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November 27, 2012

Dear Editor,

I write in hopes that the new committee on race relations announced just before the Thanksgiving break will not simply investigate the “events” and “climate” here at Ole Miss, but also think about exactly why some students still use the “n-word.”

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 15, 2012

I will begin this letter by saying that I don’t know you, and I don’t know Jamal. I don’t know why you scribbled “blacks are known to steal,” racial slurs and other profanity in Sharpie pen across his dormitory door.

November 15, 2012

Dear Editor,

Enough is ENOUGH!
Due to recent episodes of racial harassment that have occurred on the University of Mississippi campus, the image being portrayed of a campus united is beginning to unravel. These events are very troubling and they reinforce the negative perceptions that many nationally (and in the wake of recent events, internationally) have of the University of Mississippi.

November 15, 2012

The University of Mississippi is investigating a racial crime on campus. The University Police Department (UPD) said someone on Nov. 5 allegedly vandalized the truck of freshman Jamal Woods, a black liberal arts major and ROTC member at Ole Miss.

The University of Mississippi is investigating a racial crime on campus. The University Police Department (UPD) said someone on Nov. 5 allegedly vandalized the truck of freshman Jamal Woods, a black liberal arts major and ROTC member at Ole Miss.

The vandalism of the truck occurred after Woods moved from the Stockard residence hall to the Deaton residence hall because of a racial incident that occurred in Stockard.

November 14, 2012

I hesitate to write a column concerning the racial incident on campus this past week, but ultimately I feel compelled to add my opinion to the discussion, despite the abundance of more qualified analyses that already exist.

November 14, 2012

Courtney Davis, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is working to improve diabetes patients’ care through a national, multi-site program called Project IMPACT: Diabetes.

Courtney Davis, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is working to improve diabetes patients’ care through a national, multi-site program called Project IMPACT: Diabetes.

The purpose of the program, funded by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation, is to implement better diabetes care in areas that need it the most, like the Mississippi Delta.

November 14, 2012

Leading up to the election, and even after, the opposition to common-sense voter protection laws has increased. The argument, however, has not been framed around a problem with the policy; rather, the focus has been on trying to explain that such legislation is not necessary.
I often hear opponents to voter identification laws claim that such laws are unnecessary because voter fraud does not exist. Their basis for this claim is that few cases of voter fraud have been proven and prosecuted.

November 13, 2012

I was reading a Time magazine article the other day about how racist attitudes are ingrained in people. I’d suggest that it’s an article we all should read here at The University of Mississippi. Why? This article addresses an issue that’s not only a problem on our campus, but an issue that’s a problem nationwide — really worldwide.

November 12, 2012

The tone of the “political” get-together on campus Tuesday night was far too serious for my taste — we all should have been dancing.

November 12, 2012

I understand that it’s been a little while since the smoking ban has been in the news, but let us revisit it once more. I find it critical to point out a few more things that have failed to be addressed in this newspaper, and I’m going to start from square one: health.

November 12, 2012

It’s irrelevant and a ridiculous non-issue.
You might then ask, “Why does anyone care? Why is anyone debating this issue? Why have 37 states, including Mississippi, either enacted or started to consider legislation to create voter ID laws?”
Well, let’s follow it logically through the pipeline.

November 11, 2012

 
Just before their season opener Friday, Ole Miss announced they self-imposed a one-year postseason ban on the women’s basketball program, but the Lady Rebels (1-0) put that behind them on their way to a 95-85 win over Southeastern Louisiana. 

 
Just before their season opener Friday, Ole Miss announced they self-imposed a one-year postseason ban on the women’s basketball program, but the Lady Rebels (1-0) put that behind them on their way to a 95-85 win over Southeastern Louisiana. 
 
Junior guard Diara Moore, a junior college transfer, led the charge for the Rebels in her debut. She scored 25 points and added seven rebounds in 32 minutes of play.  
 

November 8, 2012

This past weekend I had the opportunity to canvass for President Barack Obama with the Ole Miss College Democrats. Mississippi State Rep. Tommy Reynolds provided the transportation to Florida, and once we got there, he provided the inspiration for the volunteers.
I recall him explaining why he drove us 11 hours to campaign in the heavily contested state of Florida.
“I’m in this for my son,” Reynolds said.

November 8, 2012

This year was meant to be a symbol of the progress that The University of Mississippi has made. Every member of the student body knew we were celebrating 50 years of integration and that the university has a history of prejudice and hate, which the Ole Miss community wanted to prove we had overcome. Because of the actions of a select few, it appears to the nation we haven’t.

November 8, 2012

Dear Editor,

November 8, 2012

Dear Editor,

November 8, 2012

Dear student body,

November 8, 2012

In one word, I was shocked.
Shocked like so many other members of the Ole Miss family — students, alumni, faculty and staff — when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news that protests had occurred on campus in the wake of President Obama’s re-election. But as I read articles, Facebook posts and Twitter feeds documenting the blatant use of racial slurs towards not only the president, but other Ole Miss students, my shock turned into anger. And my anger turned into shame.

November 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

 
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

November 5, 2012

The large population of deer have caused several car accidents, roamed through yards, trampling and eating crops, which has prompted Oxford locals to take matters into their own hands.

The large population of deer have caused several car accidents, roamed through yards, trampling and eating crops, which has prompted Oxford locals to take matters into their own hands.

“Homeowners and landowners put their name on a list, and the selected hunters contact each homeowner or landowner to request permission to hunt on their property,” said Lann Wilf, Mississippi’s North Region biologist.

“That’s really the only viable method in Oxford or any city scenario that you can (use to) control a deer herd.”

November 2, 2012

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

Some students at Ole Miss are aware of each candidate's positions and strengths, but they are still in the process of deciding for whom they will vote, based on different aspects of the candidates' platforms.

Freshman theatre major Jasmine Hawkins, focusing on social issues, said she finds herself agreeing with President Obama’s open stance more than with that of Gov. Mitt Romney.

October 30, 2012

 
Last year in my weekly opinion column, I frequently wrote in support of Gov. Mitt Romney. I truly believed he was the best candidate in the presidential race, but perspective changes, and I was wrong. Throughout his career, the GOP primary and the general election, Gov. Romney has consistently proven himself unfit to be president of the United States and incapable of – or unwilling to — unite our divided nation.

October 29, 2012

 
Thanks to Georgia’s win over Florida and Ole Miss’ victory over Arkansas this past weekend, Saturday’s Ole Miss-Georgia game in Athens will be the 2:30 p.m. CT game on CBS. 

 
Thanks to Georgia’s win over Florida and Ole Miss’ victory over Arkansas this past weekend, Saturday’s Ole Miss-Georgia game in Athens will be the 2:30 p.m. CT game on CBS. 
 
The time slot gives Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebels another chance to showcase the program to recruits all over the country. It’s also a time slot that means a lot to Freeze.