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Conference for the Book will go on

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)

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    Remembering Barry: Hannah, 67, dies Monday

    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)

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      Dance company: For students, by students

      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)

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        New mascot ahead?

        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)

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          Keeping safe in storms

          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)

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            Financial aid assistance program available Saturday

            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)

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              AAUW book sale benefits women education majors

              The American Association of University Women is holding its 15th annual book sale this week at the University of Mississippi to raise money for fellowships and scholarships for women majoring in education. All types of books — from mysteries to science fiction to romance — are being sold to bibliophiles of all ages in the community until 4 this afternoon in the Student Union lobby at Ole Miss. (February 23, 2010, Page 3)

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                Anonymous $150,000 gift to Ole Miss helping build stronger communities

                An anonymous $150,000 gift to the McLean Institute for Community Development at the University of Mississippi is helping raise the quality of life for people throughout the country. It’s part of a three-year, $600,000 fundraising effort to further the work of the institution, which has projects in 30 states. (February 22, 2010, Page 3)

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                  Groups aim to address homeless problem in Oxford

                  About 60 people from a range of agencies and interests attended a meeting held Sunday by the Oxford Homeless Task Force to address the growing homeless population in Oxford. Now they’re going to be working in committees aimed at six issues: awareness, fundraising, statistics, shelter needs, immediate response and governmental relations. (February 22, 2010, Page 1)

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                    What? This place is ‘weird’?

                    A new group set up by the University Counseling Center aims to ease the transition to moving to a new place. It’s called the “This Place Can Be a Little Weird,” and group counselor Josh Magruder hopes to help new hires or people who may be transitioning into a new academic position. (February 5, 2010, Page 3A)

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