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Protesters shout down Ole Miss chancellor announcement


After pleading for civility, Trustee Ford Dye retreated from the lectern Friday in an on-campus hotel ballroom in Oxford, as protesters refused to be silent. After police wrestled one protester out of the room to chants of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” the university’s police chief announced the event was cancelled.

Students and others object to Boyce’s choice, saying trustees moved to hire him without input from campus groups.

Boyce was earlier hired by the university’s private foundation to meet with influential individuals about the search. Boyce denied then he was seeking the job.


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