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Alex Mobley

Oxford Student Makes Voter Registration Honor Roll

Alex Mobley among 175 recognized nationally for efforts and success JUNE 2, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge has named University of Mississippi sophomore Alex Mobley to its 2023 Student Voting Honor Roll for his efforts to register new voters. The Chinese and mathematics major from Oxford is among 175 […]

Andy Flores

Journey to Commencement—Finding His Voice

Andy Flores went from ‘taking up space’ to become a Truman scholar. MAY 1, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ask Andy Flores how his life has changed since he enrolled as a freshman at the University of Mississippi and he will answer, “a lot.” From his modest beginnings in Ocean Springs, the public policy leadership […]

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, […]

Howry Hall

North Mississippi VISTA Project Explores Civil Rights Legacy

Members make connections during experiential learning trip to the Delta APRIL 23, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT As they begin yearlong terms of service, members of the North Mississippi VISTA Project visited sites in the Mississippi Delta to build relationships among the group and make conceptual connections around poverty alleviation and its connection to racial justice and civil […]

Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

University Celebrates Employee, Community Service

Annual program recognizes achievements in research, learning, service and scholarship APRIL 20, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The University of Mississippi Division of Diversity and Community Engagement recognized outstanding accomplishments in community-engaged research, learning, service and scholarship Tuesday (April 18) during its annual Celebration of Service. Honors presented included the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Service Award, the Excellence in […]

Period@UM group

University to Provide Free Menstrual Products on Campus

Student group Period@UM fights to end period poverty APRIL 17, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The University of Mississippi will begin providing free menstrual products on campus this semester following advocacy from the student group Period@UM. The new menstrual product dispensers are being installed this month in high-traffic first-floor restrooms in 25 buildings across campus. University […]

Logo. Illustration of portal portion of the Civil Rights Monument on the UM campus. Text reads: "60 Years of Integration. Building Upon The Legacy. The University of Mississippi"

University to Honor Diversity Excellence

April 11 ceremony marks a final event in university’s 60th anniversary of integration observance MARCH 28, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH As one of the final events in the University of Mississippi‘s 60th anniversary of integration commemoration, the university will honor faculty and staff achievements in diversity and inclusion. The Honoring Diversity Excellence ceremony and […]

Big Event

Student-driven UM Big Event Supports Community Projects

Nearly 1,300 volunteers expected to complete service projects across Lafayette County MARCH 24, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Soon, more than 1,000 University of Mississippi students will go out across campus, Oxford and Lafayette County to complete community service projects as part of Big Event Saturday, set for April 1. Volunteers for the annual day […]

Jackson Water Crisis

Panel to Discuss Jackson Water Crisis

Wednesday event held in celebration of World Water Day MARCH 21, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT For many, it is unfathomable to think of going without access to water. It is a basic necessity and, arguably, a human right. For more than 150,000 Jackson residents, however, the unfathomable became reality last summer when the city’s water […]

Student Veterans

Veteran and Military Services Honors Student Veterans, Alumni at Gala

Mike Durant, veteran and inspiration for movie ‘Black Hawk Down,’ set for keynote address MARCH 16, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE University of Mississippi student veterans will hear from an American hero whose story inspired a blockbuster movie this month at the third annual Veteran’s Alumni Gala. On March 31, the Office of Veteran and Military […]