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


‘He changed our world’: Friends and family remember Sansing’s legacy

Family, friends, faculty and former students were moved to tears on Wednesday as loved ones gave their accounts of historian and professor emeritus David Sansing at his memorial service in Paris-Yates Chapel. Sansing impacted the state of Mississippi and helped shape its historical understanding through chronicling the history of the University of Mississippi and the state as a whole. Photo...


K.J. Buffen and Blake Hinson leaning into leadership roles early

K.J. Buffen and Blake Hinson played a combined 1,456 minutes of SEC basketball during the 2018-19 season. Buffen’s 20.9 minutes per game along with Hinson’s 23.9 make them one of the most experienced and intriguing sophomore duos heading into next season and the two are already on campus, refining their skills and form in the Tuohy Center. The players have been in the gym all summer...

Arts & Culture

Inaugural playwright in residence brings new stories to Oxford

Not all theater professors are the same. Some only teach while others live in the world that they convey to others: playwriting, directing, and inspiring people through their work. Anne-Marie Cammarato is the latter. In addition to teaching at both Temple University and the University of Delaware, the Italian-American playwright is an award-winning director and the first recipient of The Emerging...

2/23/19: Weekend Protests

Rebel players kneel, overshadow neo-Confederate march on campus

Devontae Shuler knelt for 63 seconds on Saturday. The basketball team’s historic on-court protest was brief, yet it overshadowed a day’s worth of neo-Confederate demonstrations happening at the same time in the heart of campus. The sophomore Rebel took to his knee as the opening notes of “The Star Spangled Banner” played in The Pavillion. Twenty seconds later, five of his teammates had joined...

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...