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November 8, 2012

Dear Ole Miss students who protested by shouting racial slurs and burning an Obama/Biden sign on election night,

July 10, 2012

 
Dear Editor,
I am responding to Shannon Richardson's July 5th letter to the Editor.

June 12, 2012

Getting healthy and staying in shape is something that seems to be constantly in the minds of college students across the nation, especially here at Ole Miss.

 
Getting healthy and staying in shape is something that seems to be constantly in the minds of college students across the nation, especially here at Ole Miss.
The freshman fifteen. Everyone has heard of it, and some people are having a difficult time overcoming dreaded college weight gain.
Changing your diet and mentality can be hard on your own. If you are looking for some guidance in becoming healthier, look into Ole Miss’ new program, New Beginnings.

May 31, 2012

With many Mississippians still being affected by the 2010 BP oil spill, it is no wonder as to why University of Mississippi researchers are exploring ways to clean up crude oil found in oysters from the Gulf.

 

With many Mississippians still being affected by the 2010 BP oil spill, it is no wonder as to why University of Mississippi researchers are exploring ways to clean up crude oil found in oysters from the Gulf.

The University’s latest proposal involves oyster contamination clean up and detection. This is a two-step process, in which they will apply eco-friendly compounds to contaminated oysters and then examine them under a high-resolution mass imaging facility.

March 29, 2012

The University of Mississippi has established a new official mission statement and institutional core values.
The mission statement and values went into effect in January.

The University of Mississippi has established a new official mission statement and institutional core values.
The mission statement and values went into effect in January.
“We wanted to come up with something that all people involved with Ole Miss could be proud of,” said Jim Morrison, director of strategic planning and campus sustainability. “We are very happy with the result.”

September 22, 2011

 

Fellow Rebels,

 

It goes without saying that this past week has been one filled with disappointment. This letter is not intended to remind us of what has been talked about since the first turnover last Saturday. 

April 27, 2011

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a temporary water contact advisory last week for Burney Branch and an unnamed tributary near the University of Mississippi campus.

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a temporary water contact advisory last week for Burney Branch and an unnamed tributary near the University of Mississippi campus.

University officials said that the waste water treatment plant experienced an accidental release of sludge from its clarifiers into the stream.  

“It is possible that these releases may have contributed to the high levels of bacteria,” said Ashton Pearson, interim director for the UM Physical Plant Department.

April 10, 2011

Hundreds of students study abroad every year, traveling to familiar destinations like Australia, Argentina, Scotland and South Korea, as well as more exotic places like Fiji, Barbados and Samoa. Overall, there are more than 60 countries in which students can study.

Hundreds of students study abroad every year, traveling to familiar destinations like Australia, Argentina, Scotland and South Korea, as well as more exotic places like Fiji, Barbados and Samoa. Overall, there are more than 60 countries in which students can study.

The University reports that there are 93 students studying abroad in 17 countries for the spring semester.

March 28, 2011

I’ve always found sweater vests to be a gross misinterpretation of the original sweater intent; any man wearing a sweater vest is a weak representation of masculinity.

I’ve always found sweater vests to be a gross misinterpretation of the original sweater intent; any man wearing a sweater vest is a weak representation of masculinity.

So, as drama continues to unfold in a place where the Head Sweater — Ohio State Football Coach Jim Tressel — governs and rules, I find the absence of anyone willing to stand up and be a man unsurprising. As a disclaimer, the column that follows is a case study in what happens when you have a chance to tell the NCAA the truth and think it better not to.

February 22, 2011

Economic trends already in place are working against obtaining a university degree. 

Economic trends already in place are working against obtaining a university degree.  

It has nothing to do with an absence of academic discipline and much to do with funding at the federal and state level, which may terminate university education for too many prospective students.

February 7, 2011

The newest school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will have its own building after spending 38 years without one. 

The newest school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will have its own building after spending 38 years without one.  

The school of pharmacy is currently under construction and is expected to be finished and open by this fall.

Dr. Leigh Ann Ross, associate dean for clinical affairs at UMMC, is looking forward to the new building.

February 3, 2011

The Robert C. Khayat Law Center opened its doors in January after delays prevented its originally planned fall opening, and law students and faculty are happy to finally move in.

The Robert C. Khayat Law Center opened its doors in January after delays prevented its originally planned fall opening, and law students and faculty are happy to finally move in.

The $50 million building, which is named for Robert Khayat, chancellor emeritus and consultant in university advancement, is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified building on the Ole Miss campus, law school dean Richard Gershon said.  

January 31, 2011

Bennie and Erma Abram, the parents of deceased Ole Miss football player Bennie Abram, III informed Chancellor Dan Jones Friday that they plan to sue the University for $10 million for actions they call “negligent and intentional” in regard to their son’s death.

Bennie and Erma Abram, the parents of deceased Ole Miss football player Bennie Abram, III informed Chancellor Dan Jones Friday that they plan to sue the University for $10 million for actions they call “negligent and intentional” in regard to their son’s death.

Abram, III passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford on Feb. 19, 2010, the same day that the 20-year-old collapsed during the first day of the Rebels’ spring football practice.

January 27, 2011

Oxford continues to expand its recycling program with the aid of a $100,000 grant issued from the state government. 

Oxford continues to expand its recycling program with the aid of a $100,000 grant issued from the state government.  

Sixty percent of the funds will be used to boost the recycling program at the University of Mississippi by purchasing recycling bins to replace the cardboard counterparts seen around campus.  

December 1, 2010

The University of Mississippi’s $3.4 million purchase of the old Whirlpool site was a buy for the future.

The University of Mississippi’s $3.4 million purchase of the old Whirlpool site was a buy for the future.

Larry Sparks, vice chancellor for administration and finance, said the site will allow the University to start development on the south side of Mississippi 6, but that developing the site for major use may be beyond his tenure.

He said that discussion on what to do with the property would start now, however.

November 18, 2010

It’s the million dollar question that people in the University of Mississippi admissions department are asking themselves, and it’s bringing big numbers in a big way to campus.

 

It’s the million dollar question that people in the University of Mississippi admissions department are asking themselves, and it’s bringing big numbers in a big way to campus.

 

November 15, 2010

As the recession continues and the job market gets more competitive, the number of graduate school applicants across the country looks set to rise for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

As the recession continues and the job market gets more competitive, the number of graduate school applicants across the country looks set to rise for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

November 11, 2010

The University of Mississippi has improved its sustainability, if only slightly. The Sustainable Endowments Institute gave Ole Miss a B- for its cumulative grade for sustainability in its annual College Sustainability Report Card. Each year, it assesses the 300 public and private colleges and universities with the largest endowments, according to the report card’s website.

October 17, 2010

Tobacco users find themselves limited to where they can get their nicotine fix on campus. 

 

Tobacco users find themselves limited to where they can get their nicotine fix on campus. 

 

October 14, 2010

After months of anticipation, the search for the new Ole Miss mascot has come to an end with the final selection of the Rebel Black Bear to represent the Ole Miss Rebels.

After months of anticipation, the search for the new Ole Miss mascot has come to an end with the final selection of the Rebel Black Bear to represent the Ole Miss Rebels.

The Mascot Selection Committee announced this morning that the Black Bear has been officially recognized by the university to be the new mascot.

 

September 28, 2010

On a typical weekday afternoon, a line of about 30 students stretches around the corner by the Kinard math lab. In previous years, lines on a Thursday or Friday afternoon weren’t abnormal, Marlow Dorrough, director of freshman mathematics, said. What’s different about this year is that there are lines every day of the week. 

 

On a typical weekday afternoon, a line of about 30 students stretches around the corner by the Kinard math lab. In previous years, lines on a Thursday or Friday afternoon weren’t abnormal, Marlow Dorrough, director of freshman mathematics, said. What’s different about this year is that there are lines every day of the week. 

September 22, 2010

The University’s newly formed Violence Prevention Office has launched a new campaign called Green Dot.

 

The University’s newly formed Violence Prevention Office has launched a new campaign called Green Dot.

 

September 2, 2010

The University gameday committee has instituted new rules and policies to make tailgating a better experience for all.

 

The University gameday committee has instituted new rules and policies to make tailgating a better experience for all.

 

“The rules are subject to change,” Andy Mullins, Chief of Staff to the Chancellor, said. “If there is violation of this policy, yes, you will see a change. We are doing what it takes to take back control of campus.”

 

Due to the disruption of the academic day, tailgaters will no longer be able to set up tents in the Grove at 6 p.m. on Fridays.