New sports complex presents athletic options for students and Oxford residents. A privately owned and operated sports complex is coming closer to being built after the Lafayette County Planning Commission approved a location off Highway 7 South last week. Property owners Chuck Trost and Michael Perry, who are awaiting the commission’s approval of their final plan,...

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...

 Forty-four University of Mississippi students spent part of their Christmas break in Costa Rica, Belize and Tanzania studying abroad, according to Susan Scott, director of Study Abroad Programs. “Winter break is a great time to study abroad because usually the weather here in late December — early January is awful,” Scott said. “Students usually become bored...

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...

Courtesy Ole Miss Communications Ole Miss alumnus Jermaine T. Jackson died Friday in Rockville, Md., in an incident currently being investigated by Maryland State Police. Police reports said that Jackson was pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt and reportedly shot himself as the state trooper stepped out of his car. The officer called out verbal commands to an unresponsive...

Although she is new to The University of Mississippi, assistant professor Jasmine Townsend has ambitious plans in store for the recreational therapy program in the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management. She began teaching therapeutic recreation courses at Ole Miss this semester and has purchased 12 sports wheelchairs through the university to...

The University of Mississippi is investigating a racial crime on campus. The University Police Department (UPD) said someone on Nov. 5 allegedly vandalized the truck of freshman Jamal Woods, a black liberal arts major and ROTC member at Ole Miss. The vandalism of the truck occurred after Woods moved from the Stockard residence hall to the Deaton residence hall because...

The Phi Kappa Phi honor society recently celebrated its 53rd anniversary on the campus of The University of Mississippi. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is both the nation’s and the university’s oldest and most selective academic honor society. The Ole Miss chapter was founded in May 1959 and included many recognizable names. Notably, former Chancellor J.D. Williams...

In honor of William Faulkner, the man who helped shape the town, the Oxford and Ole Miss community will honor the 50th anniversary of his death this Friday, July 6, with a “William Faulkner Remembrance”, followed by the 39th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Fifty Years After Faulkner,” July 7-11. The events kick off at 6:30 am Friday with a marathon...

In the first volume of the book, The Life of Reason, author George Santayana wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The University of Mississippi will remember its own past and work to grow from it with “Opening the Closed Society: 50 Years of Integration,” a year-long celebration of diversity at Ole Miss organized...