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A look ahead at Green Week

For the second annual green week in Oxford April 19-23, organizers wanted to do more than educate citizens on the issues; they want to reach out and get people involved. By focusing on community service projects and asking people to pledge to make at least one change in their green lifestyle, the Green Week committee is looking to promote community involvement.

 (April 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Courage recalled

    Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared memories of covering the 1962 riots at the University of Mississippi when speaking to a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday at the Overby Center on campus as part of the Society of Professional Journalists naming the school as its 100th National Historic Site in Journalism. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

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      Grove stays free

      Once the rumor the University of Mississippi might start charging rent for people to set up tents in the Grove on game days hit the social networking scene, it spread like wildfire.
      On Tuesday, the university’s Game Day Committee extinguished that fire when it unanimously voted not to charge fees for tailgating during the upcoming 2010 Rebel football season. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)

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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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