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University of Mississippi biology doctoral student Tim Colston departed last week for Africa.

Every year, university faculty review members of The University of Mississippi’s administrative staff. Each individual staff member, however, is only reviewed once every four years. The positions examined include department chairs, directors, associate or assistant directors, academic deans, provost/vice chancellor for academic affairs and a host of other administrators.

Mississippi became the first state to join a lawsuit filed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Oct. 10.

Political science professor Miguel Centellas said he sometimes wonders why Ole Miss celebrated 50 Years of Integration. He observed how whites and blacks sit on separate sides in the Student Union, how they cluster together while tailgating at the Grove and last week he counted only three black people on the Square.

At the beginning of the fall semester at an Associated Student Body retreat, President Kimbrely Dandridge asked members what frustrated students the most. The answer: parking.

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.

Ole Miss has something for everyone, even those who hope to become an ambassador to the United Nations or an international diplomat.Model United Nations is a student organization at the university that focuses on teaching
its members diplomacy by presenting the history of the United Nations and its functions.

Two weeks ago, C Spire Wireless rolled out 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) data services in 31 Mississippi markets, including Oxford.

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence was dedicated to former Gov. Haley Barbour Thursday, Oct. 18. Barbour conceived the idea for the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) in collaborative efforts with the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL).

The Associated Student Body (ASB) has a full day of activities planned for 130 students touring The University of Mississippi campus from Myrtle Hall Elementary in Clarksdale to experience what it’s like to be an Ole Miss Rebel. 

The boil water notice on campus at The University of Mississippi will remain in effect until no earlier than Fri- day, according to physical plant officials. Director of the Physical Plant Department Ashton Pearson said the cause of the boil water notice was a break in a water line at a construction site.

As Ole Miss and Auburn fans mingled in the Grove and the Circle, in a quiet corner, away from the noise, James Meredith sat with friend Hiram Eastland. In a rare opportunity, they spoke with student journalists, Meredith’s first on-campus interview in 50 years.

Oxford Mayor George Patterson and the Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss the search for a new Oxford police chief, among other issues prevalent to Oxford businesses.

In light of this year’s celebration of 50 years of integration at The University of Mississippi, many question the relative lack of diversity among university faculty and staff.

The University of Mississippi was recently recognized by the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program for facilitating healthy and active lifestyles for its employees.

Students and faculty are trying to get on the same page with attendance policies.

The presidential candidates stressed their concern for young voters during Tuesday night’s debate.

The University of Mississippi will host its first Dance Marathon for the Children’s Miracle Network in the spring of 2013.

Engineering students and faculty are giving back to the state by working on levees in the Mississippi Delta.

Trash left in the Grove after football games has reached an all-time high, and the Baptist Student Union (BSU) is taking advantage of the need to clean up to help raise funds for summer mission projects.

On Oct. 5, Associated Student Body president Kim- brely Dandridge declared this week to be Ole Miss Pride Week.

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.

Tuedsay afternoon, about 20 students gathered on the Lyceum steps for a chance to walk and talk with Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones.

The Moot Court Board at The University of Mississippi School of Law is getting ready for a new season of competition starting this fall.