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Taylor Cook Named 2012 Udall Scholar

UM student Taylor Cook has been named a 2012 Udall Scholar. Video by Mary Stanton.

UM Students Receive Taylor Medals

OXFORD, Miss. – Sixty-four University of Mississippi undergraduates were recognized as recipients of Taylor Medals April 12 during the 69th annual Honors Convocation at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Taylor Medals, the university’s highest academic award, recognize no more than 0.45 percent of undergraduates for meritorious scholarship and deportment. Recipients ofRead the story …

Sustainability Enthusiasm Wins UM Student Udall Scholarship

Grace Sullivan is the university's third award recipient since 2008

OXFORD, Miss. – Every leap year since 2008, a University of Mississippi student has been surprised with a Morris K. Udall Scholarship. This year is no exception, as Grace Sullivan became the university’s third recipient of the prestigious academic award. The junior social work major from Madison got the news recently when she was summonedRead the story …

UM Student Receives Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention

Kendall McDonald, a junior public policy major from Diamondhead, is among 50 national honorees

OXFORD, Miss. – Kendall McDonald , a public policy leadership major at the University of Mississippi who has worked on campus environmental issues while maintaining a 3.96 grade point average, recently was awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship honorable mention. McDonald, of Diamondhead, is a junior enrolled in the university’s Sally McDonell Barksdale Honors College andRead the story …

Leaders in Sustainability Honored During Green Week 2012

Members of the University of Mississippi and Oxford community who have shown outstanding leadership in sustainability were honored at the third annual Sustainability Leadership Awards at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on April 18. During the event, which was part of Green Week, Alice Clark, UM vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs, and OxfordRead the story …

Environmental Passion Earns UM Student a Udall Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – When Taylor Cook walked into the chancellor’s office at the University of Mississippi, she was not expecting to see a roomful of smiling faces. But that is what she got at a surprise reception to congratulate her on winning the 2012 Morris K. Udall Scholarship, which provides $5,000 for one year ofRead the story …

Environmental Passion Earns UM Student a Udall Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – When Taylor Cook walked into the chancellor’s office at the University of Mississippi, she was not expecting to see a roomful of smiling faces. But that is what she got at a surprise reception to congratulate her on winning the 2012 Morris K. Udall Scholarship, which provides $5,000 for one year ofRead the story …

Getting Back Up Again

UM Collegiate Recovery Community students share harrowing tales of addiction, inspiring stories of getting their lives back on track

OXFORD, Miss. – A successful chef and father of two used to drink vodka at 6 a.m. until he passed out in public, then wake up and try to go to work and conceal his problem. A bright, young student hooked on alcohol and Xanax accumulated multiple arrests in 18 months, including one for assaultingRead the story …

Preserving Faulkner’s Historic Home

Private gift ensures ambiance of Rowan Oak

OXFORD, Miss. – William Faulkner’s desk, typewriter and resting bed are fixtures in the office of the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s Oxford home. Peering in, it’s easy to imagine the writer, pipe in hand, contemplating his next sentence. One of his biggest fans is making sure that ambiance is preserved. “I can’t imagine that theRead the story …

Red and Blue Celebration of Achievement Honors Employees

Second annual event recognizes 24 full-time staff who earned advanced degrees

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi staff who earned their degrees while working were recognized for their accomplishments Wednesday (May 8) at the second annual Red and Blue Celebration of Achievement. At least 24 employees who received either a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree during 2019 Commencement exercises were honored. The celebration began at noon inRead the story …