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News from the Croft Institute
  • Alumni Talk: Ben Bates

    Croft begins the spring Alumni Talks with Ben Bates, Croft graduate of 2013. The video conference will take place on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Gerald M. Abdalla Boardroom (Croft 305).

    Ben is a second year resident in Internal Medicine Medicine Resident at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. In addition to medical residency, Ben is also pursuing a Master's in Clinical and Translational Science. 

    The Alumni Talk is open to anyone interested. And all students who are interested in the healthcare field ("anything from direct patient work to global health to the field of healthcare epidemiology") are encouraged to attend!

    All who are unable to attend but would like to remotely view the session can use this link—https://call.lifesizecloud.com/174353. You may either download the Lifesize app or go directly to the link in a Chrome browser.

  • US Department of Transportation Internship

    A Croft alumna who works for the US Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General has shared a current internship vacancy in the department's Washington, DC headquarters. The opportunity is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in infrastructure or accountability issues. The internship is paid and could lead to full-time employment. 

    Student Trainee (Management and Program Analyst) Pathways Intern

    Any students interested in applying may 
    email bstarnes@olemiss.edu for further information. 

  • MA/MSc in International and World History: Columbia University and the London School of Economics

    The MA/MSc in International and World History presents an innovative two year program focusing on understanding what has shaped our world through research and analysis. The first year is spent in New York at Columbia University and the second year is spent in London at the London School of Economics. 

    Application Information
    First Deadline: January 11, 2019*
    Final Deadline: March 15, 2019
    Financial Aid and Fellowship opportunities are available
    *Priority deadline for funding applications

     For more information visit worldhistory.columbia.edu or 
    contact worldhistory@columbia.edu.

  • Two Croft Freshmen awarded prestigious Honors Scholarships

    Croft Freshmen, Samuel Starr and Hayden Williamson, were both awarded the Doris Raymond Honors Scholarship this fall. They are two of the 14 Freshmen Scholars in the University of Mississippi's Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College who received one of the university's most prestigious scholarships, totaling $434,000 in scholarships.

    Samuel Starr, who is focusing on Spanish, recently began his undergraduate degree in International Studies. From Troy, Illinois, Sam was an Illinois State Scholar and highly involved in Student Government, the National Honor Society, and Madison County Youth Board. Sam participated in Model United Nations as well and won several awards at the University of McKendree Model United Nations.

    Hayden Williamson, who is focusing on Spanish in Europe in  International Studies, is a from Ocean Springs High School. Hayden was president of the Ocean Springs Mayor's Youth Council, co-founder and secretary of the OSHA Debate Club, committee chair at the Mississippi Youth and Government's Youth Legislature and chief justice at the Model UN. A member of the 30+ ACT Club, Hayden was on the principal's list, in the National Honor Society, American Legion Auxiliary's Magnolia Girls State and Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit.

  • Gwenafaye McCormick Finished Year Long Abroad Experience in Japan

    In the fall of 2017 as most students prepped to return to Oxford, MS for their fall semester, Gwenafaye McCormick prepared for an academic year abroad in Tokyo, Japan. An international studies major, Gwenafaye begins her senior year now with a new perspective after her time at Waseda University, a private independent research university in Tokyo. 

    Interested in Japan and its culture for years before, Gwenafaye's time abroad provided her with the opportunity to experience of the everyday life. Before going abroad, Gwenafaye was selected as Inaugural Ira Wolf Scholar from the U.S. Japan Bridging Foundation encouraging her extended stay in Japan as well as allowing her to fully immerse herself in the unique, artistic, and complex culture of Japan.

    You can read more about Gwenafaye's abroad experiences in Japan here

Job Opportunities
January 7, 2019

Internews Position: Junior Program Assistant for Asia

 Internews is hiring a Junior Program Assistant for Asia in their Washington, DC office to start by late January and extended until June or July. A Croft alumna and employee of Interworks shared this information for any interested Crofties or recent Croft grads.

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Internship Opportunities
January 2, 2019
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US Department of Transportation Internship

A Croft alumna who works for the US Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General has shared a current internship vacancy in the department's Washington, DC headquarters. The opportunity is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in infrastructure or accountability issues. The internship is paid and could lead to full-time employment. 

From the Institute
October 18, 2018
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MA/MSc in International and World History: Columbia University and the London School of Economics

The MA/MSc in International and World History presents an innovative two year program focusing on understanding what has shaped our world through research and analysis. The first year is spent in New York at Columbia University and the second year is spent in London at the London School of Economics. 

Students in the News
August 29, 2018
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Two Croft Freshmen awarded prestigious Honors Scholarships

Croft Freshmen, Samuel Starr and Hayden Williamson, were both awarded the Doris Raymond Honors Scholarship this fall. They are two of the 14 Freshmen Scholars in the University of Mississippi's Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College who received one of the university's most prestigious scholarships, totaling $434,000 in scholarships.

[read more]

Students in the News
August 1, 2018
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Gwenafaye McCormick Finished Year Long Abroad Experience in Japan

In the fall of 2017 as most students prepped to return to Oxford, MS for their fall semester, Gwenafaye McCormick prepared for an academic year abroad in Tokyo, Japan. An international studies major, Gwenafaye begins her senior year now with a new perspective after her time at Waseda University, a private independent research university in Tokyo. 

[read more]