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November 27, 2012

That should be the lesson that we take away from the heightened discussion of racism on our campus.
The Daily Mississippian, student leaders, and faculty and staff have all published or made outward statements to address the issue of race at the University of Mississippi. It has certainly been a topic of conversation in the past months coupled with the 50 years of integration, ESPN’s “30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss,” and the recent issues erupting after the presidential election. The question is, what happens now?

November 16, 2012

Ole Miss alumni in the northeastern United States have continued to extend hope to their surrounding communities two weeks after the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
A couple Ole Miss graduates currently live in the Northeast and experienced the effects of Hurricane Sandy firsthand but wanted to help others.

Ole Miss alumni in the northeastern United States have continued to extend hope to their surrounding communities two weeks after the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
A couple Ole Miss graduates currently live in the Northeast and experienced the effects of Hurricane Sandy firsthand but wanted to help others.

November 12, 2012

Character is what you do when no one is watching. We have all heard that phrase at some point in our lives, but our generation has a much higher hurdle to jump to live up to these words.

October 29, 2012

Talk back to the teacher, get handcuffed.
If you are a high school student in Meridian, this could very well happen to you. Wednesday, federal civil rights lawyers filed suit against Meridian, Miss., Lauderdale County, the county’s Youth Court judges and the Mississippi Division of Youth Services for denying students basic constitutional rights and sending them to court and incarcerating them for minor school infractions, calling it a “school-to-prison pipeline.”

October 29, 2012

By and large, Amnesty International does good work. They represent the downtrodden and oppressed all over the world and bring attention to otherwise unknown human rights violations. Having said that, in a case currently before the Supreme Court, Amnesty International may have unintentionally blocked future plaintiffs from bringing cases about the U.S. government’s use of warrantless wiretapping.

October 24, 2012

University of Mississippi biology doctoral student Tim Colston departed last week for Africa.

University of Mississippi biology doctoral student Tim Colston departed last week for Africa.
Colston, a lifelong lover of reptiles, was named as a recipient of a 2012-13 Fulbright Scholarship and will study under the direction of Abebe Getahun of Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia for eight months.
In an interview with Ole Miss News, Colston said that he hopes to promote conserva- tion by making people aware of Ethiopia’s diverse reptile populations and how geology, geography and changing cli- mates have affected these animals.

October 23, 2012

Two weeks ago, an enterprising reporter at Gawker uncovered the real-life identity of the website Reddit’s most notorious troll.
Michael Brutsch, who posted under the pseudonym “violentacrez,” has been responsible for some of the website’s most reprehensible content, most notably a thread called “creepshots.” That thread encouraged users to take photos of unsuspecting women in public and post them to be commented on by Reddit users. There were also sub-forums specifically for underage girls, lesbians and various ethnicities.

October 23, 2012

Growing up can be tough — during the teen years especially.
For many teenage girls in Mississippi, their formative years are even more difficult because they are rearing children themselves.
Mississippi has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any state, with 55 births per 1,000 teens aged 15-19.
This summer Mississippi implemented a new law requiring every school district to adopt abstinence or abstinence-plus education into its curriculum. The law was designed to address, and hopefully reduce, the number of teen pregnancies in the state.

October 17, 2012

The college admissions process is something most of us would never like to have to relive.
It’s a stressful time filling out applications, writing variations of the same personal statement and dealing with the attendant stress of finding a large or small envelope in the mailbox. However, for one girl, though she graduated from LSU this past May, she will have to relive this time of her life in front of the Supreme Court.

October 17, 2012

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy roughly 15 gallons worth of Halloween candy. If you are like me, you tell yourself it’s just in case trick-or-treaters come by, but deep down you really know it’s to consume copious amounts of Reese’s and Milky Way Midnight Darks.
Halloween has always been my favorite pastime. I rarely miss a trick-or-treat opportunity, and luckily with young cousins I still get to relive the childlike wonderment of trick-or-treating.

October 7, 2012

This week marks 50 years of integration at The University of Mississippi. It is important that we take time to reflect on the progress the university has made to transform its obstinate outlook during the civil rights movement to a more open and accepting place.  Looking beyond the university, it is much more important to focus on the accomplishments of black alumni as they have followed the legacy of James Meredith in opening up a once closed society.

October 2, 2012

It was just your normal, everyday love story. Boy meets girl and they fall in love and get married. The boy is battling a gender identity disorder and murders his wife and goes to prison for the crime. There he, who now lives as a she, though biologically male, is put in with the male prison population. There she’s endured numerous sexual assaults at the hands of her fellow male inmates, not to mention dealing with the mental anguish of living with gender identity disorder. Now, she’s asking the state to pay for her gender reassignment surgery.

October 2, 2012

There is something pleasing about seeing items placed in a list and categorized in some sort of order.
There are lists for everything these days. Some lists are fun and offer nothing more than bragging rights.
For instance, I will happily claim that I went to the No. 1 tailgating school and experienced the Grove (to understand the importance of that, you must know that I went to Mississippi State for my undergrad). Other lists, however, seem to be of utmost importance.
A list that constantly plagues law students and law schools alike is the law school rankings.

September 26, 2012

This year, the Croft Institute for International Studies at The University of Mississippi awarded scholarships to eight freshmen: six from Mississippi, one from Louisiana and one from Texas. The scholarships are funded through the Joseph C. Bancroft Charitable and Educational Fund and gives $8,000 per year for four years.

This year, the Croft Institute for International Studies at The University of Mississippi awarded scholarships to eight freshmen: six from Mississippi, one from Louisiana and one from Texas. The scholarships are funded through the Joseph C. Bancroft Charitable and Educational Fund and gives $8,000 per year for four years. “I knew that I wanted to be in Croft because they have such intensive and specialized programs,” said scholarship recipient Mackenzie Breeland.

September 25, 2012

The past week has been a busy for the British Crown’s legal team. Two European magazines published photos of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, topless. The photos have started a huge legal storm, as they were taken from over a half mile away with a long lens camera while Prince William and his bride were having an intimate moment in a private villa in Provence, France.  Most would agree that these photos are a vulgar invasion of privacy at best. However, for a legal aspect are they prohibited?

September 25, 2012

A Pennsylvania man is scheduled to die on Oct. 3 for the brutal murder of one man, and he has also been sentenced on third-degree murder charges in the death of another. Based on these simple facts, Terry Williams seems to be a prime candidate for the death penalty, and currently, the odds are that he will be the first person to be executed in the state of Pennsylvania in 13 years.
What is so interesting about Terry Williams?

September 24, 2012

The upcoming Water Valley Art Crawl is not only a great opportunity for entertaining locals and attracting tourists, but it also provides artists the opportunity to work together.

The upcoming Water Valley Art Crawl is not only a great opportunity for entertaining locals and attracting tourists, but it also provides artists the opportunity to work together.
 
Ole Miss alumnae Allie Hendee and Jerika Broussard and art show curator Andi Bedsworth met at The University of Mississippi Art Department. The three artists will reunite this weekend.
 

September 11, 2012

When President George W. Bush began planning the war in Iraq, he must have known he would face vocal opposition. It’s unlikely that he thought he would be called to face criminal charges for those actions.
This past week, Archbishop Desmond Tutu penned an editorial in the UK’s Observer newspaper calling for just that. The noted South African anti-apartheid activist argued that George Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should be called in front of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and be held accountable for their actions.

September 5, 2012

 
Mitt Romney
Born: Detroit, Michigan; March 12, 1947

September 4, 2012

Outside of Hurricane Isaac coverage, the news and social media was saturated with commentary and footage from the Republican National Convention this past week in Tampa, Fla.
Prominent Republicans took the the stage to rally support for the party and convey their goals for the future of America. Party conventions were originally the last determining factor for establishing who would be the candidate for the respective parties in the general election.
Today, candidates are decided well before the conventions, leaving it to be more of a formality.

August 29, 2012

Sometime during their first year of law school, students learn about the requirements for expert witnesses called during trials. The rules are that, typically, you want someone who is a recognized expert in their field, has published extensively and has other experts in that field who corroborate that expert’s theories and opinions.

August 23, 2012

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”

July 24, 2012

Dr. Frank Anderson, 98, former professor and namesake for the Frank A. Anderson Hall in the school of engineering, died yesterday.

 
Dr. Frank Anderson, 98, former professor and namesake for the Frank A. Anderson Hall in the school of engineering, died yesterday.
Alexander Cheng, dean of the school of engineering, released a statement saying, “We’re extremely sad that Dr. Frank Anderson, founder of the chemical engineering department at Ole Miss and mentor to many generations of students passed away (yesterday),” according to Clint Williford, department chair and professor of chemical engineering.