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November 1, 2012

The University of Mississippi School of Education has received five grants that total more than $5.7 million from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation in Jackson to improve public education in the state.

The University of Mississippi School of Education has received five grants that total more than $5.7 million from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation in Jackson to improve public education in the state.

One grant for $1.1 million will allow the school to hire three new faculty members who will help develop a new master’s degree and undergraduate emphasis in pre-kindergarten education.

David Rock, dean of the School of Education, emphasized the importance of improving pre-K education, especially in literacy.

October 19, 2012

Faculty members Michael Warren, Robert Doerksen, Rahul Khanna and Jordan
Zjawiony were recognized by The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
during its annual fall faculty retreat for their individual contributions in research, innovation and service.

Faculty members Michael Warren, Robert Doerksen, Rahul Khanna and Jordan
Zjawiony were recognized by The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
during its annual fall faculty retreat for their individual contributions in research, innovation and service.Warren, a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, received the Faculty Service Award. Each year the award is given to a faculty member who shows dedication in providing assistance to others. Warren also serves as an academic adviser for pre-pharmacy
students.

October 10, 2012

While most college students use their coveted week of Spring Break to soak up the sun, a group of Ole Miss students took the opportunity to travel to Belize, an impoverished Central American country.

While most college students use their coveted week of Spring Break to soak up the sun, a group of Ole Miss students took the opportunity to travel to Belize, an impoverished Central American country.

This faculty-led trip was for both undergraduate and graduate students in The University of Mississippi’s Teacher Education Program. Deborah Chessin, professor of curriculum and instruction and coordinator of service learning and study abroad, was one of the faculty members who led the trip.

October 10, 2012

While most college students use their coveted week of Spring Break to soak up the sun, a group of Ole Miss students took the opportunity to travel to Belize, an impoverished Central American country.

While most college students use their coveted week of Spring Break to soak up the sun, a group of Ole Miss students took the opportunity to travel to Belize, an impoverished Central American country.

This faculty-led trip was for both undergraduate and graduate students in The University of Mississippi’s Teacher Education Program. Deborah Chessin, professor of curriculum and instruction and coordinator of service learning and study abroad, was one of the faculty members who led the trip.

October 9, 2012

The town of Salerno, Italy, is known for its proxim- ity to the Amalfi Coast, not for housing destitute under- grads, but that is exactly the situation a handful of Ole Miss students found themselves in this summer while studying abroad.

The town of Salerno, Italy, is known for its proxim- ity to the Amalfi Coast, not for housing destitute under- grads, but that is exactly the situation a handful of Ole Miss students found themselves in this summer while studying abroad.

“I had no money in a foreign country,” finance soph- omore Kristin Leaptrott said. “It was a really stressful ex- perience.”

September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The symposium’s focus is to help teachers from local high schools, community colleges and others in the area understand what academic writing entails at The University of Mississippi. It will also allow teachers to exchange ideas that they can take back to the classroom and discuss how to meet the needs of students to improve their writing.

September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The symposium’s focus is to help teachers from local high schools, community colleges and others in the area understand what academic writing entails at The University of Mississippi. It will also allow teachers to exchange ideas that they can take back to the classroom and discuss how to meet the needs of students to improve their writing.

September 18, 2012

Jay Levy accomplished something in his first year of teaching that many other teachers take years to achieve. Levy, a 9th- and 10th-grade English teacher at Pisgah High School in Brandon, led his students to a 98.1 percent passing rate on the English II state test, which was the highest in the state of Mississippi for the 2011-12 school year. He was also named Teacher of the Year at Pisgah in the same year.

Jay Levy accomplished something in his first year of teaching that many other teachers take years to achieve. Levy, a 9th- and 10th-grade English teacher at Pisgah High School in Brandon, led his students to a 98.1 percent passing rate on the English II state test, which was the highest in the state of Mississippi for the 2011-12 school year. He was also named Teacher of the Year at Pisgah in the same year. Pisgah is a Title 1 school. At Title 1 schools, students receive free or reduced lunches and most come from poor economic backgrounds.

September 13, 2012

The teachers’ strike in Chicago is one of the most important stands taken by educators for the future of education in the United States. Strong, effective education for young people is immensely important not only to those individuals, but to our nation as a whole. Countries whose citizens are well educated have greater innovation and economic growth.
In Chicago, teachers are striking for the sake of not only their futures, but the futures of the students they teach. At the forefront of this strike is how to evaluate student and teacher performance in the classroom.

September 13, 2012

The teachers’ strike in Chicago is one of the most important stands taken by educators for the future of education in the United States. Strong, effective education for young people is immensely important not only to those individuals, but to our nation as a whole. Countries whose citizens are well educated have greater innovation and economic growth.
In Chicago, teachers are striking for the sake of not only their futures, but the futures of the students they teach. At the forefront of this strike is how to evaluate student and teacher performance in the classroom.

September 11, 2012

Here is the scene in Chicago currently: the city, in the midst of an all-time high in revenue, has decided to decrease teacher’s pay by 16 percent over the next four years and is pushing to do away with an accountability system that would measure the teachers’ performance in the classroom. The teachers, whose first priority is and always will be the students, have accepted these terms with open arms in order to better the education system.
Wait. That’s not right. I’m sorry I got all of that backwards.

September 11, 2012

Here is the scene in Chicago currently: the city, in the midst of an all-time high in revenue, has decided to decrease teacher’s pay by 16 percent over the next four years and is pushing to do away with an accountability system that would measure the teachers’ performance in the classroom. The teachers, whose first priority is and always will be the students, have accepted these terms with open arms in order to better the education system.
Wait. That’s not right. I’m sorry I got all of that backwards.

July 24, 2012

 
Normally, people come to school to get a degree. Most students here could agree with this. We deal with classes at 8:00 a.m., going to class uphill both ways and other everyday nuisances. Big problems even occur inside the classroom, which brings me to my next point. You know what really grinds my gears….
People with poor classroom manners.

 
Normally, people come to school to get a degree. Most students here could agree with this. We deal with classes at 8:00 a.m., going to class uphill both ways and other everyday nuisances. Big problems even occur inside the classroom, which brings me to my next point. You know what really grinds my gears….

June 19, 2012

Call her what you want – artist, professor, mother, wedding cake-maker, conversationalist – the list goes on and on; yet one thing remains certain: Ole Miss faculty member and Oxonian Cory Lewis is not a woman who likes to sit still.

 
Call her what you want – artist, professor, mother, wedding cake-maker, conversationalist – the list goes on and on; yet one thing remains certain: Ole Miss faculty member and Oxonian Cory Lewis is not a woman who likes to sit still.
“Change is the one thing we can all count on in life,” she said. “Whether we go with it or not is our decision.”

June 19, 2012

 
Last week, the internet community was abuzz with the sound bites of a speech delivered to an unsuspecting crowd of graduation attendees.

June 12, 2012

 
Dear incoming college freshmen,
Congratulations on getting to this point in your life. To those who are from Mississippi, I’m glad you decided to stay in the state that I love. To those from elsewhere, welcome home, and I know you will come to love this place nearly as much as I do.

 
Dear incoming college freshmen,
Congratulations on getting to this point in your life. To those who are from Mississippi, I’m glad you decided to stay in the state that I love. To those from elsewhere, welcome home, and I know you will come to love this place nearly as much as I do.
I rarely get personal with my articles, usually wanting to voice my opinion without the use of “I,” but this one I intend to be an exception. In fact, I want you to hear this as if coming from a friend you have known your whole life.

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

Having a job after graduation has become a dream for most college graduates. For University of Mississippi students Camille Lessig, Brannon Miller and Meghan Litten this dream has come true.

 

Having a job after graduation has become a dream for most college graduates. For University of Mississippi students Camille Lessig, Brannon Miller and Meghan Litten this dream has come true.

May 2, 2012

Having a job after graduation has become a dream for most college graduates. For University of Mississippi students Camille Lessig, Brannon Miller and Meghan Litten this dream has come true.

 

Having a job after graduation has become a dream for most college graduates. For University of Mississippi students Camille Lessig, Brannon Miller and Meghan Litten this dream has come true.

April 26, 2012

When three Ole Miss students sat down in their apartment this summer and decided to create a video game, none of them expected they would win thousands of dollars from it.

 

When three Ole Miss students sat down in their apartment this summer and decided to create a video game, none of them expected they would win thousands of dollars from it. Jonathan Boom, Lee Dubose and Ryan Rigney entered the 2012 Gillespie Business Plan Competition through the Ole Miss School of Business, and on Friday they were awarded first place.

“I walked into my friends’ apartment and said, ‘Hey guys, if I design a video game will you program it?’ They said, ‘Yeah, sure, whatever,’” Rigney said. 

April 23, 2012

Five law school alumni were inducted into the 2012 Law Alumni Hall of Fame during Law Alumni Weekend.

 

Five law school alumni were inducted into the 2012 Law Alumni Hall of Fame during Law Alumni Weekend.

It was the third Law Alumni Hall of Fame induction. The Alumni Board makes the Alumni Hall of Fame selection and takes nominations throughout the year.

Dean of the Law School Richard Gershon said the inductees are selected for their contributions to the law profession and society.

April 19, 2012

Mississippi consistently ranks at the bottom of education lists and statistic reports. Are charter schools the answer? Not necessarily. 

 

Mississippi consistently ranks at the bottom of education lists and statistic reports. Are charter schools the answer? Not necessarily. 

Charter schools take students out from under the state’s eye. These “private-public” schools receive public funding but have flexibility in curriculum and hiring, and in some states they are free from standardized testing (which makes it difficult to determine the success of these ventures).

April 11, 2012

Ethel Young-Minor, associate professor of English and African American studies at the University of Mississippi, was the recipient of the 2011 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award.

Ethel Young-Minor, associate professor of English and African American studies at the University of Mississippi, was the recipient of the 2011 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a current faculty member. As a new teacher will soon share the honor, Young-Minor considered how the award has affected her.
Dane Moreton: How did it feel to be named the teacher of the year?

April 4, 2012

It has been almost a year since artist Brittany Bass left Athens, a city she grew to love. But setting up shop in Oxford wasn’t such a big transition; Oxford is often considered a smaller version of the city that has become known as the poster child of music and art in the South.

 

It has been almost a year since artist Brittany Bass left Athens, a city she grew to love. But setting up shop in Oxford wasn’t such a big transition; Oxford is often considered a smaller version of the city that has become known as the poster child of music and art in the South.

Bass, who graduated in May with her bachelor’s of fine arts from the University of Georgia, had visited Oxford and Mississippi before, but said that moving to Oxford was a big a change, especially considering the size of the town.