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Speakers Edge 2023

Speaker’s Edge Competition Helps Develop Career-Relevant Skills

Seventy-five UM students show off public speaking skills in 19th annual contest JANUARY 24, 2023 BY STELLA CONNELL Costco as a mini-market, remote work technology, virtual passports and artificial intelligence in the food industry were among the topics addressed at the 19th annual Speaker’s Edge competition at the University of Mississippi. Students in business, accountancy […]

Jakob Anseman

TEDxUniversityofMississippi Speakers Look to Face Forward

Eight speakers set for Feb. 23 event JANUARY 23, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT With the goal of sharing ideas worth spreading, TEDxUniversityofMississippi will host its eighth annual event at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees will enjoy an evening of music, art and thought-provoking, short talks […]

Christene Chavez (standing, center, in gray sweatshirt) and other Luckyday Scholars put together Halloween treat bags.

A Family of Luckyday Scholars

Chavez Siblings Grateful for Common Scholarship, UM Experiences NOVEMBER 2, 2022 BY SARA MAHMOUD/UM DEVELOPMENT Leaving the comfort and familiarity of a small town to join thousands of other students at the University of Mississippi can be a daunting experience for many freshmen. That wasn’t the case for Christene Chavez. When she first stepped on […]


University Welcomes 13 Stamps Scholars for 2022

New cohort exemplifies academic excellence, leadership and exceptional character NOVEMBER 3, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT With plans to travel the world, research health disparities and grow a nonprofit organization, incoming freshman Dymond Mitchell is thankful to be named one of 13 new Stamps scholars at the University of Mississippi. “This is so much more than […]

UM students

Largest-Ever Freshman Class Powers Overall Enrollment Growth

Student retention rate climbs to a record high of 89% NOVEMBER 2, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Drawn by robust academic programs, outstanding value and dedication to its students, 22,967 students enrolled across the University of Mississippi‘s seven campuses for fall 2022. Powered by a freshman class of 4,480, the largest in university history, total enrollment […]

First generation students

First-Generation Students to Celebrate Achievements

Events scheduled Nov. 7-10 include kickoff party, coffee and conversation NOVEMBER 1, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH When Julia Peoples enrolled at the University of Mississippi, she was the first in her family to go to college. The Puckett native struggled to find the right fit; that was, until she discovered the First-Generation Student Network […]

Janelle Minor

Courage: Lifting Her Voice

Sophomore encourages tough conversations about racial injustice OCTOBER 31, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT As part of the 60th anniversary of integration at the University of Mississippi, this is the second of a four-part series based on the themes that are inscribed on the Civil Rights Monument on campus: perseverance, courage, knowledge and opportunity. These student […]

Spencer Heitman (left) and Katherine Broten

UM Team Wins Debate Tournament

Warren Debate Union wins at event hosted by Lewis & Clark College OCTOBER 30, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Just months after the Ole Miss Rebels won the 2022 College World Series in baseball, another team representing the University of Mississippi has won a national tournament. The university’s Warren Debate Union took first place in […]

Speaker Series Spotlights Leadership

Lott Institute, Army ROTC organize lecture series OCTOBER 28, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE Experts in the field of leadership in civilian and military life will speak next month at the University of Mississippi as the first of a collaborative speaker series created by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute and the Army ROTC program. Maj. Gen. […]

Ethel Scurlock

Generations: The University of Mississippi Then and Now

Four Black families share perspectives on their UM experience OCTOBER 17, 2022 BY BENITA WHITEHORN When civil rights activist James Meredith (BA 63) integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, he made it possible for thousands of other Black people to follow him, including his late son Joseph, who received a doctorate in business administration in 2002, […]