Education: Can the Faculty Save Ole Miss?

Had James Meredith lived in North Carolina, he might have entered an excellent state university by simply presenting his academic credentials. But Meredith wanted to be the first Negro to enter the University of Mississippi, in his home state, even if the schooling is not the best. The resulting riot and weeks of disquiet showed Ole Miss to be embarrassingly short of leadership. The chancellor proved to be a don't-rock-the-boat executive who did nothing to head off the riot, and then merely wrist-slapped offenders. The faculty has for years been equally meek. Now, in a dramatic reversal caused by Student...

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