A group of protesters cancelled its plan to have a sit-in protest on Friday at the Lyceum. The plans to have a sit-in protest were outlined in UM Solidarity’s meeting minutes from a meeting on Sunday.
UM Solidarity, a progressive student group, led protests at The Inn at Ole Miss when the Institutions of Higher Learning’s Board of Trustees was planning to announce Glenn Boyce as the next chancellor of the university. The announcement was not made because of disruptions from protesters.
The meeting minutes emphasized the need to focus on the IHL’s process in protests.
According to the minutes, the protesters plan on meeting at 9 p.m. every night on the first floor in Lamar Hall to continue planning.
On Oct. 3, it was confirmed that Boyce, the former Commissioner of the Institutions of Higher Learning and former president at Holmes Community College, had been voted in as the next chancellor of Ole Miss.
Boyce was originally hired as a consultant in the search process.
The IHL completed only 12 of its 20-step selection plan for before choosing Boyce as the 18th chancellor. He never visited campus as a preferred candidate.