Ole Miss, MSU Cadets Leg 100 Miles for Egg Bowl Run

ROTC students relayed from Starkville to Oxford to deliver game ball

OXFORD, Miss. – ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University relayed the Egg Bowl game ball nearly 100 miles across the northern Mississippi gridiron Monday (Nov. 21) for the 10th annual Egg Bowl Run. The Bulldogs met the Magnolia Battalion at Calhoun City Square, where they passed the ball off beforeRead the story …

Funding to Support New Accountancy Students

$1.4 million grant to assist first-generation and minority students

OXFORD, Miss. – The Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi has received a $1.4 million funding initiative from the U.S. Department of Education that will help as many as 40 minority and first-generation college students earn degrees in the field over the next three years. The Minority and First-Generation Educational Initiative ScholarshipRead the story …

Building a More Competitive Mississippi 

Vision session brings together university, state, national leaders 

OXFORD, Miss. – Mississippi has the ingredients it needs to thrive in a high-tech economy, but the state’s leaders must embrace technology to ensure success, business and policy leaders agreed Tuesday (Nov. 8) at the University of Mississippi.  More than 60 leaders gathered at Ole Miss for the second annual Mississippi Competes Vision Session, aRead the story …

10 Things First-Generation Students Should Know

University bridges gap for first-time college students

University programs and communities are helping to bridge the resource gap for first-generation college students, who may not have the institutional knowledge that legacy students get from their families. Ashleen Williams, faculty adviser for the First-Generation Student Network, and Annette Kluck, dean of the Graduate School, talk about 10 ways students can find the helpRead the story …

Hidden Library Tour Reveals Little-Known, Possibly Haunted Areas

J.D. Williams Library is more than just books, librarians say

The Well of Souls; a cold, dark mezzanine lined with cages; a haunted bathroom – these are just some of the secrets of the J.D. Williams Library. A crowd of more than a dozen students, professors and university staff members crowded in the front entrance of the library on a recent Wednesday afternoon to seeRead the story …

Speaker Series Spotlights Leadership

Lott Institute, Army ROTC organize lecture series

OXFORD, Miss. – Experts in the field of leadership in civilian and military life will speak next month at the University of Mississippi as the first of a collaborative speaker series created by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute and the Army ROTC program. Maj. Gen. William Freeman Jr., Col. Andrew Robertson and Carl Biersack willRead the story …

Letter-writing Campaign Honors James Meredith

Second book in the works; committee still accepting submissions

OXFORD, Miss. – During the signature event of the University of Mississippi‘s celebration of the 60th anniversary of integration, campus representatives presented the university’s first African American student with a book of nearly 100 letters from people whose lives he touched.  The “Dear Mr. Meredith” compendium was the result of months of submissions from students,Read the story …

Ole Miss Esports to Face Off Against Mississippi State

Fifth annual Esports Egg Bowl to feature in-person competitive debut of new game

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 100 players from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University will compete in the fifth annual Esports Egg Bowl on Saturday (Oct. 29) at The Sandy and John Black Pavilion at Ole Miss.  The Pavilion opens at 10 a.m. with a line of computer screens and CPUs across theRead the story …

Common Reading Nominees Due

Recommend books for UM community selection through Dec. 4

OXFORD, Miss. – Incoming University of Mississippi students in 2023 may be different in every way – intended major, school, beliefs, hobbies, hairstyles – but they will have one thing in common: they’ll all be reading the same book. Each year since 2011, students, staff and faculty recommend the university’s next Common Reading Experience, theRead the story …

Stand Up Against Domestic Violence

Social media campaign to support survivors, promote awareness

OXFORD, Miss. – The University Police Department, the Violence Intervention and Prevention Office and Rallying Against Sexual Assault are asking University of Mississippi students and campus members to stand up at 1 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 20) in silence to recognize survivors of interrelationship and sexual violence.  Participants are encouraged to take a selfie or groupRead the story …