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October 29, 2012

A female University of Mississippi student was robbed at gunpoint around 2 a.m. Friday on University Avenue near the bridge that crosses Gertrude Ford Boulevard, according to the University Police Department (UPD).

A female University of Mississippi student was robbed at gunpoint around 2 a.m. Friday on University Avenue near the bridge that crosses Gertrude Ford Boulevard, according to the University Police Department (UPD).

Another female student was with the victim when the robbery occurred.

The suspect allegedly pointed a small-caliber gun to one of the female victim’s heads and took her purse, according to the crime alert posted by UPD Friday night. The suspect drives an older-model black sedan with tinted windows and was last seen heading toward Grove Loop.

October 8, 2012

After the recent bomb threat hoax at Lexington Pointe in Oxford, University of Mississippi officials are working to see that students have complete access to emergency guidelines.

After the recent bomb threat hoax at Lexington Pointe in Oxford, University of Mississippi officials are working to see that students have complete access to emergency guidelines.
Some students feel safe be- lieving the campus will be able to handle it in any way.
“Nobody is ready for a bomb threat, but I believe the campus and the students would be able to follow the directions pretty well,” said Ian Ford, a political science sophomore.

September 26, 2012

Roads and parking lots at Ole Miss have become increasingly congested, as enrollment at the university continues to grow but space does not.

Roads and parking lots at Ole Miss have become increasingly congested, as enrollment at the university continues to grow but space does not. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports more than six million automobile accidents every year in the U.S. The NHTSA also estimates that an additional 10 million auto accidents go unreported every year. Auto troubles t The University of Mississippi are increasingly contributing to those statistics. As of Sept.

September 26, 2012

Roads and parking lots at Ole Miss have become increasingly congested, as enrollment at the university continues to grow but space does not.

Roads and parking lots at Ole Miss have become increasingly congested, as enrollment at the university continues to grow but space does not.
 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports more than six million automobile accidents every year in the U.S. The NHTSA also estimates that an additional 10 million auto accidents go unreported every year.
 

September 18, 2012

At approximately 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, the Oxford Police Department responded to a call of a bomb threat involving vehicles at Lexington Pointe apartments off Jackson Avenue, according to Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin.

At approximately 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, the Oxford Police Department responded to a call of a bomb threat involving vehicles at Lexington Pointe apartments off Jackson Avenue, according to Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin.
 
The Oxford Fire Department and the University Police Department were also notified due to a threat that was made in regard to an Ole Miss football player’s vehicle, Martin said.
 
“We made a search of every vehicle in that parking lot and didn’t find anything,” he said.
 

September 13, 2012

Police and other traffic officials in the area are preparing for a large number of people for the Texas football this game weekend.

Police and other traffic officials in the area are preparing for a large number of people for the Texas football this game weekend. While football games are one of the most anticipated events that many Ole Miss students, faculty and alumni look forward to, many people have come to dread the traffic and parking that come along with game weekends.

September 7, 2012

The recent decision to ban smoking on campus at the University of Mississippi has been met with criticism from staff and students alike. The criticism is coming to a head today at 1 p.m. in the Grove when a group, led by two school students, will protest the ban.

The recent decision to ban smoking on campus at the University of Mississippi has been met with criticism from staff and students alike. The criticism is coming to a head today at 1 p.m. in the Grove when a group, led by two school students, will protest the ban. Chase Bradstreet and Kyle Jones are third-year law students and casual smokers. The duo started a Facebook group called “Smoke Up The Grove” which invites anyone interested to smoke cigars or cigarettes during the protest. The smoking ban will not be fully enforced until Jan. 1, 2013.

July 24, 2012

While new head coach Hugh Freeze and Athletics Director Ross Bjork were getting settled into their jobs following highly publicized national searches, another national search was happening under the radar at the University of Mississippi.

 
While new head coach Hugh Freeze and Athletics Director Ross Bjork were getting settled into their jobs following highly publicized national searches, another national search was happening under the radar at the University of Mississippi.

June 27, 2012

Ole Miss will officially be a smoke-free campus beginning this fall.

Ole Miss will officially be a smoke-free campus beginning this fall.
 
The Smoke-Free Campus Policy Implementation Committee finalized and approved a policy that will ban smoking on the Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi.
 

April 29, 2012

Nearly a month after two students were killed at Mississippi State University and Jackson State University, Mississippians are still looking for answers as to how these incidents happened.

Nearly a month after two students were killed at Mississippi State University and Jackson State University, Mississippians are still looking for answers as to how these incidents happened.

Chief Calvin Sellars of the University Police Department said for now, the Ole Miss campus is safe, but the effort to keep this status takes a team. 

“There is only so much that patrol officers can do,” Sellars said. “It takes an effort from many different aspects of the university.”

April 25, 2012

Getting around Oxford is no easy task if you don’t have your own means of transportation. Several students rely on the OUT system to get to campus and around town, but they are left stranded on the weekends when the buses do not run. Now, thanks to the Associated Student Body and the University of Mississippi Office of Campus Sustainability, transportation is becoming less and less of a problem.

Getting around Oxford is no easy task if you don’t have your own means of transportation. Several students rely on the OUT system to get to campus and around town, but they are left stranded on the weekends when the buses do not run. Now, thanks to the Associated Student Body and the University of Mississippi Office of Campus Sustainability, transportation is becoming less and less of a problem.

February 27, 2012

 

Lee Jerrum has been arrested in connection with the hit and run that put one student in the hospital this past weekend.

 

Lee Jerrum has been arrested in connection with the hit and run that put one student in the hospital this past weekend.

Jerrum, a 20-year-old liberal arts undecided major, arrived at the police station with his attorney, Kevin Frye, at approximately 1:45 p.m., in response to the University Police Department’s charge to turn himself in. 

January 25, 2012

Every day there are students at the University of Mississippi in need of a bicycle. They can be seen at any bus stop, left behind by a full bus; sitting in their car stuck in traffic, waiting for a parking spot to empty; covered from head to toe in sweat from having to walk all over campus. In a coordinated effort between the Associated Student Body, the Office of Campus Sustainability and the University Police Department, some of those students’ wishes will be fulfilled.

 

Every day there are students at the University of Mississippi in need of a bicycle. They can be seen at any bus stop, left behind by a full bus; sitting in their car stuck in traffic, waiting for a parking spot to empty; covered from head to toe in sweat from having to walk all over campus. In a coordinated effort between the Associated Student Body, the Office of Campus Sustainability and the University Police Department, some of those students’ wishes will be fulfilled.

November 13, 2011

The University of Mississippi’s Relay for Life is continuing its yearlong efforts to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer with its newly created Dancing for a Cure.

 

The University of Mississippi’s Relay for Life is continuing its yearlong efforts to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer with its newly created Dancing for a Cure.

The event will pit five couples against each other in dance competition, made to resemble the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars.”

The couples will consist of one Ole Miss faculty member and one student who is a member of the Relay for Life Committee.  

November 4, 2011

Only 19 vandalism cases were reported to the University Police Department during the football season.

 

With the end fall semester fast approaching and only two home games left in the season, it is safe to say the University of Mississippi campus has fared well this semester, as far as vandalism is concerned.

Only 19 vandalism cases were reported to the University Police Department during the football season. Most of these cases have taken place in or near the residence halls and Greek houses. The other common places for vandalism are the parking lots during football game weekends, UPD’s Crime Prevention Coordinator Thelma Curry said.

September 22, 2011

Members of the Associated Student Body cabinet have begun the discussion of amending the university’s smoking laws.

Members of the Associated Student Body cabinet have begun the discussion of amending the university’s smoking laws.
There are 38 designated smoking areas around campus, which are enforced by the University Police Department, to help protect non-smokers from secondhand smoke. These areas first came about in 2007.
However, these designated areas are not always used appropriately. Over the past two and half years, UPD has given out approximately 250 tobacco citations.

September 11, 2011

 

Everyday officers with the University Police Department patrol the nation’s most beautiful campus in order to protect the student body from harm. 

July 18, 2011

 

The University Police Department has announced that there will be continued work on the roads this summer, and this week they will begin painting lines back on the roads.

The project, which is being coordinated by the physical plant office, is being started up to put center lines, perpendicular lines, parking places and crosswalks back on roads that were repaved over the summer. 

June 2, 2011

 

 Finding a parking spot in a timely manner and without consequence may become impossible, particularly because of the newest regulation: moving the sophomore class off campus.

February 14, 2011

University Police Department officials said traffic accidents on campus were below average during the snow days.

University Police Department officials said traffic accidents on campus were below average during the snow days.

Michael Harmon, UPD captain of field operations, said there are typically three to four accidents a day on campus.

“When it is 90 degrees and sunny, we have three to four accidents a day,” Harmon said. “So, I consider it pretty fortunate that we only had five accidents over a two-day period.”

July 18, 2010

Rodney Scott, sophomore football player, was arrested Thursday morning for disturbing the peace in an incident spurred by the vandalizing of his car.

 

Rodney Scott, sophomore football player, was arrested Thursday morning for disturbing the peace in an incident spurred by the vandalizing of his car.

 

According to the University Police Department Daily Log, the police were called to the Turner Center at 9:54 a.m. Thursday morning.