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Kaleb Digby, a 2017 UM graduate, has been dedicated to serving his country since his freshman year at Ole Miss. He works for the U.S. Army and on Capitol Hill. Submitted photo

A Life of Service

UM graduate dedicated to serving in both military and government NOVEMBER 30, 2020 BY HANNAH NEWBOLD Kaleb Digby, a 2017 University of Mississippi graduate, has been dedicated to serving his country since he was a freshman in college. The alumnus, who works for the U.S. Army and on Capitol Hill, ...
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Peter Askew, a University of Mississippi alumnus and William Faulkner fan, provided Rowan Oak, the internationally recognized Oxford, Mississippi, home of the Nobel Prize-winning author, a more visible corner of cyberspace thanks to his gift of the rowanoak.com domain name to UM.

Rowan Oak Gets New Digital Address, Website

UM Alum Gives Faulkner’s Famous Home Popular Domain Name NOVEMBER 12, 2020 BY JONATHAN SCOTT Rowan Oak – the internationally recognized home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner – has quietly moved to a far more popular and easily accessible piece of digital real estate with a new: ...
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First-Generation Students to be Lauded During Weeklong Celebration

Both in-person and virtual activities set for campus observance OCTOBER 26, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The academic achievements of first-generation students at the University of Mississippi will be celebrated in a series of in-person and virtual activities planned for Nov. 2-6. First-Generation ...
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Beloved UM administrator Don Cole overcame several obstacles to lead positive change across the university. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Student Services Center Renamed to Honor Donald Cole

IHL approves renaming building to honor 50 years of advocacy for education and inclusiveness October 19, 2020 by Staff Report The University of Mississippi will rename a major campus building in honor of Donald R. Cole, a former student activist who returned to Ole Miss as a caring mentor and ...
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Renvy Pittman, a 1977 UM graduate, is a longtime supporter of the Grove Scholars program. Her recent $100,000 gift will enable students in the program to pursue summer internships in their fields. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation

Valuing Higher Education

UM alumna continues legacy of giving to Grove Scholars program OCTOBER 10, 2020 BY BILL DABNEY Renvy Pittman’s belief in the power of higher education is evident in her continued generosity to the Grove Scholars program at the University of Mississippi. The 1977 UM graduate’s recent $100,000 gift ...
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Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Focus on Voter Suppression

Historian and author Carol Anderson set to speak Oct. 13 OCTOBER 7, 2020 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY With the presidential election only weeks away, voting and how to do so are on the minds of many Americans. A historian who studies public policy with regards to race, justice and equality will visit ...
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Ben and Melinda Yarbrough

Melinda and Ben Yarbrough, M.D. Senior Professor Research Award for Natural Sciences Fund

OCTOBER 27, 2020 Melinda and Benjamin Yarbrough of Natchez, Mississippi are funding an annual Senior Professor Research Award in the Natural Sciences division of the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts. “After family, Ole Miss has been one of the most important and long-standing ...
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S. Kendall Dunn Biology Support Fund

OCTOBER 27, 2020 Alumna Dr. S. Kendall Dunn of Pike Road, Alabama supports excellence in student research and learning at the University of Mississippi Department of Biology through the purchasing of new instrumentation and infrastructure required to support these instruments. “The biology ...
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Norma S. Bourdeaux Art & Art History Endowment

OCTOBER 27, 2020 Alumna Norma Bourdeaux of Oxford is providing support for the greatest needs of the University of Mississippi Department of Art & Art History. “I was fortunate to return to school in my 70s to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts,” Bourdeaux said. “Surrounded by excellent instructors ...
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UM graduates who have received scholarships this year for medical school through the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program are (from left) Meagan Buchanan, Katelynn McGowen, Steven Smith and Jamie Riggs. Photo by Joe Ellis/UM Medical Center

UM Graduates Receive Rural Physicians Scholarships

Program helps students attend medical school in return for service to state OCTOBER 6, 2020 BY STAFF REPORT Several graduates of the University of Mississippi have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships valued at $30,000 a year for their medical training. The awards were announced ...
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