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Manuel Campbell

UM Students Win Boren Awards

Awardees to study critical languages overseas for one year JUNE 1, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT The National Security Education Program has offered five University of Mississippi students coveted David L. Boren Scholarships. Manuel Campbell, of Jackson; Samantha Fabian, of Omaha, Nebraska; Sarah Hall, of Madison; and Susan Soh, of Houston, Texas, have been named Boren […]


Caroline Leonard

Student Named Campus Compact 2023 Newman Fellow

Junior Caroline Leonard chosen for prestigious yearlong fellowship MAY 9, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE University of Mississippi junior Caroline Leonard will spend the next year learning how to make large-scale positive change in the world as one of the 2023 cohort of Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellows. Leonard, a junior majoring in Arabic and international […]


Abdullah Alqahtani

Journey to Commencement—Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

Abdullah Alqahtani plans to use his UM education to better society in Saudi Arabia. MAY 8, 2023 BY MACKENZIE ROSS After growing up in the dry heat of Saudi Arabia, surrounded by sand, graduate student Abdullah Alqahtani fell in love with the vibrant green trees shrouding the Grove. It was his newfound love for peace […]


James Meredith

Faculty, Staff Honored for Diversity Excellence

Event serves as final celebration in university’s 60 years of integration commemoration APRIL 13, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT University of Mississippi leaders and members of the campus community came together Tuesday (April 11) to honor faculty and staff achievements in the areas of diversity and inclusion. The Honoring Diversity Excellence ceremony and reception came at […]


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. […]


Students in the Chinese Language Flagship program going to Taiwan

Chinese, Arabic Students Achieve Capstone

16 UM Flagship students accepted for yearlong study abroad program APRIL 10, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi record 16 Language Flagship seniors are headed abroad to hone their language skills after being accepted for the Chinese and Arabic capstone year programs. The capstone is a final year of direct enrollment 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 […]


A degree from the Croft Institute for International Studies serves as a passport into the world economy. Here, the 2018 class celebrates its graduation. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Croft Institute Celebrates 25 Years of Educating Global Citizens

Alumni reunion to spotlight institute’s commitment to staying connected, planning for the future MARCH 7, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The Croft Institute for International Studies will host an anniversary ceremony this month along with a reception and tailgate for alumni and students in honor of its 25th anniversary. The celebration will begin at 2:30 p.m. […]


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 […]


Daniel O’Sullivan (right), chair and professor of modern languages at the University of Mississippi, chats with a student in the program. The department’s doctoral program has become one of the fastest-growing on campus. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Critical Knowledge

UM’s Quality Enhancement Plan Hones Analytical Thinking JANUARY 23, 2023 Critical thinking is the basis of a college education and a skill that lasts a lifetime. “When you think critically, you actually strengthen and develop neural networks in your brain,” said Josh Eyler, clinical assistant professor of teacher education and director of the Center for […]