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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.

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 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.

October 1, 2012

Photos from the prayer service of the 50 Years of Integration: Opening the Closed Society. Photos by Thomas Graning, Tanner Marquis, Vince Davis, Steff Thomas and Alex Edwards.

September 14, 2012

The University of Texas has issued an alert on its website ordering an evacuation "due to threats on campus."

UPDATE: (11:40AM) -- The University of Texas issued an alert  earlier today on its website ordering an evacuation "due to threats on campus."
 
Just before 10 a.m. Friday an alert from the university said people on campus should immediately evacuate all buildings and "get as far away as possible."
 

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.

 

 

July 2, 2012

Oxford, Miss., celebrated its 175th birthday on the Square Saturday, June, 30. Features of the event included face painting, a dunking booth and a petting zoo.

 

 

1- Calvin James, 4, holds a 175th birthday balloon to his head to block out the sun.

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

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

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 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 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 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

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 26, 2012

The Ole Miss football team is bowl-bound for the first time in three seasons. Immediately after the win against Mississippi State on Saturday night, The University of Mississippi Athletic Association (UMAA) Foundation released the link to the ticketing website where bowl tickets can be pre-ordered. Based on a person’s priority level and ticket availability, tickets will be available for fans wanting to attend one of the four possible bowl games to which Ole Miss is projected to be invited.

The Ole Miss football team is bowl-bound for the first time in three seasons. Immediately after the win against Mississippi State on Saturday night, The University of Mississippi Athletic Association (UMAA) Foundation released the link to the ticketing website where bowl tickets can be pre-ordered. Based on a person’s priority level and ticket availability, tickets will be available for fans wanting to attend one of the four possible bowl games to which Ole Miss is projected to be invited.

November 26, 2012

University of Mississippi students are no longer the only ones who have to worry about receiving parking tickets during the week. The city of Oxford is now enforcing strict parking laws that go into effect today.

University of Mississippi students are no longer the only ones who have to worry about receiving parking tickets during the week. The city of Oxford is now enforcing strict parking laws that go into effect today.

Parking in premium spots on the Square is now limited to two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Previous parking rules in Oxford allowed drivers to park up to two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

November 16, 2012

Ole Miss alumni in the northeastern United States have continued to extend hope to their surrounding communities two weeks after the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
A couple Ole Miss graduates currently live in the Northeast and experienced the effects of Hurricane Sandy firsthand but wanted to help others.

Ole Miss alumni in the northeastern United States have continued to extend hope to their surrounding communities two weeks after the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
A couple Ole Miss graduates currently live in the Northeast and experienced the effects of Hurricane Sandy firsthand but wanted to help others.

November 16, 2012

Along with Delta State and Mississippi University for Women, The University of Mississippi will begin extending waivers for out-of-state fees next year to high-achieving students.

Along with Delta State and Mississippi University for Women, The University of Mississippi will begin extending waivers for out-of-state fees next year to high-achieving students.

Out-of-state students seeking to have their tuition reduced will be required to apply for aid administered on the basis of merit by the university's Office of Financial Aid.

Laura Diven-Brown, financial aid director at Ole Miss, said that decisions regarding the amount of aid given to reduce out-of-state tuition at state colleges and universities are subject to the individual judgement of those institutions.

November 16, 2012

The University of Mississippi football team has played four away games this season, with one left, and some may not realize the amount of preparation needed to take the Rebels on the road.

The University of Mississippi football team has played four away games this season, with one left, and some may not realize the amount of preparation needed to take the Rebels on the road.

Angela Robinson, assistant athletics director for finance, said that the whole travel process starts with scheduling.

“Once we have the schedule, we sit down and determine which trips are bus trips, which trips we charter and where we will stay on those trips,” Robinson said.

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

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.