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Derrick Harriell Named Director of African American Studies Program

New leader plans to hire faculty and create innovative programming to boost profile FEBRUARY 14, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Derrick Harriell, an associate professor of African American Studies and English at the University of Mississippi, is the new director of the university’s African American Studies...
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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"

Joy Williamson-Lott to Discuss Black Freedom Struggle’s Impact at UM

Respected expert to address activism then and now Feb. 23 FEBRUARY 10, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A respected expert on the civil rights movement will discuss how the movement came to the University of Mississippi, including the lesser-known fallout from James Meredith’s enrollment, Feb. 23 as part of...
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James Meredith

Black History Month Events to Honor, Empower Changemakers

Judy Meredith to deliver keynote address and host documentary screening FEBRUARY 5, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The University of Mississippi‘s Black History Month celebrations this year coincide with the commemoration of 60 years of integration at the state’s flagship, giving attendees an opportunity to...
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UM alumnus Joshua Tucker is the inaugural assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at the School of Law. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Law School Names Inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

UM graduate aims to create more inclusive environment for all students and employees FEBRUARY 2, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Joshua Quinn Tucker, a four-time graduate of the University of Mississippi, returns to campus this month as the School of Law‘s inaugural assistant dean of diversity, equity and...
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Former civil rights activist, educator and politician Leslie-Burl McLemore speaks to students

Veteran Journalist Leads Exploration of University and State

Honors College class focuses on issues and progress 60 years after Meredith enrollment DECEMBER 4, 2022 BY LAREECA RUCKER University of Mississippi students are being challenged to delve deeper into complex issues about the university and state, thanks to a special honors class designed to explore...
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alumna Karrye Tynes, MOST Conference coordinator,

High School Seniors Return for MOST Conference Reunion

Students reflect on summer event, anticipate future enrollment NOVEMBER 17, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Before Dre Patton earned two degrees from the University of Mississippi and was named to the Ole Miss Hall of Fame, he was an attendee at the 2015 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent, or MOST...
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Savannah Whittemore

Student Learns Law, Language During Summer Internship

Savannah Whittemore is first UM student to participate in German American Exchange program NOVEMBER 11, 2022 BY SYDNEY PENDER Savannah Whittemore spent her summer like many other law school students across the country: interning for a law firm. But Whittemore’s internship was different, perhaps even...
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Pilkos

Creating Leaders at UM

Pilkos provide scholarship gift, service to Honors College NOVEMBER 11, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Inspired by opportunities she received as a college student, Janet Jones Pilko of Houston, Texas, and Park City, Utah, takes her role seriously as a University of Mississippi alumni leader and...
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Brittney Reese

Reese Honored as Emerging Young Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women’s Council Celebrates ‘Giving Nature’ of UM Alum, Olympian NOVEMBER 9, 2022 BY JONATHAN SCOTT/UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT As one of the greatest long jumpers in history, University of Mississippi alumna Brittney Reese (BA English 11) is already recognized as Ole Miss’ most celebrated...
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Supporting Reading Experiences for Children

Scotts Provide Gifts to Book Festival to Pay Tribute to Mother OCTOBER 31, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN Elementary school students will be encouraged to love reading thanks to a University of Mississippi endowment paying tribute to the late Elaine Hoffman Scott of Little Rock, Arkansas, remembered for her...
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