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Ole Miss Protest: Admin Speaks

By Sandra Knispel | Published 07 Nov 2012 12:56pm | comments
Letter sent out by Chancellor Dan Jones

University of Mississippi officials are embarrassed by last night’s protest on campus. An estimated 400 students voiced their anger over the re-election of President Obama, shouting racial epithets. But with no apparent property damage the university is eager to put things in perspective. Chancellor Dan Jones said the event was NOT a riot.

I want to ensure folks that campus is safe,” says Jones. “There was no personal injury. There was no damage to property. It was an ugly incident.  There were racial slurs used. The university leadership wants to condemn that kind orf behavior in the strongest possible terms. The university leadership calls on all of our students to follow the creed for the university – to respect all people. And we certainly need to use civil language when we communicate with other people.”

Two students were arrested and the investigation into last night’s protest continues.

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Letter sent out by Chancellor Dan Jones


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