Trail Blazers: First-Generation Students

Transfer students Tabby Braswell and Malinda McBride and freshman Taracious Carter all have something in common. As students at Mississippi University for Women, they are pioneers—the first in their families to go to college.

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The 'Temple of Music' Reopens

Poindexter Hall

Since its construction, Poindexter Hall has hosted a President, two future-governors, and countless world-famous musicians. Now entering its second century, having just completed an extensive renovation, Poindexter returns to its rightful spot as the musical heart of our historic campus.

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The W Remembers: 10 Years After Tornado

It went on record as the second-largest tornado outbreak ever experienced in the Eastern United States: 76 tornadoes reported in two intense days over 17 states. It was later known as “The Veterans Day Outbreak.” 

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Checking the weather, changing directions

Rob Smith

As he prepared to finish high school near Hoover, Ala., two roads diverged for Rob Smith. A talented trombonist and member of the high school band, he considered a career in music, and the comfortable path of joining his classmates as they chose to attend Alabama universities. In fact, he was offered a music scholarship to the University of Alabama.

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