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Students from Greenville High School compare notes on their group project during the STRIVE! Conference at the UM Jackson Avenue Center. Photo by Megan Wolfe

High School Students Learn Entrepreneurship Skills at Conference

STRIVE! brings 100 north Mississippi high school students together with area business leaders JANUARY 28, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH For 100 north Mississippi high school students, the path to owning their own businesses got a boost recently at the University of Mississippi. Those students spent Thursday (Jan. 24) investing in their entrepreneurial journeys at […]


Rebecca Cohen and Darrick Stribling Jr. banter during their audition for Thacker Jr. They are among the hosts for this year’s show, which airs live from Nutt Auditorium at 6 p.m. Saturday.

‘Thacker Mountain Radio Hour’ Goes Junior

Kids’ version of iconic radio show features special guests and youth hosts, musicians JANUARY 24, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS “Thacker Mountain Radio Hour,” a live radio show featuring literary and musical guests, is teaming up with the University of Mississippi’s Living Music Resource to produce an episode that is for – and, to a […]


Andrew Newby (left), assistant director for Veteran and Military Services, speaks with guests at the opening of the Veterans Resource Center. Newby has implemented several new services that have helped Ole Miss rise in the rankings among public institutions for supporting military veteran students. Photo by Thomas Graning

University Recognized for Student Veteran Services, Treatment

Rankings place Ole Miss in top 5 percent nationally for military services DECEMBER 17, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi has been recognized as a top institution for military veteran students for 2019 by both Military Times and College Factual. Military Times ranked Ole Miss among the leaders in student veteran treatment in its […]


Gene Russell (left) and Nicholas Roylance raise money for the nonprofit Walkers for Warriors by portraying ‘Walking Dead’ characters Negan and Daryl Dixon, respectively. Roylance is an Ole Miss student majoring in theatre arts.

Military Student Works with Nonprofit to Raise Money for UM Veterans

Walkers for Warriors group gives back to Ole Miss through ‘Walking Dead’ cosplay enterprise DECEMBER 12, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Four years ago, University of Mississippi student Nicholas Roylance was injured in training exercises during his time as an active duty member of the United States Army. That accident during drills left Roylance wounded, angry and searching […]


Navy ROTC midshipmen salute during the annual Chancellor’s Pass in Review ceremony Nov. 8 in front of the Lyceum. The annual tradition is designed to inspect troop readiness and features cadets and midshipmen from the UM Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC programs. Photo by Megan Wolfe

Officer Trainees on Display During ROTC Pass in Review

UM cadets, midshipmen continue storied history with annual program NOVEMBER 14, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Scores of cadets and midshipmen stood steadfast at attention for inspection Thursday (Nov. 8) in front of the Lyceum during an annual tradition designed to demonstrate the discipline and training they have received as ROTC students at the University of Mississippi. […]


Ole Miss Wish Kid Benjamin Clark celebrates with his family when he hears that he is going to Disney World courtesy of the nonprofit Walkers for Warriors and the Student Veterans Association. Photo by Megan Wolfe

Ole Miss Wish Granted to Cancer Survivor

Benjamin Clark honored with Disney trip, memorable weekend thanks to Student Veterans Association NOVEMBER 8, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The crowd of nearly 60,000 roared Saturday (Nov. 3) as Darth Vader led stormtroopers out of the northwest tunnel onto Hollingsworth Field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Standing alongside his family, 13-year-old Benjamin Clark, sporting an Ole Miss […]


Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is donating his papers to the University of Mississippi’s Modern Political Archives. Cochran, an alumnus and supporter of the university, is shown speaking at Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s investiture in 2016. Photo by Kevin Bain/Communications

Law School to Host Tribute to Senator Thad Cochran

NOVEMBER 2, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (BA psychology ’59 JD ’65)  has left a lasting legacy on the University of Mississippi, as well as the state and nation. To honor his many contributions to the state, the UM School of Law is hosting a Nov. 11 tribute to the longtime political leader and […]


ROTC cadets from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will be honored on the field at halftime of the military appreciation game against South Carolina. The game is part of the Warrior Week festivities. Photo by Robert Jordan

University Honoring Military through Warrior Week

Events organized to highlight service, recognize military OCTOBER 25, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi is honoring its military veteran students, faculty and alumni during Warrior Week (Oct. 29-Nov. 3) with a series of events designed to recognize members of the armed services in the Ole Miss family. “The University of Mississippi’s support for […]


An Oxford Elementary School student lies on a bed of nails as a volunteer places a weight on her while other Spooky Physics Night participants observe. Photo by Nathan Latil

Fun, Frights and Food Set for Annual ‘Spooky Physics’ Night

UM Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts hands-on event Oct. 26 OCTOBER 19, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH New frights and fresh takes on old delights are the order of the evening when the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy presents “Spooky Physics Demonstrations” from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 in Lewis […]


Anne Cafer (left), principal investigator of the Marks Project, conducts research with community members of the Mississippi Delta community.

Professors, Students Continue Collaboration with Marks Residents

Recent summer program yielded useful insights for future projects OCTOBER 9, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two years ago, three University of Mississippi faculty members became aware of efforts by several Marks residents to improve living conditions in their community. With a commitment to support these endeavors, the trio began recruiting undergraduate students to assist […]