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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 […]


Veterans Association students and their dependents gather in the new Veterans Resources Center on campus. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Military Times: UM’s Veteran & Military Services highlighted for scholarship benefits

MAY 3, 2019 BY JOSHUA AXELROD Military Times: This school waives out-of-state tuition for vets, GI Bill or no GI Bill Out-of-state tuition rates? For qualifying vets, there’s no such thing at this school — regardless of whether they have GI Bill benefits. The University of Mississippi, known better to college sports fans as Ole Miss, […]


Garrett Booth

Ready for Takeoff

Journey to Commencement: Navy ROTC graduate Garrett Booth spends spring semester on staff APRIL 30, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Garrett Booth wasn’t quite ready to leave the University of Mississippi. The Austin, Texas, native graduated from Ole Miss in December with a degree in biochemistry and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy […]


Navy ROTC Works to Support Local Veterans

Fundraiser sells shirts to benefit Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford MARCH 29, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi‘s Navy ROTC program is hoping to give back to Oxford’s military veteran community with a fundraiser that will raise money to support the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford. “We in the Ole Miss ROTC programs receive […]


Augustus Leon Collins

Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins to Give UM Commencement Address

Alumnus, former National Guard commander speaks to graduates May 11 in Grove MARCH 25, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Leon Collins, former commanding general of the Mississippi National Guard and president of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, will deliver the university’s 166th Commencement address May 11 in the Grove. A native of Booneville, Collins earned […]


Logan Rolleigh is the drill commander of the UM Navy ROTC Drill Team, which will compete in the ‘national championship’ of drill competitions Friday (March 1).

Q&A: Midshipmen Ready to Represent Ole Miss

Navy ROTC prepares for ‘national championship’ drill competition FEBRUARY 28, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi  Navy ROTC Drill Team will participate in a national competition Friday (March 1) at Tulane University. The Mardi Gras Drill Meet is considered the “national championship” of drill competitions. Ole Miss midshipmen are in the final stages of preparation […]


Col. Kelvin Nichols greets fellow Mississippi Army National Guardsmen after a ceremony to promote him to colonel. Nichols has been employed by the University of Mississippi for 25 years. Photo by Thomas Graning

Celebrating a Distinguished Military Career Shaped by Ole Miss

Col. Kelvin Nichols marks promotion where he was first commissioned FEBRUARY 26, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Col. Kelvin Nichols has accrued more than 29 years of military service in the Mississippi Army National Guard and seen action around the world, and he asked friends, family and his brothers and sisters in arms to join him […]


Andrew Newby (left), assistant director for Veteran and Military Services, speaks with guests at the opening of the Veterans Resource Center. Newby has implemented several new services that have helped Ole Miss rise in the rankings among public institutions for supporting military veteran students. Photo by Thomas Graning

University Recognized for Student Veteran Services, Treatment

Rankings place Ole Miss in top 5 percent nationally for military services DECEMBER 17, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi has been recognized as a top institution for military veteran students for 2019 by both Military Times and College Factual. Military Times ranked Ole Miss among the leaders in student veteran treatment in its […]