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overby SCREENS first presidential debate The first 2012 presidential debate was shown live to students and faculty in the Overby Center Wednesday night, followed by a question-and-answer session. BY SUMMER WIGLEY

The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics opened its doors to the public Wednesday night for a viewing of the first presidential debate of 2012, which was broadcast live from the University of Denver. The night began with assorted food and beverages in the Overby Center lobby, as the close to 80 attendees socialized before the debate between presidential candidates President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The Overby Center came up with the idea to host the event to commemorate the presidential debate that was held at Ole Miss for the 2008 presidential election. “I thought it would be appropriate to hold the first debate as a reminder of four years ago,” Charles Overby, adjunct journalism professor, said. Overby, who opened the event with a preface about the debate, assured students that responses to the debate were appropriate. “The University of Denver has rules that no one is allowed to have any outbursts,” Overby said. “The great thing about THOMAS GRANING | The Daily Mississippian

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Students encouraged to register to vote With Saturday’s voter registration deadline quickly approaching, students are encouraged to register on campus at the J.D. Williams Library.

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With the presidential election a little more than 30 days away and the deadline to register to vote in Mississippi set for Saturday, students at The University of Mississippi are encouraged to register today and Friday in the lobby of the J.D. Williams Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students may register to vote in Lafayette County rather than by absentee ballots in their home districts by providing a physical mailing address either on campus or in Lafayette County. Volunteers will be on hand

to assist students in registering for the first time or filling out forms to transfer their registration. Amy Mark, associate professor of information literacy and an instruction librarian at the J.D. Williams Library, organized registration efforts on campus. Mark encourages students first to register, then second to vote this November. “Along with our rights and privileges comes the responsibility of voting,” Mark said. “People may think that it may not affect the outcome, but it doesn’t matter – you still have to take the responsibility for trying.”

Integration witness donates news scrapbooks to Ole Miss The man that collected what some say is the most comprehensive news coverage of the integration of Ole Miss has donated those scrapbooks and his personal diary to the university. BY ALISON BARTEL

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Bob Herring, who was in the 11th grade when James Meredith was admitted to Ole Miss, has donated his memorabilia of the events to The University of Mississippi Library.

The scrapbooks of newspaper clippings Robert “Bob” Herring III recently donated to the J.D. Williams Library Archives and Special Collections immortalize daily media accounts of the events surrounding James Meredith and the integration of The University of Mississippi in 1962. The three scrapbooks, composed of various news sources

including the Oxford Eagle, The Clarion-Ledger and the Jackson Daily News, offer a comprehensive view of integration at Ole Miss. In 1962, Herring, then a junior in high school, and his family lived in a house on Faculty Row, near the site of what is now the Ford Center. He describes himself as a “news junky,” clipping newspaper articles even before the riots began. In addition to the scrapbooks, Herring is also making certain

sections of his diary entries during that time available upon request. “I just wanted to make the scrapbooks available to others because I knew they were of such historic importance especially in light of the 50th anniversary,” Herring said. For years, Herring admitted, the scrapbooks were stashed in the attic and untouched. Two years ago, he began sifting See DONATION, PAGE 4




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“I believe in segregation like I believe in Jesus.” The previous statement is entirely fictitious. Admittedly embellished, as well, yet it embodies the ideology of some of those who were strongly opposed to James Meredith enrolling in classes at The University of Mississippi. Meredith had to overcome more than Ross Barnett’s personal rejection to the university. He had to overcome more than the thenchancellor’s comment that his denial of admittance was not contingent on him “being a Negro.” What James Meredith had to overcome is unfathomable. He had to transcend deeply rooted, seemingly innate mindsets that amalgamated racism and religion. If

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I imagine Ole Miss herself singing in my ear about her problems with racial equality when I hear the song “Ooh La La” by the Faces: “I wish that I knew what I know now … When I was younger.” In middle school I wrote a report on James Meredith detailing his admission to The University of Mississippi. I was old enough to be

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I also know our school is properly looking itself in the mirror and confronting its past, while aiming for a brighter future. The event ended as it had begun, with rain. I was not thinking about the significance of the rain until the program was over. But as soon as I walked out the Ford Center, I knew exactly why it was raining. Fifty years ago to the night, fire and destruction filled the campus; 50 years later, however, it was filled with rain. Rain to wash away the vestiges of hatred and separatism that once occupied the campus. I would like to leave you with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Well, when it comes to racial reconciliation, I hear The University of Mississippi’s voice loud and clear.

we dig deeper we find culture, habits, observations, beliefs, memories, personal creativity, an overall attitude toward life and so on – this is the core makeup of personality. From the most superficial level – outward appearances – it is difficult to determine much about an individual. Perhaps one could ascertain what part of the world the individual is from, or what physical traits he or she is genetically predisposed toward, but it’s impossible to know what someone is worth to the human race, or what kind of mind-set he or she holds while observing from the outside only.

But this is the vantage point persons of lighter skin tones had of persons of darker skin tones in Mississippi circa 1962 and long before that. Segregation was the order of the day. For such a divide to exist in a society, one group of people in that society must see another group as not quite human. So when James Meredith enrolled in the fall of 1962 and the show that ensued took place, persons of a lighter skin tone revolted at the thought of losing their alleged “identity.” This is a good illustration of how all morality is a calculation of

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ingrained racism was in people’s minds, in conjunction with its intertwinement with religious thought, we can truly acknowledge how amazing James Meredith’s accomplishment was 50 years ago. Where does all of that leave Ole Miss? I attended “A Walk of Reconciliation and Redemption.” It commemorated each significant location (University Avenue, the Confederate monument and the Lyceum) during the riots of 50 years ago. The night was filled with prayer and historical perspectives about each location, then ended with everyone singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” In that moment, I felt especially proud to be a part of The University of Mississippi. Before I closed my eyes, I saw white and black people, but once I closed my eyes, my ears heard the voices of one unified group of people. I know our school’s history is riddled with the bullets of racism and hate, but


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we are to truly appreciate Meredith’s contribution to this university, we must fully understand the environment in which he had to live. To elucidate the minds of some Mississippians, I will provide a quote from a response to a Citizens’ Council essay competition. In her essay titled, “Why I Believe in Social Separation of the Races of Mankind,” Mary Healy of Madison wrote, “Thus I must believe in the social separation of the races of mankind because I am a Christian and must abide by the laws of God.” Although Healy’s sentiments do not represent those of all white Mississippians, they can surely serve as a measuring stick of how extremely people felt about race relations 50 years ago. At times I struggle coming to grips with how people actually thought segregation was acceptable and that another human being was inferior to them based on skin color. By understanding how


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writing about a problem that has existed since before I was born but unable to explain why such a problem existed. I understood that Meredith was given hell because of his skin color, but such a state of affairs was hard to imagine sitting in a sixth grade classroom in Mississippi in 2002 with half of the class being a darker skin tone than me and the other half being a lighter one. “What have we learned since 1962?” – This is the question, but I must begin by accounting for what I believe we can know about other people. At the most superficial level we can give a physical description, but if

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Celebrate breast cancer awareness BY ADAM BLACKWELL

When most of us think of October, we think of crisp mornings in the Grove, the pumpkin patch on the Square, vibrantly colored leaves, amusing festivals and a plethora of happenings occurring in the area. All of these things bring joy to my day. October is filled with packed days, events and deadlines. Along with the hustle and bustle of October, I think about Aunt Cathy, Aunt Sherry, Aunt Liz and my grandmother, MeMe. These women come from two different sides of my family; however, they all have one thing in common – breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I will never forget the day I found out my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was with her in my


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what will and will not be tolerated, and as such all morality comes from the ambition of the individual or group that enforces it. No morality comes from some metaphysical realm of justice – all morality comes from the will of those in power. The rioters resisted giving up their ideology in favor of one that evaluates human beings on a standard

mother’s office; we regularly visited my mom at her office after school. This day, however, was not quite as fun. My mother told me that MeMe had cancer; my eyes immediately welled with tears. When a 10-year-old child hears that his grandmother has been diagnosed with cancer, sad thoughts quickly come to mind. It is difficult to say, “we will win this battle,� when you’re 10 years old. I was by my grandmother’s side throughout her battle with breast cancer. I walked with her every day during her recovery; I made sure she was comfortable. I talked to her and kept her company. An event like that causes a child to grow up quickly. Today, I am happy to report that, along with Aunt Sherry and Aunt Liz, MeMe is a cancer survivor. She has been in remission for years. I thank God daily that she won the battle and is in good health. That happy ending experienced by MeMe, Aunt Sherry and Aunt Liz is not the same experience of Aunt Cathy. Aunt Cathy

was diagnosed with cancer my junior year of high school. She fought hard and long against breast cancer; in fact, the last time I saw her, she seemed to be recovering and in fairly good health. However, she did not win the battle. Breast cancer stole a mother, wife, sister, aunt. Breast cancer does not discriminate based on age, race or gender. I continue to fight the arduous battle that many have won and many have lost. October is the perfect time to celebrate the loved ones who have won the battle, remember those who are no longer with us and fight back for future generations. Every person on this campus has been touched by cancer in some way; maybe you have a family member who’s had cancer, or a friend or even a member of your community. Cancer, unfortunately, reaches all of us in some form. While breast cancer, or even cancer in general, is a looming dark cloud, we have the ability to overcome and win. In fact, we have the ability to find a cure. The

American Cancer Society, through Relay for Life, has raised millions of dollars for research, advocacy and care giving efforts. Many other admirable non-profit organizations have raised millions of dollars to fight against cancer. Hope is a strong force to be reckoned with, and I believe we have a lot of it. Having participated in Relay for Life since high school, I would urge each of you to visit and sign up to participate in our school’s efforts. You won’t be disappointed that you did; you’ll have a good time while raising money to save lives. I relay for my grandmother and my aunts. I also relay so that future generations won’t have to hear those awful words, “you have cancer.� Fortunately, our efforts are reflected in government policies. Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,� millions of women now have access to preventative care and treatment to help find breast cancer early. Last year, Medicare provided 6

million free mammograms to women who otherwise probably wouldn’t have gotten one. Forty-seven million women with private insurance can now receive mammograms with no co-pay. Most importantly, in 2014, breast cancer survivors will not be denied coverage or charged more because of “pre-existing conditions.� Whether or not you think the entirety of Obamacare was good or bad, I think it is fairly reasonable to say that the effects above are commendable and moving. We are making strides in advocacy and cancer research. We must continue to fight for those who can’t. So, use this month as a time of reflection; remember your loved ones who fought the battle. Take action for them. October is the perfect time to start your efforts. During breast cancer awareness month, spread the word that we will not be defeated by this horrific disease.

that goes much deeper than skin color, a standard which is commonplace in 2012. Of course, even today, some still believe in sizing up a new individual based on their past experience with others who look similar, but this is due to their own intellectual laziness and not a rampant societal standard. Now, don’t get me wrong, we are able to identify a particular mind-set in a group of people who, by their own actions, admit to sharing it (such as the love of dogs which is found in dog own-

ers). But it is unsound to assume a particular mind-set in a stranger based on something as superficial as skin tone; all such assumptions are speculations posing as facts which lead to an illusion of knowledge. So what was all the fuss about at Ole Miss in 1962? I argue that one train of thought, the superficial standard of evaluating the “other,� collided with a more evolved way of thinking — and though the latter carried the force of reason with it, old habits still die hard and

require time and patience to overcome. The existence of modern men (and modern women as well) follows from an evolved society. So much shame has been overcome in American history for us to exist as we do today, and racism is but one superficial line of thought we have had to overcome on our quest

to the depths of knowledge. Having exposed it and other superficial standards, less and less now clouds our minds in the search for reality. Let’s keep digging.



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50 Years of Integration: Work still to be done Prompted by a challenge from Chancellor Dan Jones, the university is taking strides for a better future by embracing its past.

said. “(We could) be brave enough to risk offending people having their feelings hurt and have an honest dialogue. I think that would be a huge step in the right direction.” Johnson also said that while many other universities around the country can easily say they have equal oppor-

tunity, Ole Miss has to take extra measures to make sure equal opportunity exists because of the past. The chancellor has taken the lead in making sure that the university is perceived by the country as an institution that welcomes people of all backgrounds.

“As a society here in this country, we’ve passed laws that have taken us a long way towards having equal opportunities for everyone,” Jones said. “The law is clear now that regardless of your race, religion and gender, this is a public institution and you could come here.” While the doors to our university are open to all, Chancellor Jones also said some of the traditions at the university are uncomfortable for some. In the convocation, Chancellor Jones cited the Grove as a place that everyone might not always feel welcome based on social class. “I want to assure that we are not just legally opening doors, but that we are a place that is providing leadership, justice and equal opportunities all the way around,” he said. “In my heart I want to know that there is not anything on this campus that is uncomfortable for you and that you feel like this is home for you.” Many students and professors believe that the chancellor has done a great job of addressing Ole Miss’ past and that the appropriate measures are being taken to ensure a better future. “I think we have a chancellor that really has it great on race,” Johnson said. “Probably more so than any other chancellor we’ve had.”

were critical of moderator Jim Lehrer’s ability to effectively moderate the candidates, and multiple rounds of laughter resulted because of Lehrer, Obama and Romney’s jokes toward each other. After the debate, a panel was held for the audience to answer questions raised during debate. “This will probably be the

most fact-checked debate in history,” political science professor John Winkle said. Winkle, who participated in the panel, said he hopes the students learned that there are differences between the candidates. “It’s important to get a better sense of the candidates or to inform yourself,” Winkle said. Exercise science junior Jeremy Holliday said he believes the event at the Overby Center was a learning experience for all attendees. “The students have the opportunity to learn the impact

they can have on this nation by casting their votes,” Holliday said. Overby said he expects the venue will hold this event again in four years for the 2016 presidential election and possibly in the remaining debates of 2012. “As long as there is interest, we will continue to do this.” Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will debate on Thursday, Oct. 11. Obama and Romney are scheduled to debate again on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Monday, Oct. 22.


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through them again, refreshing his memories of the start of the riots on Sept. 30, 1962, when he watched President Kennedy’s speech with the popping of tear gas in the background. “This past Sunday night at the Ford Center, I reflected on how ironic it was that I was on this spot exactly 50 years ago to the day, the date and the time, listening to President Kennedy’s speech on TV and listening to the beginning of the riots,” Herring said. Jennifer Ford, head of Archives and Special Collections at the university’s J.D. Williams Library, said the scrapbooks are special because the integration archives were previously lacking in “day-by-day accounts of what happened in 1962 on campus.” In a diary entry from Sept. 30, 1962, Herring wrote, “What I am about to write here cannot begin to tell the story; you would’ve had to have seen it to fully comprehend it.” Later in the entry, he recommends his newspaper scrapbooks as the best account of the events for people not present at the time of the riots. “No place has changed as much as Mississippi has changed,” Herring said. “With my accounts, I just want people to know that people can change, Mississippi can change, attitudes can change.”

With this week’s integration celebration events coming to a close, the Ole Miss community is challenged to continue working toward change. This past Thursday at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College convocation, Chancellor Dan Jones said The University of Mississippi, as well as the country, have made many strides with race relations but are not where they need to be. When people outside of the university and the state of Mississippi think of Ole Miss, there is usually an immediate jolt of reservation, according to some Ole Miss faculty and students. “I think if we get them to understand that we do have problems, we can work together as a team,” Ole Miss freshman Gerald McLeod said. “We can attack these problems in a positive manner.” Kirk Johnson, professor of sociology, anthropology and African-American studies, said one way to change perceptions is by having an open dialogue that is not censored. “One of the biggest problems with the university and country as well is that these different perspectives on race tend to get in the way of constructive solutions,” Johnson


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On campus: Panel: ‘An Assessment of Racial Progress’ Overby Center Auditorium, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The CSI Effect: Separating Fact from Fiction J.D. Williams Library, Faulkne Room, 12-1 p.m. Undergraduate Student Book Club, J.D. Williams Library Starbucks, 6-7 p.m. Japanese Films from the 2000’s at the Malco Cinema, 7-9 p.m. Thacker Mountain Radio: Off Square Books, 6 p.m. Proud Larry’s: Unwed Teenage Mothers with Los Buddies

On campus: Jumpstart your career in the financial industry Connor Room 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fulbright Workshop Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (Room 308), 2 pm Soccer: Ole Miss vs. Georgia, 7 p.m. Volleyball: Ole Miss vs. Kentucky 7 p.m. Library: Mustache the Band, 10 p.m. Proud Larry’s: One Mile South Rooster’s: The Litigants On campus: Football: Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M Library: Mustache the Band, 10 p.m. Proud Larry’s: Langhorne Slim & The Law with River City Extension Rooster’s: The Adam Doleac Band

On campus: Social Media Bootcamp Overby Center Auditorium, 9-10 p.m.

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it. The back seats aren’t as comfortable as the first-class front seats, but you would still be hard-pressed to find any complainers thanks to their soft bottoms and ample leg room. The rest of the interior is also top-notch, with carefully chosen materials and good ergonomics. The only cheap thing in the interior is the plastic door handles that feel as if they’ll break at any moment. Our test car came equipped with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which now sports variable valve timing and is good for 182-horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. There is also a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 available for those who need the extra oomph. The only transmission available is a CVT (continuously variable transmission),

meaning it has a belt and two pulleys that continuously change ratios instead of changing physical gears with fixed ratios like on a conventional automatic. Because it doesn’t have actual gears, acceleration is seamless with none of the shift shock associated with a conventional automatic. It also helps with fuel economy because it can find the perfect ratio and remain steady. However, at full throttle the CVT keeps the engine at a high rpm which can be unsettling, especially if you’re used to a conventional automatic. You’ll find yourself saying, “Just shift already!” Drivers of the four-cylinder Altima probably don’t go to the drag strip too often. Nonetheless, the 2.4-liter Altima put up a class leading time of 7.6 seconds to 60mph. If this is still too slow,

get the six cylinder or a Ferrari, whatever’s in your budget. What buyers of the four cylinder Altima do care about is fuel economy, where the Altima put up equally impressive numbers of 27 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. This is quite a bump from last year’s 23/32 mpg thanks to the reduced weight, CVT and better engine lubrication. Nissan made sure to keep a sporty drive for the Altima, as well, with an all new multi-link rear suspension. Like the drag strip, you won’t take your Altima on mountain carving roads too often, but it will still hold its own, even in the tightest corners. The suspension also has a smooth ride with only large bumps or potholes causing a quiver. However, with poor feedback, the steering leaves

much to be desired and takes away from the sporty dynamic. The 2013 Altima SL starts at $28,050 and comes standard with a host of features, including leather seats and steering wheel, backup camera, moonroof, Bose audio and fog lights. It even comes with a tire pressure monitoring system that honks the horn when you fill up the tires to the right pressure. You’ll never have to buy a 99 cent pressure gauge again. The only real option is navigation priced at $590, a steal. With the new Altima, Nissan has stepped up to the plate. But there is also a new Honda Accord and Ford Fusion out this year, so until I get my hands on those I can’t tell you how it stacks up. But I can tell you the Altima has definitely raised the bar.


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It was too early in the morning for her, but her large brown eyes betrayed nothing. In fact, she was beaming. Waking up to texts wondering where she was instead of her alarm, Maha Yusuf rushed to the Ole Miss Student Union looking flawless as usual. But she is not usual. The chemical engineering exchange student is out to change the world, and she has already begun – not an easy feat for a 21-year-old Pakistani girl. “On both my mother’s and my father’s side, the girls don’t go to school,” Yusuf explained. “Only boys who are very good, they study. But my father encouraged me.” Yusuf began to study and to study hard. She made good grades, and her parents made sure she got the best education possible. By the time she was in eighth grade, she had to decide whether to do the Metric (Pakistani government regulated education) or British system of education through the University of Cambridge. “It was the biggest decision of my life,” Yusuf said. “I have a transcript from the University of Cambridge, but it’s very expensive. You have to pay lots of money for that.” After graduation, Yusuf enrolled in the National University of Sciences and Technology in Pakistan, where her life began to change. She was selected among 25 semi-finalists from 43 countries for her “Piezoelectric Solution to the Pakistan Energy Crisis” and was invited to the Second Global Summit on Entrepreneurship by the prime minister of Turkey. “I made a piezoelectric shoe,” Yusuf explained. “It’s a customized engineered shoe. When you wear it, you put your mobile battery in

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Maha Yusef is a foreign exchange student from Pakistan studying chemical engineering.

and you go for a walk. When you come back your mobile will be charged.” Now, Yusuf is bringing her ideas and hard work ethic to the University of Mississippi as a cultural ambassador through the United States Department of State and IREX, an international nonprofit organization. “Media portrayals and perceptions of Pakistan in the country are overwhelmingly negative, and you know there is often a tendency to just portray Pakistan as a terrible place where everyone hates America and Americans, but when you have students

come from Pakistan, their mere presence in the United States humanize them,” explained Michael Kugelman, the South Asia associate at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Yusuf said helping change stereotypes both in America and Pakistan is something she hopes to accomplish. “With everything in the media, there are lots of misconceptions about Americans in Pakistan and Pakistanis in America, so you go and experience live people,” Yusuf said. “Some of the people who have met me cannot imagine

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in their wildest dreams that I am from Pakistan. There was one African-American who said ‘Oh, she is a mixed breed.’ They thought that one of my parents was white and the other was black because I am brown.” According to assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Laura Johnson, our campus can stand to be more receptive to international and diverse groups of students. “Study abroad is great, but not everyone can participate,” Johnson explained. “International students are excellent resources and all too often ignored or at least

not recognized as potentially playing a huge role in building the intercultural sensitivities and skills needed for global competence today.” Yusuf is more concerned with enacting change in her home country when she returns. Many Pakistanis, including her parents, have never left the country, and her family is often shocked when she expounds on her American experiences. After telling her mom about a student in one of her classes who is married with children, her mother was intrigued. See YUSUF, PAGE 5

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Changing attitudes

This map depicts the distance from Mississippi to Pakistan.

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“I was like, ‘Yes, you are not the only ones who have families,’” Yusuf said. “‘They have families too.’” Another difference Yusuf hopes to bring home with her is the attitude of professors to their students. “Over here, people encourage you so much,” Yusuf explained. “This a very positive thing. When I go back to my home university, I will definitely love to tell my teachers that this is the difference. They are much more caring and loving than compared to there. We should adopt those things that are good.” But Kugelman questions whether foreign exchange students really can affect change in their home countries. “They come, they’re here, and I think it’s a good thing,” he said. “Now what happens after, back home, it’s a different story.” When Yusuf returns to Pakistan, many opportunities await her. She has one or two semester left at school, and she has a job offer at a fertilizer plant where she has interned before. But what she really wants to do is go to graduate school and become a researcher. “Yesterday, my professor told me that the dean of engineering has announced a special award for me,” Yusuf said. “He was like, ‘If she comes back here, she’ll be on scholarship.’ “I had never imagined in my life that I would be here. My parents, I love them, they have given me quality education, and it has brought me to so many places that I never imaged to be. Maybe I’ll come back here for higher education.”


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The first thing that greets me on N.E.E.T.’s ( front page is an impish girl with bright blue lipstick swiped carelessly but nonetheless elegantly across her lips, and a pair of ice skating shoes flung over her loose-fitting shirt. She is effortless. She is original. She is someone that I want to be and this – this impulsively magnetic and debatably magical attraction – is what makes N.E.E.T. online magazine one of the best things out there for the hip, young woman. I stumbled across this magazine one day after having read a review that described it as Nylon’s cooler little sister. Being a devoted Nylon fan for the past few years, I was skeptical and oddly jealous for my beloved magazine, but, in many ways, that reviewer was right. N.E.E.T is a fashion magazine at its core, but completely revolutionary. It is free, for one, online (though I do wish it would come out in print so I could collect), and self-described “as a showcase for grassroots creativity.”

There is a tab that lists all of the stockists for the current issue on the website, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that many were from Etsy and other fledgling designers. This is one of the few “indie” magazines that adheres to the basic principle of the individual. The designers showcased in there are not big-name, but that in no way lessons their talent. They are still “makin’ it” so to speak, and isn’t that exciting to be part of, even if peripherally speaking? Beside all of that, there is an endearing grittiness to the magazine – a realness – that is rare to come by in the print industry these days. The photos are dreamy, reminiscent of Best Coast photo spreads and Au Revoir Simone lyrics. The models are waifs and bordering on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl type, but they are women that could walk past you on the street and would easily share an umbrella with you. Who would, could, maybe be your best friend on a bad day, even if you would hate them for their immaculate lipstick. My next website of choice is a little something called

Refinery 29. I will not take credit for discovering this one on my own; my incredibly fashion-savvier friend introduced me to it, and I am so glad she did. Think of a pop culture website, for example,, only dedicated to young-at-heart females. Here, there is a constant onslaught of trends, howto’s, movie reviews, food and drink tutorials, beauty and wellness tips, and city events. What’s even cooler? Refinery 29 has specific cities that it follows in-depth, providing store specials and local events that are taking place throughout the week, including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., Chicago and San Francisco. A good amount of women’s magazines these days merely focus on the superficial. There is nothing wrong with that to a degree, but it is refreshing to find readable content that is focused on both surface entertainment as well as intellectually engaging things. Refinery29 does just this, but it is not pretentious about it. There is no initial push for either category; it is simply there and avail-

able for whatever mind-set a young woman finds herself in at the time. That is one of the most attractive features about both of these websites. They are quiet about their content, but when you give them a try, you are instantly hooked. The content is there, but it does not beg for attention, either. Many young women today are constantly bombarded by the predominantly popular magazines/sites, like Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Seventeen, to name a few. There was a moment I realized most of them were saying the same thing, cleverly disguised by different sentence wording. In fact, it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize this. Who says there cannot be a music review or two thrown in, or an article that does not have to do with “Finding Your Summer Fling”? We are more than that, and we should expect more out of our reading content. Moral of the story? I have faith that my Ole Miss women want something more than what the Wal-Mart check-out stands have to offer in way of reading material.

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Brown embraces Oxford’s literary roots Nic Brown, the Current Grisham Writer in Residence at Ole Miss, discusses Oxford’s rich literary history and culture and the town’s influence on him. BY SARAH HARDEN

Nic Brown, the current John and Renee Grisham Writer in Residence at The University of Mississippi, is embracing his position and using the influence of other Southern writers to fully enjoy his time in Oxford. “Any writer in the world knows about Oxford, Mississippi,” Brown said. “People come to Oxford because of those writers.” Writers like William Faulkner, Barry Hannah and Larry Brown are just a few of the writers inextricably linked to Oxford’s past, and they are among the reasons why writers from all over the world choose to make Oxford their home. The Writer in Residence program was created by the Grishams for emerging Southern writers who could interact with students and the community while still being able to further their work. According to the Ole Miss Department of English’s website, the Writer in Residence is provided a house within walking distance to campus and is required to teach just one class a semester, leaving plenty of time to work on personal writing projects. “We live across the street from Rowan Oak, so my daughter and I play in Faulkner’s front yard,” Brown said. “So even my playdates are surrounded by the literary greats, and it does something to your thought process about the work that you’re trying to stay focused on.” Brown said it’s exciting to be in the town that has been home to many authors he idolizes. “Writers dream about Oxford,” he said. “The history of writing that has come out of this town is unparalleled in terms of the size of this town, and even if you forget the size of this town, it can still hold its own against almost any other spot in the world, and I don’t just mean Faulkner.” Kelsey Craig, a graduate of the Ole Miss English program, said the opportunity to study literature with some of the best young writers influenced her decision to make Oxford her home for the past four years. “This program brings writers who have made a huge impact on not just Southern literature, but American literature as well,” Craig said. “These writers are people that the literary community highly regards, and having the chance to take classes with them is

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something that a lot of English students here at Ole Miss take into consideration when choosing a university.” For Brown, who is originally from North Carolina and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Columbia University and The University of Iowa, respectively, the Grisham Writer in Residence program is just one of the opportunities that draw writers to Oxford. “The Grisham fellowship has a long history already,” Brown said. “There have been almost 20 so far, and the writers who’ve come are some of the finest names in Southern literature right now, so it’s an honor to be here because of writers who’ve held this spot before.” Prior to accepting the position as the university’s 20th Writer in Residence, Brown was a professor at the University of Northern Colorado, and he has compiled an impressive resume in his own right as a writer.

His first book, “Floodmarkers,” a collection of intertwined short stories, was selected as an editor’s choice by The New York Times Book Review. His first novel, “Doubles,” was published in 2010 to much acclaim. While in Oxford, he hopes to complete his third project, another novel. Brown said Oxford and the hospitality of its residents offer an environment that sparks the creative process for writers. “Oxford is a friendly town to begin with, and it’s especially friendly to the visiting writer,” Brown said. “Writers don’t get that reception in every town. Most of the time if you tell somebody you’re a writer, you might get sort of a sidelong glance and a few people going in the opposite direction. “This community values writers and values the written word.” Some of the most notable Writers in Residence include Tom Franklin and Jack Pendarvis, both of whom chose to make Oxford their permanent home. Others include Randall Kenan, whose acclaimed works shed light on his experience growing up in the South as a gay African-American, and LeAnne Howe, a member of the Choctaw Nation whose works have led to a deeper understanding and appreciation of Native American community and culture. Author of the book “Dare Me,” Megan Abbott, has been selected as the university’s 2013-14 John and Renee Grisham Writer in Residence.

Miss Ole Miss gets political Margaret Ann Morgan was selected as a national board member of the Order of Omega to represent all collegiate chapters and members. BY DAVID KENNEDY

The Order of Omega Greek honor society has selected senior Margaret Ann Morgan to be a student board member on its board of directors. Morgan was nominated by the Omega Theta chapter here at The University of Mississippi and then selected through an application process. She represents all collegiate chapters and members nationwide. “I am the spokesperson for all the students at the college level who are involved in the Order of Omega,” Morgan said. “It may mean, ‘How do we get chapters more involved with Order of Omega?’ or ‘How do we base our selection for most outstanding chapter?’ or ‘How do we choose who gets the scholarship for Order of Omega?’” Sarah Robinson, president of Delta Gamma, said Morgan has already had an impact on Greek life by being a leader in the Delta Gamma sorority. “Margaret Ann has impacted Delta Gamma through her positive energy and excitement in all situations,” Robinson said. “She leads through her contagious enthusiasm, inspiring others to become more involved.” Morgan’s participation in the Order of Omega will also have an impact on Greek life here at Ole Miss. Stace Sievert, the graduate assistant for the Interfraterni-

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ty Council, has already spoken to Margaret about her Board of Directors meetings with the Order of Omega. “(She spoke) at the last executive board meeting of the Order of Omega and really was able to give our executive officers more insight (into) the national umbrella organization’s priorities and what they would like to see (and) what chapters are doing, and so having those connections (is) important,” Sievert said. “I think that’s going to turn out to be a good thing.” Morgan continues her roles in the Ole Miss community as a broadcast journalism major and a news anchor on the school’s news network, NewsWatch, and she was elected Miss Ole Miss two weeks ago.

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SEC Football Power Poll: Week 5 In this week’s installment, The Daily Mississippian’s sports editor David Collier will rank the 14 Southeastern Conference teams. Opponents, game times and television networks are also included for each team.

By David Collier | 2. LSU

1. Alabama

(5-0, 2-0 SEC, 1st last week)

(5-0, 1-0 SEC, 2nd last week)

For the first time all season, Alabama trailed when Ole Miss took a 7-6 lead early in the second quarter. The Crimson Tide rebounded and went on to win 33-14 over the Rebels to remain undefeated. This week: OPEN

For the second straight week, LSU didn’t play well, but they escaped with a 38-22 win over Towson. If they doesn’t step up their level of play this weekend, their 17-game regular season win streak could be in jeopardy. This week: at Florida (4-0, 3-0 SEC), 2:30 p.m., CBS

6. Texas A&M

7. Tennessee

(3-1, 1-1 SEC, 7th last week)

The Aggies got their first SEC win since joining the conference in a 58-10 blowout of Arkansas. Quarterback Johnny Manziel has continued to impress, and Texas A&M looks like a solid team. This week: at Ole Miss (3-2, 0-1 SEC), 6 p.m., ESPNU

(1-3, 0-2 SEC, 10th last week)

The Tigers took their bye week to figure out mishaps that have them sitting at 1-3 on the year. With a struggling Arkansas team coming to town, it’s a big opportunity to get things back on track. This week: Arkansas (1-4, 0-2 SEC), 11 a.m., ESPN2

5. Florida

(4-0, 3-0 SEC, 5th last week)

Things got interesting in the second half, but Georgia held on for a 51-44 win over Tennessee last Saturday. The Bulldog offense has been electric this season and should receive their first test this weekend. This week: at South Carolina (5-0, 3-0 SEC), 6 p.m., ESPN

The Gamecocks overcame a first half lull against Kentucky that saw the Wildcats take a lead into the locker room, but South Carolina came out firing in the second half on their way to a 38-17 win. This week: Georgia (5-0, 3-0 SEC), 6 p.m., ESPN

The Gators got a week off last weekend to prepare for a big battle against LSU this weekend. The Gators have been better than anticipated so far and could make a big splash on Saturday. This week: LSU (5-0, 1-0 SEC), 2:30 p.m., CBS

8. Mississippi State

9. Missouri

10. Ole Miss

(3-2, 0-2 SEC, 6th last week)

(3-2, 0-2 SEC, 9th last week)

(3-2, 0-1 SEC, 12th last week)

After a disappointing loss to Florida a few weeks ago, Tennessee put up a better fight at Georgia last Saturday, but they were still unable to get the win thanks to four turnovers by Tyler Bray. This week: OPEN

The Bulldogs had the week off last weekend after getting off to a 4-0 start this season. A favorable schedule sets up a potential for a good year as they get back to action on the road at Kentucky. This week: at Kentucky (1-4, 0-2 SEC), 11:21 p.m., SEC Network

Missouri bounced back to get a 21-16 win on the road at Central Florida last weekend. They hope to keep that momentum going as they’re in search of their first SEC win since joining the conference. This week: Vanderbilt (1-3, 0-2 SEC), 6 p.m., FSN

Ole Miss lost 33-14 to Alabama on the road last weekend, but there’s no doubt they gained respect back with the way they played. It’s a step in the right direction for first year head coach Hugh Freeze. This week: Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC), 6 p.m., ESPNU

(1-3, 0-2 SEC, 13th last week)

The Commodores were also off last weekend, and James Franklin looks to get his squad playing like they did at the end of last season when they head to Missouri looking for their first SEC win. This week: at Missouri (3-2, 0-2 SEC), 6 p.m., FSN

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(5-0, 3-0 SEC, 3rd last week)

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Philpot quarterbacks the offense FOOTBALL, Amanda Philpot, who has 70 out of 72 matches in her Ole Miss volleyball career, ranks in the top three on the team in assists, kills and digs this season.

Ole Miss volleyball fans can thank Philpot’s mom for getting her to sign up as a kid. Philpot said she hated volleyball as a young girl, but her mom made her play. As she grew older, she realized there could be a future in the sport. “I started to think about actually doing something with it in the future, rather than just a random thing to do,” Philpot said. Philpot didn’t start her collegiate career at Ole Miss, but she has had a relationship with the program dating back to high school. She was interested in going to Ole Miss initially, but the Rebels already had another setter committed. Therefore, she decided to head to Georgetown College before transferring to Ole Miss prior to the 2010 season after a sudden change of events. “I had known (senior outside hitter) Whitney (Craven) from club (volleyball), and she texted me randomly in the spring and said their setter had quit,” Philpot said. “Then I came on a visit. I really liked the team; they were really welcoming and inviting, even on my visit. It was comfortable from day one.” Getzin said Philpot is one of the most important players on the team. “She leads a lot more by example,” Getzin said. “She’s come out of her shell the last three years and is doing a really good job for us.”

think we’ve seen on tape,” Freeze said. “They play with extreme effort, and their speed on the front seven is faster than the ones we’ve seen. No one’s had a lot of success on them. Even in the loss to Florida, there wasn’t very much offense put on them, so I think they do a really nice job.” To counteract that speed, Ole Miss will attempt to use Texas A&M’s aggressiveness defensively against them. “We’ll try to use some misdirection and things, and try to catch them off balance,” Werner said. “They love to blitz. When you’re blitzing a lot, sometimes you’ll give up some big plays, too, so hopefully we can catch them out of position. “We’ll do a lot of motions and shifts and a lot of things that hopefully will, again, catch them off balance.” One player that has Ole Miss’ full attention is defensive end Damontre Moore, who is in the midst of a fantastic junior season. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder enters Saturday with 27 tackles, 10 and a half tackles for loss, six sacks, three quarterback hurries and a forced fumble. “You better know where he is and have a plan for him,” Freeze said. “He’s a special, special player. He’s a handful.” Other News & Notes: To prepare themselves for the running ability of Manziel, Ole Miss is using freshman running back J’Mon Scott on the scout team in practice to simulate the Aggies’ first-year quarterback. “(He) is the fastest walk-on we have,” Freeze said. “Put him back there and let him run around.” Junior slot receiver Korvic Neat is questionable for Saturday’s game as he continues to work back from an injured groin that caused him to miss the Tulane and Alabama games. “He’s questionable,” Freeze said. “He practiced again today, but I don’t know that he’s bursting. I don’t know if it’s because he’s not completely well, or if he’s just worried about it. Right now, it’d be hard for me to throw him out there I think.” Freshman defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton is still out with a leg injury, while fellow defensive tackle Uriah Grant practiced and will play Saturday.

For continuing coverage of Ole Miss volleyball, follow @thedm_ sports and @CamalPetro on Twitter.

For continuing coverage of Ole Miss football, follow @thedm_ sports and @bennetthipp on Twitter.

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Senior setter Amanda Philpot leads the team with 483 assists 14 games this year. Philpot also has 101 kills, 127 digs and 34 total blocks.


Triple-doubles are commonly known as a basketball statistic, but don’t tell that to senior setter Amanda Philpot. The Cincinnati native has two triple-doubles this season and six total in her Ole Miss career. “Honestly, my goal isn’t to get a triple-double, it’s to help us win,” Philpot said. “So if I get one, that’s a bonus. I want to do what we need do to win.” As a setter, Philpot will get her assists, but when she is able to tally up digs and kills, it’s a big boost to the team. Offensively, she will be in the front trying to take up space, but she will move to the back line for defensive purposes. “It’s kind of my job to run the offense and put my hitters in the best situation possible for them to score,” she said. “I like to play defense, too, in the back. I’m not expected to be getting numbers like our libero (Ashley Veach) by any means, but I need to get the job done back there.” This season she has recorded 483 assists, averaging 9.29 a set, which ranks 10th in the Southeastern Conference. To go along with her team-leading assist total, Philpot is third on the team with 109 kills and second with 133 digs. “The setter on a volleyball team is just like a quarterback,” head coach Joe Getzin said. “For three years, she’s been our starting setter, and she makes great decisions. Right now, she leads the league in triple-doubles.”

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Rebels prepare for A&M defense Soccer looks to get back on track at home Sophomore Bo Wallace and junior Barry Brunetti split time at quarterback in Wednesday’s practice as they battle to be named the starter for Saturday’s contest against Texas A&M.

Since an 8-0 start, the Ole Miss women’s soccer team has gone 1-4, and the Rebels return home for a pair of SEC home games against Georgia and Kentucky.

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Junior wide receiver Korvic Neat

we’re going to sit down, Coach Freeze and I, talk about it and figure out what we’re going to do.” Both players are on track to see action on Saturday against Texas A&M. “Both looked good today,” Freeze said. “We’ll go in just like we did last night and chart everything and kind of see where we are. Both, I’m sure, will see some action.” The focus this week for the quarterbacks has been to improve decision-making and taking better care of the ball. Werner thinks the message has sunk in to the signal-callers.


After head coach Hugh Freeze announced on Monday that the quarterback race was back open, the competition between sophomore Bo Wallace and junior Barry Brunetti heated up. Wednesday was another good day for Wallace and Brunetti, as the duo again split reps during practice. “They looked good. They’re competing hard and trying to do things right,” co-offensive coordinator Dave Werner said. “Our big thing is who is going to take care of the football. So

“If not, then they’re hardheaded because we’ve definitely talked about it a lot,” Werner said. “Not only talked, but raised our voices a few times to be honest with you.” Rebels prepare for fast A&M defense Much of the attention this week for Ole Miss has been on figuring out how to shut down speedy dual-threat quarterback Johnny Manziel. However, it’s speed on the other side of the football that has Freeze and Werner concerned. “It’s the fastest defense I See FOOTBALL, PAGE 7

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Freshman defender Maddie Friedmann gets a tackle against Arkansas. Friedman has started all 11 games.


With a four-game road swing behind them, the Ole Miss women’s soccer team will host Georgia on Friday night and Kentucky on Sunday afternoon. During the two-week, fourgame road swing, the Rebels (9-4, 2-4 SEC) split with Missouri and Alabama, then were swept by Florida and Auburn this past week. “We’re happy to be back at home,” said Ole Miss head coach Matthew Mott. “(Georgia) will be a good match for us. They’re a good team. “We’re going to have to execute a lot better than we did over the weekend as we get prepared for Georgia. We’re fighting hard and working hard. The effort is really, really good. We just have to be a little cleaner in our attacking.” After scoring 26 goals during its nonconference schedule, Ole Miss has only managed to score only seven goals through the first six SEC games. “They’re very frustrated after (Sunday), no question about it,” Mott said. “We, as the coaching staff, were frustrated. I felt like that is almost as well as we’ve played in the conference.” Georgia (5-6-2, 1-3-2 SEC) also looks to turn things around, coming off a weekend in which the Bulldogs lost to

Missouri, 2-1, on Friday and tied LSU, 2-2, in a doubleovertime game on Sunday. Georgia is led by junior forward Meghan Gibbons and freshman midfielder/forward Bella Hartley, who lead the team with four goals apiece. On Sunday, Ole Miss will turn its attention to Kentucky (8-3-1, 3-2-1 SEC), which had a similar weekend, as the Wildcats tied Texas A&M, 2-2, and lost to Alabama, 2-1. Kentucky is led by a pair of freshmen in midfielder Courtney Raetzman and forward Kelli Hubly, who have both tallied four goals. On defense, Kentucky has allowed only 11 goals through 12 games. While the Rebels are struggling with SEC play so far, Mott feels confident about where the team is entering the weekend. “We’re not even halfway through the conference play season yet,” he said. “If it ended today, we’d be in the conference tournament. We’re right there in the middle of the whole thing. It’s not time to push the panic button, but we have to play better.” Ole Miss will take on Georgia on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Ole Miss Soccer Complex, then host Kentucky on Sunday at 1 p.m. For continuing coverage of Ole Miss soccer, follow @thedm_ sports and @WildRebel27 on Twitter.

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