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October 25, 2012

I mean, really though, who didn’t laugh at Joe Biden’s derisive reactions during the vice presidential debates? Probably Republicans, now that I think about it, but if you’re not a Republican, I bet you were having a grand time. When Obama or Romney make snarky remarks to each other, my friends and I start laughing because we’ve finally got a glimpse of how enraged these candidates are at each other for spreading so many lies over the last eight months.
Incivility makes candidates human.

October 23, 2012

I have started reading Joyce the last couple weeks and started to notice subtle changes in how I wrote down ideas and carried on conversations with other people. These changes grew less and less subtle, so I visited a retired professor and drinking buddy to talk about how an author can shift our point of view. I walked in through his office and noticed shelves of books written by and on Edgar Allan Poe. Sometimes he goes out of town to give or listen to lectures on Poe. We tease each other about what the other one does.

July 17, 2012

 
Yesterday, July 16, a column titled “Family > Money” was credited to the wrong writer. The author of the column is named Tim Abram. He is a junior public policy major from Horn Lake. Follow him on Twitter @Tim_Abram.

July 10, 2012

Community members and prominent academic figures packed the Lyric Theatre Friday night for the screening of the 1969 film adaption of William Faulkner’s novel “The Reivers.” 

 
Community members and prominent academic figures packed the Lyric Theatre Friday night for the screening of the 1969 film adaption of William Faulkner’s novel “The Reivers.” The movie showing was held in anticipation of Oxford’s 39th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, which officially began this past Saturday morning.

July 9, 2012

 

July 4, 2012

The city of Oxford has been named one of the ten “best small towns for business in America” by the financial company American Express.

The city of Oxford has been named one of the ten “best small towns for business in America” by the financial company American Express.
 
The list, compiled by author Jack Schultz, was featured on the Open Forum section of the American Express website, a resource designed by the company to help small business owners exchange insights for success.
 

July 3, 2012

In honor of William Faulkner, the man who helped shape the town, the Oxford and Ole Miss community will honor the 50th anniversary of his death this Friday, July 6, with a “William Faulkner Remembrance”, followed by the 39th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Fifty Years After Faulkner,” July 7-11.

In honor of William Faulkner, the man who helped shape the town, the Oxford and Ole Miss community will honor the 50th anniversary of his death this Friday, July 6, with a “William Faulkner Remembrance”, followed by the 39th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Fifty Years After Faulkner,” July 7-11.

June 27, 2012

In the first volume of the book, The Life of Reason, author George Santayana wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
 
The University of Mississippi will remember its own past and work to grow from it with “Opening the Closed Society: 50 Years of Integration,” a year-long celebration of diversity at Ole Miss organized by the university’s civil rights subcommittee.

In the first volume of the book, The Life of Reason, author George Santayana wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

The University of Mississippi will remember its own past and work to grow from it with “Opening the Closed Society: 50 Years of Integration,” a year-long celebration of diversity at Ole Miss organized by the university’s civil rights subcommittee.
 

April 26, 2012

 

Sports Editor Austin Miller and football beat writer David Collier caught up with Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports and author of Meat Market: Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting on their weekly show “Daytime Fireworks” on Rebel Sports Radio to discuss first-year head football coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss football program.

 

Sports Editor Austin Miller and football beat writer David Collier caught up with Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports and author of Meat Market: Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting on their weekly show “Daytime Fireworks” on Rebel Sports Radio to discuss first-year head football coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss football program.

April 22, 2012

Tonight, VOX Press Artists series will honor Chris Offutt, an Ole Miss professor and award-winning author and screenwriter.

 

Tonight, VOX Press Artists series will honor Chris Offutt, an Ole Miss professor and award-winning author and screenwriter.

Doors for “An Evening with Chris Offutt” will open at 7 p.m. at The Power House Arts Center.

“When we heard that Chris Offuit was now in Oxford teaching screenwriting at the University of Mississippi, well, we couldn’t help but ask him to be a part of the Series,” co-founder of Vox Press Inc., Louis Bourgeois, said.

April 17, 2012

 

“True Blood” lovers can now see where it all began. Charlaine Harris, the Mississippi-born author whose books inspired the HBO hit “True Blood,” has donated several of her manuscripts to the Archives and Special Collections section of the J.D. Williams Library. 

 

“True Blood” lovers can now see where it all began.

Charlaine Harris, the Mississippi-born author whose books inspired the HBO hit “True Blood,” has donated several of her manuscripts to the Archives and Special Collections section of the J.D. Williams Library. 

Jennifer Ford, director of Special Collections, said this collection carries a lot of importance.

March 29, 2012

Sandra Steingraber, a biologist, poet and cancer survivor, has researched the connection between human rights and chemical contamination in the environment.

Sandra Steingraber, a biologist, poet and cancer survivor, has researched the connection between human rights and chemical contamination in the environment.
Steingraber spoke to University of Mississippi students Wednesday evening with a lecture entitled “Environmental Human Rights from Silent Spring to Fracking Shale.”

March 28, 2012

Judging from the box office receipts, literally everyone saw “The Hunger Games” over the weekend. The Oxford Malco was certainly packed. I had to squeeze in next to an old lady. It was the hottest date I’ve had in weeks. OK, months. All right, my entire life. But is the movie worth all this hoopla?

 

Judging from the box office receipts, literally everyone saw “The Hunger Games” over the weekend. The Oxford Malco was certainly packed. I had to squeeze in next to an old lady. It was the hottest date I’ve had in weeks. OK, months. All right, my entire life. But is the movie worth all this hoopla?

February 16, 2012

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s convocation keynote speech was delivered by American author, monologist and radio personality Garrison Keillor to a packed house at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

 

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s convocation keynote speech was delivered by American author, monologist and radio personality Garrison Keillor to a packed house at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Keillor, who is from Minnesota, said it was an honor to come down South and get a look at the Rebels he had read about as a boy growing up. From reading the stories, Keillor had to admit he admired the Rebels.

January 29, 2012

 

With her house quiet and her husband and children sleeping, Julie Cantrell sat down and started writing her first novel. Now, “Into the Free” will debut this Tuesday at a launch party at Off-Square Books. 

 

With her house quiet and her husband and children sleeping, Julie Cantrell sat down and started writing her first novel.

Now, “Into the Free” will debut this Tuesday at a launch party at Off-Square Books. 

November 28, 2011

Why is Newt Gingrich running for president? 

 

As Republicans are hopping off the Herman Cain train, former Speaker Newt Gingrich is gaining momentum in the current GOP presidential field. This marks a huge turnaround from a month ago, when experts were declaring Gingrich’s political aspirations a thing of the past. But as Republicans start to jump on the Gingrich bandwagon, they need to analyze who they’re really supporting.

October 19, 2011

 

To the Editor: 

 

This is a response to John Woods III’s opinion piece that appeared in The Daily Mississippian on Oct. 17. It is refreshing to see student interest in the doings of Faculty Senate, a transparent organization that held a regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday to discuss, among other things, voicing support for a university leadership under fire. It is also refreshing to see this student openly expressing his right to free speech on this campus. 

May it remain unhindered for all of us.

August 29, 2011

Do a Google search for Ryan Rigney.
He is on Wikipedia for “Angry Birds,” as he was the first in the world to review it. You’ll find he has written for some of the nation’s premier gaming magazines, and in the near future, he’ll be on Amazon as the author of a book.  
With such an extensive Google resume, you may not expect the sophomore journalism student to be only 19.

August 26, 2011

 

The Freshman Convocation ceremony starts the first college chapter for the class of 2015. 

Students and faculty joined together to welcome each other on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the Tad Smith Coliseum.

 

The Freshman Convocation ceremony starts the first college chapter for the class of 2015. 

Students and faculty joined together to welcome each other on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the Tad Smith Coliseum.

August 25, 2011

Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel, “The Help,” has stirred up a great amount of controversy in Mississippi, while also refocusing our nation’s and the world’s attention on racial tensions in the South. 

 

Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel, “The Help,” has stirred up a great amount of controversy in Mississippi, while also refocusing our nation’s and the world’s attention on racial tensions in the South. 

August 23, 2011

 

I feel so old.  

My first two years of college flew by. Now I’m in my junior year, and I’m not entirely sure how I got here.  

 

I feel so old.  

My first two years of college flew by. Now I’m in my junior year, and I’m not entirely sure how I got here.  

July 15, 2011

 

The University of Mississippi’s newest edition, the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, has added new opportunities for students who are looking to major in something less conventional. The offered majors, which range from herbology to potions, have caught the attention of many across the country. 

June 20, 2011

 

Summer has always meant three things to me: humidity, watermelon and Oxford Shakespeare Festival.

Shakespeare festivals are a popular summer commodity for starving artists to find employment for two to three months of fast rehearsals and long runs. Families across the country pack the outdoor theaters to listen to the melodic and poetic script and get a glimpse of what the theatrical world was like in Elizabethan times.

April 15, 2011

After 6 years of planning, 2 years of construction and 3 months of classes, the Robert C. Khayat Law Center is set for dedication today.

After 6 years of planning, 2 years of construction and 3 months of classes, the Robert C. Khayat Law Center is set for dedication today.

Law Dean Richard Gershon said that this would be a special day for the University and is expected to attract over 500 people.

“It is a great tribute to the chancellor emeritus, who transformed this University,” Gershon said.
“He did a great job not only with buildings, but also transforming the reputation of the University. I’m honored to be in a building named for him.”