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First-Generation Students to be Lauded During Weeklong Celebration

Both in-person and virtual activities set for campus observance OCTOBER 26, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The academic achievements of first-generation students at the University of Mississippi will be celebrated in a series of in-person and virtual activities planned for Nov. 2-6. First-Generation Student Celebration Week is co-sponsored by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s […]


A Philosophical Approach to Politics

Visiting UM professor brings new insights to public policy leadership classes October 23, 2020 by Kathryn Albritton For Zachary Vereb, visiting assistant professor of public policy leadership at the University of Mississippi, the teaching of philosophy is rooted in the here and now. “I think all students benefit from studying philosophy,” he said. “I went […]


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Dialogues on Diversity Series to Focus on Pandemic, Policing, Politics

Dialogues on Diversity Series to Focus on Pandemic, Policing, Politics OCTOBER 20, 2020 BY JB CLARK The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is kicking off its annual Dialogues on Diversity series next week under the theme, “Nationwide Now: Reckoning with Inequities in Pandemic, Policing and Politics.” “Over the past few months, […]


Olivia Jordan, a junior public policy leadership major, has been awarded a Lambda Sigma Society national scholarship for her exceptional leadership as chapter president. Submitted photo

UM Student Receives National Lambda Sigma Scholarship

Former president Olivia Jordan recognized for leading chapter through tough spring semester OCTOBER 14, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi student’s leadership and involvement in the Lambda Sigma honor society for sophomores has been recognized with a scholarship from the national organization. Olivia Jordan, of Grove Hill, Alabama, is one of five […]


UM freshman receiving scholarships through the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College are: (top, from left) Alexandria Childers, Andie Udziela, Angeline Morgan and Davis Bunn; (second row) Elsi Muños Ramos, Ethan Hebert, Grace Patterson and Jada Kelly; (third row) Jeremy Wright, Kasia Hosey, Molly O’Connor and Porter May; and (bottom) Sarah Caroline Crall, Will Lamb and Yalanis Isabel Wences.

Honors College Scholarship Recipients Continue Legacy of Excellence

2020 freshman class defined by COVID-19 embodies passion, determination OCTOBER 1, 2020 BY JB CLARK The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarship money to an incoming freshman class that its leaders said have been more prepared to face adversity in their lifetimes than any […]


Volunteers, including University of Mississippi students, help with a mobile food distribution in Lexington organized by the Lexington Food Pantry. Through the university’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, several students spent the summer engaged in communities across the state. Submitted photo

McLean Interns Empower Communities Through Challenging Times

Ole Miss students spend summer engaging in public service in north Mississippi communities September 2, 2020 by Laura Martin Though COVID-19 has reconstructed people’s lives and created many uncertainties, the community engagement work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi remains constant. This summer, Ole Miss students, […]


Administrators from the Stamps Scholars program visit Oxford to meet with UM officials and congratulate the Stamps Class of 2020. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation

New Stamps Scholars Make It 19 for ’20

UM welcomes nation’s second-largest freshman cohort of prestigious scholarship recipients August 25, 2020 by Edwin B. Smith With the arrival of 19 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars Program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. UM is the only university in Mississippi and only one of six Southeastern Conference schools that awards […]


Alumna Named Top 40 Under 40 by Industry Magazine

Jenny Ann Urban earned two degrees in air and space law from UM JUNE 22, 2020 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Jenny Ann Urban’s passion for travel and interest in law has led to a successful career as director of aviation relations and compliance at Clear, a growing firm that provides expedited airport security clearances for travelers. […]


Students Recognized for Commitment to University

Columns Society members presented annual awards for dedication APRIL 28, 2020 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi students have been honored as part of their affiliation with the Columns Society to recognize their commitment to serving the institution. Members of the Columns Society serve as the official hosts and hostesses for the university, and each […]


Six Freshmen Receive ODK Leadership Awards

Prestigious honor recognizes outstanding skills and community involvement MAY 5, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Six University of Mississippi students are recipients of the annual Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Leadership Awards. The honors were created in 2010 to identify and recognize outstanding freshman leaders and community servants. Although the society was unable to present this […]