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Bridging divides: Around the ‘Table’

Before racial divides can be torn down, people need to come together and simply listen to the each other, to understand how others feel, think and learn how experiences have shaped their lives. That’s why about 25 Oxford-area residents took part in a recent retreat designed to open dialogue between the races.

(more…) (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Company sprouts with seed money

    With the help of $100,000 in seed money from the state, a University of Mississippi professor’s dream of launching a new business is about to come to fruition.

    Mike Repka, UM chairman and associate professor of pharmaceutrics, was on hand Monday to accept the money from the Mississippi Technology Alliance. The funds will help start Oxford Polymed Corp., a new clinical stage pharmaceutical development company based in Oxford focusing on several drug delivery systems.

     (April 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Celebrating the new chancellor

      As Dr. Dan Jones officially takes office as the 16th chancellor in the 162-year history of the University of Mississippi, The Oxford EAGLE is marking the occasion with a special section devoted to Chancellor Jones’ inauguration.

      (more…) (April 9, 2010, Page 1C)

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        Chancellor Inauguration

        An investiture ceremony for the 16th Chancellor Dan Jones on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will be the centerpiece of what has been a week-long observance of community service.
        While the event is not open to the general public, the show will be broadcast on channel 99 for MetroCast cable TV subscribers and rebroadcast at 9 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

         (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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          Taking calls that save lives

          Located inside the same building as the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and Detention Center, E911 handles and dispatches all fire calls for both the city and county, police emergencies for the Sheriff’s Department and all medical emergency calls, dispatching ambulances from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, for both the city and county. (April 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Summer camps drawing near

            An abundance of summer camps are being offered for LOU area children that include summer fun, arts and crafts, learning about the environment, the universe and even what it’s like to be a college student. (April 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Keeping UM cool: University has nearly $10 million in AC upgrades planned

              The University of Mississippi is working to keep students, faculty and staff cool with several upcoming projects.
              The university is set to receive $10 million for a new chiller plant next year and other critical projects after Mississippi lawmakers agreed last week to borrow $402 million for renovations at state-owned facilities and universities.

               (March 31, 2010, Page 2)

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                Grant to improve airport safety

                The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Oxford-University Airport $127,358 for the purchase of a new Precision Approach Path Indicator for one of its runways. (March 30, 2010, Page 1)

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                  LES students learn about environment

                  Lafayette Elementary School students had a chance to learn about being “green” during a fun hour of activities outside their school Friday. The Students for a Green Campus, a student-led organization focused on promoting the University of Mississippi Green Initiative, organized a Green Field Day at LES. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)

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                    Violence at the forefront

                    Take Back the Night will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lyceum Circle on campus. A ceremonial march around campus will kick off the program after guests join in some pizza and music. The march against violence will end in the Circle where Janet Kennedy, with the U.S. Attorney’s General’s Office in Jackson, and Mayor Pat Patterson will speak. The night will conclude with a candlelight vigil and there will be an opportunity for survivors who wish to speak out. (March 29, 2010, Page 1A)

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