The Daily Mississippian

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


National spotlight sparks prospective student interest


Ole Miss Ambassador Linda Ohairwe leads prospective students and families down Business Row during a campus tour Thursday. DM Photo | Cady Herring With the recent success of the Ole Miss football team and accompanying publicity, the university is becoming a place of interest for prospective students. Amanda Barr, program coordinator for the office of admissions, said before the Alabama football game...


Matt Luke talks Vols, improvements on offensive line


Offensive Coordinator Matt Luke talks to players as the Alabama game ends earlier this season. DM Photo | Cady Herring The Ole Miss offensive line has a lot to deal with playing in the Southeastern Conference. The front seven on each SEC defense causes many problems no matter which team it is or which team they are facing. The Tennessee front seven provides a new challenge for co-offensive coordinator...


Paul Finebaum book signing Friday night at Square Books


There’s no one who does football like the Southeastern Conference. And “My Conference Can Beat Your Conference” is a testament to that and the new heights the SEC and Mississippi have achieved this football season. Authors Paul Finebaum and Gene Wojciechowski might not have planned on Ole Miss’s success to accentuate the message behind a book about the power of the SEC, but the irony...


The art of criticism


On Monday, I had the privilege of hearing one of the world’s foremost literary critics speak on the incomparable American poet from my own hometown, T.S. Eliot. Sir Christopher Ricks of the University of Boston gave a speech on T.S. Eliot and his relationship with the South. I’ll be the first to admit that my familiarity with T.S. Eliot is not an intimate one. I know him about as well...