Ole Miss faculty ask to move Confederate statue

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This Feb. 23, 2019 photog shows the Confederate soldier monument at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. The Associated Student Body Senate voted 47-0, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, for a resolution asking the university’s administrators to move the statue to the Confederate cemetery, behind the Tad Smith Coliseum, also on campus. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A faculty group is joining students at the University of Mississippi in asking that a Confederate monument be shifted from its current spot on campus.
    
Faculty Senate Chair Brice Noonan says that body voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution recommending the statue’s relocation to a Confederate cemetery on campus.
    
Two student government groups passed similar resolutions earlier this week.
    
Student newspaper The Daily Mississippian reports a staff group is voting on its own resolution by email.
    
Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks says in a Thursday statement that he’s waiting on campus group recommendations on the issue before deciding if he will ask the College Board to vote on the move. The board’s trustees govern Mississippi’s eight public universities.
    
Sparks says that before any move, the university would have to consult with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, which regulates government alterations of historic structures.

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