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Wes Shaffer, coordinator of PRISM, the LGBTQ center at the University of Southern Mississippi, and USM Ph.D. student.

Letter of identity: The Wes Shaffer story

Wade Taliancich, SM2 Contributor | May 3, 2023

The world spun while they stood on top of the electrical box surrounded by thousands of people with every identity imaginable. Women with short hair, people of different races and ethnicities, individuals...

Southern Miss expectant for a new Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

Southern Miss expectant for a new Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

Hannah Houston and Hannah Houston | August 20, 2020
Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett Ph.D announced that he will be hiring a new Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Strategic Initiatives on July 1.
Emmys joke about inclusion; still get it wrong

Emmys joke about inclusion; still get it wrong

Marissa Haas and Marissa Haas | September 28, 2018

This year’s Emmys felt like an ill-prepared, underdeveloped mess. The ceremony offered little excitement, failed to set any sort of tone and was all-around unremarkable. The awards show opened with...

USM Powwow Connects Tribe, Community

USM Powwow Connects Tribe, Community

Emma Reeves and Emma Reeves | April 19, 2015

USM's Golden Eagle Inter-Tribal sociey hosted the Southern Miss Pow Wow of 2015 this weekend at the Petal Middle School's gymanisum. Celebrated outfits and songs of Native American tribes were displayed...

International Food Fair Embraces Campus Diversity

Afnan Beauti and Afnan Beauti | April 8, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi International Student & Scholar Services and English Language Institute (ELI) will host their annual International Food Fair, a special event to showcase the...

Students embrace diversity in weeklong event

Christina Nollie and Christina Nollie | November 17, 2014

The Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) and the Office for Multicultural Programs and Services presents Multicultural Week Monday through Saturday. There will be several events aimed at guiding students...

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