The Daily Mississippian

Online version of the Daily Mississippian, student newspaper for the University of Mississippi in Oxford since 1911

Vitter Resigns

What makes a Chancellor: IHL seeks to replace Jeff Vitter

The state college board took seven months to select a new chancellor following former chancellor Dan Jones’ ousting in March 2015. It’s been just two weeks since Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter resigned from the same position, but many in the Ole Miss community already have their eyes fixed on the future. Jones’ and Vitter’s legacies are temporally separated by less than a year but are emotionally...


Light labors: The veteran electricians behind Ole Miss Facilities Management

  Light spread across the court, spilling into the stands and onto the stairwells of the beloved Tad Pad. But something was missing. One light, a large bucket light, had burned out, leaving a shadowy area on the court where, just a few years ago, the Rebels would’ve been representing their school. Two electricians looked up. The noise of bolts and cables creaking and groaning added to the...


Rebels take first SEC loss at hands of LSU

In Ole Miss’ first game back as a top-25 ranked team, they suffered possibly their worst loss of the season to the tigers of LSU, as LSU (13-3, 3-0) dispatched the Rebels 83-69 behind 20 points and 9 assists from junior guard Tremont Waters. The first four minutes of the game were ugly. At the first television timeout, the score was knotted at 4-4, each team shooting 25% from the field and logging...

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...

Arts & Culture

What to watch this weekend: ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ and ‘Bad Santa’

With winter break right around the corner, many of us will be gearing up to use our Christmas movie collections during the holiday season. Surprisingly, Netflix does not have many well-known options. The only one I recognized was “The Grinch,” one of those Christmas classics we’ve all seen and will probably watch again this year. However, I wanted to find something new that viewers would enjoy,...


Farewell column: News editor Blake Alsup

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My 3 and ½ years at Ole Miss have been full of ups and downs, but The Daily Mississippian has been a constant throughout and a major part of my life this semester as I took on the position of news editor. I came to Ole Miss as a transfer student in fall 2015, and during my first week of classes, I asked a professor how I could get involved with the DM. She said I should walk over to Bishop Hall...