The Daily Mississippian

Online version of the Daily Mississippian, student newspaper for the University of Mississippi in Oxford since 1911


New dean of students announced


The intensive search for retiring dean Sparky Reardon’s replacement came to an end yesterday as Melinda J. Sutton was announced as The University of Mississippi’s new dean of students and assistant vice chancellor for student affairs. “This is a new chapter for The University of Mississippi and the dean of students,” Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Brandi Hephner LaBanc said. “I’m...


Sparks Plug

In light of Ole Miss Dean of Students Sparky Reardon’s retirement, The Daily Mississippian searched the archives and is reprinting one of Sparky’s sports columns from when he was assistant sports editor of The DM in 1970. This column was first published on Feb. 25, 1970, and it is a response to University of Tennessee student sports writer Bob MacDonald’s column about his experience at the Nov. 15, 1969, Tennessee-Ole Miss football game in Jackson. The game is popularly referred to as “The Jackson Massacre,” in which the Rebels beat the No. 3 ranked Volunteers 38-0. Prior to the game,...


Pho Night with UM Vietnamese Student Association


Courtesy of the Vietnamese Association The University of Mississippi’s Vietnamese Student Association will host its Fourth Annual Taste of Vietnam Pho Night at the Jackson Avenue Center tonight from 6 to 9. All proceeds will go to support the association’s philanthropy project, One Body Village, which helps to prevent sex trafficking in Vietnam and other southeast Asian countries. “The UMVSA...


Gov. Bryant run counter to university’s creed


“I believe in respect for the dignity of each person.” “I believe in personal and professional integrity.” These excerpts from our beloved university’s creed are some of the most important values that we as a community hold. Whether you are a student, faculty member, staff, alumni or guest, we expect that you will identify with and follow the values set forth in our creed. Recently, Gov....