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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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                Several UM administrators accept expanded leadership roles

                As Chancellor Dan Jones defines his administration and responds to tightening budgets, University of Mississippi administrators taking on new titles and expanded roles include Wendell Weakley, Andy Mullins, Lee Tyner and Jim Ebel. (February 1, 2010, Page 3A)

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                  Holocaust survivor to speak Feb. 8 at UM

                  Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel shares his message of hope through dark and seemingly hopeless circumstances Feb. 8 at the University of Mississippi during the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Spring Convocation. Tickets are free but limited. (February 1, 2010, Page 1)

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                    A fresh perspective, rooted in history

                    A CONVERSATION WITH… — Visiting art professor Katherine Fields was featured recently as part of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting program “Southern Expressions.” The exposure led to her being asked by the Mississippi Museum of Art to donate a print as part of its permanent collection. (January 28, 2010, Page 3)

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