James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 12-14 fellowship awards through the prestigious and highly selective James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship program to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Selected students will work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars. The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs.
Alumni Talks: Connecting Croft Alumni and Students
The Alumni Talks will be done via Croft’s video conferencing system, providing students and alumni the opportunity to connect despite the division of location. The purpose of these talks is for alumni and students to engage in professional discussion with Croft providing the outlet for this to take place.
Research Assistants Needed for a Language Study
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and HRC (Human Rights Campaign) are partnering with Teen Health Mississippi to organize the 2019 MYSummit. MYSummit encourages young people to become effective advocates in their state. The summit consists of workshops over the course of 3 days (January 19-21, 2019) to train participants in advocacy work and campaign building. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with partner and guest organizations.
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.
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.
Abt Associates seeks entry level Francophone for Analyst position
Croft alumnus, Joe Bateman, ’10, recently informed Croft that a friend of his, Katie Baczeweski who works at Abt Associates, is looking for interested people to apply for an entry level analyst position for the Francophone team for SHOPS Plus.
Position available at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI)
JP Tyson, ’11, Croft alumnae, recently shared several available positions at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI) where she began working in January. MI is a center-right think tank that focuses primarily on economic issues. JP fundraises for the Adam Smith Society, a branch of MI. Being personally connected to that program, she thought these positions would be specifically interesting to Crofties who have graduated in the last few years.
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.
Croft Junior Named 2018 Barksdale Award Winner
Croft junior Gabrielle Schust was named a 2018 Barksdale Award Winner by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Gabbi, who is focusing on Latin America, Spanish, and international governance and politics, is planning to travel to England this summer to interview women in religious orders who provided medical care to the poor in the 1960's and 1970's. While studying abroad next year, she will interview women who do similar work in religious orders in Peru. Rates of poverty, maternal and fetal mortality, and life expectancy in the Andes today are quite similar to those in England before the advent of the National Health Service, offering Gabbi a fascinating basis of comparison. Barksdale Award Winners are given $5000 to support scholarly and creative endeavors.
Video of Fall 2017 Alumni Panel
Those who missed the Croft Alumni Panel on November 10 and those who want to see it again can watch the video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/09npXdEA9Io.