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UM Chancellor Search Advisory Committee holds first meeting

The University of Mississippi Chancellor Search Advisory Committee held its first meeting this morning at the Inn at Ole Miss. The meeting began with each member of the committee saying a few things about what they would like to see in the next chancellor. Barron Mayfield. Photo by Katherine Butler. “What I’m looking for in a chancellor is kind of two things,” Associated Student...

Sports

Column: Has the program reached its ceiling under Mike Bianco?

The power of powder blue finally wore out. Ole Miss baseball rode a hot streak through the SEC Tournament and regional round before falling in game three of their super regional in Fayetteville to the Arkansas Razorbacks—one win shy of a berth in the College World Series in Omaha. The Rebels bought in to a bit of superstition and wore their powder blue uniforms for the majority of their time...

Arts & Culture

Final Freddy’s: DIY venue hosts final show

When Sam Cox, Pace Ward, Justin Ryan and Hunter Williams moved into the house on 310 Elm Street, they didn’t have plans to create the latest do-it-yourself music venue in Oxford, but a drought of homegrown music venues in the area forced them to consider it. DIY venues have been a staple of the Oxford music scene for several years. House show venues in the city are usually run by University...

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...