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Students Recognized for Commitment to University

Columns Society members presented annual awards for dedication APRIL 28, 2020 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi students have been honored as part of their affiliation with the Columns Society to recognize their commitment to serving the institution. Members of the Columns Society serve as the official hosts and hostesses for the university, and each […]


Six Freshmen Receive ODK Leadership Awards

Prestigious honor recognizes outstanding skills and community involvement MAY 5, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Six University of Mississippi students are recipients of the annual Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Leadership Awards. The honors were created in 2010 to identify and recognize outstanding freshman leaders and community servants. Although the society was unable to present this […]


2019-20 Hall of Fame

Ten Seniors Named 2019-20 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

UM students honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 24, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2019-20 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by […]


The UM Summer College for High School Students will offer a variety of online learning and networking opportunities to allow rising 11th and 12th graders to earn college credit and discover more about potential career paths. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss

Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings APRIL 22, 2020 BY PAM STARLING Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students around the country. Despite the postponement of traditional summer camps and programs, the University of Mississippi is providing opportunities and scholarships for rising 11th and 12th graders […]


Millie Craig (left) and Barbara Beckmann enjoy a golf-cart tour of campus during the 2019 Texas A&M football weekend.

Support for STEM Students

Named Endowment Memorializes Couple, Benefits Freshmen APRIL 22, 2020  BY BILL DABNEY A gift to the University of Mississippi will provide scholarships for math and chemistry majors while memorializing the 55-year marriage of a couple who met over breakfast on the Oxford campus. Established with a gift of $250,000, the Millie Nichols and Orga V. […]


Students Continuing to Aid Communities During Pandemic

McLean Institute students, VISTA members seeking new ways to serve Mississippi during crisis APRIL 20, 2020 BY JB CLARK While the rest of the country is adjusting to a new normal in isolation, many University of Mississippi students – including those involved in the university’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and the […]


Reid Fracchia, a senior biochemistry major from Jackson, launched the Come Roll With Me program at the University of Mississippi after learning about the original program in Alabama through Facebook. He hopes to build awareness of the handicapped community on campus and throughout Oxford. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

Come Roll With Me

UM student brings support, awareness to obstacles of life in a wheelchair though advocacy group APRIL 8, 2020 BY MOLLIE MUSGRAVE Reid Fracchia, a senior biochemistry major from Jackson, brought the Come Roll With Me program to Oxford in hopes of bringing more awareness to the handicapped community. “My mom is physical therapist and I […]


UM Students Win Coveted Goldwater Scholarships

Jax Dallas and William Meador awarded one of nation’s most prestigious academic honors APRIL 1, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two juniors in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded coveted Barry S. Goldwater Scholarships. Jax Dallas, a physical chemistry and mathematics major from Caledonia, and William Meador, […]


Annual Awards Program Honors Faculty and Students

HEADWAE recognizes academic achievement, contributions to higher learning MARCH 10, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH University of Mississippi students and faculty were among the honorees at the 33rd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence, or HEADWAE, awards program this month in Jackson. Barron Charles Mayfield, a senior from Lubbock, Texas, majoring in public […]


UM environmental toxicology master’s program graduates (from left) Ann Fairly Barnett and James Gledhill and chemistry graduate student Austin Scircle measure water quality and pH levels in the Mississippi Sound as part of a project in conjunction with the Mississippi-Based RESTORE Act Center of Excellence. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

Graduate Students Find Impacts of Freshwater in Mississippi’s Oysters

Excess rainfall in 2019 caused increased mortality in shellfish reefs February 24, 2020 by Sydney Slotkin DuPriest As Ann Fairly Barnett pulled an oyster dredge up through the shoreline waters of the Mississippi Sound, she was dreading what she was about to find. “Not a single living oyster,” said the University of Mississippi master’s student […]