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October 1, 2012

Fifty years ago to the day, racism and riots engulfed The University of Mississippi campus. Students, faculty and visitors came together Sunday night to commemorate the remarkable accomplishment by James Meredith in 1962. This week celebrates integration at Ole Miss, which began with Meredith’s admission 50 years ago.

Fifty years ago to the day, racism and riots engulfed The University of Mississippi campus.
 
Students, faculty and visitors came together Sunday night to commemorate the remarkable accomplishment by James Meredith in 1962.
 

September 18, 2012

Or maybe you’re not Henry’s friends. Friends would’ve sent Henry home, or at least shut him up, on Saturday night, when he shouted “nigger” off the bridge near the Ford Center at some people below.

An open letter to Henry’s friends:
 
Or maybe you’re not Henry’s friends. Friends would’ve sent Henry home, or at least shut him up, on Saturday night, when he shouted “nigger” off the bridge near the Ford Center at some people below. Instead, you all said, “Henry!” and stifled laughs. Meaning, of course, that if others aren’t around to hear it, such language is OK.
 

September 14, 2012

Faculty and students are rushing to snag tickets to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. speak at the Honors College fall convocation.

Faculty and students are rushing to snag tickets to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. speak at the Honors College fall convocation. Holder will speak at 7:30 p.m Sept. 27 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public. A ticket is required for entry and can be picked up at the university box office. Out of 1200 tickets available for distribution, 700 were reserved for Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College students and 200 were reserved for faculty.

August 30, 2012

In this week's installment, The Daily Mississippian's football beat writer Bennett Hipp will give keys to the week's matchup. 

 
1. First impression
 
Saturday gives Hugh Freeze his one shot at a great first impression on the field. By all accounts, Freeze made a great first impression off the field in his introductory press conference back in December at the Ford Center.
 

April 23, 2012

The Wind Ensemble will perform at the Ford Center tonight, celebrating the 12th year of the Pride of the South Benefit Concert. The event is free and will kick off at 7:30 p.m. 

 

The Wind Ensemble will perform at the Ford Center tonight, celebrating the 12th year of the Pride of the South Benefit Concert. The event is free and will kick off at 7:30 p.m. 

The goal of the concert is to raise money for the band’s scholarship fund, currently set at $2 million for their endowment fund. This concert can give them some financial stability regarding the allocation of student scholarships. 

Sophomore bassoon player Jodi Gilles believes more money will help recruit new band members. 

April 11, 2012

Undergraduate and graduate students with excellent academic achievements will be recognized at the Honors College Convocation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the Ford Center.

Undergraduate and graduate students with excellent academic achievements will be recognized at the Honors College Convocation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the Ford Center.
This year there are 64 Taylor medalists, which is the highest academic award available at the University of Mississippi. The number of Taylor Awards cannot exceed 1 percent of the student body in any given year.

February 16, 2012

A civil rights activist who was once an advocate against Mississippi’s poverty and racial discrimination is returning to the state to discuss her journey of defending Americans, especially children. 

A civil rights activist who was once an advocate against Mississippi’s poverty and racial discrimination is returning to the state to discuss her journey of defending Americans, especially children.  

February 8, 2012

Soon after the alternates have been named, one contestant gets a faint smile from over the shoulder of one of her friends also participating in the Miss University pageant. 

 

Soon after the alternates have been named, one contestant gets a faint smile from over the shoulder of one of her friends also participating in the Miss University pageant. 

She knows she has done pretty well because she already has two preliminaries, Best Interview and Best Evening Gown, but at this point, any of the remaining girls on stage could win. 

The announcer’s voice comes out of the speakers in the Ford Center, and Kayla Snow’s life changes forever.

December 6, 2011

After arguably the worst season in school history, new head coach Hugh Freeze won the press conference and took the first step to rebuilding the football program and uniting the fan base.

 

After arguably the worst season in school history, new head coach Hugh Freeze won the press conference and took the first step to rebuilding the football program and uniting the fan base.

When reports started to surface, the reaction was mixed, but Freeze won over the capacity crowd at the Ford Center with his love and vision for Ole Miss, both delivered in a charismatic fashion.

October 7, 2011

 

 

 

 

After a summer hiatus, the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts is ready to kick off its new season with the best of the best in choral music.

September 7, 2011

A new season boasting four recent Broadway sensations opens in a month at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, and with the new season comes a few changes.

The most notable change: After much deliberation, the shows’ curtain time will be bumped up an hour to 7 p.m.

April 18, 2011

Ole Miss students can expect some real heavy metal tonight, as The Aluminum Show performs at the Ford Center at 8 p.m.

Ole Miss students can expect some real heavy metal tonight, as The Aluminum Show performs at the Ford Center at 8 p.m.

This will be the show’s 60th performance of the year.

According to the production’s website, “The Aluminum Show” is a visual performance of dance, theatre and puppetry that uses recovered materials from industrial factories that are reused to build the set, dress the cast and interact with the audience.

April 15, 2011

Because of the threat of dangerous weather this afternoon across north Mississippi, dedication ceremonies for the Robert C. Khayat Law Center at the University of Mississippi have been moved to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

From University Spokesman Mitchell Diggs:

Because of the threat of dangerous weather this afternoon across north Mississippi, dedication ceremonies for the Robert C. Khayat Law Center at the University of Mississippi have been moved to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m., and event parking is available at the Ford Center.

A public reception and open house will follow the dedication ceremonies at the Khayat Law Center. All the day's other activities will continue as planned.
 

April 12, 2011

The Ole Miss athletics department and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committte rolled out the red carpet – literally – to honor its student athletes and coaches on Monday night at the inaugural Rebels’ Choice Awards in the Ford Center.

The Ole Miss athletics department and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committte rolled out the red carpet – literally – to honor its student athletes and coaches on Monday night at the inaugural Rebels’ Choice Awards in the Ford Center.

ESPN’s Clay Matvick emceed the event that closely resembled the World Wide Leader’s Espy Awards, which honors individual and team athletic achievement each year. Matvick opened the evening with a few jokes before getting into the awards portion of the show.

March 4, 2011

History is not just war stories, elections and legislation. It is also about the stories of untold numbers of women who just “made do” during difficult times.

History is not just war stories, elections and legislation. It is also about the stories of untold numbers of women who just “made do” during difficult times.

This was the lesson in a reading hosted by The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies entitled “Making Do: Mississippi Women’s Voices from Depression-Era America,” which took place Wednesday night at the Ford Center.

February 23, 2011

Chris Barber, a first year law student, said parking at the new law school is a bunch of “malarkey.”

Chris Barber, a first year law student, said parking at the new law school is a bunch of “malarkey.”

Barber figured when he had to buy a $60 law school commuter parking decal that law students would have the new lot to themselves.

“It was fine before the undergrads came back to school,” Barber said. “Now, it is starting to become an issue because undergrads are parking in the lot.”

February 1, 2011

African-American Studies director Charles Ross said each February offers the University a chance to move forward.

African-American Studies director Charles Ross said each February offers the University a chance to move forward.

“One of the ways we have been able to move forward as an institution is that we are constantly speaking about race and issues pertaining to race,” Ross said. “We probably have more responsibility than any other institution in the country to continue to dialogue and to ensure that we are not becoming stagnant, that we are not going backwards as it relates to issues surrounding race and racial discourse.”

November 11, 2010

 

Tonight the lights in the Ford Center will rise once again to shine on a group of elite performers. This time, the talent on display comes from our own music department.

November 10, 2010

Productions of “Fiddler on the Roof” and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will both play at the Ford Center this week.

 

Productions of “Fiddler on the Roof” and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will both play at the Ford Center this week.

 

September 29, 2010

 

The Ford Center will soon play host to the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.

 

The Ford Center will soon play host to the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.

 

June 25, 2010

      The third and final play of the Oxford Shakespeare Festival, “The King and I”, premiered Thursday night in the Ford Center.

 

The third and final play of the Oxford Shakespeare Festival, “The King and I”, premiered Thursday night in the Ford Center.

The musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is based on the book “Anna and the King of Siam” by Margaret Landon.