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Ole Miss honored by U.S. Senate resolution

WXXV Staff

The U.S. Senate approved a resolution late Tuesday night to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Ole Miss.

The resolution was introduced by Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Ole Miss alumni Senator Roger Wicker and Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.

The resolution was passed by unanimous consent and highlights the growth and accomplishments of the university since it first opened on November 6, 1848.

“The University of Mississippi has been and continues to be a huge part of our state’s history and culture,” Senator Hyde-Smith said. “Our resolution commemorating this notable 175-year milestone recognizes and celebrates the fact that thousands of students of all races, creeds, backgrounds, and beliefs flock to Ole Miss to receive a world-class education.”

“After 175 years of service, the University of Mississippi has a lot to celebrate.  This institution has grown from a small college in north Mississippi to a premier research institution that attracts students from around the world.  I look forward to seeing many more years of excellence from Ole Miss,” Senator Wicker said.

The full resolution can be found HERE