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After accepting student and faculty nominations, the Common Reading Experience committee has narrowed its list of contenders down to six books. The final decision will be made in about two weeks. The Common Reading Experience committee is in the process of selecting a book for this fall’s incoming freshmen...

Building permit reports published by the city of Oxford point to a recovering economy, as the number of building permits more than tripled and commercial permits doubled from 2011 to 2012. Year-end reports published by the city of Oxford indicate that the city issued 224 building permits for the construction of single-family homes in 2012, which is more than three times...

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be holding its annual Jan Hawks Memorial Book Sale on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 18-19, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union. Jan Hawks was a founding member and director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women’s Studies. Hawks served as assistant professor of history and was the first director of the Isom...

The Class Attendance Guidelines Policy discusses the importance of attendance relative to learning, but the process is slowed down because of the difficulty of taking attendance in large lecture classes. “We have been looking for a way to make taking attendance more efficient for a long time,” said Kathy Gates, chief information officer for Ole Miss. “We considered...

The Mississippi House of Representatives passed House Bill 369, also known as the Mississippi Charter Schools Act of 2013, on Jan. 24. This bill both defines and makes space available within the pre-existing public school system for charter schools. The House Education Committee passed the bill with a vote of 16 to 14. The House also passed the bill with a vote of 64 to...

The Ole Miss Gamers Association (OMGA) is holding a “Halo 4” charity team event on Feb. 9 to raise money for the Child’s Play Charity. Since 2003, Child’s Play has improved children’s time spent in hospitals by donating video games and consoles to young patients in need of an escape. The organization raised over $5 million in 2012 to help children in...

Social media posts by University of Mississippi students on the Nov. 6 presidential election were some of the main investigative points for the Incident Review Committee’s report. The IRC stated in their official report that “social media, primarily Twitter, fueled speculation about what was happening on campus.” Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Leslie...

On Friday, 10 Ole Miss seniors were inducted into the 2012-13 University of Mississippi Hall of Fame. Inductees were selected for their outstanding achievements and involvement over the course of their education at the university. The 2012-13 Hall of Fame inductees are public policy leadership (PPL) major Brian Barnes, journalism major Kimbrely Dandridge, management major...

A room where the children play with therapists The Child Advocacy Play Therapy Institute (CAPTI), now located in the new Insight Park at The University of Mississippi, is a mental health counseling institute that provides services for children, adolescents and adults coping with emotional stress and developmental difficulties. The center consists of three branches: play...

Nineteen students and three adults from The University of Mississippi’s Wesley Foundation traveled to Honduras for a week-long mission trip Jan. 8-15. They worked with Salt & Light Ministries, based in Jackson. “The Wesley Foundation planned this trip during the long Christmas break because the majority of our students are off the whole seven-week break,” campus...