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Faculty Senate blindsided by USM statement on Volleyball Gym Welfare Scandal

Simeon Gates, SM2 Reporter | November 9, 2022

Late last week there were new developments in the alleged welfare fraud scandal. USM released a statement announcing their intentions to use campus facilities "for the benefit of Mississippi families and...

The USM Volleyball Team plays a recent match at the Wellness Center on the Hattiesburg campus. | Sean Smith, SM2 Photo Editor

USM Campus Demands More Answers from Officials

Abigail Troth, SM2 Staff | November 9, 2022

National attention has been on Southern Miss for a few years now, all of it stemming from one thing: the Mississippi welfare scandal.   It’s a broken record at this point. Brett Favre, Nancy New,...

Welfare Funding of Volleyball Center Is Bad News for USM, Former Athlete

Ja'Terrica Wilson and Abigail Troth, SM2 Reporters | October 5, 2022

The University of Southern Mississippi has been on the wrong end of a torrent of bad publicity for months after media reports, text messages, and court documents show that the USM allegedly received $5...

The Wellness Center on the USM campus.

Editorial: It’s Time to Pay the Money Back

SM2 Staff | October 5, 2022

Welfare funds were created for families and/or people who cannot completely provide for themselves. For some, they may be the difference between being able to keep lights on or food in their kitchens. In...

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