Seven Babies for Seven Students

UM higher education cohort draws strength, support from one other as members welcome new children

When members of a University of Mississippi School of Education doctoral cohort kept getting pregnant, the running joke was there had to be something in the snacks they ate when they met each month.

Someone also blamed voodoo, or other supernatural forces, being at work in Guyton Hall, home of the School of Education.

Since this Doctor of Education in higher education cohort entered school together in August 2016, five women in the group have given birth, while two men in the class have become fathers for a total of seven new babies. With 25 students in the cohort, the number means more than 25 percent have become parents.

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Seven Babies for Seven Students