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November 29, 2012

One of the three newest residence halls on The University of Mississippi campus will have a new name in the coming weeks after the state college board of trustees approved the university’s request.

One of the three newest residence halls on The University of Mississippi campus will have a new name in the coming weeks after the state college board of trustees approved the university’s request.

North Ridge, one of the three new freshman residence halls that were built within the last year, will be renamed after 1937 Ole Miss graduate Lucian Minor.

“We are currently in the process of scheduling a dedication ceremony,” said Larry Sparks, vice chancellor of administration and finance at Ole Miss. “Also during this time, the exact name of the dorm will be nailed down.”

November 29, 2012

One of the three newest residence halls on The University of Mississippi campus will have a new name in the coming weeks after the state college board of trustees approved the university’s request.

One of the three newest residence halls on The University of Mississippi campus will have a new name in the coming weeks after the state college board of trustees approved the university’s request.

North Ridge, one of the three new freshman residence halls that were built within the last year, will be renamed after 1937 Ole Miss graduate Lucian Minor.

“We are currently in the process of scheduling a dedication ceremony,” said Larry Sparks, vice chancellor of administration and finance at Ole Miss. “Also during this time, the exact name of the dorm will be nailed down.”

November 29, 2012

University Trails resident and University of Mississippi student DJ Gregory has started a petition to promote more advanced security after several break-ins and a student being held at gunpoint a few weeks ago.

University Trails resident and University of Mississippi student DJ Gregory has started a petition to promote more advanced security after several break-ins and a student being held at gunpoint a few weeks ago.

“These apartment complexes are so close to the campus and historic Oxford Square, yet there is still so much crime and very little protection of students and residents,” said Gregory, a junior political science major.

He was a victim of a break-in a couple months ago and said $800 worth of electronics were stolen. He said he found the security unacceptable.

November 28, 2012

 
With its 41-24 win against Mississippi State this past Saturday, Ole Miss finished the regular season with a 6-6 record and awaits its postseason fate. The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 31, 11 a.m., ESPN) and the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. (Jan. 5, Noon, ESPN) have emerged as the two most likely destinations for the Rebels. Alabama (11-1), Georgia (11-1), Florida (11-1), LSU (10-2), Texas A&M (10-2) and South Carolina (10-2) are expected to accept bowl bids to the BCS National Championship Game, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Capital One Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl, Outback Bowl and Chick-fil-A Bowl, in some combination. 

 

November 28, 2012

 
The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that Ole Miss was handed a $5,000 fine for violating the league’s policy on access to competition areas when Rebel fans ran on the field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium following a 41-27 win over Mississippi State in this past Saturday’s Egg Bowl.

 
The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that Ole Miss was handed a $5,000 fine for violating the league’s policy on access to competition areas when Rebel fans ran on the field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium following a 41-27 win over Mississippi State in this past Saturday’s Egg Bowl.
 
Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork said he knew the fine would be handed down, and they were prepared to handle the situation inside the stadium Saturday night.

November 27, 2012

 
The Southeastern Conference is currently – or will soon be – reviewing fans going onto the field after Ole Miss’ 41-24 win against Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl, according to SEC associate director of media relations Chuck Dunlap. There is no timetable for when the league offices will make a decision.

 
The Southeastern Conference is currently – or will soon be – reviewing fans going onto the field after Ole Miss’ 41-24 win against Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl, according to SEC associate director of media relations Chuck Dunlap. There is no timetable for when the league offices will make a decision.
 

October 28, 2012

Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and Democratic challenger Brad Morris square off in the only debate for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District seat

October 28, 2012

Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and Democratic challenger Brad Morris square off in the only debate for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District seat

September 30, 2012

Photos from the Ole Miss vs. Alabama football game. Alabama won 33 to 14. Photos by Thomas Graning.

August 24, 2012

 

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

 

 

July 5, 2012

The Ole Miss and Oxford communities celebrated Independence Day on July 4, 2012, starting in the Grove with activities, ceremonies and a band, and moving to Oxford University Stadium for fireworks. PHOTOS by CAIN MADDEN/The Daily Mississippian.

 

The Ole Miss and Oxford communities celebrated Independence Day on July 4, 2012, starting in the Grove with activities, ceremonies and a band, and moving to Oxford University Stadium for fireworks. PHOTOS by CAIN MADDEN/The Daily Mississippian.

 

 

July 2, 2012

 

Ole Miss student and Miss University Kayla Snow showing off her dresses for Miss Mississippi.

 

 

 

 

Ole Miss’ Kayla Snow arrived in style at the Miss Mississippi competition wearing a red one-shoulder, ruffled M.M. Coutoure dress by Miss Me.  

During her pageant interview, Kayla wore an elegant, side-swept, dark blue Calvin Klein dress with a diagonal ruffle. Adorned with a jewel neckline, this classic yet flirty dress showed off Kayla’s personality.

November 30, 2012

When Hunter Hitt came home from school, he couldn’t help but cry as he told his mother what had happened to him. That day, 12-year-old Hunter had received a paddling at school for fighting with another student in his class. The fight was Hunter’s first disciplinary offense at Eupora High School, and James Courtney, a coach at the school, was the instructor who inflicted the punishment.

When Hunter Hitt came home from school, he couldn’t help but cry as he told his mother what had happened to him. That day, 12-year-old Hunter had received a paddling at school for fighting with another student in his class. The fight was Hunter’s first disciplinary offense at Eupora High School, and James Courtney, a coach at the school, was the instructor who inflicted the punishment.

“I received three licks for the fight,” Hunter said. “I don’t remember much about the actual paddling, just that it hurt, and Coach Courtney swung it like a baseball bat.”

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

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 30, 2012

Well, it’s that time of year again. With less than two weeks left in the semester, I know I am not alone in saying that the mounting pressures of final papers, assignments and exams have pushed me to the ultimate level of procrastination.
I, for one, have terrible self-control when it comes to Internet browsing. In past years I have stooped so low as to have my friends change my Facebook password in order to keep me from wasting time on the site. While I have yet to resort to that this semester, I have a feeling the breaking point is getting close.

November 30, 2012

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.

 

For many students, college is an important first step in growing up, experiencing freedom and learning how to manage one’s time. For LaVoy, however, that transition was made much harder when she was diagnosed with a severe case of ulcerative colitis during the fall of her junior year.

 

November 30, 2012

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.
 
For many students, college is an important first step in growing up, experiencing freedom, and learning how to manage one’s time. For LaVoy, however, that transition was made much harder when she was diagnosed with a severe case of ulcerative colitis during the fall of her junior year.
 

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 28, 2012

On any given Thursday night, you may find a group of musicians strumming and sharing laughs as they play a medley of bluegrass favorites in Hernando’s historic downtown area.

Music lovers and musicians sit nestled in a tiny, rustic cabin, located in the historic town of Hernando, Miss.  Sounds of fiddles and banjos being plucked fill the cool night air.  Slowly the little cabin is bursting with bluegrass music. 

On any given Thursday night, you will find a group of musicians strumming and sharing laughs as they play a medley of bluegrass favorites in Hernando’s historic downtown area.

November 28, 2012

 
The Lady Rebels improved to 3-1 on the young season Tuesday night, defeating Mississippi Valley State, 62-60. It was far from easy, however. The Lady Rebs led by 15 at one point and never trailed in the contest, but thanks to a surge by Delta Devilettes, it took a missed three-pointer at the buzzer by MVSU to give Ole Miss the win.

 
The Lady Rebels improved to 3-1 on the young season Tuesday night, defeating Mississippi Valley State, 62-60. It was far from easy, however. The Lady Rebs led by 15 at one point and never trailed in the contest, but thanks to a surge by Delta Devilettes, it took a missed three-pointer at the buzzer by MVSU to give Ole Miss the win.
  
“One of the good things about sports is we celebrate wins,” Coach Brett Frank said following the close win Tuesday night.
  

November 27, 2012

Students on campus have created The University of Mississippi Food Bank to provide food for students who are not able to afford meals.

Students on campus have created The University of Mississippi Food Bank to provide food for students who are not able to afford meals.

“The Food Bank was launched Thursday, Nov. 8 and began serving students on Nov. 12 in the old math lab, Kinard Hall,” said Mary Margaret Saulters, co-student director of the food bank.

Robert Cummings, director of the university’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric and faculty sponsor for the food bank, said the food bank is a permanent organization.

November 27, 2012

 
The Lady Rebel basketball team (2-1) will look to rebound from their first loss of the season against Mississippi Valley State (1-2) tonight.

 
The Lady Rebel basketball team (2-1) will look to rebound from their first loss of the season against Mississippi Valley State (1-2) tonight.
 
Ole Miss holds an 11-2 advantage over the Delta Devilettes in the all-time series with the Lady Rebels winning 10 of the last 11 meetings, including an 8-0 record against MVSU in Oxford.
 

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?