Ole Miss named ‘most beautiful’ by Princeton Review and more
Most literary colleges:
2. University of Iowa
3. Brooklyn College
4. Pomona College
5. University of Hartford
6. Wesleyan University
7. Sarah Lawrence College
8. Oberlin College
9. Williams College
10. Vanderbilt University
11. Smith College
12. The University of Mississippi
13. New York University
14. Colorado College
15. University of Chicago
16. Hamilton College
18. University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
19. Sewanee: The University of the South
20. Emerson College
21. University of Texas at Austin
22. Columbia University
23. Vassar College
24. Bennington College
25. The New School
he University of Mississippi has been lauded for beauty, brains and brawn this year. It was named the most beautiful campus in the country by Princeton Review. (In 2011, Newsweek also ranked the UM campus as the most beautiful in the nation.) UM also was named one of the “Top 25 Most Literary Colleges in America” in a report by Flavorwire, a website that covers cultural events, art, books, music and world news. Ole Miss’ ranking? No. 12. In addition, [Livability.com] named Oxford, home of Ole Miss, as No. 2 in its list of “Top 10 Best Small Towns.”
Among student and alumni accomplishments, former Ole Miss student Brittney Reese won her third consecutive world outdoor long jump title in Moscow Aug. 11 at the 2013 World Championships. Reese jumped 7.01 meters (23-0) on her second attempt, and that mark held up through the next four rounds of jumps to give her the gold medal (http://news.olemiss.edu/brittney-reese-defends-world-long-jump-title/#.UgjkglPk_IY). She also won the gold medal in the women’s long jump at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity won a national title in the National Collegiate Step Show at the 92nd annual Alpha Phi Alpha General Convention in Austin, Texas, at the end of June. The 14 members of the Nu Upsilon Chapter beat out three other teams at the convention to bring its first national championship home to Oxford.
The UM School of Accountancy’s undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs are nationally ranked at Nos. 4, 5 and 8, respectively, in the August 2013 issue of the Public Accounting Report, the independent newsletter of the accounting profession.
Two University of Mississippi forensics team members won top honors this year at the fourth annual China Open at Xi’an International Studies University.
The China Open is the International Debate Education Association’s premier competition in China, aimed at contributing to thriving debate communities and encouraging interactions among debaters. Taking first place were Isaac Lichlyter, a 2013 UM graduate and Croft international studies scholar from Pelham, Ala., and Austin “Woody” Wood, a senior political science major from Dallas.
David Miller, a sophomore political science major from Clinton, also represented UM at the contest.