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The bell tolls again at a Mississippi university

Students at the Mississippi University for Women will now be serenaded with a familiar sound.

WCBI-TV reports the Callaway Clock Tower has been fixed after a series of micro-switches were fixed. The chimes can now be heard across the campus again. The iconic clock tower is located at the Callaway Hall dormitory for female upperclassmen.

The university said the equipment is sensitive and needs frequent adjustments.

University President Nora Miller says the clock tower is one of the most recognizable features of the campus and it’s wonderful to hear the chimes again.

The university website says the bell tower was created in 1885 to celebrate the university’s opening as the first state-funded college for women in the United States.


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