UM Named Best in State for Job Placement

OXFORD, Miss. – For the fourth year in a row, University of Mississippi students have been named the state’s best at finding employment and keeping it, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education compiled in a new ranking from Zippia.com. The ranking takes into account 10 years’ worth of data on job placementRead the story …

Third Stronger Together Dialogue Series Focuses on Community Action

Student, faculty, staff organizers work to address racial injustice in UM community

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, along with partner organizations, is hosting the third in its Stronger Together trilogy of tent-pole conversations around the topic of racial injustice on campus, in the community and across the nation. The conversation, which will be hosted virtually starting at 6 p.m.Read the story …

Student Leaders Organize Black Leadership Summit

ASB, BSU, Men of Excellence leaders to share experiences with next generation

OXFORD, Miss. – Leaders from various University of Mississippi student groups are organizing a Black Leadership Summit this weekend in an effort to provide the campus’ next generation of black leaders with skills, access and encouragement needed to carry on the strong legacy built by previous generations. The summit, organized by ASB President Joshua Mannery,Read the story …

Alumni Association to Host Conversation on Racial Injustice

Black Alumni Advisory Council chair, Mississippi Today editor to participate in moderated discussion

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Black Alumni Advisory Council, part of the Ole Miss Alumni Association, is hosting a conversation Tuesday (July 21) aimed at promoting healing, allyship and action in response to nationwide racial injustice. The program, which is part of a broader Stronger Together series, will feature Ivory Williams-Shelby, chair of theRead the story …

Seven Staff Members Receive Outstanding EEO Awards

Individual UM employees and teams recognized for excellence in service

OXFORD, Miss. – A senior secretary for summer programs in the Office of Pre-College Programs is the University of Mississippi‘s 2020 overall outstanding staff member. Kim Carr was recognized during the annual Staff Appreciation Awards program, which was recorded and presented online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She will receive a $1,000 stipend and twoRead the story …

Stronger Together to Host Second Open-Dialogue Event

Participants to discuss allyship within university family

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi organizers behind the Stronger Together conversation series are back with a second open dialogue, this time focusing on allyship within the university family. The second Stronger Together open-dialogue event is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday (June 24). Anyone interested in attending can register by completing this form, whichRead 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 …

Space Law Center Hosts Webinar on Race

Session to explore how space exploration can further causes of equality and social justice

OXFORD, Miss. – The Center for Air and Space Law, part of the University of Mississippi School of Law, is hosting a free online discussion of “Race in Space: A Conversation about Equality and Civil Rights” on Thursday (June 18). Set for 10 to 11:15 a.m., the webinar will feature experts discussing race from differentRead the story …

University Groups Hosting Dialogue Series on Racism in America

Members of the UM family hoping to encourage healing, allyship and action

OXFORD, Miss. – Racial injustice and pain have been brought to the national forefront by the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. University of Mississippi organizers hope to create a space for healing, allyship and community action through a new Stronger Together Dialogue Series. The Stronger Together event, which will beRead the story …