look different with seven newcomers, that’s not the only change that will be seen around the Tad Smith Coliseum, as the student section debuts Friday as “Club Red.” 

 
While the Ole Miss men’s basketball squad will look different with seven newcomers, that’s not the only change that will be seen around the Tad Smith Coliseum, as the student section debuts Friday as “Club Red.” 
 

November 8, 2012

The 2012 Presidential Election has been called “The Social Media Election,” and the essence of that label played itself out in the disturbance on campus at The University of Mississippi. The events Tuesday have stirred up controversy, both on a regional and national level.

The 2012 Presidential Election has been called “The Social Media Election,” and the essence of that label played itself out in the disturbance on campus at The University of Mississippi. The events Tuesday have stirred up controversy, both on a regional and national level.
 

November 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

 
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

November 7, 2012

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January.

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January.

“It’s an exciting night for all our supporters, and it appears I’ll be going back to Washington,” Nunnelee said last night after the election.

November 5, 2012

When the American Consulate in Benghazi was attacked on Sept. 11, the story seemed pretty clear. Demonstrations in the capital, coinciding with the release of a poorly made video mocking the prophet Muhammad, had led to an outburst of violence that killed four Americans, including Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens.

November 5, 2012

When reading a recent article in the New York Times about Amazon and its apparent goal of monopolizing the bookselling industry, one sentence in the story stood out as an epiphany to me.
A sentence from the article “Booksellers Resisting Amazon’s Disruption” reads: “Amazon can do many things, but it still cannot let readers examine a book before buying.”

November 2, 2012

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

Some students at Ole Miss are aware of each candidate's positions and strengths, but they are still in the process of deciding for whom they will vote, based on different aspects of the candidates' platforms.

Freshman theatre major Jasmine Hawkins, focusing on social issues, said she finds herself agreeing with President Obama’s open stance more than with that of Gov. Mitt Romney.

November 1, 2012

I love it for many reasons. I love it because it helps me expand my knowledge of others’ opinions, I love it because it helps me understand the arguments for and against my own opinions, and I love it because it opens my mind to opinions different from my own and from those of my friends.
I am an avid reader of Reason magazine, an unabashedly libertarian magazine based out of D.C.

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.