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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

Public archaeology class explores Rowan Oak history

Tony Boudreaux, director of the University Center for Archaeological Research, and his archaeology students held a Public Archaeology Day at Rowan Oak to display antebellum artifacts and explore the history of the property. Known as the home of acclaimed author William Faulkner, the Rowan Oak property was also once home to a slave owner. The archaeology group hopes to explore the history of slavery...

Sports

Ole Miss Cross Country wins South Regional, now head to NCAA Championships

The Ole Miss Rebels Men’s Cross-Country team won the NCAA South Regional championship after placing three runners in the top 10 over the weekend. The Rebels now head to the NCAA Championships on Nov. 17 in Madison, Wisconsin. The Ole Miss Rebels Women’s Cross-Country team will be in Madison as well as an at-large team following its third-place performance at Regionals. Their top five runners...

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

Still the champion: Campus Queen fans reflect on Freddie Mercury, new biopic

Queen is still the champion. The 2018 biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which details the history of the band Queen, earned more than $50 million in the United States during its opening weekend. “Bohemian Rhapsody” had the second-biggest box office opening for a musical biopic in history, right behind “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about the rap group NWA, which earned more than $60 million...

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...