Universities: Alabama Quality

Despite their kinship as neighboring Deep South schools, the University of Alabama and the University of Mississippi are a study in contrasts, all favoring Alabama.

The Governor-appointed Ole Miss board of trustees was powerless to prevent the usurpation of its authority and functions by Ross Barnett, but in Alabama the constitution, as the result of a turn-of-the-century scandal over political meddling in the university, makes the trustees independent by providing that vacancies on the board are to be filled by vote of the board itself. Ole Miss is a way of making Mississippi kids into Mississippi adults; Alabama is more...

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