The Daily Mississippian

Online version of the Daily Mississippian, student newspaper for the University of Mississippi in Oxford since 1911


Ole Miss ramping up tempo in third week of fall camp

The Ole Miss football team’s preseason camp has hit the midway point and the schemes and structures set in place by the new coordinators are starting to come to fruition. The Rebels held their second intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday and head coach Matt Luke was pleased with the intensity on both sides of the ball. “I thought the energy was better. The body language was really good....

Arts & Culture

Inaugural playwright in residence brings new stories to Oxford

Not all theater professors are the same. Some only teach while others live in the world that they convey to others: playwriting, directing, and inspiring people through their work. Anne-Marie Cammarato is the latter. In addition to teaching at both Temple University and the University of Delaware, the Italian-American playwright is an award-winning director and the first recipient of The Emerging...

2/23/19: Weekend Protests

Rebel players kneel, overshadow neo-Confederate march on campus

Devontae Shuler knelt for 63 seconds on Saturday. The basketball team’s historic on-court protest was brief, yet it overshadowed a day’s worth of neo-Confederate demonstrations happening at the same time in the heart of campus. The sophomore Rebel took to his knee as the opening notes of “The Star Spangled Banner” played in The Pavillion. Twenty seconds later, five of his teammates had joined...

Special Report on Racism: Beyond

Still ‘bitter and bloody’: How George Hall’s namesake continues to silence voters

Sandwiched between paragraphs outlining James Zachariah George’s biography, the George Hall contextualization plaque says, “George was most responsible for crafting the ‘Mississippi Plan,’ a program of voter intimidation, violent repression and riot aimed at returning his state to white Democratic rule.” The plaque goes on to say this repression was “bitter and bloody,” and that the...