Ole Miss Vice Chancellor Hephner-LaBanc Discusses Election Night ReportBy Sandra Knispel | Published 28 Jan 2013 10:40am |
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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