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UM alumnus Joshua Tucker is the inaugural assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at the School of Law. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Law School Names Inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

UM graduate aims to create more inclusive environment for all students and employees FEBRUARY 2, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Joshua Quinn Tucker, a four-time graduate of the University of Mississippi, returns to campus this month as the School of Law‘s inaugural assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion. Following a strategic plan for increasing DEI efforts in […]


Susan Allen

Political Science Professor Advises UN Security Council Members

Co-authors book lauded by South Korean diplomats JANUARY 9, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT A University of Mississippi professor’s new book is catching the attention of international peacekeepers. Susan Allen, associate professor of political science, recently co-authored “Bargaining in the UN Security Council: Setting the Global Agenda.” The book (Oxford University Press, 2022) examines the factors […]


Former civil rights activist, educator and politician Leslie-Burl McLemore speaks to students

Veteran Journalist Leads Exploration of University and State

Honors College class focuses on issues and progress 60 years after Meredith enrollment DECEMBER 4, 2022 BY LAREECA RUCKER University of Mississippi students are being challenged to delve deeper into complex issues about the university and state, thanks to a special honors class designed to explore important topics 60 years after James Meredith’s enrollment as […]


Conor Dowling WTVA interview

Interview: Professor Conor M. Dowling

UM political scientist explains what mid-term results could mean for the US NOVEMBER 9, 2022 Conor M. Dowling, professor of political science at the University of Mississippi, joined WTVA 9 News TODAY in Tupelo to talk about what the November 8 election mid-term results could mean for the country. What are the most significant aspects […]


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Researcher Leads Study of How Leaders Respond to Crises

Gregory Love receives federal grant for collaborative project NOVEMBER 9, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Understanding how elected leaders respond to crisis situations, and how voters judge them for their responses, can provide clues to a nation’s political stability and the accountability of its leaders. That’s the goal of a study headed by a University […]


John W. Winkle III

Beloved Political Science Professor Mourned by Campus Community

Mississippi constitution expert John W. Winkle III leaves impressive legacy at UM NOVEMBER 1, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT John W. Winkle III was a monumental figure at the University of Mississippi. He won virtually every teaching award the university offers, served as chair of the Department of Political Science more than once and contributed to […]


James Meredith

Letter-writing Campaign Honors James Meredith

Second book in the works; committee still accepting submissions OCTOBER 24, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE During the signature event of the University of Mississippi‘s celebration of the 60th anniversary of integration, campus representatives presented the university’s first African American student with a book of nearly 100 letters from people whose lives he touched.  The “Dear […]


Rabria Moore

Daily Mississippian Editor Selected for New York Times Corps

Rabria Moore gets career-building advice, networking and experiences OCTOBER 18, 2022 BY LAREECA RUCKER The editor-in-chief of The Daily Mississippian, student newspaper at the University of Mississippi, has been selected to participate in a New York Times journalism program designed to mentor young journalists. Rabria Moore, a senior from Durant, was chosen to be part of The New York […]


Barbour & Lott

Barbour, Lott Call for Citizen Leadership

Bipartisanship is key to ‘moving Mississippi forward,’ former officials say OCTOBER 14, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Stating that government effectiveness depends upon the people’s input, former Gov. Haley Barbour and retired U.S. Sen. Trent Lott challenged listeners Thursday (Oct. 1) at the University of Mississippi to become united in facing society’s challenges. Barbour and Lott led […]


JAMES MEREDITH (RIGHT)

James Meredith Honored by Student Organization

Columns Society class named for civil rights icon who integrated university 60 years ago OCTOBER 13, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A distinguished student organization at the University of Mississippi has selected James Meredith as the namesake for its 2022-23 class of members. On Oct. 1, 1962, Meredith became the first African American to enroll […]