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)
The Standard, a men’s conference geared toward making men more in touch with Jesus Christ, returns to Oxford and the Ole Miss community Friday and Saturday. The two-day conference, which features challenging talks and presentations from the likes of Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt and men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy, will be held at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (April 14, 2010, Page 2B)
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.
THE GODFREY SHOW – Behold! Placebo Football! As the Ole Miss football team prepares for spring practice and the “fake” football season, the quarterback issue heats up in a big way. With the exodus of Jevan Snead, three QBs stand out as candidates for the starting position: Nathan Stanley, Raymond Cotton and Juco transfer Randall Mackey. Oxford Town sports columnist Steven Godfrey dissects the issue and leaves no stones unturned this week as the annual Red Blue game creeps up on the team and fans everywhere. (March 26, 2010, Page 11)
The University of Mississippi will officially install a new chancellor on April 9, 2010. Dr. Daniel W. Jones will be formally sworn in as chancellor during a 10 a.m. investiture ceremony in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The inauguration’s theme, selected by Chancellor Jones and reflecting an area of deep commitment for him as an educator and physician, is “Transformation Through Service.” (March 2, 2010)
The Lenten Luncheon Series continues this week at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. The theme for this year’s series is, “Who has influenced your spiritual life?” The speaker this week will be Dan Jones, chancellor at Ole Miss. Lunch begins at noon on Wednesdays in the church’s activities center. A light lunch and a nursery will be provided. Located at 424 S. 10th St. (February 24, 2010)
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)
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)