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Ole Miss provides update on possible name change to journalism school

Ole Miss' Meek School of Journalism and New Media may soon see the namesake removed from the building.

Posted: Oct. 9, 2018 2:48 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Ole Miss' Meek School of Journalism and New Media may soon see the namesake removed from the building.

This comes after last month’s controversy surrounding a social media post made by Ed Meek.

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Many called for his name be removed from the school. However, several thorough steps have to be made first.

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On Tuesday, Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter released this statement.

“The proposal to change the name of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media has cleared all administrative steps required on our campus to change the name of an academic program. The faculty in the school voted to approve a request made by Dr. Ed Meek to remove his name from the school. The proposal was subsequently approved by the Undergraduate Council, the Graduate Council, and the Council of Academic Administrators. Shortly thereafter, I submitted the proposal to the IHL Board for expedited consideration at its October meeting.”

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