The rivalry between the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University is in full swing this month, although this time the two universities won’t be competing for an Egg Bowl trophy. Instead, they will be competing to see who can raise the most money to help cure cancer. This year there will be two Relay for Life events: One for the university on April 9, and a community event is set for April 30. (March 9, 2010, Page 1)
Members of the Oxford and Ole Miss community enjoyed eye-catching art, ear-pleasing live music and heart-warming generosity at the inaugural Sunflower County Freedom Project benefit Wednesday at Frank and Marlee’s. The proceeds from the event will support of the efforts of the Freedom Project, a program designed to improve the lives of those who live in the Delta. (March 5, 2010, Page 3A)
To the world he was an author but for many in Oxford he was something more: friend and teacher, a fisherman and a dad. Writer Barry Hannah died on Monday afternoon of natural causes, according to the Lafayette County coroner, at his home in Oxford. It was just weeks shy of his 68th birthday and days before his work and life were to be honored at the 17th annual Oxford Conference on the Book.
Brandon Niemeyer contributed to this report. (March 2, 2010, Page 1)
A group of students at the University of Mississippi have formed a dance company which allows them to create, stage and market their own productions. Known as the Hinge Dance Company, the members of the group will be performing their latest production, “Opaque,” this weekend. (February 26, 2010, Page 6A)
The majority of the University of Mississippi students taking part in a Tuesday election voted in favor of students leading the effort towards a new mascot for the Ole Miss Rebels. However, confusion over the initial question posed by the Associated Student Body and what exactly was on the ballot left some students wondering what their role will be in deciding the new mascot. (February 24, 2010, Page 1)
Gov. Haley Barbour declared the work week of Feb. 22-26 as Severe Weather Awareness Week last week. In conjunction, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide test tornado warning on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. (February 23, 2010, Page 1)
Although officially dubbed College Goal Sunday, on this Saturday, the University of Mississippi Financial Aid office will be available at Oxford High School to help families fill out their federal financial aid forms. (February 23, 2010, Page 7)