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...


Southern studies faculty present new works at Off Square Books

Local literature fans packed the rows of wooden fold-out chairs to hear Southern studies faculty members Ted Ownby, Kathryn McKee and Jessica Wilkerson read from their recent book releases.   Ownby, McKee and Wilkerson presented excerpts of their works to a crowded house of colleagues, students and other community members.   Ted Ownby, Kathryn McKee and Jessica Wilkerson read from books about...


Mike MacIntyre rejoins Luke as Rebel defensive coordinator

After a long list of coaching stops that includes Ole Miss, Duke, University of Colorado and the Dallas Cowboys, Mike MacIntyre is returning to Oxford as the Rebels’ defensive coordinator for the 2019 season. Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre shouts instructions before a game between the Colorado Buffaloes and the USC Trojans on October 13, 2018. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire) (Icon...

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...


OPINION: The case of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun

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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, a Saudi national, fled her family and country while visiting Kuwait on Jan. 5. Her final destination was Australia; however, while stopping in Bangkok, al-Qunun faced possible deportation back to Saudi Arabia. It was at that moment that the 18-year-old barricaded herself inside her hotel room and took to social media, explaining her situation, pleading for asylum and eventually...