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Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings APRIL 22, 2020 BY PAM STARLING Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students around the country. Despite the postponement of traditional summer camps and programs, the University of Mississippi is providing opportunities and scholarships for rising 11th and 12th graders […]


The Road from Self-Doubt to Truman Finalist

UM student leader finds clarity in application process for prestigious national scholarship MARCH 2, 2020 BY JB CLARK When Joshua Mannery found out he was named a Truman Scholarship finalist, he was shocked and excited, but the possibility of winning $30,000 in scholarship funding wasn’t what excited him most. Rather, it was the affirmation of […]


UM Student Named Truman Finalist

Jackson native, student leader Joshua Mannery to interview for scholarship in March February 21, 2020 by JB Clark OXFORD, Miss. – Joshua Mannery, a junior at the University of Mississippi, has been named a finalist for the Truman Scholarship, a prestigious award that comes with national recognition for potential as a public service leader and up […]


Winter Session Students Get Close-Up Look at Government in D.C.

Course through Haley Barbour Center for Study of American Politics features visit to nation’s capital February 3, 2020 by Edwin B. Smith UM students and faculty meet with U.S. government officials during a recent intersession class visit to Washington, D.C. The group includes (from left) Sebastian Paez, William ‘Liam’ Cooper, Anica Choi, Lanny Griffith of […]


Embry Memorial Scholarship 2019 Recipient Named

With Award, Recipient Carries on Rebel’s Legacy NOVEMBER 8, 2019 BY EMILY REYNOLDS Ethan Edmondson’s scholarship memorializes UM student-athlete Joey Embry. Ethan Edmondson, a University of Mississippi freshman from Vardaman, Mississippi, is the 2019 recipient of the Joey Embry Memorial Scholarship, expanding the legacy of a beloved student and football player. Joey Embry was actively […]


Barbour Center Offers Insider’s View of Washington

New American politics program holds class in Oxford and D.C. April 4, 2019 by Michael Newsom The UM Haley Barbour Center for the Study of American Politics recently sent seven students to Washington to network and get an up-close view of national politics. Gathering in the nation’s capital are (from left) Julia Johnson, Abby York, […]


UM Student Awarded Grant for International Law Weekend

Crawford Moore’s interest is on issues surrounding air and space law November 16, 2018 by Christina Steube UM law student Crawford Moore earned a NASA Space Law Network grant to attend the International Law Weekend conference in New York. Photo by Christina Steube/School of Law OXFORD, Miss. – Crawford Moore isn’t just studying the law […]


Capitol View: UM Course Sheds Light on Legislative Process

Through floor debates and committee votes, students learn ins and outs of Legislature NOVEMBER 13, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Neal Lancaster wanted to gain practical knowledge about how the Mississippi Legislature functions. And thanks to an immersive University of Mississippi political science course aimed at preparing future state legislators, that’s what Lancaster is getting. […]


Dr. Charles David Roebuck

Roebuck accepts Westminster position

  Dr. Charles David Roebuck, Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Columbia College in Columbia has accepted a new leadership role at Westminster College. He was named in July as the new vice president of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Westminster College. Roebuck served a Columbia College dean […]


UM Graduate Lands Dream Summer Internship with MSNBC

Kailyn Mae Mahoney started as intern for ‘Morning Joe’ in New York in June July 13, 2018 by Christina Steube Kailyn Mae Mahoney, a recent UM graduate, is interning with ‘Morning Joe’ at MSNBC in New York. Submitted photo OXFORD, Miss. – Kailyn Mae Mahoney, who is set to graduate officially from the University of Mississippi in […]