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UM Honors James Meredith with Mississippi Humanitarian Award

University trailblazer is fifth individual to receive award OCTOBER 3, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE James Meredith became the fifth individual in the University of Mississippi‘s history to receive one of the university’s most prestigious honors, the Mississippi Humanitarian Award.  Announced Wednesday (Sept. 28) during “The Mission Continues: Building Upon the Legacy,” the signature event of […]

James Meredith speaks Wednesday (Sept. 28) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts during ‘The Mission Continues: Building Upon the Legacy,’ a signature event honoring the 60th anniversary of Meredith’s enrollment at the university. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM Honors James Meredith and Commemorates 60 Years of Integration

Signature event features recognitions and awards for first African American to enroll at the university SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE Culminating nearly a year’s worth of planning, University of Mississippi representatives, alongside city, state and national officials, said thank you Wednesday night (Sept. 28) to the man who moved history forward 60 years ago. […]

J. Steven Blake & James Meredith

Meredith Legacy Scholarship Established on 60th Anniversary of UM’s Integration

Blake creates award to honor civil rights leader, help new generations of students SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN A new scholarship fund honors civil rights hero James Meredith just in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi, a historic achievement that opened the door for […]

University Announces Plans for 60th Anniversary of Integration

Events, activities this fall and yearlong to honor distinguished alumnus James Meredith AUGUST 23, 2022 BY LISA STONE On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. The events surrounding integration have been among the most significant in the institution’s history, and this year marks 60 […]

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Ole Miss Alumni Association Names Distinguished Alumni for 2022

Honored for achievement, leadership and service AUGUST 19, 2022 BY JIM URBANEK The Ole Miss Alumni Association will recognize 10 distinguished alumni with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2022. Inductees to the University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame for 2022 are: Teri G. Fontenot (BBA 79), of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dr. […]

Thomas Lee, a graduate student in the School of Journalism and New Media, encourages other Ole Miss students to ‘put themselves out there’ when looking at internship and employment opportunities. The Gulfport native took a chance and landed a summer internship at ad agency network BBDO Worldwide. Submitted photo

Putting Yourself Out There

UM students land jobs with BBDO Worldwide AUGUST 12, 2022 BY LAREECA RUCKER When Kirsten Flanik, president and CEO of BBDO New York, spoke during an Overby Center presentation last year at the University of Mississippi, she mentioned that the company was interested in interviewing more students from the School of Journalism and New Media. Flanik […]

Ten Seniors Named 2021-22 Hall of Fame Inductees

Ole Miss students honored for service, achievement and potential for success April 8, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2021-22 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to Ole Miss students. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated […]

UM Experts Warn About Consequences of Population Loss

Population researcher, political science professor examine possible outcomes from census February 2, 2022 By Michael Newsom Shifting demographics and a general population decline in rural areas have created a real possibility that Mississippi will lose a congressional seat when data is compiled from the 2030 U.S. Census, a University of Mississippi population researcher warns. Mississippi […]

Charles E. Cowan

UM Alumnus Appointed to Civil Rights Advisory Committee

JANUARY 19, 2022 A shareholder attorney at Wise Carter in Jackson, University of Mississippi alumnus Charles E. Cowen (BA history and political science 10, JD 13) was appointed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to a four-year term on Mississippi’s Advisory Committee to the Commission on November 19, 2021. The Commission maintains the United […]

Roger Wicker and Haley Barbour

Political Veterans Talk Problem Solving in a Divided Country

Former Gov. Haley Barbour and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker share lessons for leading in a polarized nation November 3, 2021 By Michael Newsom Two of Mississippi’s major political figures of the modern era used their decades of combined experience recently to share lessons with more than 100 University of Mississippi students about solving problems in a […]