Ole Miss Assistant Baseball Coach Carl Lafferty needed someone on staff with a strong discipline in baseball analytics to coach players at a higher level than ever before. This is where Chris Goudoras, director of operations and analytics expert, found his role.
Things quickly changed following the news that students wouldn’t be returning to their schools, and employees would be transitioning to virtual jobs. Americans everywhere then realized they’d be braving a whole new world and reality.
Roughly four weeks ago, many Oxford residents left town headed for spring break. Now, students, professors and remote workers conduct class and business from their homes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Mississippi and the world.
It all happened so fast, and some are still trying to make sense of the necessary life changes they are experiencing since COVID-19 became a global threat. Different people are dealing with it in different ways and pondering what it all means.
University of Mississippi students and teachers are adjusting to a new way of life and learning as classes have Zoomed online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some might say Oxford currently resembles a ghost town. And many are concerned about how COVID-19 will impact local businesses.
As social distancing continues, state and local tourism employees and those who operate short-term lodging options are feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as reservations decrease while event cancellations and postponements increase.
Today, many young athletes who were planning on playing on Oxford Park Commission teams and participating in OPC events have put their plans on hold because of the novel coronavirus.
Practice social distancing, implement self-quarantine, wash your hands, don’t touch your face—these are phrases we have heard multiple times a day for the past month. However, a new phrase has entered our thoughts: contactless delivery.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, many people are now spending more time with their families. While it can sometimes be fun, it can also be challenging.
As classes shift to strictly online and students are advised to return to their permanent residences, many feel as if part of their college experience has been taken from them, while others struggle with the burgeoning rent crisis and sudden displacement due to dorm closure.
As Mississippi residents prepared for the impact of COVID-19, some began hoarding grocery and medical items, leaving store shelves empty and some residents without essential supplies in small towns.
With a record number of 3.3 million Americans filing for unemployment nationwide, unemployment offices are doing everything they can to stay afloat.
Don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Those are the wise lyrics of an old Cinderella (the band, not the Disney character) ballad. Some high school and college students are now realizing that as they complete coursework at home and social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oxford Film Festival Board of Directors and staff announced Friday that because of public health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Oxford Film Festival, scheduled for March 18-22, has been postponed.
Marcus Anderson, a junior at the University of Mississippi, first realized he was dealing with depression at age 19 during college.
“It kind of took a long time for me, actually, even when I was a child,” he said. “When I finally got on my own when I went to college, I realized that, throughout my whole life, I was going through depression.”
The University of Mississippi will cancel classes March 16-20 and move classes online following an extended break.
Portland, Oregon is a city with a population of about 647,000 people compared to Oxford’s 23,000. With the slogan “Keep Portland Weird,” the city focuses heavily on the arts, with hundreds of galleries, theaters and murals.
University Avenue is in an area that is transitioning with new business developments, and the street has experienced new business growth, but some also view it as the older part of town. Opinions are mixed on whether an arts district, or area of arts emphasis, would be beneficial.
Some say as Oxford continues to grow attracting more residents and students, some artists are being pushed out because of the cost of living.
Mississippi MUTTS is a non-profit animal rescue and transport team based in Oxford that works to mitigate the overpopulation of stray cats and dogs across the state and provide relief for overcrowded shelters.
There are 14 Small Business Development Centers located throughout Mississippi, all housed at universities or colleges. A new center is set to open in November in Jackson.