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UM freshman Leah Timmons shows off pictures of herself with her parents in front of Tad Smith Coliseum, the family’s favorite tailgating location during home football games. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

Freshman Out to Leave a Legacy at UM

With majors in international studies and chemical engineering, Leah Timmons honors father’s memory OCTOBER 15, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH With every step of Leah Timmons’ journey at the University of Mississippi comes a reminder of the words of encouragement her father left her years ago. “Being an only child, I’ve always been extremely close […]


Douglass Sullivan-González (right), dean of the UM Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, welcomes the 2019 cohort of freshmen scholars, including (front row, from left) Tristan Tran, Jilkiah Bryant, Anastasia Jones-Burdick, Gracie Bush, Vivienne McCracken, Ethan Lambert and Addison Pratt and (back row) Julianna French, Maren McSparin, Eva Kiparizoska, Peter Nguyen and Luke Davis. Photo by Thomas Graning

Honors College Welcomes 17 Freshman Scholars

Recipients awarded prestigious scholarships from numerous sources SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seventeen freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded a total of $130,750 from four of the university’s most distinguished scholarship programs. Five of the freshmen earned McDonnell Barksdale Scholarships, six were recipients […]


The University of Mississippi unveils the new William Magee Center for Wellness Education on Friday (Sept. 6). The alcohol and other drugs education and prevention facility is housed in the new South Campus Recreation Center and will strengthen wellness resources and support to Ole Miss students.

Honoring William by Helping Others: UM to Dedicate Magee Center

Grand opening of pivotal education, prevention facility at Ole Miss set for 4 p.m. Friday SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 BY JONATHAN SCOTT The accidental overdose of a young University of Mississippi alumnus brought the UM family together in recent years to support an initiative aimed at preventing such tragedies in the future. On Friday (Sept. 6), […]


Twenty University of Mississippi students interned in Eastern Asia this summer through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Submitted photo

Freeman Foundation Grants Send UM Students to Other Side of the Globe

Grant supports 20 student internships in Eastern Asia AUGUST 19, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Stretching from Beijing to Singapore, 20 University of Mississippi students received global work experience this summer while interning in Eastern Asia through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Their roles this summer varied, from an accounting internship in Bangkok to a medical internship […]


Students in the Stamps Scholars program at the University of Mississippi work as volunteers last spring in the annual Big Event. With 13 new students arriving this fall – the program’s second-largest group of incoming freshmen in the nation – Ole Miss has the nation’s fourth-largest Stamps Scholars program.

2019 Stamps Scholars Setting Records

Thirteen new arrivals are second-largest group; Ole Miss has nation’s fourth-largest program JULY 1, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH With the arrival of 13 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. The 2019 cohort represents the second-largest group of incoming freshmen among the 28 Stamps Scholarship partner […]


Making a Tanzania Skype Connection

UM student Matthew Travers wins scholarship to learn Swahili in African nation MAY 20, 2019 BY KENDALL PATTERSON A University of Mississippi student, who is looking to learn about Swahili culture and find common ground between Swahili and Chinese, has won a Critical Language Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania. Matthew Travers, of St. Louis, […]


Talented Seniors Elevate Work of the McLean Institute

Hall of Fame students work to better communities across Mississippi MAY 16, 2019 BY LAUREN RUTLEDGE As undergraduates at the University of Mississippi, Jarvis Benson, Levi Bevis and Blair Wortsmith have helped advance the work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement through the M Partner initiative, North Mississippi VISTA Project and […]


The 2019 University of Mississippi Hall of Fame. Pictured are (front row, from left) Blair Wortsmith, of Little Rock, Arkansas; Makala McNeil, of Grenada; Mallie Imbler, of Tupelo; Jaz Brisack, of Oxford; Skylyn Irby, of Batesville; Randon Hill, of Oxford; (top row from left) UM Provost Noel Wilkin; UM Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Brandi Hephner LaBanc; Jarvis Benson, of Grenada; Levi Bevis, of Florence, Alabama; Elam Miller, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Jacob Ferguson, of Randolph; UM Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks and UM Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Melinda Sutton Noss. Photo by Thomas Graning

Ten Seniors Inducted into UM Hall of Fame

Recipients honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 6, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2018-19 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at UM. The inductees were honored Friday (April 5) in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford […]


Jacob Gambrell

Croft Student Secures Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship

Jacob Gambrell to write articles for society’s Key Reporter MARCH 22, 2019 BY BY ADDISON MARKHAM University of Mississippi senior Jacob Gambrell, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, has received the Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship Award. Every year, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, one of the most prestigious academic honor societies, seeks writing interns to help […]


History Makers: Three UM Students among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists

Jarvis Benson, Jaz Brisack, John Chappell set to compete for coveted award NOVEMBER 12, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM For the first time ever, the University of Mississippi boasts three 2019 finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships, which draw students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Jarvis […]