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For the Love of the South

Feders Recommit Support for Oxford Conference for the Book with $100K Gift JUNE 1, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY As native Mississippians, Ron Feder and his late wife, Becky, grew up steeped in the folkways of the American South. But it took an extended stay in the faraway Philippines to help them truly appreciate the extraordinary […]

Voter Friendly University

UM Named a Voter-Friendly University

Students take lead on voter registration, education and civic leadership MAY 16, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The University of Mississippi has been named a “voter-friendly campus” by the Fair Elections Center‘s Campus Vote project. The Campus Vote Project, in coordination with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, recognizes institutions that have dedicated effort to […]

Heather McMahan

Alumni Give Guidance to the Class of 2023

Notable UM alumni encourage leadership, kindness and pursuing passions When the members of the class of 2023 graduate on May 13, they’ll complete one journey and commence the next. Building on the legacies they’ve established at the University of Mississippi, they are ready to go forth and apply the talents, education and verve they’ve developed […]

Allyson Hopper was chosen as Miss University and will compete in the Mississippi pageant in June. Submitted photo

Journey to Commencement—Pursuit of Service

Allyson Hopper concentrates on community and effecting change. MAY 9, 2023 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN Allyson Hopper, the University of Mississippi’s Rebelette captain and Miss University, is devoted to serving her community. A political science major with an emphasis in law and courts, she aims to attend a law school with a criminal justice program. “I […]

Heidi Myers takes a senior photo on the field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Submitted photo

Journey to Commencement—The Definition of Determination

Heidi Myers wills her way through a semester with cancer. MAY 8, 2023 BY BENITA WHITEHORN Heidi Myers took 15 hours of classes plus a lab during the spring semester of her sophomore year at the University of Mississippi. No big deal, right? The impressive part is she did it while undergoing chemotherapy, and she […]

Rabria Moore

Journey to Commencement—Writing Her Own Story

Rabria Moore receives prestigious internships, accolades. MAY 5, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Rabria Moore had never written a news story before she stepped foot on the University of Mississippi campus. As editor-in-chief of The Daily Mississippian, the university’s student newspaper, the senior journalism and political science dual major covered issues surrounding water access, domestic violence […]

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. […]

Ashleen Williams

Two UM Employees Honored for Service to Students

Ashleen Williams and Blake Adams named recipients of annual Frist Awards APRIL 28, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated a commitment to “going the extra mile” to encourage and assist students have been honored for their outstanding service. This year’s Frist Student Service Award honorees are Ashleen Williams, […]

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Oxford Pride Week to Celebrate State’s Queer Community

Movie screening, poetry night and ‘Long Live the Queens’ parade scheduled APRIL 25, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The Lafayette-Oxford-University community will break out the tiaras this year during the annual Oxford Pride Week celebration, which is themed “Long Live the Queens.” The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, in collaboration with University of Mississippi and community partners, hosts Oxford […]

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 […]