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The White People's Party

Abigail Meisel | Posted 09.09.2016 | College
Abigail Meisel

Applying to federal agencies and private foundations for funding might not be consistent with playing an anthem to the Atlantic slave trade at football games.

My First Klansman

Abigail Meisel | Posted 07.08.2016 | Religion
Abigail Meisel

I saw my first Klansman in person last fall. We were standing a stone's throw apart at a rally to take down the Stars and Bars-bedecked state flag on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, a protest organized by the on-campus chapter of the NAACP.

Second Ex-Student Admits To Placing Noose On Ole Miss Statue

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 03.25.2016 | Crime

(Reuters) -- A former University of Mississippi student pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights charge on Thursday, admitting to his role in draping ...

After Brussels Attack, Colleges Reach Out To Students Studying Abroad

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.22.2016 | Home

Following Tuesday's deadly explosions in Brussels, major American universities with study abroad programs scrambled to locate students who are current...

Mississippi, Let's Change Our Flag (Ode to Jesus and Skynyrd, Grant and Lee)

Bert Montgomery | Posted 02.28.2017 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

As a kid in the 1970s, I liked the Confederate flag because, to me, it meant Lynyrd Skynyrd. I loved Skynyrd. There was one negative thing that, as ...

Ole Miss Students Vote To Remove Confederate Symbol From Campus

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

Student leaders at the University of Mississippi voted on Tuesday night to remove the Mississippi state flag, which contains the Confederate battle em...

17 Colleges With The Highest Rated Professors

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.28.2015 | College

The University of Mississippi has the best professors in the country, according to an analysis from Rate My Professors. Rate My Professors, a website ...

Beyond That Flag: A Southerner's Apology

John W. Bateman | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
John W. Bateman

Real change often demands those of us with a privilege or position of power to use that position to take responsibility. Keeping the peace by keeping silent often condones abuse. Silence is not always right.

Student Indicted For Hanging Noose Around Ole Miss Statue Honoring James Meredith

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.27.2015 | Black Voices

A federal grand jury indicted a student at the University of Mississippi on two separate civil rights charges on Friday for hanging a noose and a flag...

Matt Ferner

Feds To Spend Millions On Marijuana For Research | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

The federal government announced Monday that it is prepared to spend tens of millions of dollars on marijuana research through the University of Missi...

Talking Left-Handed Sh*t to Right-Handed People

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

There seems to be a new generation in which some people feel free to use to the N-word (at least in their own fraternity house) with no fear of the consequences. They are "talking left-handed shit to right-handed people." I only hope there are enough right-minded people to shut them up and send them away.

'I Hate That Oil's Dropping': Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale's "little problem" reflects a big problem the oil and gas industry faces -- particularly smaller operators involved with hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") -- going forward.

Football and Race in Mississippi

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

If white Mississippians can identify with, embrace and cheer deliriously for teams that are 82 percent (Mississippi State) and 75 percent (Ole Miss) black, is it too much to hope that they might bring themselves to at least stop hating and show a modicum of respect to a president who is 50 percent black?

An Open Letter to My Unpaid Internship

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

You proved me wrong and exceeded all my expectations. To the job I didn't think would teach me more than money could offer, I owe you a lot.

Black Women Speak Out Against White Gay Men For 'Stealing' Their Culture

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A recent article criticizing white gay men for perpetuating "aggravating" and "damaging" stereotypes of black women has sparked many conversations abo...

Contemporary Themes in Southern Politics

Glen Browder | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

I have dealt with the South and southern politics in previous posts; so we are not going to break major new ground here. But I think it is worthwhile to update what some of today's experts are saying about the South and its role in American democracy and history.

Striking Before-And-After Photo Illustrates Childhood Cancer Survivor's Inspiring Recovery

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact

Despite the same blue eyes, subtle grin, and cheery disposition, the two sides of the image of Noah below tell very different stories. At just 4 y...

Sport and Society for Arete - The Week

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.27.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It was one of those very special weeks in SportsWorld. At least three things stood out: two in baseball and one in the bizarre world of the NCAA. It...

University's First Black, Female Student Body President: I Came To Ole Miss Because It Is Not Perfect

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices

Racist vandalism on any campus not only affects how others view a university, but also affects how current students feel about their very own school. ...

University Offers Reward To Find Who Put Noose On Desegregation Statue

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2014 | College

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss., Feb 18 (Reuters) - The University of Mississippi is offering a $25,000 reward for tips that can help ...

Unbelievable Dolphin Discovery Made At Wildlife Park

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A pregnant bottlenose dolphin found to be communicating with her unborn calf at a wildlife amusement park has caught the attention of marine researche...

The "Real JFK" - Not Conservative, and Not Forgotten

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Listen to the breath, the unbroken message that creates itself from the silence, it rushes towards you now, from those youthfully dead. - Rainer Maria...

Can The Bigoted Plays of Ole Miss Football Be Rewritten?

Howard Sherman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Howard Sherman

If you've not yet heard the story, the basic facts are these. Earlier this week, members of the football team at the University of Mississippi (aka "O...

America Meets and Greets the World... in Mississippi!

Saul Gitlin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Home
Saul Gitlin

Established by the federal government in 2002, The Language Flagship is, today, a national network of 26 intensive programs located at 22 academic institutions and 10 overseas centers.

WATCH: Anger Boils Over On Ole Miss Campus Over Obama Win

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

UPDATED - A disturbance broke out on the University of Mississippi's campus early Wednesday, after students angry at the reelection of president Barac...