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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 1, 2012

Three times a year, University of Mississippi students join residents of a small community in Belize to build a road. 

Three times a year, University of Mississippi students join residents of a small community in Belize to build a road.
The San Mateo Empowerment Project in Belize is one of the university’s most popular Study Abroad programs. More than 100 Ole Miss students have participated in the project since 2010, raising more than $40,000 to support the construction of the road.

March 21, 2012

I believe it was Susan B. Anthony who said, “We are living in a material world, and I am a material girl.” 

 

 

I believe it was Susan B. Anthony who said, “We are living in a material world, and I am a material girl.” 

Man, I feel ya, Ms. Anthony. It’s a byproduct of living in a consumerist culture, I imagine. That, and probably just being selfish and a bit shallow. It’s somewhat hard enjoying buying various things when you are in college, though. All my money nowadays seems to go toward pesky things like heat, electricity and running water.

March 19, 2012

 

Though the green movement has taken off in recent years, the thought of recycling still seems like a hassle to many busy college students.

 

Though the green movement has taken off in recent years, the thought of recycling still seems like a hassle to many busy college students.

Sorting bottles and paper from the trash takes time, and it costs extra money, too.

“I don’t recycle because it is too much of a hassle to take recyclables to the recycling bin,” said Oxford native and Ole Miss student Shannon Carwyle.

January 31, 2012

The Oxford and Lafayette County school systems have found a way to save money in an economy that has everyone looking for ways to save a buck or two.
Over the past two years, eight schools in Oxford and Lafayette County have participated in the TVA Green School Initiative Program, which involves making behavioral changes to save electricity. There are 12 steps the schools complete throughout the program.

The Oxford and Lafayette County school systems have found a way to save money in an economy that has everyone looking for ways to save a buck or two.
Over the past two years, eight schools in Oxford and Lafayette County have participated in the TVA Green School Initiative Program, which involves making behavioral changes to save electricity. There are 12 steps the schools complete throughout the program.

January 25, 2012

 

The University of Mississippi campus is going green and new research has been made in the form of hydrogen-powered vehicles in another effort to improve the initiative.

 

The University of Mississippi campus is going green and new research has been made in the form of hydrogen-powered vehicles in another effort to improve the initiative.

January 23, 2012

The University of Mississippi has taken another step toward its new green initiative with the installation of 413 solar panels on the roof of the year-old Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

The University of Mississippi has taken another step toward its new green initiative with the installation of 413 solar panels on the roof of the year-old Center for Manufacturing Excellence.
These solar panels can produce approximately 100 kilowatts of power, which has the potential to produce enough energy to return power to the electrical grid that many of the buildings on campus use as a power source.

November 15, 2011

GM is not a green car virgin. Its first relationship was with a car known as the EV1, an all electric car that was produced from 1997 to 1999. The EV1 was hampered by its heavy, inefficient lead-acid batteries that provided an average range of only 75 miles, and eventually all of the lease-only EV1s were crushed by GM. Of course, its horrid looks didn’t help much either.
So, when Chevrolet decided to produce the Volt, they made sure to avoid the same mistakes.

October 20, 2011

The Grove has been recognized by many as the No. 1 tailgating spot in the country. But as wonderful as it seems, it can still improve. 

The Grove has been recognized by many as the No. 1 tailgating spot in the country. But as wonderful as it seems, it can still improve. 

The University of Mississippi physical plant recently installed upgrades that bring the Grove one step closer to perfection.

These improvements include new lighting, better cell phone service, new trees and new tailgating policies.

September 18, 2011

After spending most of the last seven years providing nothing more than storage space, the Old Walmart building will receive a minor, yet expensive facelift.
The renovated building was purchased by the University of Mississippi in 2003 for $2.6 million. Now, it will house the university math lab, a multi-purpose room and additional classrooms, a reconstruction expected to cost $3.2 million.

March 31, 2011

Every single one of humanity’s problems can be traced back to some form of technology. Think about it: You cannot have a war without weapons, and you cannot waste all of your productive time on video games without game consoles.

Do not get me started on technology.

Every single one of humanity’s problems can be traced back to some form of technology. Think about it: You cannot have a war without weapons, and you cannot waste all of your productive time on video games without game consoles.

I cannot name a single scientific advancement that has ever made me or anyone else any better off or happier.

Imagine for a second if there were no scientific advancement or technological progress.

February 4, 2011

The world burns tons of irreplaceable fossil fuel each day. It is estimated that within the next 300 years, the world’s supply of fossil fuel will be gone. 

The world burns tons of irreplaceable fossil fuel each day. It is estimated that within the next 300 years, the world’s supply of fossil fuel will be gone.  

Impulse Devices, a California-based research company, is conducting experiments that may provide a solution in the form of an alternative energy source.

Kenneth Bader, a graduate student working at the University of Mississippi, spends his time conducting research for Impulse Devices.

February 2, 2011

The next time the electricity goes out, try to look at the bright side: You are still better off than the squirrel that just died.

The next time the electricity goes out, try to look at the bright side: You are still better off than the squirrel that just died.

Each winter, dozens of squirrels and other small animals are killed on Oxford and Lafayette County’s power lines. Keith Hayward, assistant manager of North East Mississippi Electric Power, said the animals are drawn to the heat put off by the equipment.

February 1, 2011

The Ole Miss chapter of Engineers Without Borders will host Togo Trot, a 5K walk/run on Saturday, Feb. 19, to benefit one of the organization’s projects.

The Ole Miss chapter of Engineers Without Borders will host Togo Trot, a 5K walk/run on Saturday, Feb. 19, to benefit one of the organization’s projects.

The money raised from the run will be used to help pay for supplies needed to complete a water purification project designed by Ole Miss engineering students to be constructed in Akoumape, Togo, Africa, for which Togo Trot is named.

June 23, 2010

Students and faculty found themselves working in the dark Tuesday morning.

 

Students and faculty found themselves working in the dark Tuesday morning.

 

The entire University of Mississippi Oxford campus lost electricity due to the outage.