UM Senior Wins Top College Journalism Honors

Matthew Hendley takes top awards in Louisiana-Mississippi AP collegiate competition

OXFORD Miss. – A University of Mississippi senior, who is spending his summer reporting for News 21 – an award-winning investigative reporting project from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University – recently won two top awards in the college division of the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors competition. Matthew Hendley,Read the story …

English Professor Awarded Fellowship by Academy of American Poets

Beth Ann Fennelly will use part of $50,000 grant to support 2021 Glitterary Festival

OXFORD, Miss. – Beth Ann Fennelly, professor of English at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi’s poet laureate, has been honored as a poets laureate fellow by the Academy of American Poets, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of contemporary poetry. The $50,000 fellowship will go toward supporting her own workRead the story …

Journalism Students Place in National Hearst Contest

Competition among the most prestigious in collegiate journalism

OXFORD, Miss. – Four students from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media have been honored with an award in the national Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The students won eighth place in the category of Team Multimedia/News or Enterprise for a project about Puerto Rico’s recovery after Hurricane Maria. Website content includedRead the story …

Journalism Instructor Leading Online Freedom of Information Event

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media will co-sponsor a Zoom event Tuesday (June 23) that explores open meetings, public records and what the public is entitled to know about COVID-19. Ellen Meacham, adjunct instructor of journalism, will lead the 11 a.m. event, which is open to the public.Read the story …

IHL: University leaders respond to NCAA position on Mississippi state flag

Joint statement from the institutional executive officers of Mississippi’s eight public universities Mississippi’s public universities respect the NCAA’s position as it relates to the State of Mississippi’s flag.  Several years ago, our universities recognized that the Mississippi state flag in its current form is divisive and chose to lower the flag on our campuses. Today,Read the story …

UM Offers New Degree in Early Childhood Education

School of Education launches undergraduate program in August

OXFORD, Miss. – Beginning in August, the University of Mississippi is offering a new bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. The program will prepare UM School of Education graduates to become professionals in the field of early childhood education, including working in classroom settings and managing child care programs. This program was developed in responseRead the story …

School of Accountancy Achieves Historic CPA Exam Award Results

Ole Miss ranks No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in the SEC

OXFORD, Miss. – Six students from the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi have received the 2019 Elijah Watt Sells Award, the most prestigious certified public accountant exam award in the world. Nearly 75,000 individuals sat for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in 2019, with only 137 candidates meeting the criteriaRead the story …

Rebel Aid 2 to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Ole Miss students' return to campus, alumni job searches are chief focus

OXFORD, Miss. – As the University of Mississippi prepares for the fall semester, administrators and financial aid officers are acutely aware that many members of the Ole Miss family continue to struggle due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help serve the needs of students, their families and the university community, UM is hosting a secondRead the story …

GRE Requirement Waived; 4+1 Program Begun to Help Journalism Students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media has two new opportunities that are designed to make things a little easier for students pursuing graduate degrees. The school has decided to suspend the GRE requirement for fall 2020 admission to graduate programs. It also is introducing a 4+1 program designedRead the story …

Mississippi Today: Head of UM Applied Gerontology Department Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Homes

“Mississippi officials target nursing homes, where coronavirus spread creates a perfect storm” By Erica Hensley/Mississippi Today VAIDEN — Relief was the first emotion that overcame Carla when she received a letter that an employee at her sister’s Mississippi nursing home tested positive for COVID-19. Her initial response, although unusual given the circumstances, was justified. ForRead the story …