September 4, 2009
When the federal Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a request for proposals, seeking competitive applications for the production, analysis and distribution of "marijuana cigarettes," the request might have seemed a bit unusual to those unfamiliar with Washington's dance around cannabis research. The federal government, after all, is not widely known to support marijuana cultivation. But those in the know just shrugged. The department has issued similar requests every few years to select a contractor to conduct government-approved marijuana research, and with depressing regularity it has then awarded an exclusive contract to the University of Mississippi.
September 25, 2008 |
For the University of Mississippi, Friday's debate is about more than presidential politics: Officials hope it also helps combat what may be one of the most enduring public relations problems in American higher education. They know that for many Americans, Ole Miss means little more than the deadly 1962 riot sparked by the matriculation of the first black student, James Meredith, and the 1990s-era controversy over the display of the Confederate flag at football games.
December 16, 2006 |
THE Ole Miss Rebel football team had taken a 7-0 lead over rival Mississippi State when a strange cheer erupted in a corner of the Rebels' home stadium. It was emanating from a small group just behind the marching band's tuba section. A dreadlocked South African named Badidile Mazibuko was leading it. "Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy!" Mazibuko yelled. "Oi! Oi! Oi!" his friends responded. "Ozzy!" "Oi!" "Ozzy! "Oi!"
February 24, 2006 |
Overseas American Growing Up Gringo in the Tropics Gene H. Bell-Villada University Press of Mississippi: 260 pp., $28 * ONE consequence of the enormous global U.S. presence since World War II has been the large numbers of American youth whose upbringing has taken place, in whole or in part, outside the U.S. mainland, writes author Gene H. Bell-Villada, who is himself one of these children he calls "Third Culture Kids."
December 16, 2004 |
Ed Orgeron, USC's defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, has been hired as head coach at Mississippi and will be introduced today at a news conference in Oxford, Miss. Orgeron, 43, replaces David Cutcliffe, who was fired Dec. 1 after the Rebels finished 4-7. It is the first head coaching job for Orgeron, a Louisiana native who was an assistant at Miami, Nicholls State and Syracuse before joining USC's staff under former coach Paul Hackett in 1998.
August 29, 2004 |
Students at the University of Mississippi questioned the school's fire safety procedures as investigators returned to a charred fraternity house Saturday to find the cause of a fire that killed three people. Twenty students and a house mother escaped the fire at the two-story, brick-and-wood frame Alpha Tau Omega house on Friday. "We're going to do everything humanly possible to identify what may have happened here," Mark R.