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Ole Miss Vice Chancellor Hephner-LaBanc Discusses Election Night Report

By Sandra Knispel | Published 28 Jan 2013 10:40am | comments
Brandi Hephner LaBanc is the new Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Mississippi.

On the night of November 6th, after it had become clear that President Obama had won a second term, black and white students clashed verbally on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Racial slurs were hurled at the African American students, including the n-word, Obama/Biden campaign posters were burned.

The ugly race incident came just weeks after celebrating 50 years of integration at Ole Miss. Falsely labelled a riot by some media outlets -- not MPB -- and fueled by many wrong twitter accounts, the university has been dealing with the fallout ever since. Nobody was physically injured, nor property destroyed -- still the university community bore scars.

Now, nearly 12 weeks later, the university's Incident Review Committee released Friday night its 17-page public report.

MPB's Sandra Knispel spoke with Brandi Hephner-LaBanc, UM Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, about the report's findings and recommendations, including what will happen to the 16 students who are being referred for possible sanctions.

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Brandi Hephner LaBanc is the new Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Mississippi.


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