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News

Internationalizing the university: executive director of global engagement begins to build partnerships

Nosa Egiebor speaks with Molly Fryman (seated), international student adviser, at the Study Abroad Fair on Feb. 12 in the
Student Union lobby. DM Photo | Leah Gibson

Nosa Egiebor speaks with Molly Fryman (seated), international student adviser, at the Study Abroad Fair on Feb. 12 in theStudent Union lobby. DM Photo | Leah Gibson From Africa to Canada to the United States, Nosa Egiebor has made his mark on college campuses. Now, his job is to connect the University of Mississippi with the rest of the world. Egiebor was hired last summer as the University of Mississippi’s...

Sports

Rebels to host Alabama Crimson Tide in weekend series

Junior Connor Cloyd (27) runs to first base after batting during the baseball game against the Central Arkansas. (DM Photo | Marlee Crawford)

Junior Connor Cloyd (27) runs to first base after batting during the baseball game against the Central Arkansas. (DM Photo | Marlee Crawford) After splitting two midweek games against Central Arkansas and Memphis, the Ole Miss baseball team continues to attempt a postseason push with a home series against Alabama this weekend. The Rebels come into the series with a 21-21 overall record and will be...

Lifestyles

Double Decker Spring Run hosts 20th anniversary Saturday

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Running shoes, water bottle, athletic clothing and a good attitude: put all of these on the checklist to prepare for the upcoming Double Decker Spring Run 5k or 10k and the Kids Fun Run. The three-race event will begin April 25 at 7:30 a.m. Pam Swain, the race director, is excited for the upcoming event. “This is actually our 20th annual event,” Swain said. The annual race was started in conjunction...

Opinion

Black Lives Matter

I walk about campus on a Thursday like I do every weekday. As I approach the Union, I am surprised to see a crowd formed out front. Many are lying down on the pavement. Others are holding signs. Their content varies; some have slogans like “Hands up, don’t shoot!” but the most prevalent one is: “Black lives matter.” I check my phone. I rarely use the application Yik Yak because usually I’m just not interested by what my fellow students have to say on there. For many that use it, their lives revolve around Greek life, and that is not something I personally care about. This day, however,...