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April 4, 2012

Yesterday, the Associated Student Body Council held its annual State of the Union address, which covered a few major changes to the student government, said goodbye to old leadership and said hello to a fresh administration.

 

Yesterday, the Associated Student Body Council held its annual State of the Union address, which covered a few major changes to the student government, said goodbye to old leadership and said hello to a fresh administration.

Speakers at the event included former Vice President Abby Oliver of Hattiesburg, new Vice President Emmalee Rainey of Jackson, former President Taylor McGraw of Oxford, new President Kimbrely Dandridge of Como and Chancellor Dan Jones.

March 29, 2012

Family, friends and students gathered in front of the Lyceum yesterday for the inauguration of the new Associated Student Body members and the Student Programming Board.

Family, friends and students gathered in front of the Lyceum yesterday for the inauguration of the new Associated Student Body members and the Student Programming Board.
Kim Dandridge, the first black female Ole Miss ASB president, took her oath of office along with Emmalee Rainey, vice president, Emily Rast, secretary, Rebecca Ruleman, treasurer, Matthew Kiefer, attorney general, Courtney Pearson, judicial council chair, Wil Yerger, director of student programming board, and Kishan Gopal, associate director of SPB.

March 25, 2012

The fatal shootings of two Mississippi college students over the weekend has led to an outpouring of sympathy from University of Mississippi students and administrators. 

 

The fatal shootings of two Mississippi college students over the weekend has led to an outpouring of sympathy from University of Mississippi students and administrators. 

March 25, 2012

There are just a few days left of Associated Student Body president Taylor McGraw’s term before president-elect Kimberly Dandridge takes over, and McGraw may soon be able to realize one of his campaign goals – a smoothie shop on campus.

 

There are just a few days left of Associated Student Body president Taylor McGraw’s term before president-elect Kimberly Dandridge takes over, and McGraw may soon be able to realize one of his campaign goals – a smoothie shop on campus.

McGraw said he is not fully convinced it will happen, but he is very impressed with how far it’s gone.

February 27, 2012

Prominent members of the Associated Student Body traveled to Jackson this past week on its annual trip to the Capitol to watch the Mississippi Senate debate legislation.

 

Prominent members of the Associated Student Body traveled to Jackson this past week on its annual trip to the Capitol to watch the Mississippi Senate debate legislation.

ASB president Taylor McGraw and Meghan Litten, ASB director of student advocacy, were among the student leaders who made the trip.

February 23, 2012

Filled with last-minute tests and assignments, finals week leaves many students feeling overwhelmed, as if they have no time to fit everything in, much less actually study for finals. 

 

 

Filled with last-minute tests and assignments, finals week leaves many students feeling overwhelmed, as if they have no time to fit everything in, much less actually study for finals. 

This is why Emmalee Rainey, vice-president elect of the Associated Student Body, is working to implement what is commonly referred to as a “dead week” at the University of Mississippi. 

February 21, 2012

The Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi is hosting the first “21 Days of Good” event this month to boost campus morale and happiness.

The Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi is hosting the first “21 Days of Good” event this month to boost campus morale and happiness.
For 21 days the ASB will give a new challenge every weekday in February ranging from students introducing themselves to an employee they’ve never met to handwritten notes.  
“This is what makes it interesting, there is no set goal, but the program emphasizes small achievable goals that will intern better our campus as a whole,” said ASB attorney general Evan Kirkham.

February 19, 2012

The tragic shootings on the Virginia Tech campus, in which a student killed 32 people and wounded 25 others before committing suicide, occurred nearly five years ago.

The tragic shootings on the Virginia Tech campus, in which a student killed 32 people and wounded 25 others before committing suicide, occurred nearly five years ago.
Since then, some states and their universities, including Mississippi, have thought about changing their on-campus gun laws. The thought is that a law-abiding person carrying a firearm could have a positive effect in a situation like a school shooting.

February 17, 2012

The Associated Student Body candidates got in front of a crowd at the Overby Center for Southern Politics and Journalism at the University of Mississippi on Thursday night to debate. 

The Associated Student Body candidates got in front of a crowd at the Overby Center for Southern Politics and Journalism at the University of Mississippi on Thursday night to debate.  
Candidates running for each position pitched why they should be elected, and the vice presidential and presidential candidates took questions from students.

February 6, 2012

Through the 2011-12 academic year the Associated Student body has introduced new Scantrons, hosted the Black and White Affair and created the Two+2 program.
What is not publicized is how much it costs to buy all the Scantrons, how much it costs to put on the affair and to create the new meet and greet.

Through the 2011-12 academic year the Associated Student body has introduced new Scantrons, hosted the Black and White Affair and created the Two+2 program.
What is not publicized is how much it costs to buy all the Scantrons, how much it costs to put on the affair and to create the new meet and greet.
That money comes from the ASB’s yearly budget and is allotted by its treasurer, John James.
Though James remains the acting treasurer, he is currently working in Houston in an accounting internship.

February 5, 2012

Campus organizations, new and old, can apply for funding from the Associated Student Body beginning today.

 

Campus organizations, new and old, can apply for funding from the Associated Student Body beginning today.

Spring allocations are a chance for organizations that did not receive funding in the fall to apply or reapply for money.

This year the ASB set aside $50,000 for allocations, up from approximately $32,000 from the 2010-2011 academic year.

“I was glad we were able to increase our allocations this year, it was by far the highest level ever,” ASB president Taylor McGraw said.

February 1, 2012

 

The Associated Student Body spring election season kicks off Feb. 3, and petitions for the 2012-13 ASB officers are available for president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, attorney general and judicial chair.

 

The Associated Student Body spring election season kicks off Feb. 3, and petitions for the 2012-13 ASB officers are available for president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, attorney general and judicial chair.

February 1, 2012

Two major campus issues were brought up Tuesday night during the Associated Students Body Senate meeting at the University of Mississippi.

 

Two major campus issues were brought up Tuesday night during the Associated Students Body Senate meeting at the University of Mississippi.

Resolution 12-1, the re-written green fund legislation saw the floor first. Senator Will Bedwell, along with green fund proponents Zach Jarjoura and Taylor Cook, explained the minor changes to the legislation that were requested by ASB president Taylor McGraw after his veto of the original legislation in December.

January 31, 2012

The Associated Student Body Senate will once again view legislation in support of the green fund tonight.
The initial legislation brought up in late November saw a setback after making it to the desk of ASB president Taylor McGraw, who vetoed the legislation.
McGraw said “mandatory student fees for narrow purposes” was his greatest concern.

The Associated Student Body Senate will once again view legislation in support of the green fund tonight.
The initial legislation brought up in late November saw a setback after making it to the desk of ASB president Taylor McGraw, who vetoed the legislation.
McGraw said “mandatory student fees for narrow purposes” was his greatest concern.

January 31, 2012

Citizens impact their communities across the country in positive ways every day. Often those stories don’t get told.
Not In Our Town is a group that empowers people to fight hate and intolerance in their communities.
The group provides assistance to communities holding dialogues between groups that are having conflicts.

Citizens impact their communities across the country in positive ways every day. Often those stories don’t get told.
Not In Our Town is a group that empowers people to fight hate and intolerance in their communities.
The group provides assistance to communities holding dialogues between groups that are having conflicts.
It helps citizens brainstorm possible responses to intolerance and also screen films on the work of other communities.

January 30, 2012

The Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi is encouraging students to be “good.” For 21 days, at least.
The first major of initiative from the ASB in 2012 will start tomorrow.
The challenge, “21 Days of Good,” is a challenge for students to complete something ASB deputy chief of staff Katie Smith describes as easily doable. The task hopes to foster increased personal interaction among the student body, Smith said.
ASB president Taylor McGraw said he is excited to see the initiative in action.

The Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi is encouraging students to be “good.” For 21 days, at least.
The first major of initiative from the ASB in 2012 will start tomorrow.
The challenge, “21 Days of Good,” is a challenge for students to complete something ASB deputy chief of staff Katie Smith describes as easily doable. The task hopes to foster increased personal interaction among the student body, Smith said.
ASB president Taylor McGraw said he is excited to see the initiative in action.

January 29, 2012

Students, professors, administrators and Oxonians alike filled the seats of the Gertrude C. Ford Center this past Friday to support the 2012 University of Mississippi Hall of Fame class, as well the annual Who’s Who of American Universities and Colleges.
 

Students, professors, administrators and Oxonians alike filled the seats of the Gertrude C. Ford Center this past Friday to support the 2012 University of Mississippi Hall of Fame class, as well the annual Who’s Who of American Universities and Colleges.
Chancellor Dan Jones gave the opening statement and was joined by Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Sparky Reardon and Provost Morris Stocks.
“It’s a great event for the university,” Jones said. “It’s always a happy occasion for the university.”

January 22, 2012

As education continues to be a hot topic in debates around the country, four University of Mississippi students will do what they can to improve low-budget schools in struggling areas for the next two academic years. 

 

As education continues to be a hot topic in debates around the country, four University of Mississippi students will do what they can to improve low-budget schools in struggling areas for the next two academic years. 

Mary Alex Street, Caleb Herod, Cortez Moss and Taylor McGraw have each been offered and accepted positions with the 2012 Teach For America Corps (TFA).

December 1, 2011

On Wednesday, Associated Student Body President Taylor McGraw rejected legislation for the Green Fund, which would have initiated student-led environmental sustainability projects in addition to the university’s sustainability initiatives.

 

On Wednesday, Associated Student Body President Taylor McGraw rejected legislation for the Green Fund, which would have initiated student-led environmental sustainability projects in addition to the university’s sustainability initiatives.

The legislation, which was approved by the ASB Senate, stated the university’s current model for sustainability projects were unattainable unless a consistent source of funding was made available.

December 1, 2011

 

 

To the Editor: 

 

When I first heard the news that the Green Fund legislation had been referred back to Senate after passing on Tuesday night, I was shocked. I was even more shocked considering that neither I, Senator Will Bedwell, nor Taylor Cook (Campus for Clean Energy) received the news from Taylor McGraw. Instead, first news came from The DM, who contacted Taylor Cook to comment on the Green Fund legislation’s rejection.

December 1, 2011

Public policy leadership senior Cortez Moss said rising tuition costs really started to concern him when he heard a friend more concerned about paying for their education than actually learning.

November 17, 2011

 

In order to keep the student body aware of what is being done by their elected officials, the Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi is giving a “State of the Union” today in front of the, you guessed it, Student Union.

The address begins at noon and will be given by ASB President Taylor McGraw, Vice President Abby Olivier and Associate Dean of Students Melinda Pullen Carlson.

November 17, 2011

Associated Student Body President Taylor McGraw has been named a Rhodes Scholarship finalist.

 

Associated Student Body President Taylor McGraw has been named a Rhodes Scholarship finalist.

McGraw, whose brother was nominated this past year, was the only University of Mississippi student nominated this year.

“I think I deserve (the scholarship); I think a lot of people deserve it,” he said. “Really, anybody who’s a finalist deserves it and could benefit from it.”

The public policy major said the program he selected is evidence-based social intervention.