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November 15, 2012

Nov. 6 was Election Day, and, as a foreigner, this was the first time I got to experience the election firsthand. I watched the live coverage of the election with Americans on the second floor of City Grocery. I was the only non-American there. Every time Barack Obama won a state, everybody in City Grocery would cheer and applaud. After 10 p.m., when all the states had stopped voting, Obama finally succeeded in being re-elected. Everybody stood up and shouted, “Four more years, four more years ...” People hugged each other and cheered.

February 26, 2012

At the 2012 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Spring convocation, before public radio personality Garrison Keillor even took the stage, the packed crowd had reason to cheer for the two Barksdale Award winners.

 

At the 2012 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Spring convocation, before public radio personality Garrison Keillor even took the stage, the packed crowd had reason to cheer for the two Barksdale Award winners.

“The brightest stars have always been our students,” said University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones.

Two honors students, Cara Thorne and Ena Wei, were presented with $5,000 awards to complete projects that combine personal meaning and global impact. 

February 19, 2012

Last Thursday University of Mississippi students had a plethora of options for on-campus entertainment — the Vanderbilt game, the Associated Student Body candidate debates and a chance to hear renowned economist Carl Riskin speak on the unequal income distribution in China.
Riskin’s lecture “Obstacles to a Harmonious Society in China: Poverty, Inequality and Economic Imbalance,” was the first discussion for the spring semester’s 2012 Visiting Speakers series sponsored by the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.

Last Thursday University of Mississippi students had a plethora of options for on-campus entertainment — the Vanderbilt game, the Associated Student Body candidate debates and a chance to hear renowned economist Carl Riskin speak on the unequal income distribution in China.

September 7, 2011

The Oxford community, along with cities around the world, including Sydney, Australia, Beijing and China, will stand as a symbol for peace.

On Sept. 24, a message of stainability will literally color the streets of Oxford during the internationally growing event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change.

August 28, 2011

 

From Italy, to China, to New York and now Oxford, world- renowed opera star Kallen Es- parian is bringing her talents and techniques to the Univer- sity of Mississippi.

 

From Italy, to China, to New York and now Oxford, world-renowed opera star Kallen Esparian is bringing her talents and techniques to the University of Mississippi.

August 24, 2011

 

The city of Oxford will be making one more effort to decrease its carbon footprint by purchasing a hybrid truck.

During the Board of Aldermen meeting Aug. 19, Superintendent Lynn Robbins submitted a request to bring the city a 1-ton bucket truck.

The official request documented and granted was to apply for a reimbursement grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority and Electric Power Research Institute.

April 27, 2011

Imported catfish is casting the blues on catfish producers in the South, putting Mississippi’s top agricultural product at risk while decreasing acreage in the catfish industry.

Imported catfish is casting the blues on catfish producers in the South, putting Mississippi’s top agricultural product at risk while decreasing acreage in the catfish industry.

In Mississippi in 2005, catfish production used 99,000 acres. That number is now down to 60,000, said Taylor Webb, spokesperson for the Catfish Farmers of America and editor of the Catfish Journal.

The number of catfish farms in 2005 for Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas combined was 793. That number has dropped from 613 in 2009 to 459 by 2010, Webb said.

April 18, 2011

The Chinese Language Flagship program at the University of Mississippi is one of 10 programs like it in the nation, and the only one of its kind in the SEC. It gives students an opportunity to study the Chinese language over an extended period of time, learn Chinese culture and study abroad in China.

The Chinese Language Flagship program at the University of Mississippi is one of 10 programs like it in the nation, and the only one of its kind in the SEC. It gives students an opportunity to study the Chinese language over an extended period of time, learn Chinese culture and study abroad in China.

It began in the fall of 2000 when officials from Washington came and asked if the University would be interested in a new concept.

March 21, 2011

University of Mississippi student Orathai “Nok” Pongruktham has been hit in the head by a fish many times, all in the name of research.

University of Mississippi student Orathai “Nok” Pongruktham has been hit in the head by a fish many times, all in the name of research.

The fish, better known as the Asian Carp, or more specifically, the Silver Carp, has been called the flying fish of the Mississippi River by those who do not know better.

“Last time we went out on the lake, it was terrifying because they jump,” said Pongruktham, who is a graduate biology student at Ole Miss. “Hundreds of them jump at a time.”

February 23, 2011

We have a finite amount of oil on this planet.

We have a finite amount of oil on this planet.

While many people may argue about how long we have until we run out, the fact still remains that one day, we will run out.

Actually, by the time oil supplies are “low,” prices will be so high that using petroleum for anything will be cost prohibitive.

In addition, we are currently seeing that the availability and price of oil is highly dependent on political stability in the countries and areas of the world where it is extracted.

October 31, 2010

One of my favorite movies of all times is “Dr. Strangelove.” 

 

One of my favorite movies of all times is “Dr. Strangelove.” 

 

July 22, 2010

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) USA has recently been awarded a $2.6 million grant by the National Corporation for Community Service.