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September 27, 2012

A half century ago, James Meredith drew the world’s attention to The University of Mississippi when he became the first black man to walk onto campus as a member of the student body. After battling the administration, state legislature and even Governor Ross Barnett himself, Meredith was finally allowed to transfer from Jackson State College – after the intervention of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the U.S. Marshals and thousands of members of the Mississippi National Guard.

September 16, 2012

 
Saturday was a big day on the Ole Miss campus. The Rebels played host to the Texas Longhorns under the bright lights of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. However, on Saturday morning the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics was home to an event equally as special for Rebel football fans who remember the good ol’ days of Ole Miss football under head coach Johnny Vaught.

 
Saturday was a big day on the Ole Miss campus. The Rebels played host to the Texas Longhorns under the bright lights of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. However, on Saturday morning the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics was home to an event equally as special for Rebel football fans who remember the good ol’ days of Ole Miss football under head coach Johnny Vaught.
 

July 17, 2012

University of Mississippi and Oxford public school graduate Billy Crews returns home after 30 years as a public media executive and education advocate to join Teach for America’s Regional Staff as vice president in the Mississippi Delta region.

 
University of Mississippi and Oxford public school graduate Billy Crews returns home after 30 years as a public media executive and education advocate to join Teach for America’s Regional Staff as vice president in the Mississippi Delta region.
“It was the opportunity to work for Teach for America that brought me here, but my commitment to Teach for America is rooted in values planted in me since my childhood in Oxford and the Ole Miss campus,” Crews said.

June 12, 2012

On June 5th the U. S. Department of Interior endowed federal recognition to the wooded trail in the Bailey’s Woods between the University of Mississippi Museum and Rowan Oak. 

 
On June 5th the U. S. Department of Interior endowed federal recognition to the wooded trail in the Bailey’s Woods between the University of Mississippi Museum and Rowan Oak. 
The winding trail, which William Faulkner trekked onward to the Ole Miss campus or the Square, was named a National Recreation Trail. It is the only Mississippian trail to receive the distinction this year.

May 3, 2012

Theater junior Lavada Johnston volunteered to speak at World Religion Day on the Ole Miss campus when her religion professor, Caleb Simmons, asked for interested students. Her religion of choice: Wicca.

 

Theater junior Lavada Johnston volunteered to speak at World Religion Day on the Ole Miss campus when her religion professor, Caleb Simmons, asked for interested students. Her religion of choice: Wicca.

“I’m a witch,” she said. “That’s the best way I can describe it. I’m kind of a witchy tree-hugger. I don’t worship Satan or ride on brooms. I like cats alive.”

But when Johnston showed up for the event, she was told she couldn’t speak to the middle school students about Wicca.

April 29, 2012

Nearly a month after two students were killed at Mississippi State University and Jackson State University, Mississippians are still looking for answers as to how these incidents happened.

Nearly a month after two students were killed at Mississippi State University and Jackson State University, Mississippians are still looking for answers as to how these incidents happened.

Chief Calvin Sellars of the University Police Department said for now, the Ole Miss campus is safe, but the effort to keep this status takes a team. 

“There is only so much that patrol officers can do,” Sellars said. “It takes an effort from many different aspects of the university.”

April 11, 2012

Cancer never sleeps. The disease claimed more than 572,000 lives in 2011, according to the American Cancer Society. 

 

Cancer never sleeps. The disease claimed more than 572,000 lives in 2011, according to the American Cancer Society. 

Through all the pain, however, cancer sprouts an everlasting hope, bringing people together.

“Cancer never sleeps, but neither does the fight to find the cure.” 

March 28, 2012

This upcoming weekend, thousands of students will take to the streets of Oxford and Lafayette County to give back to the community that has taken them in.

 

This upcoming weekend, thousands of students will take to the streets of Oxford and Lafayette County to give back to the community that has taken them in.

The University of Mississippi Big Event, the largest community service project in the history of the university with more than 3,000 volunteers, will take place March 31. 

The purpose of the event is to dedicate a day of service to the community. Students from any Ole Miss campus can participate. 

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

This past weekend was a very busy one for the Ole Miss campus. Everything was happening in a three-day time frame. Philanthropic events, junior preview day, spring parties and everything in between.

 

This past weekend was a very busy one for the Ole Miss campus. Everything was happening in a three-day time frame. Philanthropic events, junior preview day, spring parties and everything in between.

January 29, 2012

This past weekend was a proud one for the Ole Miss campus. Ten outstanding students were inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining countless others who have contributed effort and energy into their time here as undergraduates.

 

This past weekend was a proud one for the Ole Miss campus. Ten outstanding students were inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining countless others who have contributed effort and energy into their time here as undergraduates.

January 22, 2012

A team of researchers at the University of Missisippi has been developing a technology that could be used in the battlefield.
Craig Hickey and Slava Anarchic, along with their team, have discovered a way to almost unmistakably find land mines buried in the ground.

November 30, 2011

Over a thousand women representing eight different sorority pledge classes danced Tuesday night in the thirteenth annual Theta Encore.
This year, Pi Beta Phi stole the show.
Theta Encore, a dance competition between Panhellenic’s fall pledge classes, is hosted each year by the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Known as one of the largest philanthropy events on the Ole Miss campus, Theta Encore benefits Theta’s national philanthropy Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Scarlet Lawrence Akins Foundation.

November 8, 2011

 

To the Editor: 

 

October 25, 2011

 

The University of Mississippi will host a black and white attire event for people of all colors tonight with the Fifth Annual Black and White Affair, which will take place at the Johnson Commons Ballroom from 6-9 p.m. 

 

The University of Mississippi will host a black and white attire event for people of all colors tonight. 

The Fifth Annual Black and White Affair will take place at the Johnson Commons Ballroom from 6-9 p.m. 

The affair is more like a dinner party with entertainment that hopes to celebrate diversity on the Ole Miss campus. 

It was put together by the Associated Student Body, the Office of the Dean of Students/Multicultural Affairs and the Black Student Union. 

October 17, 2011

 

Jane Smith waited anxiously to hear the good news. She knew that she would get into the sorority of her dreams. She had to. Her mom, her aunt and even her grandmother had all been Delta Gamma sorority members when they were students at the University of Mississippi. Jane knew she must continue the legacy.

October 3, 2011

 

In just over a month, University of Mississippi students will make their way to the polls to cast their votes in the Mississippi gubernatorial election. But for some students, involvement with the election began months ago.

Megan McBeth, co-chairperson of the Ole Miss College Republicans, spent her summer working as a head intern for Republican Party candidate Phil Bryant.

September 29, 2011

In an effort to raise students’ awareness on individual liberty, the Ole Miss chapter of Young Americans for Liberty will be holding a reading of Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel, Catch-22, on campus today.

 

In an effort to raise students’ awareness on individual liberty, the Ole Miss chapter of Young Americans for Liberty will be holding a reading of Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel, Catch-22, on campus today.

The reading will take place under the Bondurant Hall portico, facing the quad on the Ole Miss campus.  Participants will read at intervals so that the book can be heard continuously from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 14, 2011

 

It’s the second year of Hillel on the University of Mississippi campus. 

Many people wonder why the Ole Miss campus needs another religious organization, but this one is different.

Founded in 1923, Hillel has become the largest Jewish student organization in the world, boasting over 550 chapters worldwide. 

The organization focuses on the Jewish community of Oxford, along with the community at Ole Miss. 

August 24, 2011

 

There has been much debate on the Ole Miss campus about the plus/minus grading system, dating back to when the idea was originally brought forward in 2004. 

Nicolas Trépanier, assistant professor of history, said that when he came to teach at Ole Miss, he was surprised that they did not already use the plus/minus system.

“I think it gives a better reflection of the student’s performance,” he said, adding that he will be using the system in his class.

July 26, 2011

 

Like it so often does, summer break has come and gone faster than ever. 

The time has come in which we take that last camping trip, we go to that last baseball game or we sit on the hot sand for the last time. With only one thing on our minds now, we know that we are about to go through a major period of adjustment. 

June 17, 2011

 

One hundred years.

Ledes for columns in The Daily Mississippian these days tend to have a higher word count, but in this case, three words say a lot.

The student newspaper — the institution that has led the conversation on the Ole Miss campus — is turning 100 this year.

June 1, 2011

To celebrate the centennial anniversary of The Daily Mississippian, we are reprinting articles from the past 100 years of publication. “Fraternity Row Nears Completion As Occupants Prepare To Move In; S.A.E., Phi Houses Finished in ‘36” was published in The Mississippian on April 17, 1937.

To celebrate the centennial anniversary of The Daily Mississippian, we are reprinting articles from the past 100 years of publication. "Fraternity Row Nears Completion As Occupants Prepare To Move In; S.A.E., Phi Houses Finished in '36" was published in The Mississippian on April 17, 1937.

 

A dream long realized will have come true in the not very distant future when seven fraternities begin occupying their new homes. Two houses, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Delta Theta, were ready at the start of the current year.

June 1, 2011

 

 African-American Greek organizations have come a long way in the past several years but on some college campuses their community service and philanthropy go unnoticed. At the University of Mississippi, many of the African-American sororities and fraternities seem to mostly fly under the radar, no matter how many good deeds they do.