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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 […]


Ole Miss student Maddie Marine of Newport Beach, California, made a gift of $25,000 and a commitment of time to support the new William Magee Center for Wellness Education. The senior, pictured here in the demonstration kitchen, is dedicated to the overall mission of the Magee Center.

Student Follows Gift with Volunteer Work at Magee Center

Service in Action OCTOBER 9, 2019 BY MARY STANTON KNIGHT With a gift of $25,000 and lots of volunteer effort for the new William Magee Center for Wellness Education, a senior embodies the citizen-scholar model of service encouraged across the campuses of the University of Mississippi. “I became interested in donating to the Magee Center […]


Alex Mabry’s scholarship, provided by Dr. and Mrs. Charles Walker, helps her concentrate on her studies in biology, chemistry, and psychology, and allows her to pursue her dreams of becoming either a trauma surgeon or obstetric gynecologist.

Cultivating Leaders: Alex Mabry

OCTOBER 8, 2019 I’m originally from Texas, but graduated high school as the valedictorian in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. I worked as a tour guide for Ruby Falls, an underground waterfall in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and as a waitress during my time in high school. I have four younger siblings, ages 16, 13, 13, and 3, and […]


Brendan Ryan deepened his relationship to and interest in Chinese culture through eight months spent in Xi’an, China, funded by the Stamps Leadership Scholarship.

Cultivating Leaders: Brendan Ryan

OCTOBER 8, 2019 The Stamps Leadership Scholarship at the University of Mississippi has allowed me to find nontraditional paths to my education in the context of a traditional university. It has allowed me to take control of my education, both academically and personally. My freshman year, I took a leave of absence for eight months […]


Cultivating Leaders: Tyler Yarbrough

Meet Tyler, a public policy leadership major OCTOBER 7, 2019 Raised in the most impoverished region in the poorest state in the country, the Mississippi Delta is where I’m from. Some see Clarksdale as a place where hope goes to die, but I view it a little differently. It is a place of hope. A […]


The Ole Miss Esports team travels to Mississippi State this weekend (Oct. 5) to participate in the second annual Esports Egg Bowl competition. The free event begins at 10 a.m. in MSU’s Humphrey Coliseum and also is viewable online via MSU Esports’ Twitch channel. Ole Miss hosted the event last year at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

Ole Miss Esports Grows in Size, Expectations

Program preparing for second annual Esports Egg Bowl OCTOBER 3, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Last year, a single team on the University of Mississippi campus finished No. 1 in the nation. The players didn’t compete on a field, court or track. No orange, yellow, white or brown balls were involved. But the players did rely on skills […]


Southern Studies Student Pursues ‘Outlaws and Armadillos’

Liam Nieman spends summer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum OCTOBER 2, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY If you want to learn about country music, what better way to do that than to spend the summer in Music City, USA? For Liam Nieman, a University of Mississippi senior who interned at the […]


UM freshman Khadeejah Franklin is a biology major interested in pre-med with plans to minor in chemistry. Her ultimate goal is to become a neurosurgeon. Photo by Thomas Graning

Freshman Intent on ‘Fulfilling Her Purpose’

Next-Generation Rebels: Biology major Khadeejah Franklin has goals in mind SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART “Remember your purpose.” That’s the advice University of Mississippi freshman Khadeejah Franklin received from her mother before leaving her hometown of Vancleave for Oxford. “Stay focused,” Triniss Wilkerson said she told her daughter. “I also told her do not lose sight […]