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Jonathan Dabel is among the students who will receive their degrees at the University of Mississippi's 2024 Commencement ceremonies, set for May 8-12. Submitted photo

JTC 24: Lifting Others

First-generation student Jonathan Dabel shares his all for the greater good MAY 7, 2024 This story is part of the 2024 Journey to Commencement series, which celebrates the pinnacle of the academic year by highlighting University of Mississippi students and their outstanding academic and personal journeys from college student to college graduate. On an airy […]


Searights Make Major Gift to Enhance Student Support

IMPACT ON GRADUATE STUDENTS, NEW BUILDING FEBRUARY 7, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT A Dallas, Texas, couple is helping strengthen the University of Mississippi’s academic reputation with a $250,000 gift for graduate student stipends and a matching gift of $162,500 for the Patterson School of Accountancy Building Fund. “Working with university leadership, we learned […]

Dr. Liu

Former Taiwan Finance Minister to Discuss Trade War, Policy

Christina Liu to examine U.S.-China relations, strategies during COVID-19 OCTOBER 25, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT The University of Mississippi will host Christina Liu, former finance minister of Taiwan, for two talks next week. Liu will speak on “The Role of the Central Banker in the World Economy: Monetary Policy During the COVID Crisis” at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday […]

2022-23 inductees to the university’s student Hall of Fame

Get to Know the 2022-23 Hall of Fame Inductees

Honorees lauded for leadership, service and academic achievement APRIL 18, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2022-23 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to UM students. Inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student Body. […]

Madeleine Dotson

UM Junior Madeleine Dotson Named Truman Scholar

Honors student chosen for coveted national scholarship APRIL 12, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT An ordinary day turned extraordinary for Madeleine Dotson this week, as she was congratulated by University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce for becoming the institution’s 18th Truman Scholar. Winners were formally announced Wednesday (April 12) by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. […]

Chancellor Glenn Boyce (center) takes a selfie

UM Readies for Fourth Annual Giving Day

Online event seeks to strengthen programs, bolster ongoing capital campaign MARCH 30, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN Giving Day 2023 at the University of Mississippi, April 4-5, will bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to support academic and outreach programs through an online, social media-driven campaign. “Our alumni and friends are incredibly generous and […]

Jackson Water Crisis

Panel to Discuss Jackson Water Crisis

Wednesday event held in celebration of World Water Day MARCH 21, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT For many, it is unfathomable to think of going without access to water. It is a basic necessity and, arguably, a human right. For more than 150,000 Jackson residents, however, the unfathomable became reality last summer when the city’s water […]

Economics major Camron Cross

Sophomore Takes On ‘New Challenge’ in Washington, D.C.

Economics student interning with congressman, studying at George Mason University MARCH 16, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE University of Mississippi sophomore Camron Cross is learning the ropes of politics in the nation’s capital firsthand this semester as he lives, works and studies in Washington, D.C., as part of The Fund for American Studies program. Cross, an […]

2022 E-Sports Egg Bowl. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

University Invests in the Future and Business of Esports

Esports program delivers $95,000 in scholarships to new recruits, players MARCH 13, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE With the awarding of $95,000 in scholarships this semester to new students, the University of Mississippi has invested in not just the game, but in the career path of esports.   John McDermott, director of esports programs, awarded 12 recruits […]

UM Student Named Truman Scholar Finalist

Triple major seeks to solve international social, environmental problems FEBRUARY 27, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT From Morocco to Japan, Madeleine Dotson has traveled the world studying issues related to disaster relief, sustainability and climate change. The junior Arabic, economics and political science major at the University of Mississippi has been selected as a finalist for […]