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June 5, 2012

JACKSON –– Construction of a new research facility could begin in January 2013 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center, according to UMMC officials in Jackson.

JACKSON –– Construction of a new research facility could begin in January 2013 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center, according to UMMC officials in Jackson.
The plans site an initial $35 million price tag on the 220 square foot, eight-story shell of the Cancer and Biomedical Science Research Center, which will have space for start-up biotechnology companies.

June 5, 2012

Ole Miss psychology professor Laura Johnson is about to embark on a nine-month adventure, thanks to the grant she received as a 2012-13 Fulbright Scholar.

 

Ole Miss psychology professor Laura Johnson is about to embark on a nine-month adventure, thanks to the grant she received as a 2012-13 Fulbright Scholar. In January, Johnson and her family will travel to East Africa to study how environmental change affects local inhabitants.

Johnson will be based out of Moshi, Tanzania, which is located at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, but will be doing work in Uganda as well. Johnson said she plans to study how the mountain’s melting peak is affecting local residents.

June 4, 2012

 

Meet 17-year-old Erica Yeager, a self-described country girl from Waterford who enjoys fishing, riding four-wheelers and spending time with her family.

In October 2010, she was diagnosed with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or PHN, a life-threatening blood disease known to lead to leukemia.  

Fast forward to today — after multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a grueling bone marrow transplant — doctors have now proclaimed Yeager a healthy teenager. After conquering a rare disease and completing a full year of recovery, how will she celebrate?

 

Meet 17-year-old Erica Yeager, a self-described country girl from Waterford who enjoys fishing, riding four-wheelers and spending time with her family.

In October 2010, she was diagnosed with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or PHN, a life-threatening blood disease known to lead to leukemia.  

June 3, 2012

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No one really gave Ole Miss a shot of winning the College Station Regional before the weekend began. And that was to be expected considering they had lost six of their previous seven games.

 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No one really gave Ole Miss a shot of winning the College Station Regional before the weekend began. And that was to be expected considering they had lost six of their previous seven games.

However, the Rebels (37-24) are in the driver’s seat of the Regional after defeating the No. 1 seed Texas A&M Aggies (43-17) 6-3 on Saturday night to advance to the Regional Championship in front of an announced crowd of 5.445 at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. 

June 3, 2012

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In their previous two games, TCU had scored a combined 38 runs. They used that confidence as they came away with a 5-2 win over Ole Miss (37-25) on Sunday night in front of a crowd of 3.425 at Blue Bell Park to force a win or go home contest on Monday.

 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In their previous two games, TCU had scored a combined 38 runs. They used that confidence as they came away with a 5-2 win over Ole Miss (37-25) on Sunday night in front of a crowd of 3.425 at Blue Bell Park to force a win or go home contest on Monday.

May 31, 2012

The small, pleasant town of Oxford will be a relaxing, lazy place in midsummer. Most students will be enjoying their laid-back schedule, tak- ing a few classes and maybe squeezing in some pool time. But on June 29, one group of students will set out from Oxford, leaving school and boredom behind, for a weekend of adventure.

 

The small, pleasant town of Oxford will be a relaxing, lazy place in midsummer. Most students will be enjoying their laid-back schedule, tak- ing a few classes and maybe squeezing in some pool time. But on June 29, one group of students will set out from Oxford, leaving school and boredom behind, for a weekend of adventure.

These students will be among the lucky 10 who will be part of the Ole Miss Outdoors white water rafting trip on the Ocoee River. Perfectly placed in mid-summer, the trip will take place from June 29 to July 1.

May 30, 2012

The scent of comfort food fills the front of the bakery as you enter off the Oxford Square, home to a few mixers, some cake racks and a ton of buttercream icing.
Oxford’s very own Emiliegh’s Bakery has been around for about 10 years. Its catering business started one Christmas when owner Linda Fleming and a friend decided to make gift baskets.

The scent of comfort food fills the front of the bakery as you enter off the Oxford Square, home to a few mixers, some cake racks and a ton of buttercream icing.
Oxford’s very own Emiliegh’s Bakery has been around for about 10 years. Its catering business started one Christmas when owner Linda Fleming and a friend decided to make gift baskets.

May 30, 2012

Lafayette County Youth Court saw an increase in the number of crimes committed from 2010-11. The youth court staff and non-profit organizations like the Exchange club are looking to decrease the number of underage crimes in 2012.

 

Lafayette County Youth Court saw an increase in the number of crimes committed from 2010-11. The youth court staff and non-profit organizations like the Exchange club are looking to decrease the number of underage crimes in 2012.

Located in the Chancery building in downtown Oxford, the youth court is where adolescents are put on the stand to face the consequences of their crimes. Coming from all backgrounds and households, these adolescents are often victims of the environment around them, Youth Court Counselor Jennifer Bullard said.

May 30, 2012

 

Verizon Wireless sets the standard for data downloads on campus this fall, launching 4G LTE coverage exclusively to Verizon students.

 

Next fall Ole Miss and Oxford will launch Verizon Wireless’s 4G Long Term Evolution coverage, which will provide students with Verizon data plans greater connectivity and an average of 10 times more speed than 3G networks. This will result in stronger and clearer connections. Students can look forward to experiencing average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second.

To take advantage of the speed and connectivity of Verizon’s 4G LTE, however, students must be a Verizon Wireless customer.

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 29, 2012

The scent of comfort food fills the front of the bakery as you enter off the Oxford Square, home to a few mixers, some cake racks and a ton of buttercream icing.

The scent of comfort food fills the front of the bakery as you enter off the Oxford Square, home to a few mixers, some cake racks and a ton of buttercream icing.

Oxford’s very own Emiliegh’s Bakery has been around for about 10 years. Its catering business started one Christmas when owner Linda Fleming and a friend decided to make gift baskets.

May 29, 2012

Students from around the world came to Ole Miss on May 23 for the Physical Acoustics Summer School (PASS) 2012. Once every two years, graduate and post-graduate students meet to discuss a wide array of topics concerning physical acoustics.

 

Students from around the world came to Ole Miss on May 23 for the Physical Acoustics Summer School (PASS) 2012. Once every two years, graduate and post-graduate students meet to discuss a wide array of topics concerning physical acoustics.

May 29, 2012

Parking on the Square is a struggle that city residents and students alike face every day. Earlier this month, the Board of Aldermen held a public hearing to discuss a new change that could very well happen to Oxford’s historic downtown – paid parking on the Square.

 

 

Parking on the Square is a struggle that city residents and students alike face every day. Earlier this month, the Board of Aldermen held a public hearing to discuss a new change that could very well happen to Oxford’s historic downtown – paid parking on the Square.

May 29, 2012

The No. 13 Ole Miss men’s tennis team concluded their season May 18 against No. 4 ranked UCLA Bruins in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. The Rebels finished the year with an overall record of 15-9. Despite a scoreline of 4-1, the match was close with the Bruins. 

 

 

The No. 13 Ole Miss men’s tennis team concluded their season May 18 against No. 4 ranked UCLA Bruins in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. The Rebels finished the year with an overall record of 15-9. Despite a scoreline of 4-1, the match was close with the Bruins. 

“The match was definitely a lot closer than the final score indicates,” freshman Nik Scholtz said. “We fought hard, but just couldn’t put it together.”

May 5, 2012

To the editor:

I am writing in reference to this morning’s final edition of The Daily Mississippian and your choice to run an inflammatory piece on the first Oxford Middle School – OleMiss World Religions Day.

May 3, 2012

When I leave the University of Mississippi this month I will be taking a few things with me: a diploma, an aggregation of friends I hold close, and the experiences through which I learned to better understand and appreciate life.

 

When I leave the University of Mississippi this month I will be taking a few things with me: a diploma, an aggregation of friends I hold close, and the experiences through which I learned to better understand and appreciate life.

May 3, 2012

Recently named athletics director Ross Bjork hasn’t even been on the job for three weeks, but he is already working tirelessly to change the culture of the Ole Miss athletic department and implement his plan to achieve his goal to “compete for and win championships.”

 

Recently named athletics director Ross Bjork hasn’t even been on the job for three weeks, but he is already working tirelessly to change the culture of the Ole Miss athletic department and implement his plan to achieve his goal to “compete for and win championships.”

Bjork hit the ground running on his first day, meeting with different people, and he even paid a visit to those in charge of maintenance.

May 3, 2012

The University of Mississippi is known nationally for its beautiful campus. Currently, there are projects expanding the campus and more are set to begin this summer.

The University of Mississippi is known nationally for its beautiful campus. Currently, there are projects expanding the campus and more are set to begin this summer.

One noticeable addition to campus are the new residence halls that are being built between 

Kincannon Hall and Guess Hall. At the moment, there have been no names given to the three new residence halls, so they are being called Ridge North, South and West.

May 3, 2012

As one of the most medically underserved states in the country, Mississippi has 8.3 doctors per 10,000 residents, compared to the national average of 12.8 physicians per 10,000 residents. It must add 1,330 primary care physicians to its health care system to meet the national average of doctor count per capita. 

 

As one of the most medically underserved states in the country, Mississippi has 8.3 doctors per 10,000 residents, compared to the national average of 12.8 physicians per 10,000 residents. It must add 1,330 primary care physicians to its health care system to meet the national average of doctor count per capita. 

May 3, 2012

Baptist Memorial Hospital will soon be relocated just west of its present location. 

 

Baptist Memorial Hospital will soon be relocated just west of its present location. 

The new location was chosen from 15 potential sites. The site that was ultimately chosen will be located South of Highway 6, west of South Lamar Boulevard and east of Old Taylor Road. Baptist officials said that the main reason for the relocation is for the expansion of the hospital and its staff.

May 3, 2012

No. 24 Ole Miss has dropped three of its last four Southeastern Conference series, all on the road, but that lone series win came at home where the Rebels are 21-6 this season. This weekend, Ole Miss (30-16, 10-11 SEC) will host No. 4 LSU (36-10, 14-7 SEC) from Oxford-University Field/Swayze Field to try improve its NCAA Regional hosting resume.

 

No. 24 Ole Miss has dropped three of its last four Southeastern Conference series, all on the road, but that lone series win came at home where the Rebels are 21-6 this season. This weekend, Ole Miss (30-16, 10-11 SEC) will host No. 4 LSU (36-10, 14-7 SEC) from Oxford-University Field/Swayze Field to try improve its NCAA Regional hosting resume.

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.

May 2, 2012

Each year, students, parents, locals and people from across the South head to Oxford for a weekend filled with entertainment, and The Double Decker Festival packed people onto the Square this past Friday and Saturday in honor of local art and tradition.

Each year, students, parents, locals and people from across the South head to Oxford for a weekend filled with entertainment, and The Double Decker Festival packed people onto the Square this past Friday and Saturday in honor of local art and tradition.
With an estimated 55,000 people in attendance throughout the course of the weekend, stores and restaurants were packed, and parking was hard to come by. No one seemed to mind, though. With the sun shining down and a weekend of beautiful weather, Double Decker was the perfect excuse for a walk to the Square.

May 2, 2012

Junior art majors Kate Butko and Daria Katrich are not strangers to constant stares. Everything about the two Russian exchange students seems to grab attention.
Their fashion is often the first thing to catch an eye. Leather shorts, cat-eye sunglasses and vintage accessories are all staples in their daily uniform. Exotic accents only heighten their striking impression. To Butko, 20, and Katrich, 21, being unique is nothing to be afraid of.

Junior art majors Kate Butko and Daria Katrich are not strangers to constant stares. Everything about the two Russian exchange students seems to grab attention.
Their fashion is often the first thing to catch an eye. Leather shorts, cat-eye sunglasses and vintage accessories are all staples in their daily uniform. Exotic accents only heighten their striking impression. To Butko, 20, and Katrich, 21, being unique is nothing to be afraid of.