• TheDMonline.com Staff Member?
  • Log In
Share |

Content about Ethics

November 15, 2012

To the University Community:

On the heels of the Election Night “riots,” another racist incident has been reported in the news media. A black freshman’s truck was vandalized the day before, with racial slurs keyed into his truck and the tires slashed. In light of these terrible events, I applaud the students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have joined together in the past week to emphasize that this is not acceptable at the University of Mississippi. Unfortunately, much more is needed.

November 15, 2012

Letter to the Editor,

November 13, 2012

I was reading a Time magazine article the other day about how racist attitudes are ingrained in people. I’d suggest that it’s an article we all should read here at The University of Mississippi. Why? This article addresses an issue that’s not only a problem on our campus, but an issue that’s a problem nationwide — really worldwide.

November 12, 2012

I understand that it’s been a little while since the smoking ban has been in the news, but let us revisit it once more. I find it critical to point out a few more things that have failed to be addressed in this newspaper, and I’m going to start from square one: health.

November 9, 2012

The Law School Student Body (LSSB) Senate of The University of Mississippi’s School of Law has passed a proposal regarding the university’s new smoke-free campus policy. 

The Law School Student Body (LSSB) Senate of The University of Mississippi’s School of Law has passed a proposal regarding the university’s new smoke-free campus policy.
With the new smoking policy taking effect in January 2013, the Senate’s goal is to stop the implementation of the ban.
“We are confident there are better solutions than an outright ban,” said Cory Ferraez, second-year law student and LSSB senator.
The new proposal consists of alternatives such as enforcing the previously designated smoking areas and increasing signage that warns others of the designated smoking areas.

November 8, 2012

Dear student body,

October 29, 2012

For rape to be such a difficult subject, we’ve been talking about it a lot lately and with very little reverence or respect for the people who are victims.
We all remember Todd Akin’s statements about “legitimate rape” and how the female body has a way of “trying to shut that whole thing (pregnancy) down.” Most of us hoped no one else would make any rape comments for a while. Apparently, that was too much to ask.

October 17, 2012

The college admissions process is something most of us would never like to have to relive.
It’s a stressful time filling out applications, writing variations of the same personal statement and dealing with the attendant stress of finding a large or small envelope in the mailbox. However, for one girl, though she graduated from LSU this past May, she will have to relive this time of her life in front of the Supreme Court.

September 25, 2012

Dear Editor,

I read Adam Blackwell’s article on September 20th, and I feel that his opinion on the smoke free policy had a few flaws.
First, his using the ban on cigarettes in “the workplace, bars or restaurants” was completely irrelevant to the situation. Those are enclosed buildings, and I don’t believe anyone is asking to be allowed to smoke in any buildings on campus.

September 25, 2012

The past week has been a busy for the British Crown’s legal team. Two European magazines published photos of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, topless. The photos have started a huge legal storm, as they were taken from over a half mile away with a long lens camera while Prince William and his bride were having an intimate moment in a private villa in Provence, France.  Most would agree that these photos are a vulgar invasion of privacy at best. However, for a legal aspect are they prohibited?

September 20, 2012

 
When I came back to Ole Miss this semester, I noticed something different about the landscape and buildings on our beautiful campus.
Everywhere you look, yard signs, posters and stickers signal that The University of Mississippi is now a smoke-free campus. Personally, I am extremely happy with this policy shift; however, many students, faculty and staff are upset with the policy. This smoke free policy has been a major point of debate since the fall semester began, and the debate doesn’t seem to be quieting down.

September 11, 2012

I am a conservative who leans very libertarian, except on moral and social issues. If you’ve read my articles then you know there’s no doubt about this.
This is why my attitudes toward the smoking ban will surprise some people. I’m talking John Roberts and the Obamacare ruling type of surprise; I doubt any conservative or libertarian will agree. Here it is: The logic behind the smoking ban is perfectly sound.
The smoking ban is a terrible idea, but the reasoning behind it is acceptable. We choose to attend Ole Miss, go to games here and work here.

September 10, 2012

What has been a big controversy since the beginning of the school year has received student and faculty responses. On Friday in the Grove, a peaceful, non-violent protest was led by the Facebook group, “Smoke Up The Grove,” started by two Ole Miss law students.

What has been a big controversy since the beginning of the school year has received student and faculty responses. On Friday in the Grove, a peaceful, non-violent protest was led by the Facebook group, “Smoke Up The Grove,” started by two Ole Miss law students. The group invited anyone interested in smoking to smoke during the protest. Also, any non-smokers who were against the ban were welcomed to attend the protest. Ole Miss students and faculty protested the zero-tolerance smoking ban by signing a petition to stop the university from passing the zero-tolerance law.

August 30, 2012

Before Isaac set his course to drench North Mississippi, there was supposed to be a protest of the University’s new smoking ban in the Grove today. Smokers and nonsmokers alike have RSVPed to the facebook event, which states in the description that “[t]his isn’t about smokers versus non smokers. It’s about freedom and personal responsibility.”

August 29, 2012

Sometime during their first year of law school, students learn about the requirements for expert witnesses called during trials. The rules are that, typically, you want someone who is a recognized expert in their field, has published extensively and has other experts in that field who corroborate that expert’s theories and opinions.

August 23, 2012

Dear Editor,

August 20, 2012

 
It had to be done; let’s talk about “legitimate rape.”

July 17, 2012

David Williams plead guilty to manslaughter and kidnapping inveiglement of Demetria Bracey Monday morning.

 
David Williams plead guilty to manslaughter and kidnapping inveiglement of Demetria Bracey Monday morning. Williams will serve 25 years on both counts, with the possibility of having the last five years suspended following a mental evaluation.

July 11, 2012

Mississippi's only abortion clinic is safe for now, as U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III extended the temporary restraining order against a law that could shut it down.

 
Mississippi's only abortion clinic is safe for now, as U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III extended the temporary restraining order against a law that could shut it down.
House Bill 1390, which passed on April 4 and was to take effect on July 1, requires abortion providers to be certified OB-GYNs with admitting privileges at a local hospital.

July 2, 2012

I should make clear at the beginning of this column that I am not vegan, and I’ve never had any interest in being vegan until I moved in with a family who is vegan. Well, the wife/mother of the family is vegan; her husband identifies himself as “plant strong.” All the same, I have been thrust into the world of veganism for the summer, and to be honest, I’m loving every minute of it. I haven’t had tofu yet (that I’m aware of), but I have had some fabulous food.

 
I should make clear at the beginning of this column that I am not vegan, and I’ve never had any interest in being vegan until I moved in with a family who is vegan. Well, the wife/mother of the family is vegan; her husband identifies himself as “plant strong.” All the same, I have been thrust into the world of veganism for the summer, and to be honest, I’m loving every minute of it. I haven’t had tofu yet (that I’m aware of), but I have had some fabulous food.

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 18, 2012

I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. Really, I have never even had the desire. I understand and have researched the health related problems that are linked to smoking. In this same column a few weeks ago, I called for the Mississippi Legislature to raise the state cigarette tax.

Based on that, one would think that I would be in favor of a campus wide smoking ban. However, I am not.