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April 18, 2012

When most people think of the opera, words like jazz, Marxism, risqué or social themes dealing with corporate greed, poverty or the subjugation of women don’t come to mind. Another two words that don’t appear to be synonymous are opera and Mississippi.

 

When most people think of the opera, words like jazz, Marxism, risqué or social themes dealing with corporate greed, poverty or the subjugation of women don’t come to mind. Another two words that don’t appear to be synonymous are opera and Mississippi.

However, upon seeing “The Threepenny Opera” at Meek Auditiorium, conventional ideas about opera should be reevaluated. 

April 12, 2012

The University of Mississippi honored its top students and also gave away the 2012 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher award Thursday night at the 69th annual Honors Convocation at the Gertrude C. Ford Center.

The University of Mississippi honored its top students and also gave away the 2012 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher award Thursday night at the 69th annual Honors Convocation at the Gertrude C. Ford Center.
Ole Miss recognized undergraduate and graduate students who were nominated by the faculty for their outstanding academic achievements. Sixty-four undergraduate students were selected this year by the Taylor Medal Selection Committee and awarded the Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medals, the highest academic award at the university.

April 11, 2012

Ethel Young-Minor, associate professor of English and African American studies at the University of Mississippi, was the recipient of the 2011 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award.

Ethel Young-Minor, associate professor of English and African American studies at the University of Mississippi, was the recipient of the 2011 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a current faculty member. As a new teacher will soon share the honor, Young-Minor considered how the award has affected her.
Dane Moreton: How did it feel to be named the teacher of the year?

March 7, 2012

Wednesday marked the 47th anniversary of the day John Lewis was beaten by law enforcement in Selma, Ala., for protesting for his right to vote.

 

Wednesday marked the 47th anniversary of the day John Lewis was beaten by law enforcement in Selma, Ala., for protesting for his right to vote.

Associate professor Barbara Harris Combs spoke yesterday at the Barnard Observatory at the University of Mississippi for the weekly Southern Studies Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture about “Bloody Sunday” and the 54-mile march that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

March 2, 2012

Freedom of speech is one of the cornerstones of American idealism, but as technology evolves that freedom is becoming more difficult to regulate. Its latest obstacle: social media. 

 

Freedom of speech is one of the cornerstones of American idealism, but as technology evolves that freedom is becoming more difficult to regulate. Its latest obstacle: social media.  

Social media policies are being created across the nation for elementary/secondary education, but Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said it is different for higher education institutions such as the University of Mississippi.

February 22, 2012

In 1962, James Meredith became the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi, officially desegregating the campus.

 

In 1962, James Meredith became the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi, officially desegregating the campus.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Meredith’s enrollment and Black History Month, the historic event will be commemorated with “Celebrating 50 Years of Integration,” which will be held on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium.

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.

February 7, 2012

The city of Oxford is renowned for its many culinary destinations. From Jackson Avenue to the Square to North Lamar, there are more restaurants than anyone could count. There’s Ajax, Old Venice and others on the Square, then Big Bad Breakfast is just up the road on North Lamar.

 

The city of Oxford is renowned for its many culinary destinations. From Jackson Avenue to the Square to North Lamar, there are more restaurants than anyone could count. There’s Ajax, Old Venice and others on the Square, then Big Bad Breakfast is just up the road on North Lamar.

But if people aren’t looking to go into town for dinner or lunch and want a nice, sit-down restaurant, then look no further than the University of Mississippi’s very own student-run restaurant.

November 17, 2011

When you think of the Ole Miss African Drum and Dance Ensemble, you may think of men and women beating on drums and dancing while dressed in African apparel, but for George Dor, it is much more than that.

 

When you think of the Ole Miss African Drum and Dance Ensemble, you may think of men and women beating on drums and dancing while dressed in African apparel, but for George Dor, it is much more than that.

Dor, associate professor of music and the founder of the Ole Miss African Drum and Dance Ensemble, directed “Sustaining the vision of cultural diversity” this past Tuesday. 

October 10, 2011

Tonight the Oxford community will be blinded by science.
Oxonians of all ages interested in discussing science topics will have an opportunity to take part in the newly-created Science Café every third Tuesday of the month at the Lusa Pastry Café on North Lamar Boulevard.
The idea of the Oxford Science Café was created by Marco Cavaglia, associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Mississippi, after he was asked to present at a science café in North Carolina.

July 15, 2011

 

Early Friday morning, 1,096 avid Harry Potter fans made their way to Oxford’s Malco Theater for the midnight premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: part 2,” the eighth and final movie of the Harry Potter series. Tickets to the premiere sold out earlier in the week. 

May 4, 2011

On April 12, 1861, the bloodiest war on United States soil began when the Confederate army attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

What followed is one of the darkest periods in American history. Cities were destroyed, and over 620,000 soldiers died, plus many more civilians.

Nearly four years later on April 9, 1865, the Civil War ended at Appomattox when Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. The last shot was fired two months later.

May 4, 2011

This year marks the 150th year since the Civil War began. But for Oxford and Ole Miss, the war did not hit home until May 1, 1861.

Ole Miss students formed the University Grays that day to fight in the war as Confederates.

March 24, 2011

Location-based applications like Facebook Places, Foursquare and others seem like fun to many smartphone users. They are used to let friends know where they are, to look up local businesses or to play games that earn them virtual points, badges or store discounts. 

Location-based applications like Facebook Places, Foursquare and others seem like fun to many smartphone users. They are used to let friends know where they are, to look up local businesses or to play games that earn them virtual points, badges or store discounts.  

However, the sharing of one’s location has opened up a debate about privacy. The Wall Street Journal did an investigation of the issue and published an article in December 2010 about their findings.

March 23, 2011

A group of University of Mississippi English students are looking to steal the show for the Oxford Conference for the Book this weekend.

A group of University of Mississippi English students are looking to steal the show for the Oxford Conference for the Book this weekend.

The conference, which is in its 19th year, starts Thursday and runs through Saturday.

“It turns out that this year, 2011, is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible,” said Ann Abadie, associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and coordinator of the conference.

March 6, 2011

How to maintain healthy eating behaviors has become an overwhelming and mind-consuming dilemma. People are constantly surrounded with new eating fads that make it seem impossible to know which eating plan works or what healthy eating entails.

How to maintain healthy eating behaviors has become an overwhelming and mind-consuming dilemma. People are constantly surrounded with new eating fads that make it seem impossible to know which eating plan works or what healthy eating entails.

Fortunately, there is a way to develop healthy eating habits and maintain a balanced diet while in college, and the answers are simple and basic.

March 3, 2011

Dex Edwards’ passion for scenic design and directing has taken him to theaters near and far.

Dex Edwards’ passion for scenic design and directing has taken him to theaters near and far.

Edwards, who has been an associate professor in the University of Mississippi’s theater department for the past 15 years, has designed sets locally, nationally and globally.

“There are directors that I design for around the country that will call me and say ‘I’m doing a show in Toronto,’ and I’ll say ‘I don’t care where the show is, I’ll work with you anywhere,’” Edwards said.

February 17, 2011

Along with baseball games and a glimpse of spring, the end of February brings the opportunity for recognition and intellectual advancement for the Honors College.

Along with baseball games and a glimpse of spring, the end of February brings the opportunity for recognition and intellectual advancement for the Honors College.

On Feb. 24, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College will host its annual Spring Convocation.

February 2, 2011

The American Association of University Women will host a book sale Feb. 21-22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union.

The American Association of University Women will host a book sale Feb. 21-22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union.

“All proceeds from the sale will go to scholarships for University of Mississippi students and to the AAUW Educational Foundation,” said Amy Mark, Oxford branch president of AAUW and associate professor at Ole Miss.

“It’s the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women.”

January 27, 2011

Residents of college towns are known for eating pounds of pizza and guzzling buckets of beer.

Residents of college towns are known for eating pounds of pizza and guzzling buckets of beer.

Eating healthy is not always easy when weekdays are filled with fast food and weekends with partying, however, fresh fruits and veggies are right in Oxford’s backyard.

Yokna Bottoms Farm is a 19-acre farm on the outskirts of town. Opening in January of last year, Yokna Bottoms has grown to become Oxford’s first community supported agricultural (CSA) farm, an agrarian trend that is spreading throughout the country.

January 23, 2011

Ole Miss law students are not lurking in the dungeon for the first time in years.

Ole Miss law students are not lurking in the dungeon for the first time in years.

Second year law student David Long said he was excited to see the sun shining into classrooms during his first two weeks at the new Ole Miss law building Friday afternoon.

“I focus better in the new classrooms,” Long said. “I don’t know if it is the natural light, the improved acoustics or the fact that you feel like you are closer to the professors, but I feel like I get more out of class.”

November 11, 2010

 

Tonight the lights in the Ford Center will rise once again to shine on a group of elite performers. This time, the talent on display comes from our own music department.

November 8, 2010

Most people on the Ole Miss campus know Adam Gussow as their professor or fellow colleague in the English department, but there is a side of the associate professor of English and Southern Studies that many may not know. With the release of his first solo album “Kick and Stomp,” Gussow’s secret may not be safe much longer. 

 

Most people on the Ole Miss campus know Adam Gussow as their professor or fellow colleague in the English department, but there is a side of the associate professor of English and Southern Studies that many may not know. With the release of his first solo album “Kick and Stomp,” Gussow’s secret may not be safe much longer. 

November 4, 2010

This past summer, student researchers at the University of Mississippi conducted extensive research to help better understand enzyme repression with the help of molecular modeling software.

 

This past summer, student researchers at the University of Mississippi conducted extensive research to help better understand enzyme repression with the help of molecular modeling software.