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Scholarship Honors Retired Professor

UM political science alumni and friends have honored Goberdhan Bhagat, who taught in that department for 30 years before retiring in 1994, with a scholarship endowment in his name. Bhagat (affectionately known as GB) joined the faculty after serving as a diplomat for the Indian government in the–
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Gift to Center Celebrates 30 Years

To help mark 30 years of examining, reflecting upon and celebrating Southern culture, Michelle Hyver Oakes has pledged $30,000 to the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. “It’s important to financially support the organizations we believe in, and I believe in the center,” said Oakes, a New–
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Memphis Couple Pledges $500,000 to Seed Classics Endowment

Two University of Mississippi supporters are so impressed with the positive direction that Chancellor Robert Khayat is taking the university that they have decided to help. Mike and Mary “Bickie” McDonnell of Memphis, Tenn., have pledged $500,000 to create the Mike and Mary McDonnell–
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