Many UM Graduate Programs Waive Admission Test Requirements

In response to COVID-19, some programs ease prerequisites and extend application deadlines

OXFORD, Miss. – Anyone mulling over applying to graduate school at the University of Mississippi may have a simpler application process this summer, now that many of the university’s graduate programs are waiving standardized admissions tests and extending application deadlines.  The changes in the application process are a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Preparing aRead the story …

Mississippi Teacher Corps Offers Free Summer School Across State

In response to social distancing, longtime teacher program takes programming online

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Teacher Corps, an alternate-route teacher preparation program housed at the University of Mississippi, has taken its annual summer school program online and will offer free summer classes to instate students in grades 7-12 and more.  Designed for students in need of credit recovery or enrichment, the program will last fromRead the story …

Sigma Nu Charity Bowl Still Changing Lives

Annual UM fraternity event raised $168,000 for paralysis victim, nonprofit organizations

OXFORD, Miss. – Emmie Brookins wasn’t even born when University of Mississippi football player Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins suffered a life-changing injury during the Rebels’ 1989 Homecoming game against Vanderbilt University’s Commodores. Three decades later, overwhelming charitable response to the tragic incident that left Mullins, who died in 1991, a paraplegic is benefitting Brookins, aRead the story …

University Celebrating National Nurses Week

UM Student, Employee Health Services honoring those who care for, serve others

OXFORD, Miss. – Nurses at the University of Mississippi Employee and Student Health Services are being honored for their service during National Nurses Week. “We are so proud of our nursing staff who always go above and beyond to provide the best care for our university population,” said Alex Langhart, director of University Health Services.Read the story …

Senior Class Gift Will Aid Fellow Students

UM Class of 2020 responds to COVID-19 by supporting Student Emergency Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – Every year, members of the University of Mississippi senior class raise funds to leave a gift behind that represents their legacy. This year, the tradition continues. By requesting contributions to the Student Emergency Fund, the Class of 2020 hopes to help fellow Ole Miss students struggling with pandemic-related challenges. Class of 2020Read the story …

UM Class of 2020, Graduates Celebrated During Live, Virtual Event

More than 5,000 degrees conferred Saturday amid messages of hope and celebration

OXFORD, Miss. – During a live, virtual event filled with joyous celebrations and heartfelt words of wisdom, the University of Mississippi celebrated graduates in the Class of 2020 on Saturday (May 9). The ceremony, a mixture of live-streamed video from the Oxford campus and pre-recorded messages sent from across the country, celebrated Ole Miss students andRead the story …

Behind the Firewalls

IT staff works to keep university's learning, teaching and operations moving remotely

OXFORD, Miss. – When the decision was made, no switch was flipped or button pressed. After an extended spring break packed with round-the-clock planning and discussion, the University of Mississippi switched from in-person to remote methods of learning and teaching on March 23 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of that first Monday of remoteRead the story …

UM Celebrating Graduates in Live, Virtual Event

Ole Miss leaders evaluating plans for in-person ceremony at later date

OXFORD, Miss. – As University of Mississippi leaders continue to evaluate plans to hold an in-person Commencement ceremony at a later date, the university will honor its graduates in a live, virtual celebratory event on May 9. “The university remains committed to doing all it can to honor our graduates in person when it is safeRead the story …

Students Continuing to Aid Communities During Pandemic

McLean Institute students, VISTA members seeking new ways to serve Mississippi during crisis

OXFORD, Miss. – While the rest of the country is adjusting to a new normal in isolation, many University of Mississippi students – including those involved in the university’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and the North Mississippi VISTA Project – are seeking new ways to serve their communities in times ofRead the story …

Is the South More at Risk for COVID-19?

University of Mississippi sociologist examines why Southern states are at risk in global pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life in cities across the world, a University of Mississippi sociologist is focusing on the current and potential impact of the virus on rural communities across the South Anne Cafer, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is a researcher in rural health careRead the story …