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UM Ethics Bowl team members celebrate winning the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship. Bria Mazique (front) shows off the team’s trophy with (clockwise) Alexandra Kotter, John Jacob Mabus, Justice Strickland, Jacob Ratliff, Harrison Durland and Mimi Shufelt.

Ethics Bowl Team Wins Mid-Atlantic Championship

Group sweeps regional competition to advance to nationals in February 2020 JANUARY 3, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The saying “third time’s the charm” proved to be true for members of the University of Mississippi Ethics Bowl team, which recently won the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional competition. The seven-student group was among 20 teams representing 15 […]


‘Tough as They Come’

Bestselling author and wounded soldier Travis Mills, UM students honored at Veterans Alumni Gala DECEMBER 18, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Travis Mills, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army’s fabled 82nd Airborne, was on patrol in Afghanistan one day in 2012 when he sat his backpack down for a second. The bag landed on a […]


UM junior Delora Denney, of Picayune (center), meets with staff members from U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly’s staff in Washington, D.C., earlier this year to advocate for migraine disease research funding. Denney has struggled with the disease since childhood and plans to become a headache specialist to help others who have the disorder.

Junior Using Experiences with Migraine to Help Others

Denney working to inform and assist others suffering from chronic disease DECEMBER 4, 2019 BY PAM STARLING When Delora Denney, of Picayune, was 8 years old, a neurologist diagnosed her with chronic migraine disease. She has since been hospitalized six different times due to the debilitating symptoms triggered by the disease. “I can still recall […]


UM alumni and friends can support an Ignite Ole Miss campaign to help with furnishings for the George Street House, the new home of the Office of Veteran and Military Services and the Veterans Resource Center. The historic house is in a premier location but needs furniture, rugs, window treatments, computers, kitchen supplies, new light fixtures and more before it is a real home for veteran students.

UM Veterans Services Seeks Funds for New Home

Student Veterans Need Support for Renovations, Furnishings, Supplies DECEMBER 2, 2019 BY ANGELA ATKINS A new online fundraising campaign launched by the University of Mississippi intends to welcome student veterans to new headquarters in the George Street House in the heart of campus. UM announced in the move to locate both the Office of Veteran […]


UM alumni organized a special tour of the TNT Sports Studio in Atlanta this summer for UM Internship Experience students, including (from left) junior psychology major Dyamon Brown, of Columbia; senior banking and finance major Diane Lim, of Suwanee, Georgia; and senior business major Lillian Salem, of Belden.

Students Prep for Careers through Summer Internships

UM Internship Experience Program introduces students to alumni in Atlanta, D.C. and New York NOVEMBER 17, 2019 BY PAM STARLING This past summer, 15 University of Mississippi students gained valuable career experience through some unique learning opportunities as they tapped into the Ole Miss alumni network in major cities around the country. Because of these […]


Ten University of Mississippi students have been awarded scholarships through the Croft Institute for International Studies. The students are (front, from left) Reo Weaver, Alyssa Langlois, Edith-Marie Green, Israel Paredes and Brooke Williams, and (back) Samantha Rice, Caleb Colley, Amanda Pagoaga, Brandon Kriplean and Gillian Littleton.

Ten Croft Institute Students Earn Esteemed Scholarships

Awards fund the education of UM international studies majors NOVEMBER 14, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Receiving a Croft Scholarship to pursue her work in the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi is an “incredible honor” for Edith-Marie Green. An Oxford native, Green knew she wanted to study abroad in college and focus on a foreign language, so […]


Ethan Edmondson’s scholarship memorializes Ole Miss student-athlete Joey Embry.

Embry Memorial Scholarship 2019 Recipient Named

With Award, Recipient Carries on Rebel’s Legacy NOVEMBER 8, 2019 BY EMILY REYNOLDS Ethan Edmondson, a University of Mississippi freshman from Vardaman, Mississippi, is the 2019 recipient of the Joey Embry Memorial Scholarship, expanding the legacy of a beloved student and football player. Joey Embry was actively involved on the Oxford campus and was dedicated […]


A field trip takes students in Emily Cooley’s LIBA 102 class to Oxford’s oldest community-supported agriculture farm, Yokna Bottoms. Photo by Emily Cooley

Captivating Classes

UM offers dynamic assortment of niche writing courses OCTOBER 16, 2019 BY EMILY HOWORTH Somewhat hidden in the vast University of Mississippi undergraduate catalog is Liberal Arts 102, a course offering stylized freshman composition courses with off-the-beaten-path topics. From graphic novels and horror films to political history and the fundamentals of rhetoric, the classes fulfill […]


Donald Cole (left), former UM mathematics professor and special assistant to the chancellor, attends a research conference with UM McNair Scholars Latriece Johnson and Skylyn Irby, and Sandra Spiroff, an associate professor of mathematics at Ole Miss.

Within Their Reach: McNair Scholarships Help Disadvantaged Students

For almost 25 years, UM program has supported, empowered minorities seeking doctoral degrees OCTOBER 16, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Before Victoria Robinson became a student at the University of Mississippi, no one in her family had ever furthered their education beyond a bachelor’s degree. The idea of going to graduate school and pursuing a […]


UM freshman Leah Timmons shows off pictures of herself with her parents in front of Tad Smith Coliseum, the family’s favorite tailgating location during home football games. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

Freshman Out to Leave a Legacy at UM

With majors in international studies and chemical engineering, Leah Timmons honors father’s memory OCTOBER 15, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH With every step of Leah Timmons’ journey at the University of Mississippi comes a reminder of the words of encouragement her father left her years ago. “Being an only child, I’ve always been extremely close […]