The three white students suspected of defiling the James Meredith statue last week have been kicked out of the UM fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. The FBI is now the lead investigator on the crime. (February 24, 2014, Page 1)
A former Ole Miss student and frequent customer of Mistilis Restaurant back in the early-1970s didn’t have the money to leave tips back then. He made up for it recently, though, when he sent regular waitress Carrie Pearson Mitchell, a check for $500. (February 24, 2014, Page 1)
A fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi has been indefinitely suspended by its national organization and three of its freshman members were kicked out because of their alleged involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the then all-white university in 1962.
In a written statement Friday, Sigma Phi Epsilon said it suspended the Alpha Chapter at the University of Mississippi and the chapter voted to expel all three men and turn over their identities to investigators.
Read the EAGLE Monday for the complete story. (February 22, 2014)
The University Police Department has identified three white UM freshman students from Georgia as suspects in the James Meredith incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Charges are being sought against the three students. (February 21, 2014, Page 1A)
Concert lineup, festival poster unveiled this morning at press conference. (February 21, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)
The Historic Preservation Commission tabled a request to demolish five structures on the same property as the Shaw house until the Mississippi Department of Archives and History can review the project. They approved repairs to the front porch of the historic home to keep it from falling down. (February 21, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)
Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon when a cold and warm front collide. (February 20, 2014, Page 1)
Students gathered at Barnard Observatory last night to discuss possible ways to prevent racial issues at The University of Mississippi. Several demanded university officials to hold a Q and A meeting open-to-the-public to confront officials about present racism on campus. (February 20, 2014, Page 1)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation became involved Tuesday with University Police in an effort to find those involved in the defiling of the James Meredith statue on campus. There will be a gathering of students tonight to discuss the incident. (February 19, 2014, Page 1)
More than 400 members of the community attended Tuesday’s dedication ceremony for the new $30 million Oxford High School and take tours of the facility that represents the future of education. (February 19, 2014, Page 1)