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  • Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute

    The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration or International Affairs.

    Students who are selected for the 2015 Junior Summer Institute Fellowship cohort will study on the campus of one of our four participating universities:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    University of California, Berkeley

    Princeton University

    University of Michigan

    The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits.

    What are the benefits of participation?

    • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
    • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
    • A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
    • University housing with a meal plan.
    • Books and related course materials at your JSI.
    • Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
    • Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
    • Fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.
  • Photos from Senior Dinner on Ole Miss Photo Site

    The weekend before graduation, Croft seniors, faculty, staff, and thesis mentors gathered for a wonderful dinner at Dr. Gispen's house.  There was plenty of delicious food and drink and even musical entertainment.  Check out the photos on the Ole Miss Photo Site - they're even available for purchase if you find some you really like!

    Photos from Croft Senior Dinner

  • Photos from Thesis Defenses and Graduation on Facebook

    We've posted photos from our thesis defenses and graduation ceremony our Facebook page.

    Croft Graduation Ceremony

    Croft Thesis Defenses

  • Joshua Howard Speaks at Sichuan University in China

    Croft Associate Professor of History Joshua Howard recently gave a public lecture at the Institute of History and Culture at Sichuan University in China.

  • New Croft Merchandise: Sweatshirts, Long- and Short-Sleeved T-Shirts, and Blankets!

    We are happy to announce the 2014 line of Croft merchandise: new long- and short-sleeved T-shirts, sweatshirts, and, for the first time ever, stadium blankets with the Croft logo.   Croft students can redeem their Croft dollars for merchandise.

Students in the News
June 13, 2014

Two Croft Freshmen Recognized by National Leadership Honors Society

Two Croft students were recently named Outstanding Freshmen by the National Leadership Honors Society of Omnicron Delta Kappa.  Madeline Achgill, an international studies major studying Spanish and Chinese, and Joe Bell, who is focusing on international governance and politics and studying Spanish, were two of six Ole Miss freshmen selected for this honor.  Ryan Upshaw, Assistant Dean for Student Services at the School of Engineering and campus advisor for ODK, wrote that "these students have contributed to our campus in a myriad of ways very early on in their undergraduate experience: performing arts, community service, sustainability and campus government, to name a few. I look forward to seeing their continued leadership on our campus."

April 28, 2014

Croft Senate Announces Election Results

The Croft Senate recently held elections for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Three rising seniors, three juniors, and two sophomores were elected, and there was a tie for the remaining sophomore seat.  Results of the tie-breaker will be forthcoming Freshmen senators from the class of 2018 will be elected early next fall.

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April 24, 2014

Two Croft Students Win Boren Scholarships to Study in China

Two Croft students, junior Alison Bartel and senior William Bumpas, have been awarded Boren Scholarships to study in China next year.  Funded by the National Security Education Program, Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 in funding for students studying languages deemed critical to U.S. security, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.  Congratulations to Alison and William!

From the Institute
August 28, 2014

Career Center Events, Fall 2014

The Career Center will host several events this fall, including an all-majors career fair, a graduate and professional school fair, and and engineering, manufacturing, and technology career fair.

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August 18, 2014

Fall 2014 Language Tables in at the Residential College

Once again, the Department of Modern Languages is offering Language  Tables at the South Residential College. These give students a chance to practice their languages in an informal, no-pressure situation.  See the full schedule to find out when your language meets.

July 9, 2014

Croft Institute Launches YouTube Channel

The Croft Institute just launched it's official YouTube Channel.

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Faculty News
May 15, 2014
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Joshua Howard Speaks at Sichuan University in China

Croft Associate Professor of History Joshua Howard recently gave a public lecture at the Institute of History and Culture at Sichuan University in China.

February 20, 2014

Croft Professor Vivian Ibrahim's Essay Published on Late 19th Century Egypt

Croft Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History Dr. Vivian Ibrahim recently had a chapter published in the collection The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance. 

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February 10, 2014

Dr. Gutiérrez Appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at U.S. Air Force Academy

Croft Professor of Spanish Dr. John Gutiérrez has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy for the 2014-2015 academic year. While there, Dr. Gutiérrez will be teaching classes in culture and Spanish linguistics and consulting with the faculty on their current curriculum. 

Alumni News
Job Opportunities
August 20, 2014

Fedex Student Athlete Success Center Hiring Tutors

The Fedex Student Athlete Success Center is hiring tutors for the 2014-2015 academic year.   There are three types of positions: academic strategists, mentors, and subject-specific tutors.  The only requirements are an overall 3.o GPA and an A or B in the class being tutored, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty person.  See the attached flyer for more information.

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May 29, 2014

Language Opportunities at Leidos

Leidos, a national security, health and engineering company that started with the proud traditions of SAIC, is currently looking for individuals with experience in linguistics, language analysis, and translation.

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Internship Opportunities
September 2, 2014

Croft Students Invited to Volunteer at the U.M. Museum

The University of Mississippi Museum has a wide array of traveling exhibitions and permanent collections, along with fun events and activities year-round.

Currently, the University of Mississippi Museum is looking for volunteers for visitor's services at our front desk. This entails customer/visitor services, gift shop cashier and stocking, traveling exhibitions and permanent collections knowledge, and reception/event assistance. Upon volunteering, training will be provided for the above areas.

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August 14, 2014

Junior Project Manager/Intern

4points , Erbil, Arbil, Iraq

4points is looking for a 6-12 month Junior Project Manager / Intern to assist with a variety of projects they are implementing Iraq wide. This is an ideal opportunity for recent graduates looking to break into the international development field who have not had extensive experience in developing countries. This is a paid position/internship and the company will provide fully furnished housing in Erbil.  For more information and to apply, see the job posting on the Foreign Affairs website.

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August 7, 2014

Political Affairs Internship with the Borgen Project

The Borgen Project, a national campaign that fights global poverty by  working to make it a focus of U.S. foreign policy, has a telecommute internship position open.

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Fellowships and Scholarships
August 7, 2014
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Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute

The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration or International Affairs.

[read more]