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The Mississippi Department of Education recently awarded funding to The University of Mississippi’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE), which will provide opportunities for the state’s math teachers to improve their teaching skills. The $1.2 million grant will fund the Developing...

The University of Mississippi’s Crisis Action Team (CAT) continues to increase emergency preparedness and use social media to make Ole Miss a safe campus. CAT is composed of five people on campus: Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Windham, Dean of Students Sparky Reardon, Chief of Police Calvin Sellers, Chief Communications Officer Tom Eppes and Associate Provost...

Oxford officials have installed improvements to the city’s existing laws to ease the Square’s ongoing parking difficulties. File Photo After discarding the paid-parking system of its “Plan A,” The Downtown Parking Advisory Council decided to go with its “Plan B.” Using cameras powered by License Plate Recognition software, the newly hired Standard Parking group...

For many students, the difference between going to college and working after high school can depend on the Federal Pell Grant Program. University of Mississippi freshman David Miller of Clinton is grateful for the program. He is the youngest of three in a family in which the mother is the sole financial provider. Miller said he knew that if he wanted an education, he was...

After a 55-year wait, the University of Mississippi School of Medicine will now have an exclusive building for its growing classrooms on The University of Mississippi Medical Center campus in Jackson. Courtesy Ole Miss CommunicationsAn illustration of the new University of Mississippi Medical Center being built in Jackson Mississippi House lawmakers approved a bill on...

File Photo (Jared Burleson/The Daily Mississippian)Governor Phil Bryant Gov. Phil Bryant declared 2013 the year to hire veterans, and in conjunction, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and Workforce Investment Network job centers are assisting an estimated 28,000 Mississippi veterans to return to civilian life and regular employment.   Mississippi Gov....

The Wednesday edition of The Daily Mississippian incorrectly stated the Oxford University Transit bus hours. Starting in the fall of 2013, the OUT bus hours will be extended from 7 a.m. — 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. — 9 p.m. Yesterday’s column, “Our lives are a cartoon,” by Alexandra Williamson, incorrectly stated the country’s debt. Currently, the country’s debt is...

Richard Barnes, a professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, was killed in a car accident at 9:38 a.m. on January 22 between Conway, Ark. and Little Rock. According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, the professor’s Subaru crossed the median, driving east on Interstate 40, and struck the oncoming vehicle. Barnes was pronounced...

The City of Oxford will hold its general election on June 3 to select representatives for the Board of Aldermen and the mayor. Current Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson qualified for re-election in the first two days that residents could apply for the nomination. City Clerk Lisa Carwyle said that as of Jan. 22, incumbent Mayor Patterson is the only resident to qualify to seek...

File PhotoCars drive past buildings on The Square. It has been a big year for The University of Mississippi, not only with sports and academics, but also for the City of Oxford. Livability.com has honored Oxford by ranking it as the No. 2 college town in its third annual listing of top college towns, behind College Station, Texas, home to the main campus of Texas A&M...