Category Archives: University of Mississippi

The importance of being flexible

The first year I was on faculty at the University, our department chair gave us each a pin like this one. He said he knew it was “cheesy” but he also knew we were embarking on the difficult journey of … Continue reading

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John Lewis

On a blazing hot October 1, 2006, I heard John Lewis speak at the dedication to the newly installed James Meredith statue on the campus of the University of Mississippi.  Before the ceremony began, Mr. Lewis was standing with Chancellor … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

It is no surprise that in 1936, the winning selection for the University of Mississippi athletic teams was “Rebels.”  Following Coach Walker’s suggestion to ask sports editors in the south to add suggestions along with those of the students and … Continue reading

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Ole Miss Seeks Name for Teams

According to the Hattiesburg American Front Page News, “Ole Miss is to have a long needed name for its athletic teams” … on May 16, 1936.  While doing New Deal research this past week, I spied the headline, which of … Continue reading

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Hilgard Cut

Like most stories, there is a lot more behind Hilgard Cut and the University Avenue bridge over it than is evident by this marker.  I discovered quite by accident that the bridge was a New Deal Administration construction, and in … Continue reading

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Hume-Fogg Academic High School

The imposing Gothic Revival Hume-Fogg Academic High School occupies the block of Broadway between Rosa Parks Boulevard and 7th Avenue in Nashville.  Architects William B. Ittner and Robert S. Sharp designed the four-story building constructed of native white stone by … Continue reading

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Randy Bakes “Fancy Party Cookies”

Last year at work, Rand participated in the Christmas Cookie Exchange.  I baked his cookies for him, and scanned my mother’s well-worn and well-loved sugar cookie recipe.  In their exchange, they gift 2 cookies per person of all the cookies … Continue reading

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Oxford’s first Pride parade

LOU (Lafayette-Oxford-University) held the first-ever local Pride parade Saturday afternoon.  Like any event on the Oxford Square, it was festive and well-attended.  Supporters of equality for all people lined the route and cheered when the parade marchers reached the Square … Continue reading

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University Museum Rock Sculpture

While over at the University to make photos of the Walton-Young house for Preservation in Mississippi, I noticed the tortoise-like sculpture.  It has been a few years since I was last in this building for a class, and I don’t … Continue reading

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Meek Hall: Midcentury Modernism

Meek Hall, currently home to the Art Department, was constructed in 1960, and designed by R. W. Naef, one of the architects who designed a number of buildings on the campus of the University of Mississippi (Mississippi Department of Archives … Continue reading

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