Dr. Dave Davies

The tornado’s aftermath

It’s been a wild, wild week at Southern Miss.

The tornado on Feb. 10 has put the campus in cleanup mode, and thanks to the incredible work of our Physical Plant, numerous contractors, and student volunteers, the campus is looking much, much better. Student volunteers converged on the campus a few days after the hurricane (see video below), and the huge volunteer turnout lifted spirits across campus. (Incoming President Rodney Bennett’s encouraging presence on campus was heartily welcomed as well.)

The Honor House sustained only minor damage. We had only a broken window and a porch door off its hinges, even though we are directly north of the Ogletree House, which was heavily damaged. We were incredibly lucky.

Dr. Dave Davies
Dr. Dave Davies

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