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Black History Month festivities began yesterday with a speech by Rev. C. Edward “CJ” Rhodes, the presentation of the Lift Every Voice Awards and a call for remembrance. Tuesday at noon in the Student Union, February’s Black History Month events kicked off with a speech by University of...

Although the United Way of Lafayette-Oxford-University has fallen short of its 2012 campus goal, contributions are still being accepted. A University of Mississippi campus committee did not reach its fundraising goal for the United Way of Lafayette-Oxford-University in 2012 but has not given up on reaching it. A campus goal of $165,000 was set by Ole Miss faculty, staff...

 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) Spring Convocation on Tuesday night. Chancellor Dan Jones opened...

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,...