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University of Mississippi Removes State Flag With Confederate Symbol

The University of Mississippi removed the state flag on its Oxford campus Monday, heeding calls from students and administrators who said the inclusion of the banner's Confederate battle emblem made it unfit to fly. Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks ordered the flag - which some see as a painful reminder of slavery and segregation — lowered and said it was being sent to the university's archives.   The action came days after the student senate, the faculty senate and other...

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