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September 21, 2012

It is estimated that 36,000 people commit suicide every year in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s website. The University of Mississippi, in conjunction with the ASFP, is attempting to reduce that number.

It is estimated that 36,000 people commit suicide every year in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s website. The University of Mississippi, in conjunction with the ASFP, is attempting to reduce that number. On Oct. 14, the Ole Miss Department of Psychology will host its third annual Out of the Darkness walk. Students, faculty and community members will join together at the Lyceum and walk three to five miles to help fund suicide prevention research.

September 13, 2012

Last week Democrats had a chance to come together in massive numbers in Charlotte, N.C., to host our national convention from Sept. 4-7.  I had the distinct pleasure of making the trip with the Mississippi delegation. This year we were treated to powerful party leaders and quite a few upcoming stars, from primetime speakers such as Michelle Obama, Julian Castro, Elizabeth Warren, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden to the president himself.  By the end of the week, I left not only more informed, but more energized about my party.

August 19, 2012

Returning and new students, faculty and staff take note, Ole Miss is now a 100 percent smoke-free campus. 

Returning and new students, faculty and staff take note, Ole Miss is now a 100 percent smoke-free campus.
A new “Smoke-Free Policy,” which completely bans smoking at the University of Mississippi, went into effect Aug. 1.
Under this policy, students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus can not smoke any tobacco products that create smoke, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and electric cigarettes. Tobacco products which are not lighted are permitted.

March 26, 2012

Do you remember that thing called Initiative 26 from this past November? You know, the one that wanted to take away women’s rights, outlaw abortion and essentially outlaw contraceptives? This is also the initiative that was rejected by more than 55 percent of Mississippians. 

 

Do you remember that thing called Initiative 26 from this past November? You know, the one that wanted to take away women’s rights, outlaw abortion and essentially outlaw contraceptives? This is also the initiative that was rejected by more than 55 percent of Mississippians. 

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the “Personhood” Amendment is back in the great state of Mississippi in the form of legislation.   

March 25, 2012

Over the past few years, Relay for Life has become a staple on the University of Mississippi campus, right along with Rebel baseball, spring parties and Double Decker.

 

Over the past few years, Relay for Life has become a staple on the University of Mississippi campus, right along with Rebel baseball, spring parties and Double Decker.

Doug Odom, publicity chair for the event, which is scheduled for April 13, said one of the big goals was to increase the publicity. To do that, one of the first things Odom did was set up a “percentage night” with McAllister’s restaurant in Oxford. 

March 22, 2012

Lightning in a bottle twice. That’s how search committee co-chair and FedEx executive Mike Glenn described the hires of football coach Hugh Freeze and the recently introduced Athletics Director Ross Bjork, who previously served in the same capacity at Western Kentucky. The committee, which included Glenn, co-chair Archie Manning and Chancellor Dan Jones, agreed Bjork’s vision, qualifications, integrity and character set him apart from “a strong pool of candidates for the position.” In his introduction, Jones stressed the importance of athletics for Ole Miss, as well as excellence in the overall university.

 

February 1, 2012

 

The local chapter for United Way has already exceeded its goal of $160,000 that began last November.

 

The local chapter for United Way has already exceeded its goal of $160,000 that began last November.

Donations from faculty and students across campus are a huge reason why the program has been so successful.

Since 1970, the Lafayette County chapter of United Way has found agencies that are serving people then raises money for them to help their cause.

Thanks in large part to on-campus events, United Way raised $10,000 more than it did last year.

November 17, 2011

The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County will celebrate its 41st birthday on Nov. 17.

 

The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County will celebrate its 41st birthday on Nov. 17.

For years, the United Way fundraising committee has combined its efforts with different companies, agencies and individuals in the Oxford, Lafayette County and university area that are willing to contribute to make a difference in their community.

November 8, 2011

On Monday, Ole Miss announced that head football coach Houston Nutt would not be retained next season, as well as the retirement of Pete Boone by December 2012.

The Rebel nation was also informed that former football great Archie Manning and FedEx Executive Vice President Mike Glenn would co-chair a committee that would be responsible in finding a new Ole Miss football coach and new athletics director.

After a day to take all of this information from Monday, this could be a monumental moment in not just Ole Miss athletics, but for the university as a whole. The two men who are hired to take over such prestigious positions could alter the face of Ole Miss forever.

On Monday, Ole Miss announced that head football coach Houston Nutt would not be retained next season, as well as the retirement of Pete Boone by December 2012.

The Rebel nation was also informed that former football great Archie Manning and FedEx Executive Vice President Mike Glenn would co-chair a committee that would be responsible in finding a new Ole Miss football coach and new athletics director.

March 28, 2011

Until April 8, students have the opportunity to recognize faculty and staff who have shaped their college careers.

Until April 8, students have the opportunity to recognize faculty and staff who have shaped their college careers.

The 17th annual Thomas Frist Award for Outstanding Student Service honors University of Mississippi professors and staff members for their dedication to service based on students’ letters of nomination.

March 10, 2011

The University of Mississippi United Way campaign has been successful this school year, according to the campaign co-chair Lucile McCook.

The University of Mississippi United Way campaign has been successful this school year, according to the campaign co-chair Lucile McCook.

Through several different fundraising events and donations, the campus campaign was able to give $148,000 to United Way, a four percent increase from last year.

Kathy Sukanek, executive director for United Way, said the University’s donation came at a critical time this year.

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 29, 2010

The Mascot Selection Committee of the University of Mississippi has moved ahead in its selection process.

 

The Ole Miss Rebels are now one step closer to a mascot. The top five from the previous poll have now been narrowed down again with three remaining. They are the Land Shark, the Black Bear, and Hotty Toddy, one character merged from the former Hotty and Toddy idea. 

 

September 14, 2010

This summer, 13,000 University of Mississippi students, alumni and fans voted to narrow down the eleven mascots presented by the Ole Miss Mascot Selection Committee. 

 

This summer, 13,000 University of Mississippi students, alumni and fans voted to narrow down the eleven mascots presented by the Ole Miss Mascot Selection Committee. 

 

July 15, 2010

The Ole Miss Mascot Selection Committee released five top options that came from the recent polling.

 

The Ole Miss Mascot Selection Committee released five top options that came from the recent polling.

 

Of the 11 original mascot ideas, the committee decided to move forward the concepts of the horse, Hotty and Toddy, the landshark, the lion and the bear.

July 12, 2010

The Mascot Selection Committee will meet today to review results and feedback received from Poll One, which was taken between June 28 and July 6.

 

The Mascot Selection Committee will meet today to review results and feedback received from Poll One, which was taken between June 28 and July 6.

 

July 6, 2010

The Mascot Selection Committee wrapped up its second phase, Poll One, as part of the mascot selection process yesterday evening.

The Mascot Selection Committee wrapped up its second phase, Poll One, as part of the mascot selection process yesterday evening.

According to Ty New, co-chair of the Mascot Selection Committee, over 12,000 people voted in the poll. Of that 12,000-plus, over 5,000 of those voters were students.

The committee was pleased with the result.

“(That number) is awesome, especially in the summer,” New said.

June 30, 2010

 

 Polls for the new Ole Miss on-field mascot opened at 8 a.m. Monday. That day alone, the mascot selection website, mascot.olemiss.edu, received 59,000 hits.

 Polls for the new Ole Miss on-field mascot opened at 8 a.m. Monday. That day alone, the mascot selection website, mascot.olemiss.edu, received 59,000 hits.

As of Tuesday by 5 p.m. there were around 9,000 votes. Polling will end Monday, July 5.

 

The poll is not an election yet for the new mascot.

 

It is simply a narrowing down process of “concepts.”