Latest University of Mississippi News

Mississippi native creates postage-stamp size artwork

May. 07, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When Blake Gore was a little kid growing up in Houston, Mississippi, he loved to draw. And, he thought he wasn’t half bad. “But as I got older, my internal critic turned on, told me I wasn’t good enough,” said Gore, 41. “So I stifled my creativity.”...

University of Mississippi band gets bigger practice field

May. 01, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is committing $3.5 million to build a new practice field for its Pride of the South marching band. Chancellor Glenn Boyce said the university's commitment will pair with various gifts and major donations to the project totaling...

Reeves vetoes $50M for improvements to UMMC adult hospital

Apr. 27, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed part of a budget bill for the University of Mississippi Medical Center, saying he objects to spending $50 million for improvements to the adult hospital in Jackson. The Republican governor issued the partial veto of...

3 University of Mississippi students now Goldwater Scholars

Apr. 02, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Three students at the University of Mississippi, for the first time, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. Ethan Lambert, of Corinth, Mississippi; Reinhard “Matt” Knerr, of Paducah, Kentucky; and Alexandria “Ally” Watrous, of...

Insurance deal ends for Mississippi health system's patients

Apr. 01, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The insurance agreement between Mississippi’s academic medical center and Blue Cross & Blue Shield has ended, with the hospital saying some patients will pay more and others might have to leave Mississippi for certain services. The contract between the...

Oxford could allow alcohol sold outside at city events

Mar. 20, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Leaders in the hometown of the University of Mississippi are considering allowing people to drink alcohol openly during city-sponsored events. The Oxford Eagle reports that alderman are considering a change to city rules allowing bear or wine to be sold by...

Broadway photographer’s exhibit on display at Ole Miss

Mar. 12, 2022 01:05 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — When Jenny Anderson graduated from the University of Mississippi more than a decade ago, she had no idea that her career path would include photographing Broadway stars and Oscar-nominated actors and actresses. “When I was younger, my dad was an artist and...

University of Mississippi lifts its mask mandate

Mar. 02, 2022 08:54 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has lifted its mask mandate. Face coverings are now optional in classrooms, laboratories, studios, residence halls, libraries, dining facilities, the Student Union, Campus Recreation facilities, retail spaces, offices, conference...

Chef co-authors book on signature South Carolina foods

Feb. 28, 2022 00:03 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Chef Kevin Mitchell hasn’t felt this kind of excitement since he held his finished master’s thesis at the University of Mississippi. After months of research, writing and editing — much of it during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — Mitchell finally got...

Death of Warren County jail inmate under investigation

Feb. 25, 2022 08:27 AM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Mississippi jail inmate who died at a hospital. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate the death of the Warren County inmate, The Vicksburg Post reported. He died...