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November 30, 2012

This week, the Supreme Court is likely to decide which cases they will hear regarding same-sex marriage and the rights of gay and lesbian couples.
Some of the possible cases include the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This term we really have the opportunity to see the true colors of the Supreme Court. Will the Supreme Court let the injustice and subjugation of gays and lesbians continue? My hope is that they will finally end the rampant discrimination against same-sex couples by DOMA.

November 30, 2012

On Nov. 6, 2010, Ole Miss junior offensive lineman Derrick Wilson found out that his mother, Jelks Wilson, had been diagnosed with cancer.

On Nov. 6, 2010, Ole Miss junior offensive lineman Derrick Wilson found out that his mother, Jelks Wilson, had been diagnosed with cancer.

Wilson was at Horn Lake High School at the time and wanted to go see his mother when he got the call.

“When I found out, I wanted to go home, but my mother called and told me to stay at school,” Wilson said.

As time went on, Derrick’s mother went through chemotherapy treatments.

November 27, 2012

Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin confirmed that University of Mississippi student John Howard Strickland has been arrested and charged with DUI in the car accident that killed Ole Miss students John and Sarah Wheats in October.

Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin confirmed that University of Mississippi student John Howard Strickland has been arrested and charged with DUI in the car accident that killed Ole Miss students John and Sarah Wheats in October.

“John Strickland has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI (does not mean DUI alcohol, includes all toxicants),” Martin said.

Strickland, a junior business major from San Antonio, collided into the Wheats’ vehicle on the 18th Street overpass on Highway 6 on Oct. 27.

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

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 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.
 

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

Rebels for Christ (RFC) is a campus ministry organization at The University of Mississippi and has been an active participant in campus ministry life since 1961. Student involvement with RFC varies from year to year and has more than 100 members, 80 percent of whom are undergrads.

Rebels for Christ (RFC) is a campus ministry organization at The University of Mississippi and has been an active participant in campus ministry life since 1961. Student involvement with RFC varies from year to year and has more than 100 members, 80 percent of whom are undergrads.

October 16, 2012

 
Sophomore quarterback Bo Wallace faced an unimaginably traumatic circumstance going into this past Saturday’s game against Auburn, and he emerged from it with a win and peace of mind. 

 
Sophomore quarterback Bo Wallace faced an unimaginably traumatic circumstance going into this past Saturday’s game against Auburn, and he emerged from it with a win and peace of mind. 
 
Tasked with preparing for Auburn and recovering from a devastating loss to Texas A&M, Wallace was also worrying about his sister Baylee, who suffered a fractured neck in an automobile accident last Monday. 
 

October 5, 2012

The memory of Susan Barksdale Howorth, daughter of Sally McDonnell Barksdale and wife of Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth, will be preserved in a scholarship named in her honor that will benefit education in the fine arts at The University of Mississippi.

The memory of Susan Barksdale Howorth, daughter of Sally McDonnell Barksdale and wife of Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth, will be preserved in a scholarship named in her honor that will benefit education in the fine arts at The University of Mississippi. Howorth, a graduate of the Ole Miss School of Law, died at the age of 44 in February. She was an avid supporter of the arts and an active member of the Ole Miss Women’s Council.

October 3, 2012

Among the events held to commemorate 50 years of in-tegration at Ole Miss, Lt. Hen- ry Gallagher retold the story from his viewpoint as James Meredith’s personal security guard.

Among the events held to commemorate 50 years of integration at Ole Miss, Lt. Henry Gallagher retold the story from his viewpoint as James Meredith’s personal security guard. “We thought we were going on a routine exercise,” Galla- gher said. “Two army units that arrived on campus to confront the mob had prior knowledge of what they were going into; at the time, our mission was not told.” Gallagher said the Justice Department wanted Meredith to be free to come and go across the campus as a student.

October 2, 2012

I’ll never forget the first conversation I had with James Meredith. I answered the phone and he mumbled softly, “Hello, this is James Meredith. Is this the president of the Ole Miss student body?” I replied, “Yes, this is.” I immediately stopped what I was doing and gave the phone my undivided attention. I could hardly believe James Meredith was actually on the phone. We talked for a while about my recent election, and he congratulated me on my success.  

October 1, 2012

Three times a year, University of Mississippi students join residents of a small community in Belize to build a road. 

Three times a year, University of Mississippi students join residents of a small community in Belize to build a road.
The San Mateo Empowerment Project in Belize is one of the university’s most popular Study Abroad programs. More than 100 Ole Miss students have participated in the project since 2010, raising more than $40,000 to support the construction of the road.

October 1, 2012

Raymond Martin of Atlanta was 9 years old when James Meredith made history as the first black student to attend The University of Mississippi.

Raymond Martin of Atlanta was 9 years old when James Meredith made history as the first black student to attend The University of Mississippi.
As a little boy in 1962, Martin remembered troops around Oxford, a lot of confusion and “just a prayer for the future.”
The tense and violent atmosphere led his parents’ decision not to walk around town anymore.
Martin lived with his family about two miles away from the university golf course.

October 1, 2012

Raymond Martin of Atlanta was 9 years old when James Meredith made history as the first black student to attend The University of Mississippi.

Raymond Martin of Atlanta was 9 years old when James Meredith made history as the first black student to attend The University of Mississippi. As a little boy in 1962, Martin remembered troops around Oxford, a lot of confusion and “just a prayer for the future.” The tense and violent atmosphere led his parents’ decision not to walk around town anymore. Martin lived with his family about two miles away from the university golf course. “At that time, we did a lot of walking on the roads,” he said.

July 24, 2012

July 3 marked the opening of the late Estelle Faulkner’s art exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum. 

 
July 3 marked the opening of the late Estelle Faulkner’s art exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum. For the next 3 months, 19 of Estelle’s paintings will be on display together for the first time in front of an audience. Estelle was known for giving away her paintings for free and pursued art as an outlet. She also played the piano and enjoyed reading.

July 11, 2012

Feel free to leave messages and condolences for friends and family of Brad Taggart.

University of Mississippi student David Bradley Taggart, 21, was confirmed dead by Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland yesterday evening, according to WAPT of Jackson.

 
Friends close to Taggart on campus said his death was the result of a gunshot wound.
 
Taggart was a junior business student this past fall. 
 
Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said he had not heard anything official as of this report but the loss is devastating if true. 
 

July 10, 2012

University of Mississippi student David Bradley Taggart, 21, was confirmed dead by Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland yesterday evening, according to WAPT of Jackson.

University of Mississippi student David Bradley Taggart, 21, was confirmed dead by Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland yesterday evening, according to WAPT of Jackson.
 
Friends close to Taggart on campus said his death was the result of a gunshot wound.
 
Taggart was a junior business student this past fall.
 
Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said he had not heard anything official as of this report but the loss is devastating if true.
 

June 20, 2012

 

Freshman pole vaulter Sam Kendricks dominated in Oxford as a senior in high school. He managed to go undefeated at home in his last year at Oxford High School. His outdoor vault of 17-0 set the Mississippi high school record in 2011. 

“That was a dream season for me,” Kendricks said. 

 

June 20, 2012

This summer, John Z. Kiss will transition from Oxford, Ohio, to Oxford, Miss., to begin work as the new dean of the University of Mississippi Graduate School. Kiss, formerly a professor and chair of botany at Miami University in Ohio, is replacing Maurice Eftink as dean.

 
This summer, John Z. Kiss will transition from Oxford, Ohio, to Oxford, Miss., to begin work as the new dean of the University of Mississippi Graduate School. Kiss, formerly a professor and chair of botany at Miami University in Ohio, is replacing Maurice Eftink as dean.

June 19, 2012

Call her what you want – artist, professor, mother, wedding cake-maker, conversationalist – the list goes on and on; yet one thing remains certain: Ole Miss faculty member and Oxonian Cory Lewis is not a woman who likes to sit still.

 
Call her what you want – artist, professor, mother, wedding cake-maker, conversationalist – the list goes on and on; yet one thing remains certain: Ole Miss faculty member and Oxonian Cory Lewis is not a woman who likes to sit still.
“Change is the one thing we can all count on in life,” she said. “Whether we go with it or not is our decision.”

June 15, 2012

 

A record four All-Americans highlight another great year for the Ole Miss men’s tennis team. 

Senior twins Marcel Thiemann and Chris Thiemann, junior Jonas Lutjen and freshman Nik Scholtz earned All-America honors, bringing the total in the history of the program to 28. The Rebels led the SEC and tied NCAA runner-up Virginia for the most All-Americans in the country. This marks the fourth time in six years the Rebels have tied for the most All-Americans in the nation. 

All four helped lead the Rebels to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and a final national ranking of No. 14. The Rebels have proven to be one of the most consistent teams in the nation. In addition to finishing in the top 10 14 times, they have finished ranked in the top 15 a record 17 times since 1994.

 

June 4, 2012

 

Meet 17-year-old Erica Yeager, a self-described country girl from Waterford who enjoys fishing, riding four-wheelers and spending time with her family.

In October 2010, she was diagnosed with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or PHN, a life-threatening blood disease known to lead to leukemia.  

Fast forward to today — after multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a grueling bone marrow transplant — doctors have now proclaimed Yeager a healthy teenager. After conquering a rare disease and completing a full year of recovery, how will she celebrate?

 

Meet 17-year-old Erica Yeager, a self-described country girl from Waterford who enjoys fishing, riding four-wheelers and spending time with her family.

In October 2010, she was diagnosed with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or PHN, a life-threatening blood disease known to lead to leukemia.  

June 4, 2012

Track and field head coach Joe Walker will lead his final group of Rebels to the NCAA Outdoor National Championships tomorrow in Des Moines, Iowa. The meet will run through Saturday and feature over 20 different events.

Track and field head coach Joe Walker will lead his final group of Rebels to the NCAA Outdoor National Championships tomorrow in Des Moines, Iowa. The meet will run through Saturday and feature over 20 different events.

The men will enter the meet ranked 14th in the nation. During Walker’s tenure, 11 Ole Miss teams have finished in the top 20 nationally. However, this year Walker’s goal is for the men to finish even higher.