News

State IHL to discuss Meek name removal

The state Institutions of Higher Learning will discuss removing Ed Meek’s name from Ole Miss’ journalism school at its board of trustees meeting Thursday morning. According to the IHL’s agenda for Thursday’s meeting, the board will consider the removal of Meek’s name from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media as a request from the University of Mississippi. The Oct. 18 Board Book...

Special Report on Racism: Beyond

Still ‘bitter and bloody’: How George Hall’s namesake continues to silence voters

Sandwiched between paragraphs outlining James Zachariah George’s biography, the George Hall contextualization plaque says, “George was most responsible for crafting the ‘Mississippi Plan,’ a program of voter intimidation, violent repression and riot aimed at returning his state to white Democratic rule.” The plaque goes on to say this repression was “bitter and bloody,” and that the...

Ed Meek Controversy

Letter to the Editor: A letter calling for reparative justice

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We, the undersigned faculty, staff and graduate students, commend the faculty decision at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media to call for donor Ed Meek to remove his name from the school immediately. We thank Dr. Meek for making the right decision to voluntarily withdraw his name from the school after his racist and sexist Facebook post. We must not simply condemn acts and symbols of hate...

Sports

Three Rebels make championship rounds at ITA

The Ole Miss women’s tennis team hosted the ITA Southern Women’s Regional from Oct. 12-15, placing second in both the doubles and singles divisions. Senior Alexa Bortles and freshman Isolde de Jong made it to the doubles’ final before losing to defending national champions Eden Richardson and Jessica Golovin of Louisiana State University in three sets (6-3,4-6,10-7). The singles’ final featured...

Brotherhood: Rebel Football 2018

Family ties: Matt Luke’s legacy at Ole Miss runs deep

Long before Matt Luke was officially named the head coach of Ole Miss Football, before he declined several other scholarship offers to stay home and play at Ole Miss as a walk-on, he was just a kid from Gulfport. One may wonder why anyone would give up opportunities such as paid tuition and the strong likelihood of playing time early in one’s career, but it was never a question for Luke of where...

Arts & Culture

Documentary on immgrant experience to show tonight

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council will screen the feature documentary “Mississippi Yearning: Beyond Finding Cleveland” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Photo courtesy: Mississippi Yearning The documentary, created by Chinese-Americans Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam, follows the journey of the filmmaking duo as they trace their Chinese heritage all the way to Cleveland...

Opinion

Opinion: Response: Reparations have no place in American society

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Re: “A letter calling for reparative justice” (Oct. 9) The Daily Mississippian recently published a letter to the editor calling for “reparative justice” in response to the social media statements released by Ed Meek a few weeks ago. The writers proposed a three-step plan: remove Meek’s name from the school of journalism and rename it after Ida B. Wells, set up a scholarship fund for black...