US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January. “It’s an exciting night for all our supporters, and...

By Michael Grimaud and Mary Adele Smith No matter where you live in the United States, you know that November 6 is no ordinary Tuesday this year. It is, of course, Election Day in the 2012 presidential campaign. In prior election years, the youth vote hasn’t always been much of a factor. Why don’t many young people vote? Dr. Michael Henderson, assistant professor...

  By Allison Brooks, Chandler LeDoyen and Jared Senseman After Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant sparked controversy by urging voters to show ID when they vote on Tuesday, Democrats in Lafayette County have been trying to get the word out that there is no law requiring an ID to vote in Mississippi. Mississippi's voter ID law is still pending approval from the...

Today is Election Day. In election years prior, the youth vote hasn’t always been much of a factor. Michael Henderson, assistant professor of political science at The University of Mississippi, said the fact that many younger voters move around a lot is to blame. “If you’re a younger American, you tend to be more mobile,” Henderson said. “Which means that if...

Educational scholar RoSusan Bartee became the first black individual awarded tenure and promoted to full professorship in July in the Department of Leadership and Counselor Development, but her work was for more than attention and accolades. “My work was not strictly for tenure and promotion,” Bartee said. “It was about being able to position myself...

Election Day has arrived, and while the polls are open for voting, the work for the employees at the County Circuit Clerk’s Office is far from over. Lafayette County Circuit Clerk Baretta Mosley believes that voter turnout for this year’s election will be high. “Usually our absentee ballots are an indicator for the number of voters and our absentee numbers...

The Mississippi “fall” weather brought a warm spell on Friday. We changed our attire to fit our needs, as the temperature spiked up to the 80s. We enjoyed that throwback to the warmer days, a little reminder by the weather like a conversation that didn’t end at goodbye, but kept on going instead. But being that this is Mississippi, we can’t have...

The Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) Plan is currently undergoing an actuarial audit. Enrollment for 2012 has been deferred temporarily, according to the program’s website. The board of the MPACT program has suspended new enrollments until the audit is complete. “They have frozen it for Mississippi because there is some concern on investments...

  After Saturday’s game against Arkansas, the Georgia-Florida football game was playing on the TV in the bus on the way back to Oxford.    It’s safe to say that Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator Dave Werner didn’t like what he saw.    “Let me put it to you this way: After about 15 minutes of watching it, I pulled out the...

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...