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An Open Letter to the Educators at the University of Mississippi:
Colleges are places of higher education. Unfortunately, all of life's lessons can not be taught within the confines of classrooms.
That was never clearer than Tuesday night when the University of Mississippi reportedly saw 20 members of its football team along with other students behave inappropriately at a performance of "The Laramie Project," a play dedicated to the tragic and senseless killing of Matthew Shepard.
The murder happened 15 years ago this weekend. For all the progress that has been made in the area of inclusivity, the act in Oxford this week spotlights how much distance needs to still be covered.
I am here, as a board member of Athletes Ally , to offer my services to address -- and enlighten -- the faculty, coaches and athletes at the University of Mississippi on the critical issues in this area.
One would have hoped since a billion people watched the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 that Ole Mis...
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An estimated 20 players from the Ole Miss team, along with several other students, reportedly disrupted the university theater department's performance of "The Laramie Project."
The play covers the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay male...
A University of Mississippi professor says that a group of Ole Miss students, including football players, disrupted a production of a campus play with ''hate speech'' on Tuesday night.
Michael Barnett, the assistant theatre chair, says several students in the play told him that audience members were disruptive and used ''derogatory terms'' for homosexuals...
A University of Mississippi professor says that a group of Ole Miss students, including football players, disrupted a production of a campus play with "hate speech" on Tuesday night.
Michael Barnett, the assistant theatre chair, said that several students in the play told him that audience members were disruptive and used "derogatory terms" for homosexuals during...
The scene was this: a college play, "The Laramie Project," at the University of Mississippi, Tuesday night. It's a play about a town in Wyoming and its reaction to the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, who was tortured, pistol-whipped, tied to a fence and left to die. This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of his attack.
It's a play meant to open...
Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze had one final text exchange Sunday with Auburn coach Gus Malzahn.
The gist of the conversation: It's hard playing against friends, so we'll talk when this is over.
''We don't enjoy it,'' Freeze said. ''But we've got to do it.''
No. 24 Ole Miss (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) travels to face Auburn...
((HT: ESPN/Aschoff, Daily Mississippian))
And the HQ's reaction is: "Of course, they didn't..."
There's a course at Ole Miss, much like Theatre 3000 that we took during our undergrad years, where part of your assignment is to go watch plays- and either write synopses (or "summaries..." for some of you) or answer test questions...
Auburn's defense rose to the occasion as the Tigers defeated Ole Miss 30-22 as Gus Malzahn's team took care of business once again in the fourth quarter.
This past Wednesday night, it was reported by The Daily Mississippian that numerous Ole Miss football players partook in the heckling of student actors putting on a performance of “The Laramie Project”, a play about Matthew Shepard’s murder. Allegedly, the football players, among others, used “borderline hate speech” and the word “fag” in reference to the actors, one...
Auburn defended its home turf and improved to 4-1 on the season with a 30-22 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
When Anthony Alford transferred to Ole Miss from Southern Mississippi, he had high hopes he would be given a hardship waiver for immediate eligibility. He was denied, forcing him to take a redshirt this season. He has learned to accept his situation.