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Behind the names: O.C. Bailey

August 16, 2022

More than a century ago, in 1911, a Ouachita freshman was falsely accused of trespassing on a farmer’s land across the Ouachita River. Since the university lacked men’s dormitories, the student was served a warrant of arrest on the front porch of his rooming house. Luckily, his Latin professor, Mr. Gaines, dismissed his classes the day of the student’s trial and went to the courthouse to testify on behalf of this student, resulting in the charges being dropped.

Ouachita bookstore merchandise

'Tis the season to be a Tiger: Bookstore gift ideas for those who love Ouachita

December 1, 2020

Shopping at the Ouachita bookstore is fun any time of the year, but as we approach the holiday season, it's a wonderful opportunity to gift some of your favorite Ouachita merchandise for your Ouachita-loving friends and family!

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Nursing Education Center Open House

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