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Vitter Resigns

Vitter’s legacy as Chancellor will be affected by Ole Miss’ NCAA case

On Jan. 3, 2019, Jeffrey Vitter will step down as chancellor of the University of Mississippi, marking the end of his three-year tenure as the leader of Ole Miss. For many, he will be remembered as Ole Miss’ chancellor during the school’s long-fought battle with the NCAA and its Committee on Infractions. Vitter’s tenure as chancellor could easily be defined by the NCAA’s case against Ole...

News

Three and out: Vitter steps down after years of wrestling with Ole Miss’ image

An era that was ushered in by a Sugar Bowl victory and a Carnegie academic research honor came to a close on Friday with the state education board’s announcement that Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter will step down from his position in January 2019. Vitter will resign as the shortest-tenured Ole Miss chancellor since George Holmes retired from his position as the first head of school in 1849, a year...

Sports

Rebel soccer heads to California after 2-1 College Cup victory over Clemson

The Ole Miss Rebels defeated the Clemson Tigers 2-1 in an extremely competitive first-round matchup in the NCAA Women’s College Cup in Clemson, South Carolina. These teams last met in 2015 when Ole Miss beat Clemson in penalty kicks on their way to the Sweet 16. Rebel senior Mary Kate Smith’s second goal of the season came at a great time to give the Rebels the lead in the 24th minute following...

Ed Meek Controversy

Letter to the Editor: A letter calling for reparative justice

dm opinion

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...

Arts & Culture

Saying ‘goodtie’ to Chancellor Vitter

After hearing the news on Friday that the rumors were true and that Chancellor Vitter is resigning, I was conflicted. I knew that people on both sides of the political aisle who see him as enforcing too much or too little change would be happy to see him gone, and that people who are ready to finally settle down with a leader after recent and sudden changes in the Lyceum over the past five years...

Opinion

Opinion: A word from DM columnists on Vitter’s resignation

In the three years since Chancellor Vitter took control of the leadership at our university, we have declined in various positive metrics as well as witnessed our university become exceptionally divided. A majority of conservatives have felt alienated by Vitter’s leadership since the beginning, with his support of those who pushed to remove the flag of the state which pays his salary, encouraging...