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Vitter Resigns

Larry Sparks named Interim Chancellor of Ole Miss

Larry Sparks speaks at a town hall meeting in 2017. Sparks will take office as the university’s interim chancellor following the resignation of Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter last week. File photo by Xinyi Song Larry Sparks will be the interim chancellor of the University of Mississippi, according to a press release from the state College Board. “It is an honor to serve the University during this...


UM community holds suicide vigil

Photo: Parker Galloway

Students and faculty came together in remembrance of those they have lost to suicide at the Survivors of Suicide Candlelight vigil last night in the Circle.   Rebels for Suicide Prevention and the University Counseling Center planned the vigil, and the counseling center set up a table, passed out tea candles and shared pamphlets on suicide prevention. Attendees could pin a photo or card to a...


Soccer draws No. 1 Stanford in second round of Women’s College Cup

The Ole Miss women’s soccer team will face off against the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal in the second round of the Women’s College Cup on Friday in Palo Alto, California. The game will be the first ever meeting on the pitch between the two schools.   The Rebels (13-7-1) are coming off a 2-1 victory over No. 25 Clemson in the first round last Saturday, where they regained momentum after allowing...

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

Hanif Abdurraqib writes about music “from the standpoint of a fan”

A crowd of around 35 people gathered in The End of All Music record store on Wednesday night to hear Hanif Abdurraqib read poems and have copies of his essay collection titled “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us” signed.   Abdurraqib, an Ohio native, noted that it was the one year anniversary of the book’s release and said a lot more people are interested in his private life now due...


Opinion: Panhellenic should adopt Theta Encore

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On Nov. 1, the Kappa Alpha Theta Grand Council announced that Ole Miss’ Epsilon Zeta chapter of Theta would be closing at the end of the fall semester. The reasons behind this sudden decision were “low membership numbers and discouraging recruitment efforts.” The chapter had experienced more than 17 visits from national representatives in the past two years regarding new membership, chapter...