Oxford and other college towns have a vested interest in making sure students fill out their census forms by April 1.
The number of students living in a county helps determine the number of seats in Congress a state might have, how many federal dollars can be funneled to a state and its communities, and how much student loan money is doled out.
But, as Oxford and University of Mississippi officials are well aware, obtaining an accurate student head count is no easy task.
(March 24, 2010, Page 1A)
One of the local community’s most popular annual cultural events is slated for this weekend. The India Association of Oxford and Ole Miss will present “India Night 2010 – Umang (the Joy)” Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $7 at the University of Mississippi Union or Ford Center Box Office or at the door.
(March 23, 2010, Page 1)
Colonel Reb’s days could be numbered as he is set to enter the College Vault Program this August. The College Licensing Company, the agent for the University of Mississippi’s licensing issues, released a memo this week to all licensees that the image of the Colonel may only be licensed through August 31. After that, he enters the College Vault Program where the image can only be licensed out for special occasions for historical use. (March 12, 2010, Page 1A)
The U.S. Census Bureau mailed out a heads-up this week informing all households to be prepared to have their heads ready to be counted for the 2010 Census population count. (March 12, 2010, Page 1A)
Ben Williams, a former employee of the University of Mississippi has been indicted for embezzling more than $67,000 while working in the Dean of Students office as assistant dean of students for Greek Life and Student Organizations. (March 10, 2010, Page 1)
The University of Mississippi recently created the Violence Prevention Office to educate and, hopefully, reduce and prevent incidences of sexual assault, date violence and stalking. The new office received $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help fund its operations, Coordinator Linda Abbott told members of the UM Faculty Senate on Tuesday.
(March 10, 2010, Page 1)
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)
University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, author John Grisham and Square Books owner Richard Howorth paid tribute to Barry Hannah at a talk on “literary Oxford” Thursday as part of the Oxford Conference for the Book. The conference is dedicated to the late Hannah, who died Monday at age 67
(March 5, 2010, Page 1A)
The 17th annual Oxford Conference for the Book
, set to begin on Thursday, was planned to be dedicated to Barry Hannah and to include several talks planned with the author. Ann Abadie, associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and organizer of the conference, said that the conference will go on as planned with some changes expected. The Saturday afternoon block of panels are dedicated to Hannah — as a teacher, as a writer, and on how to teach his works.
(March 2, 2010, Page 1)