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November 8, 2012

Two arrests were made early Wednesday morning during a disturbance on campus that followed the election results Tuesday night, but no one was injured according to University officials.

Two arrests were made early Wednesday morning during a disturbance on campus that followed the election results Tuesday night, but no one was injured according to University officials.
 
Chancellor Dan Jones said the use of the term “riot” was inappropriate in light of the real scale of the event.
 
University Police Chief Calvin Sellars declined to provide details about the disturbance beyond the statements made by university officials.
 

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.
 

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.”
 

October 26, 2012

Many students and faculty associate James Meredith’s arrival with the opening of the doors of opportunity to the black community. But to Ariel Blanco, president of the Latin American Student Association, the promotion of Meredith’s integration signifies something more.

 

Many students and faculty associate James Meredith’s arrival with the opening of the doors of opportunity to the black community. But to Ariel Blanco, president of the Latin American Student Association, the promotion of Meredith’s integration signifies something more.
 
“Integration means a mix of cultures, ethnic, racial, religious and creed differences,” Blanco said. “It means bringing all of these together into one.”

October 19, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence was dedicated to former Gov. Haley Barbour Thursday, Oct. 18. Barbour conceived the idea for the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) in collaborative efforts with the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL).

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence was dedicated to former Gov. Haley Barbour Thursday, Oct. 18. Barbour conceived the idea for the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) in collaborative efforts with the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher
Learning (IHL).
“This day is a significant day for all of us gathered here. It gives us an opportunity to honor our Ole Miss alumnus,” Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones said.
Jones continued by praising Barbour.
“We honor him for his unmatched contributions to

October 17, 2012

The University of Mississippi was recently recognized by the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program for facilitating healthy and active lifestyles for its employees.

The University of Mississippi was recently recognized by the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program for facilitating healthy and active lifestyles for its employees. The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is designed to recognize employers who encourage physical, nutritional and cultural wellness within the workplace. This is the second year in a row for Ole Miss to win platinum recognition. Ole Miss was the only university in the state to be recognized by the American Heart Association and was one of only two platinum recipients when it won previously in 2011.

October 10, 2012

While many are focused on the battle Saturday between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Auburn Tigers, homecom- ing celebrations are ongoing throughout the week.

While many are focused on the battle Saturday between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Auburn Tigers, homecom- ing celebrations are ongoing throughout the week. Numerous free events sponsored by the Student Programming Board (SPB) will take place in front of the Student Union. Jim Mosier, co-director of entertainment at the SPB, describes the events that opened the week as successful. “Yesterday we had a me- chanical bull,” Mosier said Tuesday. “I think that the stu- dents liked it.

October 10, 2012

Tuedsay afternoon, about 20 students gathered on the Lyceum steps for a chance to walk and talk with Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones.

Tuedsay afternoon, about 20 students gathered on the Lyceum steps for a chance to walk and talk with Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones.

The walk went from the Lyceum, to the Walk of Cham- pions, to the Phi Mu fountain and back to the Lyceum.

Chancellor Jones said that relationships he builds with students are very important to him.

“This walk is a recognition of that relationship and a formal way for us to spend some time together in a special week,” he said.

“I love that our studentswant this to be a good and strong place.”

October 9, 2012

A new Freedom Trail marker was unveiled at the J.D. Williams Library last week.

A new Freedom Trail marker was unveiled at the J.D. Williams Library last week. Oxford mayor Pat Patterson, Chancellor Dan Jones and officials of the Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA) tourism department made the presentation this past Friday, Sept. 29, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of James Meredith’s enrollment at The University of Mississippi. The marker is the seventh of 30 initial markers placed along the Freedom Trail, a commemorative series of locations integral to the history of the civil rights struggle in Mississippi.

October 8, 2012

After the recent bomb threat hoax at Lexington Pointe in Oxford, University of Mississippi officials are working to see that students have complete access to emergency guidelines.

After the recent bomb threat hoax at Lexington Pointe in Oxford, University of Mississippi officials are working to see that students have complete access to emergency guidelines.
Some students feel safe be- lieving the campus will be able to handle it in any way.
“Nobody is ready for a bomb threat, but I believe the campus and the students would be able to follow the directions pretty well,” said Ian Ford, a political science sophomore.

October 5, 2012

Professor and historian David Sansing hosted a discussion at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics Thursday morning to assess the progress made at The University of Mississippi since the enrollment of James Meredith.

Professor and historian David Sansing hosted a discussion at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics Thursday morning to assess the progress made at The University of Mississippi since the enrollment of James Meredith. The panel was composed of Sansing; Donald Cole, assistant provost and assistant to the chancellor concerning minority affairs; Valeria Ross, assistant dean of students for multicultural affairs and volunteer services; and former provost Gerald Walton. Nearly 120 students, faculty, administrators and other community members were in attendance.

October 4, 2012

With this week’s integration celebration events coming to a close, the Ole Miss community is challenged to continue working toward change.

With this week’s integration celebration events coming to a close, the Ole Miss community is challenged to continue working toward change.

This past Thursday at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College convocation, Chancellor Dan Jones said The University of Mississippi, as well as the country, have made many strides with race relations but are not where they need to be.

When people outside of the university and the state of Mississippi think of Ole Miss, there is usually an immediate jolt of reservation, according to some Ole Miss faculty and students.

October 2, 2012

Actor and musician Harry Belafonte spoke to a packed house at the Ford Center Monday night.

Actor and musician Harry Belafonte spoke to a packed house at the Ford Center Monday night. “Civil rights is not just a movement, it’s a way of life,” Belafonte said. Chancellor Dan Jones opened the ceremony with a brief statement about the day’s meaning for The Uni- versity of Mississippi. With the help of faculty members and a civil rights committee, headed by university profes- sor Charles Ross, the univer- sity was able to organize a series of events that will continue throughout the year.

October 2, 2012

Musician and Civil Rights Activist Harry Belafonte, Chan- cellor Dan Jones and Associated Student Body president Kimbrely Dandridge led a walk to commemorate the anniversary of James Meredith’s first day as a student at The University of Mississippi.

Musician and Civil Rights Activist Harry Belafonte, Chan- cellor Dan Jones and Associated Student Body president Kimbrely Dandridge led a walk to commemorate the anniversary of James Meredith’s first day as a student at The University of Mississippi. The walk began at Baxter Hall, where Meredith lived while on campus, and ended at the Lyceum steps. Facing the statue of Meredith, Jones addressed those celebrat- ing the occasion. “The reality of our history is difficult, and we express deep regret that the things that happened here 50 years ago hap- pened to Mr.

September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Holder, who spoke for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College fall convocation, discussed the progress integration has made and the journey still ahead. Chancellor Dan Jones also spoke, highlighting the state’s past and the university’s approach to 50 years of integration.
“This is a remarkable time for our university,” Jones said.

September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Holder, who spoke for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College fall convocation, discussed the progress integration has made and the journey still ahead. Chancellor Dan Jones also spoke, highlighting the state’s past and the university’s approach to 50 years of integration.
“This is a remarkable time for our university,” Jones said.

August 30, 2012

 James Meredith returned to Oxford last night where his journey began 50 years ago, to sign and discuss his new book, “Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America.”

 
 James Meredith returned to Oxford last night where his journey began 50 years ago, to sign and discuss his new book, “Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America.”
“This is the most important event of my life,” Meredith said during his book signing at Off Square Books. 
Meredith is no stranger to important events. Fifty years ago in the fall of 1962 Meredith became the first black student admitted to the University of Mississippi. 

August 24, 2012

Thousands of freshmen packed Tad Smith Coliseum Thursday night for their first event as the Class of 2016 at Freshman Convocation. 

Thousands of freshmen packed Tad Smith Coliseum Thursday night for their first event as the Class of 2016 at Freshman Convocation. The freshmen filled an entire half of the coliseum all dressed in their best attire. Programs were given out by members of The Columns Society who also ushered students to their seats. The University of Mississippi Faculty Brass Quintet provided the music for the evening. The welcome was given by Dean of Students Thomas “Sparky” Reardon. He announced the processional for all of the schools at the university.

June 20, 2012

The Southeastern Conference announced earlier this month that it will assemble a research group to study the effects of head injuries in college sports. Ole Miss will play a major role in the process as Chancellor Dan Jones will chair the research group. 

The Southeastern Conference announced earlier this month that it will assemble a research group to study the effects of head injuries in college sports. Ole Miss will play a major role in the process as Chancellor Dan Jones will chair the research group. 

May 29, 2012

 

As he prepares to head for New York, former Associated Student Body President Taylor McGraw looks back on his term with no regrets.

 

As he prepares to head for New York, former Associated Student Body President Taylor McGraw looks back on his term with no regrets.

McGraw provided students with free baseball and basketball tickets, free Scantrons and the 21 Days of Good challenge.

He also assisted in formal engagements, including the dedication of the new engineering building, Brevard Hall, where he interacted with the administration and alumni.

May 3, 2012

 

At the beginning of the semester, Chancellor Dan Jones challenged me to enjoy the ride. What he meant was that in an overly busy life that is being lived out in the public where you will get your fair share of criticism, sometimes it is easy to get so stressed out that you don’t enjoy the experience.

April 22, 2012

Former Mississippi Governor William Winter and his wife Elise Varner Winter received the Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy on Saturday. 

Former Mississippi Governor William Winter and his wife Elise Varner Winter received the Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy on Saturday. 

“It’s one of highest awards we’ve ever had,” Winter said. “To come here to our alma mater and receive this recognition obviously has special meaning for us.”

April 10, 2012

 

One hot September Saturday in the Grove, people pounded the air to the tune of “From Dixie With Love,” in sympathy of the end of an era: the removal and replacement of Colonel Reb. 

 

One hot September Saturday in the Grove, people pounded the air to the tune of “From Dixie With Love,” in sympathy of the end of an era: the removal and replacement of Colonel Reb. 

It began in 1997 when the Confederate flag was barred from being flown around the football stadium so Tommy Tuberville could recruit a few top-notch black athletes. It continued onward to the banning of Colonel Reb from the sidelines in 2003 to eventual replacement on Ole Miss merchandise by a black bear in 2010. 

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.