Cliff Holley, Interim Director of the Center for Population Studies and the State Data Center is working in conjunction with the Dallas Regional Census Office to conduct a training seminar for the Mississippi Planning and Development Districts on the University of Mississippi campus on November 13th and 14th. The purpose of this seminar is to allow the Planning Districts to redraw the boundaries for census tracts and block groups in preparation for the 2010 Census.
Drew Wilkerson, senior sociology major and member of the Honors College, recently won a ticket to the Presidential Debate through Quiz Me, Ole Miss’s political quiz bowl competition. The team, composed of Drew and three other students, won five matches to come out on top of the competition, which included nearly twenty teams.
Megan McRaney, a senior sociology major and member of the Honors College, was one of ten students selected for an NIH-sponsored program at Western Washington University during summer 2008. The program trains students to use demographic methods in order to pursue an interdisciplinary study of health issues. Megan is currently the Vice President of the Associated Student Body.