University of Mississippi

At Ole Miss


Enrollment Boom

The Chronicle of Higher Education named the University of Mississippi among the nation’s fastest growing colleges in its Almanac of Higher Education 2014. Additionally, UM was reported as the “top fundraiser” and having the largest endowment among universities in Mississippi.

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Bicycle Friendly

The University of Mississippi has been recognized for its efforts to support and improve cycling on campus with an honorable mention nod as a Bicycle Friendly University from the League of American Bicyclists. Ole Miss is the first university in the state to receive this designation.

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Teacher Corps Triumph

The Mississippi Teacher Corps has played a key role in an academic turnaround at North Panola High School, where 14 faculty members are graduates of the program. North Panola has risen in status from a C school to a B school, according to the Mississippi Department of Education’s release of state test scores in October. For an institution that was near failing in 2009, the result is a significant milestone in a district that came out of conservatorship in July 2014.

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Turtle Talk

A University of Mississippi biology professor’s study of giant tortoises in the Galápagos Islands is being published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Molecular Ecology.

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