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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

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 15, 2012

I will begin this letter by saying that I don’t know you, and I don’t know Jamal. I don’t know why you scribbled “blacks are known to steal,” racial slurs and other profanity in Sharpie pen across his dormitory door.

November 15, 2012

 
The Ole Miss Lady Rebel basketball program will look to continue its successful start to the 2012-13 campaign when they take on Northwestern State Friday morning at Tad Smith Coliseum in the 10th annual “Kid’s Day” game. All local students — eighth grade and under — and bus drivers will be admitted into the game for free.

 
The Ole Miss Lady Rebel basketball program will look to continue its successful start to the 2012-13 campaign when they take on Northwestern State Friday morning at Tad Smith Coliseum in the 10th annual “Kid’s Day” game. All local students — eighth grade and under — and bus drivers will be admitted into the game for free.
 
Head coach Brett Frank will look to become the second coach to start his career at Ole Miss 2-0. The only other coach to do so was Hall-of-Famer Van Chancellor.
 

November 15, 2012

 
Another week, another top-25 opponent for Ole Miss. This Saturday, the Rebels will travel to No. 8 LSU to take on one of the most relentless defenses in the country. The Tigers rank third in the Southeastern Conference in scoring defense (15.5 ppg), second in total defense (262.9 ppg), second in rush defense (97.2 ypg) and first in pass defense (165.7 ypg). 

 
Another week, another top-25 opponent for Ole Miss. This Saturday, the Rebels will travel to No. 8 LSU to take on one of the most relentless defenses in the country. The Tigers rank third in the Southeastern Conference in scoring defense (15.5 ppg), second in total defense (262.9 ppg), second in rush defense (97.2 ypg) and first in pass defense (165.7 ypg). 
 

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 12, 2012

Or do.
But let’s think about all the things that you’ve experienced thus far in your life: You were born, you learned how to use a toilet and walk, you went to kindergarten, and then did nothing interesting but go to school for 16 years. Holy cow! What a snoozefest!

November 12, 2012

The Christian Science Monitor of Nov. 7 reported that youth voters once again influenced the outcome of the presidential election.

The Christian Science Monitor of Nov. 7 reported that youth voters once again influenced the outcome of the presidential election.

Citing data from the National Exit Poll, The Monitor reported that millennials aged 18 to 29 made up 19 percent of the electorate in this election cycle, up one percentage point from 2008, which was already a record-breaking youth vote turnout.

President Obama, again, won the support of young voters; The Monitor reports he carried 60 percent of millennial voters compared to the 37 percent who favored Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

November 11, 2012

The Law School Student Body (LSSB) and the Black Law Student Association will be volunteering at the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford for its annual Veterans Day ceremony today from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The Law School Student Body (LSSB) and the Black Law Student Association will be volunteering at the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford for its annual Veterans Day ceremony today from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Katelyn Harrell, LSSB chair of community service and third-year law student, said the idea for the law students to serve the veterans came from a friend.

“One of my friends, Rebecca Wilks, had just said ‘Hey, I’d really like to see us do something with the Veterans,’” she said.

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

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 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 5, 2012

 
The Ole Miss men’s golf team competed in five tournaments this fall and walked away with victories at two of those events — the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in Hattiesburg and the Querencia Cabo Collegiate in Los Cabo, Mexico — due in large part to the play of sophomore Blake Morris.

 
The Ole Miss men’s golf team competed in five tournaments this fall and walked away with victories at two of those events — the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in Hattiesburg and the Querencia Cabo Collegiate in Los Cabo, Mexico — due in large part to the play of sophomore Blake Morris.
 
As a freshman, Morris played in nine tournaments. He had one top-10 finish and two top-20 finishes. He finished second on the team with a 72.96 stroke average.

November 5, 2012

The Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) Plan is currently undergoing an actuarial audit. Enrollment for 2012 has been deferred temporarily, according to the program’s website.

The Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) Plan is currently undergoing an actuarial audit. Enrollment for 2012 has been deferred temporarily, according to the program’s website.
The board of the MPACT program has suspended new enrollments until the audit is complete.
“They have frozen it for Mississippi because there is some concern on investments and the rate of return,” said Laura Diven-Brown, director of financial aid at The University of Mississippi. “It’s under financial review to make sure it’s stable.”

November 2, 2012

 
Just one win away from gaining bowl eligibility, the Ole Miss Rebels (5-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) will travel to Athens, Ga., on Saturday to play “Between the Hedges” against the No. 6 team in the country, Georgia (7-1, 5-1 SEC).

 
Just one win away from gaining bowl eligibility, the Ole Miss Rebels (5-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) will travel to Athens, Ga., on Saturday to play “Between the Hedges” against the No. 6 team in the country, Georgia (7-1, 5-1 SEC).
 
Both the Rebels and Bulldogs are coming off conference victories this past Saturday. The Rebels most recently defeated Arkansas, while Georgia took down then second-ranked Florida.
 

October 31, 2012

The Phi Kappa Phi honor society recently celebrated its 53rd anniversary on the campus of The University of Mississippi.

The Phi Kappa Phi honor society recently celebrated its 53rd anniversary on the campus of The University of Mississippi.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is both the nation’s and the university’s oldest and most selective academic honor society.

The Ole Miss chapter was founded in May 1959 and included many recognizable names.

Notably, former Chancellor J.D. Williams and Frank Anderson, for whom Anderson Hall is named, were members of the inaugural class. To celebrate the organization’s 53 years here, the university held a small ceremony in the Lyceum last week.

October 31, 2012

 
In this week’s installment, The Daily Mississippian’s sports editor David Collier ranks the 14 Southeastern Conference teams. Opponents, game times and television networks are also included for each team.

 

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 29, 2012

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of integration at Ole Miss this year. This anniversary happens to take place four years after the nation watched the man who would become the first black president debate his opponent right here in Oxford. We should all take a moment to appreciate just how far our nation and community have come.
We’ve evolved dramatically in the past several decades but the growth has not come without pains. This university had to endure riots, tens of thousands of National Guard soldiers and the loss of two lives before accepting integration.

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 26, 2012

Fifty years ago on Sept. 30, 1962, the familiar sights of the Grove, the Lyceum and the Circle were grotesque images filled with smoke, chaos and hatred.

 

Fifty years ago on Sept. 30, 1962, the familiar sights of the Grove, the Lyceum and the Circle were grotesque images filled with smoke, chaos and hatred.
 
Bobby King, a Corinth native who was a journalism senior at Ole Miss in 1962, said Sept. 30 started out just like every other Sunday.
 

October 25, 2012

It is that time of year again, folks: Hallow’s Eve is just around the corner to scare the pants right off you. But in all seriousness, Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. I thought once I went to college, I would have to retire my enthusiasm for Halloween, but actually, it got even better.

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 24, 2012

The University of Mississippi School of Law was ranked among the top 10 best value law schools on Oct. 17 by the media organization On Being a Black Lawyer (OBABL).

The University of Mississippi School of Law was ranked among the top 10 best value law schools on Oct. 17 by the media organization On Being a Black Lawyer (OBABL).
The rankings were determined by active alumni associations, black student enrollment and distinguished faculty.
The involvement of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) on campus helps minority students adjust to the rigors of law school and
establishes a network of alumni and current students recognized in the ranking of the UM law school.