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October 17, 2012

Right hand placed over my heart. Left arm behind my back. Eyes transfixed on the larger American flag near the north end zone in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
I habitually assume this position as “The Star-Spangled Banner” echoes at the start of each football game. Although “The Star-Spangled Banner” will never appear on the Top 25 Most Played playlist on my iPod, it produces a feeling in me that few other songs can reproduce.

July 17, 2012

As of July 7, initial claims filed for unemployment benefits across the nation dropped dramatically, hitting 350,000 by the end of the week, according to data released by the United States Department of Labor.

As of July 7, initial claims filed for unemployment benefits across the nation dropped dramatically, hitting 350,000 by the end of the week, according to data released by the United States Department of Labor.
This is the lowest level in four years, a sharp decrease from the 392,000 filed the week of June 16. 
The sudden drop could be due to circumstance, but the four-week average also dropped by 9,750 to 376,500.

June 18, 2012

Recent activity in Maryland, Connecticut, Washington State, Massachusetts and New Jersey raise alarm and hope for employees’ privacy rights. 

 
Recent activity in Maryland, Connecticut, Washington State, Massachusetts and New Jersey raise alarm and hope for employees’ privacy rights. 
After complaints from employees being forced to divulge social media passwords to their employers, states took action to prevent further privacy breaches. 
The Password Privacy Act of 2012 builds on the existing law of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. 
Initially, the law was used as a tool for individuals to protect themselves from hackers. 

February 17, 2012

For the first time in program history, the Ole Miss Hockey team will play in the American Collegiate Hockey Association South (ACHA) Regional Tournament.

For the first time in program history, the Ole Miss Hockey team will play in the American Collegiate Hockey Association South (ACHA) Regional Tournament.
The Rebels finished eighth in the final ACHA South Regional rankings, which qualified them for the regional tournament. Ole Miss will head into the tournament with a 20-7 record, its highest win total in the three-year history of the program.

October 18, 2011

 

Kevin Lance, a junior at the University of Maryland, and Matthew Weaver, a junior at the University of Indiana, launched Booty Drop, a website where college students can anonymously post humorous hook-up experiences.

The website combines hookups with gossip and is composed entirely of user-generated content. 

Students at colleges around the country can anonymously post, comment and rate their fellow students’ tales of victory and woe, as either “Bootylicious” or a “Booty Fail.”

October 10, 2011

Dr. David J. McCaffrey III said he became a pharmacist to help people.
While his career path changed from helping patients to students, he is exceeding at his goal, as he was recently recognized by the University of Mississippi’s Pharmacy school by receiving an award for Excellence in Advising.

October 6, 2011

 

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College continues to reach new heights, as this past month’s issue of Reader’s Digest placed the University of Mississippi’s honors program on the level of the academically elite Ivy League schools. 

June 22, 2011

 

Students in Oxford are preparing for the second occurrence of the increasingly popular “modified tag game” called Humans versus Zombies. The summer game will take place from July 7-11 and those interested in playing or  learning more about it can view the Facebook group “Ole Miss HVZ.”

April 6, 2011

Joseph Urgo, a former professor at Ole Miss, is now the president of St. Mary’s College in Maryland.

Joseph Urgo, a former professor at Ole Miss, is now the president of St. Mary’s College in Maryland.

Urgo, a native of Connecticut, received his master’s degree and Ph.D. in American civilization from Brown University.

He taught at Ole Miss from 2000 to 2006 as both English professor and chair of the department. He became the chief academic officer at Hamilton College in New York in 2006. He received the position of president at St. Mary’s College in July 2010.  

April 5, 2011

Oxford and North Mississippi will be abuzz over the next six weeks as a large brood of cicadas emerge from the ground, where they have spent the past 13 years.

Oxford and North Mississippi will be abuzz over the next six weeks as a large brood of cicadas emerge from the ground, where they have spent the past 13 years.

Of course, the sound of the cicada’s mating call is nothing new to Mississippians’ ears. This particular group of cicadas, known as Brood XIX, is particularly large and will arrive around the area in numbers that could total in the millions.

January 26, 2011

Think about how often you find yourself online – researching, shopping and just killing time– it seems like an everyday thing, right?

Think about how often you find yourself online – researching, shopping and just killing time– it seems like an everyday thing, right?

Recently I came across a search engine that allows you to donate a small amount of money to the charity of your choice each time you use it as you go about your daily Internet experience, and I think it’s an idea worth sharing with you and your friends.

Powered by Yahoo, GoodSearch was founded in 2005 by siblings Ken and J.J. Ramberg.

September 19, 2010

Many people who know Clarence Greenwood, a.k.a. Citizen Cope’s music probably think that he has only been playing and touring recently. 

 

Many people who know Clarence Greenwood, a.k.a. Citizen Cope’s music probably think that he has only been playing and touring recently.

 

Greenwood, however, has been making his own brand of music since his debut in 1992. 

 

July 25, 2010

Raymond Cotton has decided to leave the Ole Miss football team, head coach Houston Nutt announced Saturday through a press release.

 

Raymond Cotton has decided to leave the Ole Miss football team, head coach Houston Nutt announced Saturday through a press release.

 

The redshirt freshman was listed No. 2 on the post-spring quarterback depth chart behind sophomore Nathan Stanley.

July 15, 2010

Middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero (18-0, 15 KOs) will fight Ishe Smith (21-4, 9 KOs) tonight in the main event of an eight-bout boxing card at Desoto Civic Center in Southaven.

 

Middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero (18-0, 15 KOs) will fight Ishe Smith (21-4, 9 KOs) tonight in the main event of an eight-bout boxing card at Desoto Civic Center in Southaven.