Alcohol-Related Crime on the Rise During First Weeks of School

In the last three weeks since classes started, University Police officers have responded to 75 reports of alcohol-related offenses on campus. According to Oxford Police Department records, the city police have investigated 137 alcohol-related incidences off campus and around Oxford. This large number is not entirely uncommon, though. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and…

Mississippi Superintendent Under Fire For Highest Salary in Nation

A recent Education Week article has put a spotlight on Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright, who is the highest paid state school chief in the nation. Wright earns $300,000 annually, making her salary tower over the average $174,000 earned by state superintendents nationally. The Office of the State Superintendent declined to comment,…

Is Oxford prepared for the college campus protests spreading nationwide?

In recent weeks, disruptive protests have become increasingly common on college campuses. As protests become increasingly violent, authorities nationwide are preparing to handle such threats. This preparation is happening in Oxford with the University Police Department and the Oxford Police Department. Chief Potts of the University Police Department says that the need for increased resources…