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Man who tied rope around Meredith statue indicted by grand jury

A former University of Mississippi student was indicted by a federal grand jury on federal civil rights charges for allegedly hanging a rope around a statue of the university’s first black student.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race. (March 29, 2015, Page 1A)

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    IHL reveals little after Friday meeting

    After staying in executive session for almost two hours Friday, members of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning revealed little of what was discussed behind closed doors about University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones. (March 29, 2015, Page 3A)

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      Chancellor Jones contract not renewed by IHL

      The Mississippi Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning, that they are not renewing Chancellor Dan Jones’s contract. In a statement released by Jones’ at 5:30 p.m., Jones said he was saddened by the decision. Read the EAGLE Sunday for the complete story with reactions. Here is the text of this letter:

      (more…) (March 20, 2015)

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        Egg Bowl win gives Wallace’s legacy a positive ending

        Bo Wallace’s career at Ole Miss hit a low point last November. Wallace, then making his 25th straight start for the Rebels, turned in arguably his worst performance at Ole Miss when he accounted for all four Rebel turnovers in a 17-10 overtime loss to Mississippi State. His now infamous fumble into the end zone on the game’s final play will be reminisced about between fan bases for many years to come. So will his performance in this year’s Egg Bowl. (December 1, 2014, Page 6)

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          BLOG: FBI investigating threat made on Grove trees

          The FBI office in Jackson is investigating a threat made against the Grove in a hand written letter the Ole Miss campus received late Tuesday night. (more…) (November 26, 2014)

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            UM protesters march to Square

            About 50 protesters walked from Kroger to the Square and back Saturday morning waving Confederate flags and holding signs to protest University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ new diversity plan that includes limited the use of the term Ole Miss and changing the name Confederate Road to Chapel Road. (August 9, 2014, Page 1)

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              FBI assisting with Meredith statue incident

              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)

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                LOU asked to ‘stand up for those who can’t’

                Ole Miss will host its second annual RebelTHON event Feb. 22 at the Jackson avenue center to raise money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The event is a 12 hour long dance marathon. The community is welcome to attend. (February 13, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Despite ties to Missouri, this heart stays true to Ole Miss

                  Columnist Steve Stricker has strong ties to Missouri but he is, and always will be, an Ole Miss fan. (November 22, 2013, Page 1B)

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                    Two UM students killed in wreck

                    Two University of Mississippi students are recovering after a wreck that claimed the lives of two of their friends and fellow Ole Miss students early Saturday morning. Killed were Christopher J. Grimaud, 20, and Kevin J. Eagan, 18, both of Missouri. (November 11, 2013, Page 1A)

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