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News from the Croft Institute
  • Visiting Speaker: Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

    Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick is assistant professor of political sociology at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies and associate professor of social movements and human rights at the University of Nottingham’s School of Sociology and Social Policy, where he is also a principle research at the Rights Lab. His work focuses on culture, politics, technology, and social change. His recent books include What Slaveholders Think (Columbia, 2017) and Protest Tech (forthcoming).

    The lecture will focus on his book What Slaveholders Think, examining "how contemporary slaveholders rationalize the subjugation of other human beings, and how they respond when their power is threatened." Why is it that the practice of slavery persists when so much money has been spent on contemporary antislavery efforts?

    Monday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.
    in the Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room, Croft 107

    #Year400 Lecture Series
    Hosted in part by the University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group.
    Croft lectures are free and open to the public.

  • Alumni Talk: Cody LeBlanc

     Cody graduated from Croft in 2013 and immediately began a communications internship in Washington, DC. From there, Cody worked with several different companies in media analysis, communication strategies, and consulting. Currently, Cody is the Associate Director in Digital Strategy for APCO Worldwide in Paris, France.

    Alumni Talk: Cody LeBlanc
    Friday, February 22 at 11:ooam
    in the Gerald M. Abdalla Boardroom (Croft 107)

    The Alumni Talk is open to anyone interested. All students who are interested in public affairs, communications, and consulting 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.

    For more information, please email Bree Starnes (bstarnes@olemiss.edu). 

  • Alumni Talks

    As part of the Croft Institute’s ongoing efforts to connect current students with our amazing network of alumni, the institute began a series of talks by Croft alumni hosted in the building’s Gerald M. Abdalla Boardroom. The “Alumni Talks” series has proven to be popular amongst students, who come to each session equipped with plenty of questions about how to find a career after college, and how to use their experience with Croft to make the most of their options.

    The Croft Institute celebrated its 20th anniversary this past October, with members of all 16 graduating cohorts joining current students for commemorative events in the Croft building, as well as refreshments and entertainment at the Powerhouse downtown. The Alumni Talks series will continue with Cody LeBlanc (’13) on Friday, February 22. If you are a Croft alumnus and would like to get involved with the Alumni Talks series -or in any other capacity- please contact Croft’s Coordinator for Alumni Relations, Ms. Bree Starnes (bstarnes@olemiss.edu).

  • 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.

From the Institute
February 11, 2019
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Alumni Talks

As part of the Croft Institute’s ongoing efforts to connect current students with our amazing network of alumni, the institute began a series of talks by Croft alumni hosted in the building’s Gerald M. Abdalla Boardroom. The “Alumni Talks” series has proven to be popular amongst students, who come to each session equipped with plenty of questions about how to find a career after college, and how to use their experience with Croft to make the most of their options.

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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.

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