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Sociology professor Willa Johnson was given a major fellow award by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum. BY TAYLOR DELANDRO tjdeland@go.olemiss.edu

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nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, Oxford city officials felt it necessary to install policies designed to protect residents and visitors from unsafe pyrotech-

nic displays in a Feb. 5 Board of Aldermen meeting. The city of Oxford enacted See FLAMES, PAGE 4

Willa Johnson, biblical scholar and University of Mississippi associate professor of sociology, was recently awarded the $32,000 Cummings Foundation Fellowship award by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Washington, D.C., for research through the end of this year. “I am immensely grateful to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and the Cummings Foundation for awarding me this fellowship,” Johnson said. “The generosity of the Cummings

family will allow me to write a book manuscript, but beyond that will help me to strengthen relationship between the Holocaust Memorial and the university.” The College of Liberal Arts offered matching funds that will support Johnson’s travel expenses to Europe for final data collection during her time of research and sabbatical. Within the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is enthusiastic about Johnson’s achievement. “The Department of SociSee AWARD, PAGE 4

Wahl sets sights on familiar foe in No. 14 TCU Junior right-hander Bobby Wahl will open the baseball season for Ole Miss Friday against a familiar foe in the No. 14 TCU Horned Frogs. Wahl was named a preseason All-America selection as he looks to lead the Rebels to the College World Series. BY DAVID COLLIER thedmsports@gmail.com

For the second year in a row, junior right-hander Bobby Wahl will take the hill for Ole Miss’ season opener, and for the second year in a row, Wahl and the Rebels will be taking on the TCU Horned Frogs. The difference? Wahl isn’t making his first Friday night start. This time around, TCU will face a guy who is year older and has a lot of expectations on his shoulders. “Last year, I learned a lot as a sophomore — the grind of the SEC and the grind of the whole season,” Wahl said. “Taking that into this year is going to be big for me. The experience factor of it is going to be huge for me, Mike (Mayers) and a lot of those guys. We’re excited for it.” A lot of people would rather start the season with an easier opponent, but Wahl likes the challenge of facing one of the nation’s best to start the year.

“I love it,” he said. “I’m a very competitive person. I know the rest of the guys on the team are, too. Just be able to play these guys that are really talented just like us.” Friday’s season opener will actually be the fourth start for Wahl against the Horned Frogs. The Springfield, Va., native also faced TCU in the openinground game of the College Station, Texas, Regional as well as the championship game of the regional. In his three starts against TCU, Wahl is 2-1 with a 4.40 ERA in 16.1 innings of work. He also totaled 16 strikeouts against the Horned Frogs, compared to just three walks. Wahl’s lone loss to TCU came in the championship game of last year’s regional that saw the Horned Frogs advance to the Super Regionals, while Ole Miss’ season came to an end. Therefore, there should be some added drama with TCU coming into Oxford Friday. “You don’t want to have a rivalry game or a revenge match

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or anything like that, but obviously, there is a little bit of a rivalry between us,” Wahl said. “We are two great teams that every time we play, it’s a great game.” Wahl enters his junior campaign with a lot of expectations.

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He was named a preseason All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder posted a 7-4 record last season with a 2.55 ERA in 17 starts and was selected to play on the

Team USA Collegiate National Team over the summer. “I haven’t had a better baseball memory than playing for Team USA,” Wahl said. “It’s one of those things where you See WAHL, PAGE 11


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“Where are you staying in the United States?” “Mississippi.” Every time I answer this question, people give me a dropped jaw. Especially when they see my Asian face. When I was buying a souvenir at Universal Studios’ gift shop in Los Angeles, the cashier saw my Mississippi driver’s license. He was so excited and said that it was one of the few state driver’s licenses he hadn’t seen. When I did an internship in Washington, D.C., last summer a friend asked me, “What are you doing in the South in Mississippi as a Chinese person? Mississippi has a university?” After those situations, I began T H E D A I LY

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place without public transportation, without shopping malls, without restaurants I could walk to, without ... all the things I just took for granted. This was not the United States I had in mind. I lived in cities when I was in China. The life here was more than I could imagine. I suffered the first semester. Fortunately, people here were all very nice. They helped me a lot. My professors helped me gradually learn about Mississippi, the history, the music and the people. People in the South taught me to smile and say hello to everyone. I began to enjoy the life here and fall in love with Mississippi. People always find it easy to have some bias or prejudice about things they are not familiar with, and they have allowed these biases and prejudices to build stereotypes about Mississippi and the South. However, how can you judge something without ever experiencing it? There is no doubt that Mis-

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sissippi is a poor state and has suffered from racial conflicts for a long time. Nevertheless, everyone and everything has a past. We have the world’s largest auto plant built from scratch in central Mississippi. We have one of the world’s most prestigious dance events, the USA International Ballet Competition every four years in Jackson. We were home to the first-ever heart transplant, the first-ever lung transplant and the firstever kidney autotransplant. All were performed by Dr. James Hardy, a surgeon at Mississippi’s University of Mississippi Medical Center. Mississippi is not that corner to be forgotten. It is a place that should be kept in mind forever. Although I am not originally from Mississippi ... Mississippi, I believe it. Wanfei Wu is a second-year graduate integrated marketing communications student from Yunnan Province, China. Follow her on Twitter @WanfeiWu.


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President Obama: Classic Democrat BY SEAN HIGGINS smhiggins@go.olemiss.edu

President Obama appeared before Congress Tuesday evening to deliver a State of the Union address reaffirming his commitment to a progressive second term. As Washington remains deeply divided, the president made it clear he is prepared to bring his proposals to the American people if Republicans continue to obstruct his agenda. The middle class was once again center stage in Obama’s speech. He laid out policies and initiatives to expand educational opportunity, improve the voting process, combat climate change and reduce gun violence. The president proposed working with states to make quality preschool available to every child in America. “Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road,” Obama said. “But today, fewer than 3 in 10 4-year-olds are enrolled in a

high-quality preschool program. Most middle-class parents can’t afford a few hundred bucks a week for private preschool. And for poor kids who need help the most, this lack of access to preschool education can shadow them for the rest of their lives.” The president continued that each dollar we invest in education saves us seven when higher graduation rates, reductions in teen pregnancy and violent crime are factored into the equation. He also proposed rewarding high schools that choose to partner with colleges and employers — aiming to make our high school graduates more competitive in the job market and more prepared for a post-secondary education. To combat the soaring rates of college tuition, Obama challenged Congress to change the Higher Education Act, which would

take into consideration affordability and value in determining which colleges and universities receive federal aid. Also notable in the president’s speech was the formation of a nonpartisan commission to improve the voting process. “When any Americans — no matter where they live or what their party — are denied that right simply because they can’t wait for five, six, seven hours just to cast their ballot, we are betraying our ideals,” the president said. The president was speaking about one of his guests for the evening, a woman named Desiline Victor. Victor lives in North Miami, and on Election Day when she arrived at her polling place, she was told the wait might be six hours. She waited. No one should wait six hours to vote, much less someone of

Victor’s age — or someone who can’t miss six hours of a workday to stand in line. Finally, Obama once again spoke candidly regarding the issue of climate change. “But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change,” the president said. “Yes, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires and floods — all are now more frequent and intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science – and act before it’s too late.”

Whereas many Republicans deny the science, the vast majority of Americans believe we must address climate change. Although many Republicans oppose funding our schools and providing equal opportunity to every child, Americans realize that education is an investment for the future. And while Republicans view background checks and an assault weapons ban as extreme, Americans realize that common-sense gun control is well within the mainstream. If Republicans in Washington refuse to work with the White House, the president signaled he will take his case to the American people — and he’ll win. Sean Higgins is a political science and sociology double-major from Brookings, S.D. Follow him on Twitter @seanmhiggins.

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ology and Anthropology was thrilled to learn that Dr. Johnson had received the prestigious Cummings Foundation Fellowship,” said Kirsten Dellinger, department chair and associate professor of sociology. “She is examining how art can be used as empirical evidence, a pressing question nicely situated in the intersection of humanities and the social sciences.” The effects of Johnson’s fellowship are intended to be farreaching. “This has implications for my research but also for my students, the Oxford community and the state of Mississippi,”

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Johnson said. Johnson said despite the painful racial legacy in Mississippi, and specifically at Ole Miss, Holocaust survivors that she has worked with are always pleased to know that her work with them has the support of the dean, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. “In that way, they see support of me as also support for teaching about what they experienced; it means everything to them,” Johnson said. This award represents several years of research and data collecting that began in 2010 in Israel at Yad Vashem Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority. In 2008, Johnson began work-

ing on her project titled “The Shoah as History: A Sociological and Cultural Analysis of Human Bodily Conditions in the Artworks of Karl Schwesig.” “This journey has been nearly indescribable,” Johnson said. “From the homes that welcomed me in Israel to the private art collectors in Germany, I am humbled and grateful for the many people who have cared about the project enough to share their time, resources and lives to make it possible.” Johnson said the Holocaust survivors who have selflessly opened up the most painful chapters in their lives to teach her are the crucial element in all of her research and data collecting. “They are more than data; I am so grateful that I have been accepted as a friend and, indeed, family by many of them,” Johnson said. Johnson will take her last trip to Germany this spring, which allows her to pick up the last data about Schwesig’s life. She will be finished with her manuscript by the end of her sabbatical this year. In 2011, Johnson wrote a grant for public programming, which was awarded to the university’s Critical Race Studies Group by the Association for Jewish Studies’ Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project. This grant supports public programming at the university in 2012-2013 by a lecture series called “Intertwining Legacies: Jews and African Americans in the Deep South.”

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a formal ban on open flames, pyrotechnics and the ignition of smoking devices in public meeting areas or structures. City ordinance codes describe pyrotechnics as “any firecrackers, Roman candles, torpedoes, sky rockets, and any and all explosives which are now or may hereafter be classified as ‘common fireworks.’” The sale, purchase or storage of fireworks in Oxford is prohibited as well. Additionally, all open fires lit outdoors

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Ah, Valentine’s Day, the most romantic and anticipated day of the year for the hopeless romantics. What could possibly go wrong on such a love-filled day? Well, anything that could go wrong does go wrong for some people out there. I’ll start at middle school because in elementary school, Valentine’s Day was such a fun affair with the parties and how everyone got a card and some candy. The unfairness of life started in middle school when people had the opportunity to buy Candygrams for their crushes or to receive one from secret admirers. What went wrong here? Not getting a single one. What better way to show people that you have no one special by having a desktop that is Candygram-less? Then we move along to high school, a more memorable time. Once again, people had an opportunity to buy someone roses. Except, when one girl has a dozen roses from different people and the rest of the girls have none. Forever alone, anyone? Another bad

high school situation could be what many guys did: paint a girl’s window with “Will you be my Valentine? Love, (insert name here).” How this could end up badly? Putting the paint on the wrong girl’s car … or worse, on a guy’s car. Embarrassing? Most definitely. This could apply to any type of love confession on a car: sticky notes, balloons, etc. Even if you put the paint or whatever on the right girl’s car, there is also that awkward moment when she says, “No.” It could be worse, though; she could laugh at you. In college, Valentine’s Day could go just as badly, if not worse. I am speaking from a freshman’s perspective. The most depressing situation: stuck in your dorm watching “Little Black Book” while stuffing your face with a pint of ice cream from the P.O.D. Mini Mart. But imagine you do have a date with someone special. Let’s say it’s someone you just met. The list of what could go wrong is endless, but to state a few: He or she never shows up, your pants rip, he or she trash-talks Ole Miss, or is a See WRONG, PAGE 6

Know what you’re buying So the holiday for candy, flowers, cards and sweet nothings is upon us. Here’s the low down on flowers, namely roses, red roses. BY ERIN SCOTT storiesbehindthefur@gmail.com

Roses. In “Romeo and Juliet,” playwright William Shakespeare said that by any other name, it wouldn’t smell as sweet, but for florists, this time of year means that scent is the smell of money. Local florists at Bette’s Flowers say that many of the national trends that the Society of American Florists finds are the same for Oxford. As a college town, Oxford has a larger population of 18- to 24-year-olds. This age groups tends to purchase more flowers, possibly due to more disposable income, or optimism and belief in true love, among other reasons. Valentine’s Day means a huge upticks for business during which the shop makes a month’s worth of business in one day. Although roses seem to be the flower of choice this holiday, florist Camille Garrett of Bette’s Flowers suggest a fragrant spring bouquet. “They last longer and don’t die at the same time”

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Garret said. “And one needs to remember that most roses for Valentine’s are cut in mid-January.” Rose Countdown One may be the loneliest number, but a single rose can also say, “I love you,”

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Lady Rebs gear up for rivalry game The Ole Miss women’s basketball team looks for a win over in-state rival Mississippi State tonight at the Tad Smith Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

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Ole Miss welcomes instate rival Mississippi State to Oxford tonight, marking the second meeting this season between the Lady Rebels (8-15, 1-9 SEC) and the Lady Bulldogs (11-12, 3-7 SEC). It features a matchup of two teams with first-year head coaches who are trying to gain some momentum in their respective rebuilding seasons. Mississippi State is coming off a road victory against Missouri, a team that Ole Miss lost to in overtime earlier this season. Ole Miss is on a four-game losing streak, including most recently, a road loss to 12thranked Tennessee. When Ole Miss and Mississippi State met in Starkville on Jan. 27, the Lady Bulldogs came away with a 7257 victory. Since the meeting, Mississippi State is 2-1,

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while Ole Miss is 0-3. The Lady Bulldogs are led by sophomore center Martha Alwal, who averages a double-double – 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game — and sophomore guard Kendra Grant, who averages 12.3 points per game. The Lady Rebels are led in scoring by junior guard Diara Moore and sophomore forward Tia Faleru. Moore has scored in double figures in 17 of the 23 games played this season, while Faleru leads the team with 12.0 points per game. Junior point guard Valencia Mc-

Farland, one of three Lady Rebels who averages in double digits with 11.0 points per game, also averages a team-high 5.1 assists and 2.6 steals per game. Tonight, as part of I Love Ole Miss week, fans will receive T-shirts and a chance to win many prizes for Valentine’s Day. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. from Tad Smith Coliseum.

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No. 12 Rebels Down Portland 6-1 The No. 12 nationally ranked Ole Miss men’s tennis team’s first stop on the road trip was a success, as the Rebels downed a feisty Portland team 6-1 Wednesday at the Louisiana-Pacific Tennis Center. With the win, the Rebels improved to 3-1 as they head to Seattle, Wash., to face No. 6 Georgia in the first round of the ITA National Team Indoor Friday at 10 a.m. CT. The Rebels started the match by winning the doubles point with wins on courts three and one in that order. Johan Backstrom and Stefan Lindmark downed Paxton Deuel and Kent Andreasen 8-2 at No. 3 and then 16th-ranked Nik Scholtz and Jonas Lutjen defeated Ratan Gill and Alex Ferrero 8-5 at No. 1. Portland didn’t make it easy for Ole Miss in singles, but the Rebels responded winning in straight sets on the top two

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Rebel softball team falls to LSU in home opener After going 2-4 at a tournament in Honolulu this past weekend, the Ole Miss softball team dropped its home opener to 10th-ranked LSU 9-1 Wednesday night. The Rebels head to Mobile, Ala., to play in the Mardis Gras Invitational this weekend.

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The Lady Rebel softball team (2-5) fell to the No. 10 LSU Tigers (5-1) 9-1 in the first home game of the season. “It was a frustrating game for us because we played really well early on, all the way to the fifth,” head coach Windy Thees said. “We have to keep the ball in the ball

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park. We missed on a couple pitches, and with a top-10ranked team, if you miss on a pitch, they’re going to make you pay.” The Tigers are a tough team in the SEC and have strong players such as AllAmerican Rachele Fico, who pitched against the Rebels. “They’re a World Series team,” Thees said. “They return their pitcher and a couple kids from that team

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get to wear USA across your chest. All the cliches, you hear the national anthem and you’re getting goose bumps. It’s special.” This season, he hopes to use that experience to be a better player and lead the Rebels into uncharted waters. In fact, Wahl sees something about this year’s Ole Miss squad that’s different from any he’s been on. “It’s a special group of guys,” Wahl said. “We’ve been together for a long time now. We welcome the new guys with open arms. It’s a team. People always say, ‘We’re a team.’ But we really are a team.” For continuing coverage of Ole Miss baseball, follow @DavidLCollier and @thedm_sports on Twitter.

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Elston Turner had 37 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, to give Texas A&M a 6967 win over Mississippi on Wednesday night. Derrick Millinghaus made a free throw before the Rebels got the ball back after a shot-clock violation. Millinghaus hit a layup with 44 seconds left to cut A&M’s lead to 67-65. Turner then hit a jump shot from the corner with 16 seconds left to extend the lead. Millinghaus made two more free throws with 10 seconds remaining, and the Rebels had to foul three consecutive times to get into the bonus. Turner missed his free throw with 5 seconds left, but Millinghaus missed a shot at the buzzer to give A&M (15-9, 5-6 SEC) the win. Mississippi (18-6, 7-4) has dropped four of its last five games after opening SEC play 6-0.

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