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Speaker Series Spotlights Leadership

Lott Institute, Army ROTC organize lecture series OCTOBER 28, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE Experts in the field of leadership in civilian and military life will speak next month at the University of Mississippi as the first of a collaborative speaker series created by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute...
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Civil Rights Hero Tells Students ‘We Were Your Age’

David Dennis Sr. and David Dennis Jr. lead discussion about their book OCTOBER 27, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT David Dennis Sr., a civil rights activist and original Freedom Rider, looked out at a crowd of University of Mississippi students and had a realization. “We were your age,” Dennis Sr. said. “When...
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James Meredith

Letter-writing Campaign Honors James Meredith

Second book in the works; committee still accepting submissions OCTOBER 24, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE During the signature event of the University of Mississippi‘s celebration of the 60th anniversary of integration, campus representatives presented the university’s first African American student with a...
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Towery Scholarship

Final Mile Scholarship

Col. Bobby Towery Memorialized with Fund for Army ROTC Cadets OCTOBER 25, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN, UM DEVELOPMENT The late Col. (Ret.) Bobby Towery, 59, ran his final mile Oct. 26, 2019, like he lived his life: supporting and encouraging others. Towery of Oxford, Mississippi, died of a heart attack...
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Honors College medal

Honors College Scholarships Support High-achieving Students

More than $600,000 awarded to freshmen from Mississippi and across the globe OCTOBER 19, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT The University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College awarded more than 20 scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, continuing a 25-year tradition of supporting top...
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The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son and a Legacy of a Freedom Ride

‘The Movement Made Us’ Authors to Speak at UM

Book tells story of original Freedom Rider and civil rights activist OCTOBER 21, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Authors David Dennis Jr. and David Dennis Sr. are set to host a conversation Tuesday (Oct. 25) at the University of Mississippi about their book, “The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son and a Legacy...
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Jay Jurden

Up-and-Coming Comedian to Perform at Ford Center

Alumnus Jay Jurden returns to campus for Artist Series event OCTOBER 20, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi alumnus who is gaining a national audience as a comedian is returning to campus for a performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Jay Jurden, who...
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Ethel Scurlock

Generations: The University of Mississippi Then and Now

Four Black families share perspectives on their UM experience OCTOBER 17, 2022 BY BENITA WHITEHORN When civil rights activist James Meredith (BA 63) integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, he made it possible for thousands of other Black people to follow him, including his late son Joseph...
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Barbour & Lott

Barbour, Lott Call for Citizen Leadership

Bipartisanship is key to ‘moving Mississippi forward,’ former officials say OCTOBER 14, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Stating that government effectiveness depends upon the people’s input, former Gov. Haley Barbour and retired U.S. Sen. Trent Lott challenged listeners Thursday (Oct. 1) at...
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JAMES MEREDITH (RIGHT)

James Meredith Honored by Student Organization

Columns Society class named for civil rights icon who integrated university 60 years ago OCTOBER 13, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A distinguished student organization at the University of Mississippi has selected James Meredith as the namesake for its 2022-23 class of members. On Oct. 1, 1962, Meredith...
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