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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 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

A great column appeared in Tuesday’s Daily Mississippian written by my friend, Tim Abram. It’s the best opinion column I’ve read as a student here at The University of Mississippi — and it’s a message all of our students need to hear. Mr. Abram spoke of the tacit approval of racism on our campus, which has allowed the problem to persist since integration in 1962.

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 14, 2012

I hesitate to write a column concerning the racial incident on campus this past week, but ultimately I feel compelled to add my opinion to the discussion, despite the abundance of more qualified analyses that already exist.

November 14, 2012

Jeffrey Jackson, associate professor of sociology at The University of Mississippi, was recently selected as the Mississippi Humanities Council’s 2012 Teacher of the Year.

Jeffrey Jackson, associate professor of sociology at The University of Mississippi, was recently selected as the Mississippi Humanities Council’s 2012 Teacher of the Year.

The Humanities Teacher Awards recognize the contributions of humanities faculty at each of the state’s colleges and universities. Nominations are made by the college president or humanities dean, and Jackson’s name was put forward for the award because he had previously won the Cora Lee Graham Award for Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen.

November 13, 2012

Katherine Barkett Byrd, 2011 Miss University and recent graduate of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi, has been diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome and is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Katherine Barkett Byrd, 2011 Miss University and recent graduate of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi, has been diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome and is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Byrd will require a series of blood transfusions and is in need of donations through Mississippi Blood Services.

She requires AB+ plasma, which can only be donated by males, and blood of all types. However, AB+ and O+ types are especially needed.

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 13, 2012

I was reading a Time magazine article the other day about how racist attitudes are ingrained in people. I’d suggest that it’s an article we all should read here at The University of Mississippi. Why? This article addresses an issue that’s not only a problem on our campus, but an issue that’s a problem nationwide — really worldwide.

November 9, 2012

Recently re-elected Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, national lab leaders and representatives from four Mississippi research universities met Thursday on the campus of The University of Mississippi to host National Lab Day.

Recently re-elected Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, national lab leaders and representatives from four Mississippi research universities met Thursday on the campus of The University of Mississippi to host National Lab Day.
Representatives from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory all attended the gathering.

November 8, 2012

This year was meant to be a symbol of the progress that The University of Mississippi has made. Every member of the student body knew we were celebrating 50 years of integration and that the university has a history of prejudice and hate, which the Ole Miss community wanted to prove we had overcome. Because of the actions of a select few, it appears to the nation we haven’t.

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 8, 2012

The 2012 Presidential Election has been called “The Social Media Election,” and the essence of that label played itself out in the disturbance on campus at The University of Mississippi. The events Tuesday have stirred up controversy, both on a regional and national level.

The 2012 Presidential Election has been called “The Social Media Election,” and the essence of that label played itself out in the disturbance on campus at The University of Mississippi. The events Tuesday have stirred up controversy, both on a regional and national level.
 

November 8, 2012

In one word, I was shocked.
Shocked like so many other members of the Ole Miss family — students, alumni, faculty and staff — when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news that protests had occurred on campus in the wake of President Obama’s re-election. But as I read articles, Facebook posts and Twitter feeds documenting the blatant use of racial slurs towards not only the president, but other Ole Miss students, my shock turned into anger. And my anger turned into shame.

November 8, 2012

Football is something synonymous with Mississippi; really, with the South in general. Families are born and bred by it, friendships are formed by it, and sometimes even broken up by it.

 Football is something synonymous with Mississippi; really, with the South in general. Families are born and bred by it, friendships are formed by it, and sometimes even broken up by it.
 
Football, in its essence, is something far more than a game. To explain the use of this term: It is a violent game filled with great risks. Players are injured every day, yet the public still comes back each season, buying their tickets, and preparing themselves for another season of wins or losses: All in the name of the game.

November 6, 2012

Educational scholar RoSusan Bartee became the first black individual awarded tenure and promoted to full professorship in July in the Department of Leadership and Counselor Development, but her work was for more than attention and accolades.

Educational scholar RoSusan Bartee became the first black individual awarded tenure and promoted to full professorship in July in the Department of Leadership and Counselor Development, but her work was for more than attention and accolades.

“My work was not strictly for tenure and promotion,” Bartee said. “It was about being able to position myself to impact the lives of others, and it just so happens I’m doing it here at The University of Mississippi.”

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.”

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 30, 2012

Christopher Offutt, assistant professor of English and screen writing at The University of Mississippi, will screen an episode he wrote and produced for the HBO show “Treme” tonight at 7 p.m. in 207 Bishop Hall.

Christopher Offutt, assistant professor of English and screen writing at The University of Mississippi, will screen an episode he wrote and produced for the HBO show “Treme” tonight at 7 p.m. in 207 Bishop Hall.

As a producer and writer for both “True Blood” and “Weeds,” Offutt hopes screening the show will explain the process of screen writing to future producers.

Alan Arrivee, theater and screen writing professor, thinks Offutt’s work will give students an experience outside of class to hear insightful comments from Offutt and become inspired.

October 29, 2012

 
The Peabody Award-winning ESPN documentary series “30 for 30” continues with tonight’s episode, “Ghost of Ole Miss.” The narrative, based on the long-format story by ESPN.com writer and Oxford resident Wright Thompson, who wrote and narrated the 1-hour documentary, explores the intersection in history of the undefeated 1962 Ole Miss football team and the integration of The University of Mississippi. Thompson worked with Peabody Award-winning director Fritz Mitchell on the project. Mitchell started his television career as a researcher for CBS Sports in 1982 and has produced other long-format documentaries for ESPN and PBS.

 

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

On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first black man to attend Ole Miss, making history and changing the future of The University of Mississippi forever.

On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first black man to attend Ole Miss, making history and changing the future of The University of Mississippi forever.
 
To commemorate the occasion, the university is hosting a number of events centering on Meredith to celebrate the anniversary, labeling it “50 Years of Integration: Opening the Closed Society.”