Fifty years ago to the day, racism and riots engulfed The University of Mississippi campus. Students, faculty and visitors came together Sunday night to commemorate the remarkable accomplishment by James Meredith in 1962. This week celebrates integration at Ole Miss, which began with Meredith’s admission 50 years ago. The Statewide Day of Remembrance: A Walk of Reconciliation...

Three times a year, University of Mississippi students join residents of a small community in Belize to build a road. The San Mateo Empowerment Project in Belize is one of the university’s most popular Study Abroad programs. More than 100 Ole Miss students have participated in the project since 2010, raising more than $40,000 to support the construction of the road. San...

The fires of revulsion spread wildly and untamed in Mississippi and on The University of Mississippi’s campus on Sept. 30, 1962, injuring several people and resulting in the death of two men. It was on this day that 29-year-old James Meredith made history by becoming the first black student admitted to Ole Miss. However, his arrival in Oxford and admittance into the...

Raymond Martin of Atlanta was 9 years old when James Meredith made history as the first black student to attend The University of Mississippi. As a little boy in 1962, Martin remembered troops around Oxford, a lot of confusion and “just a prayer for the future.” The tense and violent atmosphere led his parents’ decision not to walk around town anymore....

“Out on Highway 6, below the five white crosses, beneath five memorial dogwoods, a marker bears all their names. Margaret Emily Gardner. Mary Pat Langford. Elizabeth Gage Roberson. Robin Renee Simmons. Ruth Hess Worsham.” The tragic story of how five Ole Miss sorority sisters lost their lives 25 years ago is told in the May issue of “O, The Oprah...

  Novelist and former Ole Miss instructor Jesmyn Ward was recently profiled in a Los Angeles Times article titled, "Jesmyn Ward ('Salvage the Bones') writes of Mississippi." The piece concentrates on her struggle for literary success, which she achieved in 2011 by winning the National Book Award for fiction.  Ward's award-winning...

  Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. March 21 was marked for the world to focus on conflict caused by racism because it is the anniversary of the day in 1960 when dozens of peaceful apartheid protestors were killed by police officers in a South African town. United Nations officials hope that this day will inspire...

Today is the last day of classes for Ole Miss students before spring break begins. According to travel writer Kathleen Crislip, approximately 1 million students will be out of school for spring break during the week of March 12.  Many of those 1 million plan to travel. If you are one of them, there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your...

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ole Miss took a 7-6 lead on a one-yard touchdown run by Jeff Scott early in the second quarter, but No. 1 Alabama responded and returned the ensuing kickoff 99 yards to regain the lead and won 33-14 on Saturday night. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) went over 200 yards of total offense (218), only the third time the Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0 SEC) allowed more...

The Ole Miss Rebels are hoping to make history this Saturday, as they travel to Tuscaloosa to take on No. 1 Alabama (8:15 p.m. on ESPN). The Rebels (3-1) are 0-8 all time against the top-ranked team in the nation and trail in the head-to-head series against Alabama 48-9-2. Ole Miss has lost eight straight games to Alabama, including 10 in a row on the road, last winning...