Ole Miss students plan to protest Tuesday night over choice of new chancellor

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OXFORD, Miss. (localmemphis.com) – A protest is set for early Tuesday evening at the University of Mississippi in the wake of Glenn Boyce being announced as the school’s new chancellor.

Organizers say they will protest “the corrupt and undemocratic IHL” and advocate for a no confidence vote from the UM Faculty Senate.

Boyce, Mississippi’s former higher education commissioner, was named the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi Friday.

The announcement was meant to be made at a news conference, but protests derailed it as students voiced their dismay with cries “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

The event was canceled after one protester was carried from the room. College Board trustees sent out a news release a short time later announcing they had voted unanimously to appoint Boyce.

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