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Rhondalyn Peairs

Where Integration Happened

Bus tour highlights desegregation sites across Oxford town SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE As the bus pulled away from the Lyceum on Tuesday (Sept. 27), Margaret Gipson, an African American resident and lifelong educator in Oxford, sat primly on the front row. Today, she would hear stories of integration across Oxford and at the […]


Undergraduate Student Publishes Sleep Research Paper

UM senior studies correlation between brain anatomy and sleep duration SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT A University of Mississippi senior has published a scientific paper on one of the most essential human needs: sleep. Nicole Jones, a biology major in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, is investigating whether the size of the caudate […]


Perseverance: Turning Trials into Triumphs

Economics and public policy leadership major refuses to accept status quo SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT As part of the 60th anniversary of integration at the University of Mississippi, this is the first of a four-part series based on the themes that are inscribed on the Civil Rights Monument on campus: perseverance, courage, knowledge […]


Students prepare to show off their steps during filming for the university’s new national commercial, which debuts Sept. 17 during the Ole Miss-Georgia Tech football game. The spot features several Ole Miss students, faculty and alumni, who share their perspectives on how the university has inspired them to build their legacies. Submitted photo

Ole Miss Asks ‘Where Are You Going?’ in Latest TV Commercial

New national spot debuts during halftime of Georgia Tech game SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi debuts its new television commercial Saturday (Sept. 17) during the football game between Ole Miss and Georgia Tech on ABC. The 30-second commercial, titled “Where are You Going,” features Ole Miss students describing their personal […]


Diego Fleitas

UM Graduate Students Participate in SREB Doctoral Scholars & Dissertation Scholars Program

AUGUST 22, 2022 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI GRADUATE SCHOOL The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars and Dissertation Scholars Program has a main goal to encourage more racial and ethnic minority Ph.D. students to seek careers as faculty on college campuses. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, as […]


Astrophotography: One Student’s Work to Bring Science to Everyone

AUGUST 22, 2022 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI GRADUATE SCHOOL Sumeet Kulkarni took what started out as a hobby during the 2020 quarantine and turned it into an exhibit at the John Davis Williams Library at the University of Mississippi. “I think it was about April 2020, a month after we were […]


of Philadelphia, is using her Annexstad scholarship to study biology in hopes of someday helping families through genetic counseling. Submitted photo

‘Leaders for Tomorrow’ Recipients Aim High at UM

Incoming freshmen awarded Annexstad Family Foundation scholarships AUGUST 15, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Three students in the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have been awarded scholarships from the Annexstad Family Foundation. The foundation awards three Leaders for Tomorrow National Scholarships each year to Ole Miss students who have exhibited leadership in their […]


Brandon Kiplean

Croft Student Lands Study Abroad Experience at Oxford University

UM senior among 10 visiting students at Blackfriars Hall for 2022-23 academic year June 28, 2022 By Erin Garrett As a student at the University of Mississippi, Brandon Kriplean has traveled the world seeking new experiences and learning along the way. This fall, his studies will take him from Oxford, Mississippi, to Oxford University in England. […]


Tomayo Berida stands in front of his award-winning poster

University Hosts Regional Conference for Chemists, Chemical Engineers

More than 120 participate in two-day event designed to promote minority STEM careers June 17, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Chemistry and chemical engineering students from across the Southeast and Southwest gathered recently at the University of Mississippi for a two-day conference designed to promote STEM careers for people of color. Some 120 students and researchers, including […]


Inaugural Jane Austen Conference Connects Students

May 31st By Kappy Eastman On Wednesday, April 27th, the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC) hosted a conference bringing together Jackson-area high school students and UM students who spent the past semester studying Jane Austen. The conference was organized by students in Dr. Jason Solinger’s Honors College […]