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 Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will addressed honors college faculty and students at yesterday’s spring convocation. Columnist and conservative commentator George Will delivered an address entitled “The Political Argument Today” at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC)...

Mississippi’s two largest universities come together to help improve the quality of Mississippi’s teachers. Courtesy Robert Jordan | Ole Miss CommunicationsUniversity of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones (right) and Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum   The University of Mississippi has joined forces with Mississippi State University to create...

A bill introduced by Congressman Alan Nunnelee aims to stop taxpayers from funding abortions. On Jan. 22, Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) introduced the Stop Abortion Funding in Multi-State Exchange Plans Act, which would prohibit tax payer money from being used to fund elective abortions to multi-state insurance plans offered through the Patient Protection and Affordable...

Proposed rules for voter ID were sent to the Department of Justice for approval this past Tuesday. As part of the state’s process of seeking federal approval for voter ID, proposed rules for the new law were sent to the United States Department of Justice for approval this past Tuesday. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann submitted these rules, and if approved,...

Three final aldermen have opted to seek re-election in the City of Oxford’s election this summer. Janice Antonow of Ward 3, Alderman At-Large John Morgan and E.O. Oliver of Ward 2  filed as the last of seven aldermen currently representing the City of Oxford to seek re-election. Qualification opened at the beginning of the new year. Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson qualified...

Stockard and Martin will not be the only two residence halls to experience major changes on campus, with Kincannon and Guess halls being next on the list. As residence halls throughout campus continue to be built and renovated for freshmen, the next few on the list may create a few beds for upperclassmen. The University of Mississippi has made plans to demolish Guess Hall...

After being open for nine years, the Oxford Conference Center has decided to give its interior a makeover. The center hosts a number of public and private events, ranging from senior proms, to business meetings and even weddings. The building, which is owned by the city of Oxford, is paid for through city funds. The total allocated budget was $175,000. Not only is the...

The Ole Miss lacrosse team is hosting a tournament Saturday in memory of Sarah and John Wheat, who were killed in a car accident last October. The lacrosse team is hosting a tournament called “The Wheat Memorial Game” on Saturday in memory of Sarah and John Wheat. The two students were killed in a head-on collision on Oct. 27, 2012. Sarah, 24, and her brother, John,...

With the start of the spring semester, Greek organizations are preparing for spring recruitment. The National Pan-Hellenic Council held its Greek Forum last night, while the Interfraternity Council has an open bidding process and spring recruitment for the Panhellenic Council is uncommon. Few Greek organizations participate in formal spring recruitment. However, all three...

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 at The University of Mississippi. The committee will be choosing...