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Thanks to a ‘Very Small’ Group
of Offended People, the University
of Mississippi May Lose Its Nickname

Independent Journal Review, by Caroline Schaeffer

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Posted By:MissMolly, 8/8/2014 5:15:18 AM

Alumni from colleges around the country have their own little ways of remembering their university in a way that’s unique from other schools. From ‘Cuse (Syracuse University) to Mizzou (University of Missouri), university students and graduates can refer to their alma mater in a way which connotes affection. And that’s just what University of Mississippi students and alumni thought they were doing when they referred to their school as “Ole Miss.” But not so, according to a “very small percentage” of those with ties to the school – because they say the nickname associates the school with “negative race issues.” UM Chancellor Dan

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 8/8/2014 5:30:16 AM     (No. 9957629)

From now on it shall be called "Old Ms.".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: susieq1, 8/8/2014 6:41:36 AM     (No. 9957656)

Silly people with small minds.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mws50, 8/8/2014 6:48:50 AM     (No. 9957661)

Ole Miss should refund the money those whiny-babies spent attending that university. Ole Miss obviously did not teach the whining fools anything.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kayworthy, 8/8/2014 6:49:24 AM     (No. 9957663)

Will UMass cease to be ZooMass? Liz Warren´s working on it I´m sure.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PatrickTex, 8/8/2014 6:51:29 AM     (No. 9957665)

Post 60´s America, the small minority has been making decisions for the country with ever increasing impact. Recent study indicates at most 2% of the population is "gay", yet look how much that minority has dominated/dictated our local, state and federal government, as well as media.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 8/8/2014 7:10:40 AM     (No. 9957685)

As a Mississippi State grad, I refer to it as The School Up North. That said, THIS is ridiculous!!! I swear some people live their whole lives waiting for their "offended" buttons to be pushed so they can stomp their feet and whine and make noise!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dcomd, 8/8/2014 7:11:19 AM     (No. 9957686)

#5, only because we have ALLOWED it!

We seriously need to alter that, and soon, if we want to save this once great nation!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/8/2014 7:26:25 AM     (No. 9957709)

In polite company, Stanford is know as the Farm.

In the real world, ever since the advent of bumper stickers, plastic decals, and scissors, it´s been SNOTFRAD.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muncssister, 8/8/2014 7:42:54 AM     (No. 9957726)

They have brought this on themselves by giving in to these idiots again and again. They will not be satisfied until Ole Miss closes it´s doors and is forced to hand over it´s endowment to the NAACP. Even then that won´t be enough.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 8/8/2014 8:04:58 AM     (No. 9957752)

I´m uncomfortable driving on MLK Blvd. Change it!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Emerson, 8/8/2014 8:36:14 AM     (No. 9957782)

At some point a very large group of people - regardless of political affiliation - are going to get fed up and shout "Enough!!!!"

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Reply 12 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/8/2014 8:39:44 AM     (No. 9957785)

Shepherd Smith´s heart will be broken. He is always going on and on about Old Miss.

If I had an affiliation with the school, I´d keep calling it Ole Miss. If enough people did that, this silliness could be overcome.

Tough it out like the Redskins.

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