ASB to vote tonight about flag at Ole Miss

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The University of Mississippi’s Associated Student Body senate members will vote tonight on whether or not it will remove the Mississippi state flag from campus.

The vote comes on the heels of a Friday NAACP rally on campus asking students to remove it, and supporters of the flag also came out to weigh in.

Results should be released immediately after the 7 p.m. vote, the ASB said.

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Assistant Director of Public Relations Mitchell Diggs said in an official statement the university commends students for using the democratic process to engage in debate over civic issues.

“As a state institution we fly the flags representing our state and nation; however, as a university committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus for all students, we continue to join other leaders in Mississippi to encourage our government to change the state flag,” Diggs said.