The Departments of Journalism and Political Science Have New Temporary Homes
The Departments of Journalism and Political Science have moved to Lester Hall (campus map) while their permanent homes are being renovated. Lester Hall is on Dormitory Row West and across from Powers Hall. Any student needing to talk to someone in the Department of Journalism or the Department of Political Science should go to the departmental offices in Lester Hall.
The Department of Journalism’s permanent home is Farley Hall located next to the Law School. Renovation, which will include an addition to the building, has begun on Farley Hall, and we are hopeful that the Department of Journalism will be able to return there in Fall, 2007. The newly renovated building will house both the Department of Journalism and the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, which is named for Charles L. Overby, chairman and CEO of The Freedom Forum, who attended the University of Mississippi from 1964 to 1968 and was editor of the Daily Mississippian.
The Department of Political Science has been in Deupree Hall since the late 1960s. Deupree Hall, Odom Hall, and Labauve Hall form a U-shaped complex directly across from Weir Hall and the Galtney Center for Academic Computing. You may recall that Labauve Hall was renovated last year and is now the home for the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. Renovations will begin on Odom Hall and Deupree Hall very soon. The Department of Political Science hopes to move back into Deupree Hall no later than Fall, 2007.