A female University of Mississippi student was robbed at gunpoint around 2 a.m. Friday on University Avenue near the bridge that crosses Gertrude Ford Boulevard, according to the University Police Department (UPD). Another female student was with the victim when the robbery occurred. The suspect allegedly pointed a small-caliber gun to one of the female victim’s heads...

  Fifty years ago on Sept. 30, 1962, the familiar sights of the Grove, the Lyceum and the Circle were grotesque images filled with smoke, chaos and hatred. Bobby King, a Corinth native who was a journalism senior at Ole Miss in 1962, said Sept. 30 started out just like every other Sunday. “I was in New Albany having lunch with my girlfriend, who is my wife now,...

  Riots overtook The University of Mississippi on Sept. 30, 1962. The reason – the pigment of a single man’s skin. The admission of James Meredith, the first black person integrated into Ole Miss, created an integration struggle that allowed prejudice to hang heavily in the air. Nonetheless, Ole Miss made a change, a change that many forms of media have hyped,...

On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first black man to attend Ole Miss, making history and changing the future of The University of Mississippi forever. To commemorate the occasion, the university is hosting a number of events centering on Meredith to celebrate the anniversary, labeling it “50 Years of Integration: Opening the Closed Society.” Chancellor Dan...

Last year, the decision was made to move the The University of Mississippi’s math lab from Kinard Hall to room A01 in the Jackson Avenue Center, otherwise known as the old Walmart building, due to Kinard having inadequate space for students. Mathematics instructor Robert Hunt said the old lab in Kinard was fine when it first opened about 10 years ago, but due to the...

A few weeks ago, I filled out my absentee ballot at the Madison County Courthouse. On the ballot was a race for Mississippi Supreme Court justice. In the weeks since then, I have noticed quite a bit of campaigning for that race. The more that I think about this race, the more it concerns me. For starters, the incumbent, Bill Waller Jr., is the chief justice of Mississippi....

This week vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan promotes his budget plan around the country. The Romney-Ryan budget promises to reduce the national debt while also both consolidating and lowering existing individual income tax rates from six brackets into 10 and 25 percent categories. The plan offsets these cuts by increasing the age at which Americans receive Social Security...

This week marks 50 years of integration at The University of Mississippi. It is important that we take time to reflect on the progress the university has made to transform its obstinate outlook during the civil rights movement to a more open and accepting place.  Looking beyond the university, it is much more important to focus on the accomplishments of black alumni as...

Don’t worry, so is mine. I’m registered in Texas, which will go hands down for Romney. The only reason I bothered to request an absentee ballot is because I like voting. I’ll still vote for Gary Johnson, and I’ll do my research on the candidates for the other offices, but really, my vote would not be missed were I not to cast it. I can’t even tell you that there’s...

Professor and historian David Sansing hosted a discussion at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics Thursday morning to assess the progress made at The University of Mississippi since the enrollment of James Meredith. The panel was composed of Sansing; Donald Cole, assistant provost and assistant to the chancellor concerning minority affairs; Valeria Ross,...