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‘Tough as They Come’

Bestselling author and wounded soldier Travis Mills, UM students honored at Veterans Alumni Gala DECEMBER 18, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Travis Mills, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army’s fabled 82nd Airborne, was on patrol in Afghanistan one day in 2012 when he sat his backpack down for a second. The bag landed on a […]


UM alumni and friends can support an Ignite Ole Miss campaign to help with furnishings for the George Street House, the new home of the Office of Veteran and Military Services and the Veterans Resource Center. The historic house is in a premier location but needs furniture, rugs, window treatments, computers, kitchen supplies, new light fixtures and more before it is a real home for veteran students.

UM Veterans Services Seeks Funds for New Home

Student Veterans Need Support for Renovations, Furnishings, Supplies DECEMBER 2, 2019 BY ANGELA ATKINS A new online fundraising campaign launched by the University of Mississippi intends to welcome student veterans to new headquarters in the George Street House in the heart of campus. UM announced in the move to locate both the Office of Veteran […]


University of Mississippi ROTC cadets, midshipmen and Marines present the colors at the pass in review Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 for UM Chancellor Glenn Boyce. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

ROTC Pass in Review Showcases Future Military Leaders

Cadets, midshipmen and marines from the program gather for review by Chancellor Glenn Boyce NOVEMBER 15, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi‘s ROTC cadets, midshipmen and Marines stood at attention Thursday (Nov. 14) in their crisp uniforms and presented the nation’s colors as part of pass in review, a storied military tradition that […]


Wi-Fi for Warriors: UM Alumni Help Deployed Soldiers Stay in Touch

Nonprofit organization helps fund internet access, provide streaming for members of military NOVEMBER 12, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Members of the military make incredible sacrifices when deployed to serve their country, but a group of University of Mississippi alumni wants to make sure that staying in touch with their families doesn’t have to be […]


The University of Mississippi’s Veterans Resource Center is one of the reasons UM has been named to the Military Times ‘Best for Vets’ ranking of universities for 2020. Photo by Kevin Bain

UM Named Among Military Times’ Best Colleges for Veterans

Ole Miss lauded nationally for efforts to welcome, support former military personnel NOVEMBER 11, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi‘s efforts to support its thriving community of military veteran students has led to the university being ranked among the nation’s best places for vets to pursue a degree. UM is the No. 53-ranked […]


A color guard of the University of Mississippi ROTC programs displays the flags of their respective military units during a Veterans Day celebration at the Inn at Ole Miss. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

News You Can Use: Support for Veterans Can Extend Beyond V-Day

ROTC officers offer Mississippians ways to continuously recognize, appreciate military NOVEMBER 7, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH With Veterans Day right around the corner, military experts at the University of Mississippi are offering a variety of suggestions for those who want to honor veterans. And many of those gestures, they say, can continue year-round once […]


UM and Oxford Ensembles to Honor Vets

‘A Veterans Day Concert Salute’ set for Nov. 11 at the Ford Center OCTOBER 28, 2019 BY CAROLINE CLINE The University of Mississippi Chorus and Orchestra and the Oxford Civic Chorus are bringing the community together for “A Veterans Day Concert Salute” to honor the nation’s veterans. The concert, which is free and open to […]


The University of Mississippi’s recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report places UM as the highest ranked university in Mississippi. Ole Miss was also recognized as a top Best Value School among public universities. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

UM Ranks Top in State by U.S. News & World Report

UM among top 100 public universities nationally for ninth consecutive year SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi has ranked in the top 100 of public universities across the nation for the ninth year in a row, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ole Miss, which improved two spots, ranked No. […]


University of Mississippi ROTC cadets begin the 2018 9/11 Run in front of the Lyceum. Cadets will participate in the annual run at 8:46 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 14) to honor the nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Photo by Kevin Bain

Ole Miss ROTC Runs in Remembrance of 9/11 Victims

Cadets to run Saturday in memory of nearly 3,000 victims of Sept. 11, 2001 attacks SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi‘s ROTC programs will honor the 2,996 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with a memorial run and the solemn sound […]


The IHL Board of Trustees has passed a policy to award academic credits for military learning. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss

IHL passes policy to award academic credits for military learning

JULY 3, 2019 BY IHL The United States Military is known for being the best in the world. The training is rigorous. The expectations are high. With life or death consequences, the room for error is zero. When service men and women decide to use their G.I. benefits to pursue higher education, they sometimes find […]