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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...

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...

File Photo (Tyler Jackson) | The Daily Mississippian The University of Mississippi plans to continue “pedestrianizing” the Oxford campus in the coming months as a way to deal with the parking problem on campus. Pedestrianizing refers to the process of establishing parking lots off campus while downsizing and slowing the growth of the existing lots within the confines...

Anna Brigance/The Daily Mississippian Auditions for “Fuddy Meers” by David Lindsay-Abaire will be in full swing with Theatre Oxford at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on the corner of Jackson Avenue and South 14th Street. Greg Earnest, a math instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College, is directing the production, which traces the chaotic journey of...

The work of two committees on campus has helped give The University of Mississippi a better image in the wake of the Nov. 6 election-night disturbance The Incident Review Committee was created in response to a letter written by faculty to Chancellor Dan Jones. The letter, which was signed by 110 faculty and staff members at the university, voiced concerns about how the...