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Faculty, Staff Honored for Diversity Excellence

Event serves as final celebration in university’s 60 years of integration commemoration APRIL 13, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT University of Mississippi leaders and members of the campus community came together Tuesday (April 11) to honor faculty and staff achievements in the areas of diversity and...
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Alumni Profile: Quentin Whitwell

APRIL 12, 2023 BY KAYDEN BREEDLOVE /UM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CEO of Panola Medical Center, 2005 recipient of the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top 40 under 40” and Jackson city councilman are just some of the titles that Quentin Whitwell (BA history 95, JD law 98) has under his belt. Now, he plans to...
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The staff of Mississippi Today will be honored for the organization’s work in the state at this year’s Silver Em ceremony at The Inn at Ole Miss. This is the first time a news organization, rather than an individual, has been awarded a Silver Em.

Mississippi Today Named Silver Em Winner

UM School of Journalism and New Media lauds news organization for contributions to state APRIL 11, 2023 BY LAREECA RUCKER The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media has been honoring outstanding journalism with the Silver Em award since 1958, and for the first time, this year’s...
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Ole Miss alumnus and former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus (left) visits with Shawnboda Mead, vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement. Mabus is challenging alumni and friends of the university to support the Diversity and Community Engagement Fund on Giving Day. Photo by Kirsten Simpson/University Development

Challenge Gift Supports Equity, Honors Meredith’s Legacy

Former governor, Navy secretary Ray Mabus challenges fellow UM alumni to give APRIL 4, 2023 BY JONATHAN SCOTT When Ackerman native Ray Mabus and his classmates graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1969, they took with them one of the best college educations anyone could obtain. Mabus’...
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Logo. Illustration of portal portion of the Civil Rights Monument on the UM campus. Text reads: "60 Years of Integration. Building Upon The Legacy. The University of Mississippi"

University to Honor Diversity Excellence

April 11 ceremony marks a final event in university’s 60th anniversary of integration observance MARCH 28, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH As one of the final events in the University of Mississippi‘s 60th anniversary of integration commemoration, the university will honor faculty and staff...
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Ben Cannon

Alumnus Feeds Passion for Discovery as TV Documentary Producer

Ben Cannon puts his Southern Studies degree to use in unexpected ways MARCH 23, 2023 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Ben Cannon has always enjoyed exploring new places, which is quite helpful for his job as a field producer for the Discovery Channel. Cannon earned a bachelor’s degree in Southern studies...
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40 under 40

Alumni Association Names Latest 40 Under 40 Honorees

Class of 2023 includes professionals from business, technology, health care, athletics and entertainment 15 of the 40 alumni are in the College of Liberal Arts MARCH 19, 2023 BY JIM URBANEK The Ole Miss Alumni Association has unveiled its 40 Under 40 Class for 2023. This program celebrates the...
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Glen Ballard

Music Industry Icon to Receive Medal for the Arts

Songwriter and producer Glen Ballard to be honored at April 20 program, concert MARCH 13, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN Music industry icon Glen Ballard, of Los Angeles, is being honored with the highest award the University of Mississippi gives to recognize excellence in the arts. At an April 20 ceremony...
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Ford Center

Star Power Set to Fill Ford Center for 20th Anniversary

Morgan Freeman set to host gala performance, Haskells to receive Concerto Award MARCH 12, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN Stars will be shining brightly March 25 when the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi celebrates its 20-year anniversary with a gala hosted by...
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A degree from the Croft Institute for International Studies serves as a passport into the world economy. Here, the 2018 class celebrates its graduation. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Croft Institute Celebrates 25 Years of Educating Global Citizens

Alumni reunion to spotlight institute’s commitment to staying connected, planning for the future MARCH 7, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The Croft Institute for International Studies will host an anniversary ceremony this month along with a reception and tailgate for alumni and students in honor of its...
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